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The Orkney Hotel

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40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
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The Orkney Hotel
Ranked #7 of 8 hotels in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel was fine for 2 days but very dated. The mattress was grubby and the room needed a refurb. Food was grear as was garden area. The manager was around and seemed unaware of his bad language in front of guests.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Orkney Hotel for a long weekend, meeting up with friends for a visit back home. We took up 3 rooms in total, all very cozy, some bigger than others, but overall very enjoyable. The hotel is situated right in the centre of Kirkwall which is great for getting around and for people to meet up. We... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't count on informed answers from the desk people. One person told us there are only two restaurants in Kirkwall, a town of 6000, but lots of tourists. We found many more to choose from. Another desk person told us it was a 30 min. Drive to the airport. It was 3 miles and took a little over 3 minutes.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Orkney hotel checks all the boxes - clean, decent rooms, very much up to par with a traditional hotel anywhere else in Europe. Not overly luxurious but the location is great (right next to the Cathedral and very close to the main shopping street).

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Evesham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent position, friendly staff, good food, but not exciting. Clean, with good rooms. No lift, which we found difficult. The breakfast lacked variety. The decor of our room was ghastly. There were five patterns and eight colours and it was rather dark. I longed to be let loose with magnolia paint. It would have made such a difference.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice traditional hotel in the town centre. The evening meals were very good if a little slow in arriving but the breakfasts a bit disappointing. Staff were cheerful and willing. They served us our pudding at 10.30 at night after we returned from a concert.Thank you.The rooms were comfortable and clean but a little dated. Drawbacks are... More

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This hotel has lovely rooms, with thoroughly helpful staff. The layout of the corridors is fascinating and I would 100 percent recommend this hotel to anyone and would not hesitate to return in the future.

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Newcastle upon tyne
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed only one night in a single room. The room was in the main hotel & it was small but comfortable. The staff were lovely. The breakfast was superb. The lounge bar was nice and the barman was a good laugh. All in all a nice place to stay & would not hesitate to stay again.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We have not stayed here, but we dined here for 2 evenings while on holiday. The menu was just right and everything was presented and cooked beautifully. The staff were lovely. I am happy to recommend this delightful restaurant to non-residents.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We recently stayed at Orkney Hotel for 4 nights and thought Evening Dinners looked good and tasted very good - some of the waitresses needed abit of training to really finish it off to excellent standard. Hotel lovely in parts is perhaps aliilte off perfect in bedroom areas but good position in Kirkwall and breakfasts huge and tasty too. Would... More

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Address: 40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Also Known As:
Orkney Hotel Kirkwall
The Orkney Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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