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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014
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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 Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've stayed in larger, supposedly 'better' hotels in North America that could learn a whole lot of lessons from the nice folks that run the Ayre. This hotel was one of the nicer hotels I've stayed in. I spent 5 days there while visiting on business. Room: - VERY clean. - VERY modern. Don't know how else to put it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I stayed in the Ayre for two nights while in Orkney for work. The hotel is right at the waterfront in Kirkwall, close to the bus station and some lovely shops. The staff I met were friendly and very helpful. My room was in the new annexe, on the second floor, overlooking the harbour. It was a good size room,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very nice hotel room was very clean modern and comfortable I stayed 2 nights bed & Breakfast and I was impressed the staff were very friendly, the breakfast was also very good and the dinner was excellent both nights no complaints about staying here, there is also ample parking at the back of the hotel, I would recomend this to... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here recently on a business trip. I experienced a couple of minor issues which the management rectified for me. Food in the hotel restaurant was good with good portion sizes. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Looking forward to a return visit in the spring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Stayed here for two nights on a business trip to Orkney. My room was spacious, clean and modern. Eloquently decorated with tasteful modern oak furniture. I didn't have the best of views however I'm sure several rooms will have stunning views of the local landscape. Bathroom again was very modern with a very good rain shower. The food in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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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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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 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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