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The Orkney Hotel

40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
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The Orkney Hotel
Ranked #7 of 9 hotels in Kirkwall
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Rating summary
  • 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed at The Orkney when it was the only accommodation we could find anywhere on the island. We had a mix up with our booked place and thankfully there was a room left at this hotel. It was the last room and we were warned it was not yet refurbished and was at the back of the hotel, so... More

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Symbister, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I stayed here for a few days when visiting Orkney. On arrival, late because of flight delays staff were happy to re-allocate me a different room as a fellow traveller advised not all rooms had a good Wi-Fi signal. On getting settled in my room I found I did indeed have a good signal. I ate in the bar and... More

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South Dakota
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127 reviews 127 reviews
19 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Enjoyed our three night stay so much - really big room, comfortable bed, views of the gardens - lovely stay. Hotel has a very nice reading, game room, a well-stocked bar and a fine restaurant. Had dinner there two nights. Very nice wine selection. Breakfasts were made to order. And you can walk anywhere from the hotel. Super location. Would... More

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N Devon
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I very much enjoyed my stay on Orkney. The Hotel is very pleasant and just what you'd expect for its starring, with friendly and helpful staff and robust and tasty food. They were very happy to accommodate our rather late breakfast after we had returned from our early morning forays and were very flexible with evening dinner too. I am... More

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Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Dined there with two friends for a birthday celebration. All three of us started with Cullen Skink,very well made,with delicious homebaked breads from their own kitchen The main courses were also very good,and my steak (with haggis,and whisky sauce) just done to a T. The portions were large,the surroundings elegant and pleasing,and the service friendly and welcoming,without being pushy. I... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Stayed here for one night recently. The room was not great, it had a funny smell and the bedding was well worn and tired. This really put me off. Breakfast was fine and the staff were really friendly. WIFI was poor in the rooms and just generally I felt the hotel could do with a freshen up.

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Sherwood park
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The room was a tad tiny but had a large bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. The bed was comfortable and the hotel was very clean. The food was for the most part very good with one exception. I had a lamb with risotto dish and the sauce that it was all cooked in over powered the flavor of both the... More

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Scotland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

That sums it up..it's a good hotel..nothing special & nothing really bad. There are so many areas where they could do more but the friendly staff, clean rooms & situation of the hotel in central Kirkwall with free parking makes up for some short comings. Selected in for it's green status....not that you'd really be that aware as a guest.... More

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Wick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Just back from staying a night in this hotel.The staff are very friendly and helpful.The room was very comfortable and clean fantastic breakfast and full marks to the young girl who served breakfast this morning.This hotel suited us as it is very central to shops,i would just like to say that the Kirkwall people make you very welcome. [Thanks to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The tiny Orkney hotel is just NICE. The rooms are small but clean and pleasant, even though the hotel layout is difficult to follow. Staff is hospitable and helpful and food is good, both breakfast and in the bar. The bar has some really nice local single malts. Have a local kipper for breakfast!

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Also Known As:
Orkney Hotel Kirkwall
The Orkney Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Address: 40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
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Ranked #7 of 9 hotels in Kirkwall

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