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The Foveran

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The rooms are large and gorgeous. Having accommodation and dinner in the same building is a great idea. The food is delicious, without fail. The service is friendly and competent. The location is very handy, but probably my favourite thing was the view over Scapa Flow. Absolutely recommended. Great value.

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Four of us had the most amazing stay at the Foveran, several miles outside Kirkwall, when we stayed for 5 days in July. The countryside setting with a pasture sloping down to the water is beautiful; the rooms are charming and well-equipped; and the restaurant deserves its top reputation as the best restaurant on Orkney. When staying at the hotel,...

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Thank Ann R
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed over when exploring the beautiful Orkneys. We had dinner at the restaurant on the first night and the food was simply outstanding. Fabulous views over the fields to the ocean, Scapa Flow, with attentive service making it a special night dining in. The room was well sized with a very generous bathroom.

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Highlands, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Stayed for five days at the Foveran. Helpful and friendly staff. Well located. A must to visit. They bill themselves as a restaurant with rooms. The food is amazing. There is so much to see and do in the area. Many 5000 year old archeological sites plus beautiful landscapes

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Thank Dana C
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Just fantastic.Room was spotless and very comfortable.Food was superb and dietary needs catered for so efficiently-everything delicious,Relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.Team of staff very friendly and were so happy to help with anything required whilst not being intrusive.A BIG thank you to everyone.Hope to be back.

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Muir of Ord, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Foveran at the end of June, 2016. The rooms are very well appointed with very comfortable beds. Nothing is too much trouble for the very helpful and friendly staff. The breakfast is excellent and freshly cooked to order. You always receive a warm welcome at the Foveran which these days is better know...

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Thank Vic C
Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I have reviewed the food, the inn is quaint. Very comfortable. It is very well located to do a lot of sightseeing . Kirkwill is full of history back to the beginning of time. Look for other post about the surrounding area.

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Thank Aline R
Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Just perfect. Immaculate rooms. Plenty of space. Excellent restaurant. Excellent staff - warm, friendly, helpful - nothing too much trouble. A real feeling that all the staff get on well, like the job and really care that guests have a good time. Wonderful views from restaurant over Scapa Flow. The staff made a supreme effort to cater for vegetarians /...

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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Three nights accommodation and eating at The Foveran does you good. We were very impressed with the service and friendliness. In general, the food served is of a high quality and out of the ordinary: one or two minor quibbles (e.g. one or two of the desserts) but none of us is perfect. The bedrooms are very comfortable and well-appointed...

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Thank Tim040
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Six of us came for 3 nights in order to attend the commemoration ceremonies for HMS Hampshire. We had lots of special requests and all were treated with the utmost consideration by the friendly staff. Food of a really high standard and rooms which though small were comfortable with nice bathrooms. A dining with panoramic views over Scapa Flow and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Foveran is a family run Restaurant With Rooms offering a warm Orcadian welcome and superb local produce, prepared & presented by owner/chef Paul Doull & team. Set in open countryside a few miles from Kirkwall, an ideal base for exploring the islands. Stunning views of historic Scapa Flow from our restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Foveran

Address: Foveran Foveran | St.Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SF, Scotland (Formerly Foveran Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range: $136 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Foveran 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Foveran Hotel Kirkwall
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kirkwall
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kirkwall
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“All rooms are terrific, #8 was a good choice!”
 of 5 bubbles MJA_Michael, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms are bigger than others, so just ring and ask. I think all rooms other than room 1 look at the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles scottydoc, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Room 7”
 of 5 bubbles May04, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Reserve dinner time prior”
 of 5 bubbles 768danac, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are well equiped.”
 of 5 bubbles Vic510, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
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