Overview

Merkister Hotel
Top Romantic Hotel

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

S$ 120+

Overall guest ratings

8.7/10 Excellent
based on 117 reviews

Review highlights

  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 9.4
  • 6.9

Good to know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Nice building
  • Friendly service
  • Great view

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    About

    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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    AMENITIES

    • Internet
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free parking
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
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    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    8.7 Excellent
    based on 117 reviews
    • 10.0 "Terrific location."
    • 10.0 "Incredible bar."
    • 9.4 "Excellent amenities."
      9.4 "94% thought the building was wonderful."
    • 9.1 "World class service."
      9.8 "98% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 9.0 "Food is to die for."
    • 6.9 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.7 "Rooms are ok."
      5.0 "Only 50% said rooms were big enough."
      6.5 "Beds were acceptable for 65%."
    • 6.3 "Average value."
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    Overall rating

    8.8 Excellent
    based on 93 reviews
    • 10.0 "Terrific location."
    • 9.2 "Food is to die for."
    • 9.1 "World class service."
      9.8 "98% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 6.8 "Rooms are ok."

    Overall rating

    8.4 Excellent
    based on 23 reviews
    • 10.0 "Terrific location."
    • 8.7 "Food is delicious."
    • 6.8 "Rooms are ok."
    Hotel type
    Friends Hotel
    Guests recommend this for traveling with friends.
    Romantic Hotel
    Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
    Good to know
    "Friendly atmosphere"
    "Nice building"
    "Friendly service"
    "Great view"
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