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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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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stay here as a base while working for a couple of days on the island. The room clean and comfortable. I was in a single room and discovered that the TV and Kettle did not work. I was moved to a double room immediately. The staff where very helpful and attentive.

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harrogate
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20 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only stayed one night but felt very welcome. Food, breakfast and evening meal, was delicious. Bed was confortable and hot fast shower. Ideal location, but then I suppose not many places way off the beaten track!

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Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Upon check in -- the staff had be concerned that we weren't going to arrive and had been calling our cell. As the MV Hamnavoe was a rough ride, I hadn't eaten during the day. Even though it was late, they opened the kitchen and bar. After being fed we retired to our VERY beautiful room. We had a beautiful... More 

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Dundalk, Louth, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A group of us met up for a meal on a week night. It was cold and wet December night outside and we where looking forward for some nice food, a warm fire and a few drinks. Firstly the fire was not burning, secondly a member of our party has a interest in craft beers, he asked the barman a... More 

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scotland
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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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thurso
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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