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Ayre

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Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Kirkwall
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first room we had my husband kept hitting his head because the windows were dormer-like, and just not made for a tall guy. It was like being in an attic. The bathroom had a tub, which I had requested and there was a sea view, which I also requested. I was happy with the room but my husband wasn't.... More 

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Helmsdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Ayre for a meal while on holiday,we enjoyed the it that much we returned for a second night.Both meals were FANTASTIC and the staff were top class,on the second night the place was packed and we were lucky to get a table.If you are visiting the Orkney Islands the Ayre Hotel is a place you must visit... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Ayre Hotel for 6 days at the end of April. Three of those days were part of our Archaeology tour package. We're glad we stayed on for the extra three. Owners Lyall and Wendy Harray were very friendly and welcoming and helped direct us to various Orkney sites. Our room was in the... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this lovely hotel for 3 nights, the hotel/room was gorgeous, our room was very modern and cleanliness was 100%, The food was brilliant, I can't fault it, all the staff were fantastic, especially the owners Lyall & Wendy, there were very welcoming and made us feel completely at home from the second we walked in the door.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were booked in to this hotel as part of our Orkney Archeology Tours. Everyone at the hotel was friendly and helpful. We had breakfast and dinner here and all the food was great - usually too much on the plate, but very tasty. Enjoyed our stay and would recommend the hotel

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many hotels fail to provide face cloths and there is nothing worse that having to pack away a damp face cloth in the morning. Thankfully one of the many good things about Ayres was they provide face cloths in the room. Everything in the hotel was clean and worked. If I was to be really picky then perhaps more power... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Refurbished not too long ago this hotel is basic but comfortable. The room was clean and functional. The staff friendly and helpful. In essence you get what you're paying for. The restaurant is nice enough thought the menu choice is not very good. Food is nice pub grub.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Commuting between Shetland and Orkney over a number of weeks, I found The Ayre to be a splendid central location for my time in Orkney. The accommodation was very clean and tidy, and I can only applaud the professionalism, patience and friendliness of the entire staff team. Their helpfulness in making the hotel such an excellent communications hub and base... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lovely hotel overlooking the harbour in Kirkwall. Very friendly reception staff. Our room and bathroom was very spacious and well appointed. Free car parking and free wifi was an unexpected bonus. The restaurant closes at 9pm so it can be a bit of a dash if you are coming off the last ferry. We were getting an early ferry 7am... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Arranged for a group of 6 (staying variably 3, 4 and 5 nights) by a local Archaeological Tour Company- we were all pleased with the rooms and found the staff we encountered very helpful. The breakfasts were good but the evening meals stood out as a highlight of our stay. The steak came recommended and proved to be a very... More 

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