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Kirkwall Hotel

Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 8 hotels in Kirkwall
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
David W Rosemarkie, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Rosemarkie, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We six travellers dined at Kirkwall Hotel on the 29th August 2014. The table was booked for 6.45 and we were surprised at how busy the restaurant was and expected a slow service. We were pleasantly surprised at being shown to our table as soon as we entered and with attendant waiters soon after. It's a very pleasant dining space... More

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Lossiemouth, Scotland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Room was lovely but the bathroom ceiling was mouldy and the smell in the bathroom was not pleasant at all. Our room was to the back of hotel and when opening the window the smell coming from the fans of the kitchen was disgusting and we had to shut the window again. Food was lovely and service very friendly. i... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I arrived around 4h30 pm in St Margareth's Bay by ferry. We would spent only one night on the Isles of Orkney. And we wanted to see the most important archeological sites, like the Ring of Bodar, Skara Brae. We had reserved this hotel in Inverness the day before, at the Tourist Information Centre. They made clear... More

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New Canaan, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here in August 2014 on a four-day trip to Orkney. The hotel is excellent - not perhaps with all the amenities of an international five-star hotel, but with the large rooms, welcoming staff and service associated with an older generation of travelling. The food in the dining room, for breakfast and dinner, was plentiful and gorgeous. The location... More

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Wales UK
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92 reviews 92 reviews
44 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check in was efficient and quite painless Public areas acceptable Food was very good Service not perfect but adequate.... Bedroom looking a bit tired (no pun intended) Bedroom clean. Lighting in the bedroom could be better. The armchair in the bedroom was most uncomfortable. Not the sort of chair to relax in. Good location on the harbour side yet also... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall a comfortable stay though hotel's decor is a little tired. Room was clean. The building is impressive and has some lovely features. Situated by the harbour we had a pleasant view. Excellent dinner & breakfast with very helpful staff. The pub next door was noisy but it was at the weekend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and comfortable rooms. The food in the restaurant was excellent. However, what really made this place was the staff. They are mainly Orcadian, are very helpful and friendly and could not do enough for us. I'd highly recommend this hotel to stay in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had another pleasant stay at the hotel.Dining room very busy...asked for the desert menu, but never received it.Food was good.Had the St Magnus chicken.Room was clean and we'll presented STAFF very helpful and friendly

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kirkwallhotel, General Manager at Kirkwall Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you,sincere apologies for not getting the desert menu please make yourself know if you choose to stay & dine with us again and we will compliment you a desert! Amanda More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a Superior Double Room booked for 2 nights on the show weekend. Sadly the room was very cramped, I don't know what an inferior room would have been like? Also the shower recess was so small if you dropped something you had to open the door in order to pick it up! But the bed was comfy with... More

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kirkwallhotel, General Manager at Kirkwall Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying our hotel,food and the service,with the hotel being 124 years old we are restricted to not being able to knock down walls to make rooms larger,sorry if you felt 216 was small we do have some larger rooms just ask at time of booking for availability. Regards Amanda More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dined in the Kirkwall Hotel with 6 friends on a busy Friday night in August. As a regular visitor to Orkney i would say this was usually one of my favourite places to eat. On this occasion i was slightly disappointed as first of all as a "large group" we were asked to pre order our meals which was... More

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kirkwallhotel, General Manager at Kirkwall Hotel, responded to this review

At a peak time like show week the way for us to efficiently handle the increased volume of diners is for some pre-ordering ( although we are grateful you choose to eat with us and that you have in the past if you were not happy to do this you didn't have to book or perhaps you could have chosen... More

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Address: Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
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Kirkwall Hotel Orkney Islands

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The Kirkwall Hotel with stunning views to the north is one of Orkney's finest Victorian Buildings, perfectly situated within the historic town of Kirkwall, on the picturesque harbour front, close to the marina and the main shopping area, ideal for business or leisure. ... more   less 
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