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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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Inverness, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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35 reviews 35 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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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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