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Kirkwall Hotel

Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 9 hotels in Kirkwall
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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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Sacramento, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms are small, the beds are small, the bathrooms are small, but everything is clean. The location is what makes this hotel a great place to stay in Kirkwall. If you go for a room with a view of the harbor, expect to be woken by the sounds of noisy gulls and drunken locals. I thought it was worth... More

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Arbroath, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found the Kirkwall (21/7) has kept up the high standard it is famous for. Fine meal served by well mannered staff. The half portion idea keeps the cost down and allows room for a sweet! Although there was a very large tour bus party eating, the staff still treated the individual and couples customers to a high standard. The... More

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has to be the friendliest, most helpful place we have ever stayed! Do not be mislead by the 1st impression. The rooms are comfortable and well serviced; the Staff and Owner could not be more obliging, in all areas, Front Desk; Restaurant and Housekeeping. The food is very good, and the service speedy, despite the fact that the... More

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

Thank you for the 5 stars! its so encouraging for us all when a customer really "gets" the hotel we are a 3 star privately owned family run business and we all take great pride in all everuthing we offer under the 124 year old roof! of The Kirkwall Hotel,it will be a pleasure to welcome you back again some... More

Provo, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

O.k. I'll admit it; this hotel saw it's prime some decades ago, and it is a bit down in the heels, but we sill love it and we will stay there again on our next visit. Amazing location--was the city really built around the hotel? and a great view over the harbor. The staff is very helpful. Quirky 19th century... More

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

Thank you we look forward to welcome you back to The Kirkwall Hotel,and we are delighted you enjoyed our food so much. Kind Regards Amanda Mclean More

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bog-standard highland hotel in a prime position overlooking the harbour basin with an eccentric lift,. BUT we had a room to rival any. More cupboards and drawers than we could use and the restaurant just hummed with contented activity. There was the surprise. With a full house every night for supper and a satisfying variety on the menu the... More

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

Thank you for your kind review,our head chef will always try to accommodate special requests in our busy restaurant,delighted that you found us to be good value,and that you had a pleasant stay in our bit more than standard 3 star hotel! We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards Amanda More

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the location of the Kirkwall hotel. We could spend hours sitting at the window watching life at the harbour. The hotel appears a little tired but to us this had a charm about it. The room was a good size, quiet, extremely clean with a very comfortable bed. Furniture in room is Ikea style and Wifi connection is at... More

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

Wow many thanks for your great review,our furniture is a mix from a professional hotel furnishing company and a local supplier.we are delighted you enjoyed our fresh local food and our cooked to order breakfasts. Kind regards Amanda More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
48 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Had an overnight stay here.the hotel is nicely located on the harbour-side and has a reasonable Restaurant. But for the price it is a little basic and in need of some updating of the rooms. The staff were helpful and polite but our restaurant reservation was lost between the reception and the dining room, not a problem for this stay... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stayed here for one night on our way home from one of the Northern Isles. It was just what I expected really - quite old fashioned, with small rooms but perfectly adequate for what we wanted. The breakfast is included and is pretty good. The only reason I have rated it as average rather than very good was the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Kirkwall Hotel. We had a very nice room, well equipped and overlooking the harbour. And dinner (on our first night, we ate out on our second night) was delicious: cooked with flair and well served. Our only reservation was in the quality of the breakfast. While the kippers and smoked haddock were... More

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Bristol, England
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed here last week for one night in a sea view room. This is a really traditional hotel - slightly dated feel but we liked that. Staff were really helpful and friendly and our room was very comfortable with good view. We had to leave at 6.30 am so they provided us with an early breakfast which was greatly... 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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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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