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Merkister Hotel

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Harray KW17 2LF Scotland See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for three nights and had a wonderful twin room (9) with views over the loch. Very clean, comfortable and great hot shower with toiletries provided. Very quiet and peaceful , excellent breakfast . The food in the lounge bar was good , make...More

1  Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely front facing room with a view across the Loch. This place is amazingly quiet, lots of places to walk a dog and explore. The hotel is dog friendly, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the food, both breakfast and...More

4  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Feeling reflective and nostalgic, marking fifty years together with a holiday on Orkney, we decided to delve back another fifty years, to the time when my wife’s Grandparents and Great grandparents fished on Loch Harray. They stayed at Merkister so we decided to dine there....More

2  Thank skypilot60
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We had been camping but felt like a treat so we booked into the Merkister for one night... We took what was the cheapest option on the rooms and expected a small twin room What we got was great two large twin beds and a...More

2  Thank Jane G
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

The hotel has been raved about, particularly the foot, but my experience was quite average. The location was stunning and I'm sure people who like to fish would find it unbeatable. Our room was pokey and old fashioned, it was also unbearably hot! But it...More

1  Thank emma_campaigner
Response from lorna m, Owner at Merkister HotelResponded 14 September 2018

Dear emma_campaigner, Thank you for your review, I am glad you found the location Stunning, we are indeed very lucky to live in such a wonderful spot, Sunrise, Sunsets and ever changing colours over the loch and wilderness.... We are a country house hotel, so...More

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Situated on the shores of Harray Loch, Overlooing the Hills of Hoy. Spectaluar Views. Family Run Country House Hotel. Hotel features, Residents Lounge, Conservatory, Public Lounge Bar serving extensive Bar Lunch and Supper Menus and our Award winning Skerries Restaurant serving only the best local Beef, Lamb, Crab, Fish etc...etc...

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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$121 - US$229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsMainlandHarray
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4 December 2014|
Response from lorna m | Property representative |
Room cost incl of Breakfast Standard Double £150 per night Loch View Kingsize £ 180 Superior Garden Room £ 218
30 November 2014|
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Response from lorna m | Property representative |
Hello We have a few types of rooms, this is the available at this time 29th, 30th & 31st May Loch View Kingsize 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast £ 270pp Superior Garden Room 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast £ 327pp
30 November 2014|
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Response from lorna m | Property representative |
We have a few types of rooms, this is the available at this time 1st, 2nd & 3rd June Standard Double 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast £ 225pp Superior Garden Room 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast £ 327pp 2 days ago
Room Tips
"Have a Loch facing room"
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"avoid room 1"
25 Aug 2018
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"Just go and enjoy !!"
22 Aug 2018
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"Not all rooms have a view over the Loch but that is reflected in the prices charged per room."
30 Jul 2018
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