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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank 2016crissieB
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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... More 

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Craigellachie, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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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Thank rcaunt
North East England
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Just returned from a stay at this hotel. Spent 5 nights on a bed and breakfast basis with evening meal. My main reason for the stay was to observe the local bird life and explore the magnificent history of the islands. I was not disappointed with beautiful views wherever you go and from the rooms in the hotel. I was... More 

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Thank judiloo2k
Oxfordshire
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Had a pre-booked lunch here during a day of sightseeing: brilliant food, very friendly service and all enjoyed looking across the Ness of Brogar. Soup and sandwiches were among the best I've had in Orkney but the cakes were just fantastic - especially the Lemon Drizzle and Chocolate Brownie. Would be very, very happy to return when I'm lucky enough... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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195 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We both ordered crab cakes. Being the Orkney Islands I thought they'd be good but I asked the server if the crab was local anyway just to be sure. Imagine my surprise when we each got deep fried crab 'balls'. Now I'm using 'crab' liberally here as what arrived was nothing like the delicate wonderful flavour of crab. It was... More 

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Thank SydneyKoukla
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54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A tourist bus stop with the worst food we have had in Scotland. The "local crabcakes" may have been local but they smelled and tasted of fish with "nary even a wee bit o crab". The only saving grace of stopping was the Orkney ice cream - and even that was cheaper at other shops

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Thank Ron C
Bath, Canada
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83 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch in the pub when we were out for a day of sightseeing and were disappointed with the food and the service. The food was just so-so (this wasn't our experience anywhere else on Orkney) and service was very slow. We arrived just as a bus tour group was leaving, so couldn't understand the slow service. Very... More 

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Thank Marcus R
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We came here the other Sunday for a meal, the service was slow but the meal was worth waiting for, however me being a vegetable lover was a bit disappointed by the the lack of vegetables with my chosen meal!

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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 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
“Rooms at the back of the hotel will give you a lovely view of the loch and hills.”
 of 5 bubbles bernieb328, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
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