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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Lyn H Hyde, England, United Kingdom
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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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Hyde, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped for dinner here on the way to the ferry for Shetland. The staff were very accommodating. The service was second to none and the food was excellent. We visited again on the way back as the food had been so good the first time. We will call there again if we are ever over there. The restaurant is well... More

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Caister-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'd go with what another review has said in that my room was 'average', but that the food and the service are very good. I stayed for one night at the end of March (having previously used the hotel bar), and was allocated a twin room at the rear of the property on the third floor. There is a lift... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Six of us including a 2 and a 4 yearold had a lovely lunch. Orkney beef to die for. Oh that cheesecake!! Everything was delicious. Staff helpful and friendly. Would recommend as good value and quality.

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated on the front the Kirkwall Hotel is a traditional hotel and is in many way a typical Scottish highlands and islands hotel establishment. The bedroom was on the small side but adequate. The en-suite had a modern shower. The complementary wi-fi worked well. In the evening you could eat in either the bar or the restaurant. The emphasis on... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Kirkwall Hotel for 3 nights in April 2014. It is situated opposite the harbour and right at the end of the main shopping street so location is great. Also a few very good eateries very near. 5 mins walk from bus station and St.Magnus cathedral. We booked a double superior, paid £130 B&B per night. The... More

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victoria b.c.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kirkwall hotel. Three nights of no sleep. Three nights of yelling, chanting and parties in next rooms beside me...in the hallways and directly out side my window. ( twice it turned out to be staff)......why didn't I complain ?, cause I was staying 3 nights and the regular staff who wrecked my nights were people that I still needed to... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here on business staff couldn’t have been nicer, very helpful from checking in, restaurant service and anyone else I spoke to. Room was nice toilet a bit small but probably the price you pay for room on top floor. Recommend room 316 top floor overlooking harbour. Had a meal restaurant very nice, menu selection good and reasonably priced, My... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Nice traditional Scottish Hotel, arrived 5pm Monday night reception staff very pleasant room was spotless and decent size, wall mounted tv, kettle, tea-coffee as you would expect (Nice Shortbread Thanks) bathroom very clean good shower, ate in restaurant food was tremendous and not expensive, good breakfast nice staff, looking forward to my return at end of month.

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Having left hospital and endured a nightmarish boat journey from Aberdeen, we arrived late at night for a single night stay at the Kirkwall Hotel prior to travelling home to the north isles the next day. The receptionist/night porter was excellent. He did everything he could to assist us even down to bringing some fresh milk up to our room... More

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157 reviews 157 reviews
40 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stopped in the restaurant here after exploring Kirkwall as part of a 1 day trip to the Orkneys from John O'Groats. The staff couldn't have been more pleasant and accommodating - even allowing our aged Labrador into the dining room. It's pleasantly furnished in a comfortable old-fashioned style. We explained we were in a bit of a hurry to... More

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

Thank you for a kind review, well behaved and well groomed dogs are most welcome in our hotel by prior arrangement. Regards Amanda Mclean General Manager More

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Also Known As:
Kirkwall Hotel Orkney Islands
Address: Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
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Ranked #6 of 9 hotels in Kirkwall
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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