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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 6 days ago
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much enjoyed my visit. The room and included breakfast were very good. Also had an excellent dinner in the restaurant-recommend the sea bass and the rhubarb dessert. Staff very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of local sites and events.

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Rosemarkie, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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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Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 4 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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Address: Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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