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Merkister Hotel

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  • Excellent72%
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Bar/Lounge
Pets Allowed
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Merkister for dinner in May 2018. We had a pleasant meal which was reasonably priced. The surroundings were all a bit dated, but not unpleasant and had a certain charm. The hotel is set in a very commanding position, but there...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A brilliant hotel and fantastic staff. Amazing and unique and stunning location and great base for anyone touring the island and for relaxing away from the usual tourist spots. Highly recommended and possibly best hotel on island.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The former home of Orcadian author, poet and angler, Eric Linklater is now a hotel with Skerries Restaurant, a bar and a large conservatory overlooking Harray Loch. They also have small boats available to rent for am/pm/all day as the freshwater loch is teeming with...More

1  Thank Josephine J
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Good breakfasts and evening meals. Very popular with locals. Atmospheric bar. Very friendly staff who are knowledgeable. Stayed in Suite 1 with fabulous views of the loch and isle of Hoy in the distance. The room was warm, comfortable, spacious and well appointed. The owner...More

1  Thank Da H
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived late afternoon on a cold wet day. First thing we noticed was the smell of stale frying and some strong fuel. Second negative was our room was freezing and there was no central heating. The room had a convector heater..would gave been nice...More

1  Thank Elaine M
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Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
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Free Parking
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Price range
US$165 - US$308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Price range
US$165 - US$308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Fredled2014
4 December 2014|
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Response from lorna m | Property representative |
Room cost incl of Breakfast Standard Double £150 per night Loch View Kingsize £ 180 Superior Garden Room £ 218
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Fredled2014
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
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Fredled2014
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
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"Room with a loch view is recommended."
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"Gotta say - a room with a view over the Loch is desirable but not sure how to get one... no elevator though..."
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"I simply could not fault in any way the suites on offer in the small annexe to the hotel - peace and quiet..."
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"Asked for a room over looking the loch."
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