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Standing Stones Hotel

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Banchory, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed there with family to attend a wedding. The service is great and the staff are very friendly. The food is of a high standard. The location is lovely, with fantastic views. A very comfortable and relaxing place to stay

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The public bar is populated by locals who go out off their way to alienate visitors,I was abused and insulted whilst having a quiet drink, when i went outside for a smoke , the member of staff locked me out knowing my drink and phone was still at the bar. Another local was calling me names of an abusive nature...

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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We are undertaking a reconnaissance trip as part of the planning of a charity vehicle adventure in support of veterans with PTSD. The Standing Stones is a great hotel in a wonderful location, very central for various activities on the islands. The rooms are well appointed and spotlessly clean. The food (and beer) is superb. But what makes this hotel...

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

If you're overnighting in Orkney with a little one and a dog this is just the ticket. Well situated between Stromness and Kirkwall this hotel is clean, comfortable and full of very kind and friendly staff ready to help you with your Orcadian adventure. Bar food is perfectly acceptable even if the deco is a bit spartan. I can absolutely...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We ate here as part of a private tour and we found service and food to be very good indeed. We both enjoyed the Orkney beef burger of the day which included a local delicacy black pudding. Interesting combo but it worked a treat. What made this interesting is that our guide Kinlay gave us an overview of the hotel...

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1Thank Smithydownunder
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We went to the Standing Stones restaurant after our sight seeing for a nice cup of tea and scones. What a disappointment, the scones were not baked through and unedible. We informed the waiter and the scones were taken away and were gone for good. The other pastry looked unappealing and tasted accordingly. The staff was not very motivated, service...

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

At the height of high season we took the precaution of pre-booking a dinner table here, to discover we were one of only two couples in the large and soulless function room/restaurant. During our extended stay on the island we subsequently realised that Sunday nights are not overly popular for dining-out in Orkney generally. Service by bored and disengaged staff...

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Thank Nigel J
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Fantastically helpful staff, excellent food, good location with views over the loch towards the standing stones, but attention to detail lacking. Short notice booking meant that there was a bed propped against the wall, but lumps out of the bathroom door & water-stained hessian curtains were inexcusable.

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Having been really disappointed by another hotel the previous Sunday (see my other reviews), we were hoping to make up for it at this one. Wow. What a difference. Proper home roasted meat, cut off the bone in front of you, decent yorkshires, good roasts and nice veg. It just goes to show that you can do it well, even...

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Craigellachie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel. Room was clean and well serviced with all you needed. Food was excellent. With a good choice both in the bar and restaurant. Prices were fair. Service was great and the staff so friendly. Great location for exploring Orkney. We had the suite with balcony and the views were stunning.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Standing Stones Hotel

Address: Stenness, Stenness KW16 3JX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stenness
Hotel Class:3 star — Standing Stones Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Ask for a loch view - you can see the standing stones”
 of 5 bubbles andykH8426DX, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask about view, as our room overlooked the road”
 of 5 bubbles 2016crissieB, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Sunday lunch not recommended”
 of 5 bubbles kirkwall1, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The higher up the room, the better the view of the surrounding area”
 of 5 bubbles aprilc65, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Excellent views over a fine loch from some of the rooms, one has a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles T6300XCdavidt, 10 May 2016 | Read review
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