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Merkister Hotel
Top Romantic Hotel

Loch Harray Harray, Kirkwall, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
+44 185 677 1366


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Overall guest ratings

8.5/10 Excellent
based on 93 reviews

Review highlights

  • 10.0
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 5.0

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  • Friendly service
  • Great view


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    Located on the shore of Harray Loch and family-run for over 30 years, the Merkister Hotel is a 15-minute drive from the main towns of Kirkwall and Stromness. It features impressive views over the famous loch and its surroundings. Guests benefit from free private parking on site. With free Wi-Fi, the rooms feature a TV and tea and coffee making facilities.The rooms also benefit from an en suite bathroom. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant offers Aberdeen Angus Beef that is sourced from farms within a 10 miles radius, as well as fresh local seafood from hand-dived scallops, to fresh-landed halibut. Swans and herons can be spotted on the loch as guests enjoy their full Scottish breakfast, and scenic sunsets during dinner. Guests can fish on the hotel’s own pier. Staff can organise boat trips and tuition with special out-of-season rates from October to April.

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    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
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    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    8.5 Excellent
    based on 93 reviews
    • 10.0 "Terrific location."
    • 8.9 "Breakfast is good."
    • 8.8 "Great service."
    • 8.6 "Vibe was good."
    • 8.0 "Food is delicious."
    • 5.0 "Average cleanliness."
    • 4.5 "Not very comfortable."
    • 1.7 "Terrible value."
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    Overall rating

    8.7 Excellent
    based on 72 reviews
    • 10.0 "Terrific location."
    • 8.9 "Great service."
      9.4 "94% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 8.5 "Food is delicious."
    • 6.0 "Rooms are ok."
    • 5.1 "Average comfort."

    Overall rating

    8.2 Excellent
    based on 20 reviews
    • 10.0 "Terrific location."
    • 5.7 "Rooms are ok."
    Hotel type
    Romantic Hotel
    Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
    Good to know
    "Friendly service"
    "Great view"
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