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West End Hotel

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14 Main St, Kirkwall, Scotland
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West End Hotel
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sandwick, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

we went here for our Christmas night out, family business so it was our parents and children. the meal was lovely my husband said it was the best Christmas meal yet. there was 8 of us in total, and we were booked in for 6. the service was friendly and efficient did not hound us or leave us too long,... More 

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Scotland uk
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went here on a staff Christmas night out, it's a lovely place, however with the roaring fire everyone was far to hot squashed in the tiny bar area whilst waiting to go through for the meal and there were around 20 of us. The meal was standard, the deep fried cheese was Russell's so it wasn't melted and was a... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

What makes this hotel great is the people, the location and the food. The room, although old-fashioned, was very comfortable and quiet. Breakfast was was very nice too, and the service second to none. Fast and friendly. This is a place where you feel immediately at home. It's location is also ideal. You're only 5 minutes walk away from the... More 

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We booked a twin room for 2 nights in mid October. When we arrived we were shown to a room in the attic. The entrance door was not from a proper landing but off a stair tread. Impossible to describe but very dangerous. Inside my husband who is about 5ft 10" could not stand up straight as his head touched... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Stayed at the West End Hotel at the end of September as a base for a four day tour of the Orkneys and what a find. Our travel party included my elderly parents and our hosts were most accommodating to make sure they were comfortably located on the ground floor in the lovely Captains suite which has its own sitting... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Well run and cared for little Inn. Great attention to the little details. THe pub is a fun place to chat with the locals. The rooms are good. Very small TV but who is there to watch TV. Great proximite to the business area as well as the Cathedral and Black Patty's castle ruin. Very good jumping off point for... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stayed at the West End while in Kirkwall. It could not have been nicer. The staff that run it are very friendly and accommodating. The building is old and adds to its charm. That also means the rooms are all different and there is no elevator. The car park in the rear does enter on the 2nd floor (UK... More 

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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful clean and friendly. Nothing to much trouble when you ask. Loved it so much have book to go back next yr. highly recommended. Giffie, Robert & staff are fantastic. Food is delightful. You are made so welcome. Have told all my family and friends if going to orkney stay at this hotel. Main Street is just walking distance away... More 

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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Booked in January and not realising we would be in Scotland for such an important week my first booking was another hotel but after looking at Tripadvisor comments I changed the booking to the West End Hotel and I am very glad I did. Good location near the cathedral and bus station. Very warm welcome from Robert and Gifford who... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I are just back from a few days in Orkney, staying at the West End Hotel. We were made to feel very welcome right from the start. The room, although slightly small, was spotless and very nice, recently up graded and really very nicely completed. Maid service and fresh towels every day, plenty of tea and coffee.... More 

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Address: 14 Main St, Kirkwall, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
West End Kirkwall
Hotel West End
West End Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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