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Kirkwall Hotel

Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Welcoming with plenty of room and helpful friendly staff. We come here every time. Recommended for ferry stopover, town shopping or family base. They have a room which allows dogs too. Recommend a look at the harbour view from the a Reading Room and a malt from the bar.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 4 days in Orkney for work and luckily my head office booked me in this fine establishment for the duration of my stay (3 nights). Staff are friendly and professional, especially the young staff. Older staff (esp. at breakfast) a bit more grumpy. The rooms are nice and clean. One issue (a common one in older buildings such as... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small hotel is well located right on harbor. This makes for interesting viewing as the boat comes in fairly frequently. It is clean and while the rooms are small they were well appointed. Breakfasts were excellent and evening meal was pretty good.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
32 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the Kirkwall hotel for two nights on business recently. It isn't a modern, flashy place. It has character, is friendly and comfortable and has great food. The staff were really helpful and friendly. The room was well-appointed and comfortable. Kirkwall is a small place, so nothing is ever far away, but this hotel is 5 mins walk... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

While the hotel is maybe a bit old fashioned for my taste, it was still nice and clean and cosy. The staff were really friendly. We had breakfast at the hotel which was really nice. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Whilst the Hotel may appear dated in certain areas, the rooms are pleasant, comfortable providing a good night's sleep. The dining room has a lovely ambience, excellent food and first class, friendly service. The location is superb and a morning stroll along the harbour front is a great way to start one's day!

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Bristol, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Arrived late evening with a Coach Party. The Hotel Staff were very friendly and efficient in getting tired people and luggage to rooms. We had Breakfast and Dinner and I can confirm that the food in the hotel restaurant is of the highest standard, I recommend the Orkney lamb which is the equal of of any I have tasted elsewhere... More

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We dined at the Kirkwall Hotel for 5 nights during our stay on Orkney. We love this hotel, the service, the quality and choice of food, the ambience of the hotel,the professionalism of the staff, and the view from Table 9 overlooking the harbour. We want to move it to our home town in Australia.

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with my mother for 4 nights. Old fashioned style hotel, but still all required facilities. We ended up eating there every night, as the staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was not flashy, but well cooked and tasty. This view must be shared by many, as the restaurant and bar were bustling and busy all the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My wife and I and another couple are staying on Orkney on holiday in Birsay and thought we would try an evening meal at the Kirkwall hotel and we were not disappointed the food was fabulous with fast service, pleasant staff and nice surroundings, we will be going again before the end of our holiday, highly recommended.

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Address: Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 36
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