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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
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
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
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
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
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Response from lorna m, Owner at Merkister HotelResponded 14 September 2018
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
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...
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
US$121 - US$229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
merkister hotel mainland
United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsMainlandHarray