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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Cupar, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a quirky little hotel, originally the first hospital on Orkney which explains the layout and the interesting medical relics in the bar! Lovely comfortable traditional rooms, but with all the mod cons. The television was up to date with all the channels which isn't always the case! The rooms all have a bear on the beds, nice touch by... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Giffy and Robert who run the West End will go out of their way to help the most demanding of guests, even those who, like us, arrived without a booking in the middle of summer. Their hospitality and knowledge of the islands added immeasurably to our Orkney experience. The food, the service, the conversation was all superb.

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place by chance and what a great find. The service was excellent and the meals at night were plentiful and extremely tasty, all home cooking and a great choice. We ate there every night of our stay. The hotel is in a great location not noisy but a couple of minutes from all the shops and amenities. The... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
37 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We ate here early in our trip to Orkney, and enjoyed it so much we ate here 5 nights of our stay - and the quality of the food, and the range of choices, made that an easy decision. The food is fresh, well-cooked and very well presented. Portions are generous, the service is excellent and the menu contains plenty... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
38 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was a chance find and a good one. The location is quiet yet near to the historic heart of Kirkwall. The rooms were spotlessly clean with all that you needed including a teddy bear. The breakfast was impressive and the dining room pleasantly quiet. Our waiter was the owner who turned out to be very helpful, efficient and since... More

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Whitby, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Chose the West End Hotel for an evening meal whilst on holiday, found the building by chance, checked out the menu, the outside decor was traditional and spotless. Our meal and service was excellent, cosy bar area to finish the evening, interacted with charming staff and hosts , very friendly. AH review was distasteful, a shame that somebody can attempt... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The four days in this quiet and friendly hotel were delightful. The room was large, airy and charming. The food plentiful and excellently cooked and served. The friendliness of the staff made it a trip to remember. We will return as four days was not enough

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Arbroath, Scotland, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

When on holiday on Orkney, we regularly eat in the West End. All was well with the food and service. A fine evening spent with family. The owner even has WiFi access as a drawing card to his facility. This I used on Thursday to check up on matters close to our family. It would appear that the owner was... More

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
26 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We booked into the West End Hotel on the recommendation of friends we were staying with and whilst it had a lot going for it, the few essentials for me, whether it be a 5 star hotel or a pub, are a good nights sleep and internet connection. The hotel was disappointing on both these points. Giffie was absolutely wonderful,... More

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Additional Information about West End Hotel

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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