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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel, rooms comfortable and clean I had a view over the water. The food was the best to be had in Kirkwall. Family run hotel, staff friendly and very helpful. We were on Orklney for five days and this was a great base to travel out each day to see this beautiful historic island

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked into here for work - Bedrooms really clean and smart, superb shower. Bed very comfy and pillows spot on for me. Food was really well cooked and plentiful. On the day of departure we needed an early breakfast (over an hour before breakfast start time !!) we ordered a bacon butty the night before and it was freshly cooked... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed here a couple of times this year for work and it has been a comfortable stay. The rooms are modern, clean and comfortable and the food is really very good. I stayed on a Saturday which was steak night and had that with some lovely Scapa ale which is amazing and they have it on tap here.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Ayre Hotel for 2 nights in September on a quite trip to Orkney. The hotel was located right on the harbour front with great views. It was a good location as a base for touring round Orkney. The hotel itself was lovely, very modern and clean. The bed was huge and really comfortable with great pillows and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Ayre Hotel has something of a split personality. Rooms are large and recently refurbished in the “modern hotel” tradition (purples, throws, stripes, canvas wall art etc.). All very clean and comfy and just what you’re looking for. The staff were really helpful and polite and tolerated our list of odd demands and requests with good grace. The communal areas... More

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Dunblane, Scotland
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20 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Good central location near the harbour, vey friendly welcome, pleasant, clean and decently kitted out room and excellent food make this my choice for Kirkwall. Some of the restaurant staff are a bit friendlier than others, but you never know who's having a bad day I guess. Special mention for the fish combo on the dinner menu, which excels in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stayed here for two nights while visiting Kirkwall. The owners/staff were very gracious and accommodating and seemed genuinely happy to welcome us. We had a waterfront room so we could watch the every-changing seascape and the constant comings-goings of the ferry. Our room was quite large and the bed was exceedingly comfortable. The breakfasts (included in our rate) was... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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42 hotel reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stayed here as part of an archaeology tour and it couldn't have been a better base. The rooms in the main building have been renovated fairly recently and are nicely furnished, if rather small, as are the bathrooms. The food at dinner was excellent and the portions huge, while all the staff are very helpful and friendly. Some less positive... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed at this hotel as a package on the tour we were on so we didn't choose it. All very dated but they obviously try their best and no complaints about service and cleanliness. The food was very good with enormous portions of everything and the restaurant was packed out every night with locals as well as the residents.... More

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is one of the best hotel we have stayed in. The room was lovely. View looking over to the harbour;The food was excellent ,breakfast amazing. The staff coudnt do enough to help .From the outside it looks run down but don't let this put you off and the owner said it is away to get done up,it will be... More

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Address: Ayre Road, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ayre 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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Ayre Hotel Kirkwall
Ayre Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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