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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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here on business last month for 4 days. I believe a single room was booked for me but I received a room with double bed and shower and was very happy with it. Found private carpark via map on website so that was easy. I think there are several other carpark nearby as well but I made good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Orkney Hotel really helped us out by finding us a great twin room at the front of the hotel at very short notice. The room was beautifully decorated, entirely in keeping with the age of the hotel. It was warm and cosy and had a good shower/en suite. We ate there on one night and the food was lovely with... More

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Stromness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to a dinner party hosted at the Orkney Hotel at the end of August. It was casual buffet in the hall on the first floor, the food was brilliant with lots of bubbley to wash it down! The private room was a great idea and had lots of room for fun and games after. The bar was conveniently... More

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent accommodation for cyclists and cycles. We had a lovely spacious room and our bikes were kept warm,dry and secure in a large function/storage room on the ground floor. The hotel is very quiet but also very central so perfect for further cycling and sightseeing. All the staff were very helpful and we felt well looked after.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed here for 10 days and will never be back. When I arrived it was about 9pm I had to use the car park at the rear of the hotel which is a disaster there is no lights to see where to go and no lights to show the way down the steep stairs not very good when... More

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The hotel is in a very old building, so does not easily lend itself to "modern ways" or trendy décor. Our room was clean, well-maintained and very spacious with all the facilities that one would normally expect. Even though it is right in the centre of Kirkwall, we were not disturbed at all by noise from outside and I enjoyed... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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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Additional Information about The Orkney Hotel

Address: 40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Orkney Hotel Kirkwall
The Orkney Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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