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29 reviews
Welcome to The Smiddy
Family room on suite with bath and level access shower
Family room on suite level access shower
Our upstairs twin room this room can be changed into a king size room as the beds link together
Our upstairs bedroom
Our living room
Living room with sofa bed
Living room
Juke box !!
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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bconnjr
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Highly Recommend The Smiddy”
Reviewed 7 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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We are very glad we stayed at The Smiddy. It is so close to things in downtown Kirkwall. Six of us fitted in very comfortably and it has a most attractive interior. A major plus is that it gives you a place to hang out when not out sightseeing, a place to have a leisurely breakfast, a place to have a drink or two before going out to dinner, or a bottle of wine after dinner, etc. Of course, you can cook your own dinner if you want to. And so much cheaper than a hotel. Chris provided us with a generous lot of goodies that we enjoyed. Thanks, Chris.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Oct 2016
Thank you for your review BConn I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Smiddy it was nice having you to stay, hope to see you again Regards Christine
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Discover6...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 6 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Great place to stay quiet, close to shopping and the main street, very clean a joy to stay in and will go back :)

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Liked best: The house and location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Oct 2016
Thank you very much for your review I am delighted you enjoyed The Smiddy and we hope to see you again regards Christine and Malcolm
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Frank S
1 review
“A cozy holiday home in the center of Kirkwall”
Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Very nice house. Modern and comfortable. Three bathrooms was perfect. Even got a wonderful edible surprise when moving in. :)

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Management Response
26 Apr 2017
Thank you Chrisitne
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Jerilynn...
Manassas, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous Place!”
Reviewed 3 September 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

What a great house! Close to everything, had parking, a lovely welcome basket of goodies, ample room inside, very comfortable...what more can I say? So glad I chose this place to stay for our week in the Orkney's. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
3 Sep 2016
Aww thank you so much Jerilynn it was a pleasure to have you stay and hope to see you again Christine
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JohnHog23
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 21 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The Smiddy is very well located close to the centre of Kirkwall in lovely Orkney. Its recently been refurbished and is very well appointed; in short very comfortable accommodation.
We loved the airy rooms, modern furniture, extensive selection of utensils glassware and crockery - and, of course the jukebox!
The very liekable owner Malcolm is unobtrusively attentive and very helpful.
We'll definitely stay in The Smiddy on our next trip to Orkney

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Sep 2016
Hello John we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Smiddy thank you so much for the review we hope to see you again
Regards Christine and Malcolm
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