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Newest reviews for Merkister Hotel

  • Vincent
      United Kingdom
    14 September 2014

    Staff and the room Room was great with lovely view

    Nothing

    9.2

  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    12 September 2014

    Location was very nice and staff were pleasant. Food was good

    Room was very small. Shower awful - hard to get a consistent temperature, razor socket too high on wall to be able to use (nowhere to put razor whilst recharging.) Breakfast offered fruit but it was a whole fruit platter - no one is going to start cutting up a whole pineapple to have a slice! Small things but it's not a cheap hotel and in comparison with other places we stayed on the same trip was not good value for money.

    6.3

  • Anonymous
      Australia
    7 September 2014

    Great location and helpful staff.

    8.3

  • William
      United Kingdom
    6 September 2014

    Food was excellent, with a particularly good menu of interesting dishes for vegetarians and beautifully presented.

    7.5

  • Adrian
      United Kingdom
    6 September 2014

    Warm friendly staff made you very welcome, great bar and restaurant with a very lively atmosphere. Hotel is in a wonderful location with great loch views and proximity to all the ancient sites of Orkney.

    Bed was a little tired, mattress had seen perhaps one too many deep sleeps.

    9.2

  • Jennifer
      Australia
    4 September 2014

    Quiet location close to most Neolithic sites and lovely scenery. Good service, nice breakfast. Good pub food.

    WiFi did not work in our room. Disturbed by barking dog in nearby room upstairs. After an hour we notified staff as dog was sounding distressed.

    8.3

  • Carolyn
      United Kingdom
    3 September 2014

    Comfortable bed and roomy accommodation

    Breakfast too early for weekends (till 915am) better till 10am or 10,30am

    7.5

  • Amanda
      United Kingdom
    2 September 2014

    The staff, the family atmosphere, the food

    the water pressure in the shower

    9.2

  • Tim
      Australia
    28 August 2014

    Well located, comfortable country house hotel with views across Loch Harray to neolithic sites and countryside. Excellent meals using local produce. Good fishing available too in season. Convivial popular bar and comfortable lounge for residents and dinner guests. Friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended.

    10

  • Lisa
      United Kingdom
    18 August 2014

    Quiet location Great Service

    7.5

  • Frances
      Abkhazia, Georgia
    14 August 2014

    Very good choice of menu and everything we tried was very well prepared. Staff were very friendly and accommodating indeed. Great to have a private lounge and lovely outlook over the garden and loch.

    Sign saying: No wet or dirty dogs allowed -- very hard to keep a dog dry in the rain and when there is a loch in the hotel's grounds! Also couldn't find the path to walk the dog so could only walk him in a boggy field.

    8.8

  • Andrew
      United Kingdom
    7 August 2014

    Lovely location as long as you have a car!!! I hear the resturaunt is really good but as I arrived late I was unable to sample it. At least they advised me of alternative places to eat.

    I contacted them to explain that I would be a late arrival. When I arrived, they had switched off fryers etc and ran out of vegetables. May I suggest that the hotel contact late arrivals to offer at least a basic menu and keep it warm for customers.

    7.1

  • Anonymous
      U.S.A.
    29 July 2014

    The front desk people were very helpful and made our stay very pleasant. The scenery from the dining room is outstanding!

    The beds were a bit too firm for our taste. Overall could use a few tweaks to update decor, etc., but on the other hand, that's part of it's charm!

    8.8

  • Eric
      United Kingdom
    24 July 2014

    Nice location , central for the island Pleasant and polite staff. We had 2 excellent meals in the hotel.

    Our room view was spoilt by a washing line/and clothes and then a burn pit.

    9.6

  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    13 July 2014

    Varied menu with emphasis on local produce. A small problem was dealt with immediately. The view from the dining room window was superb.

    9.2

  • Graham
      United Kingdom
    12 July 2014

    view

    shabby 1950's style

    5

  • Denis
      Australia
    24 June 2014

    Views were fabulous. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was magnificent.

    We weren't there long enough.

    9.6

  • Beven
      Canada
    3 June 2014

    The staff was friendly and the food was good

    The rooms were not that comfortable and you could hear all the noise from the floor below.

    5.4

  • Susan
      United Kingdom
    30 May 2014

    location

    could be doing with changing the bed in room 4 . no springs left in the bed so I slept on what felt like the hard boards of the bed frame. no sound proofing either... I could hear every word of the telephone conversation from the person in the room next to me, I also could hear people doing their business in the loo next to my room... it was only a toilet so I reckon a few rooms were using it...certainly not worth the room rate @£90 per night, I expected a bit more comfort.

    5.4

  • Graeme
      United Kingdom
    22 May 2014

    Fantastic location; staff really friendly and very very helpful. Loved every minute, and the food was superb.

    There was a splodge of bird muck on the outside of our window which spoilt the effect slightly. Not really much you can do to avoid that, I suppose!

    9.6

  • Richard
      Australia
    19 May 2014

    Location and atmosphere

    Nothing

    9.2

  • Robert
      United Kingdom
    11 May 2014

    The location. The room and view. The staff. The food.

    9.6

  • David
      Australia
    5 May 2014

    Location, in close proximity to Neolithic sites and Kirkwall. Staff were pleasant, attentive and efficient.

    No problems.

    10

  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    1 May 2014

    Friendly staff Well priced drinks

    No shower curtain Dated interior Weekend only access to the restaurant. Rest of the time had to eat in pub lounge Not enough outdoor seating on a lovely weekend Food needs upgrade. Some choices were good some not good enough Refurbishment desperately needed

    5

  • Patricia
      United Kingdom
    22 April 2014

    It has a fantastic setting with its own jetty on Loch Harray. We were getting married and the hotel staff were so welcoming and kind to us which made our stay there exceptional. The food was outstanding and during our time there they had a Westray fish promotion which was superb. The desserts are to die for! Breakfasts are extremely generous. Our suite was superb and gave spectacular views over the loch, its wild fowl and the beautiful Orkney hills. It was very comfortable and well furnished. This is a brilliant hotel made exceptional by its lovely staff. We have wonderful memories thanks to the Merkister.

    It was perfect.

    10

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