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The Orkney Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
The Orkney Hotel
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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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Initially went for a family meal. Waitress service was at best slow and indifferent but the food was good if a touch expensive. Despite it being clearly listed on the menu I was told there was no cask conditioned beer available. More fool me as I believed them. Later I found the lounge bar, located at the back of the... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week at the Orkney Hotel to coincide with the St Magnus Festival. It was our second visit to Orkney and we had an absolutely brilliant time. The Orkney Hotel exceeded our expectations (as did the festival). Our room was well equipped with a four poster bed and Jacuzzi bath. The breakfasts were excellent with plenty of choice... More 

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Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for dinner - the food was ok but nothing special. Unfortunately the service was very slow - had to wait 45 minutes between ordering and the arrival of the main course. Gave up on ordering dessert as a result - couldn't face another wait. Disappointing.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Positives: clean room, comfortable beds, heated towel rack and thermostat that worked well under our own control, and it was quiet with blackout curtains essential for sleeping in the summer. Biggest negative - the bathroom smelled bad. There were also service issues at both breakfast and dinner - very slow service and little things like not bringing milk for five... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Spent one night in this hotel. The lobby was nice, the room spacious, and the lounge welcoming. We did not have dinner at Victoria Restaurant(not to our palate), but the bar was cool(we were told they would be licensed for families next year). Breakfast was good, but they appeared short staffed. Good location in downtown Kirkwall. Car park located at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My wife and I from Singapore experienced great value for money in The Orkney Hotel. The Scottish breakfasts were outstanding - best scrambled eggs I've had, plus haggis! The dining room was unforgettable. So was the service, except when 25 Norwegians came and ate at the same time and stretched the manpower. We appreciated Daniel and the dining room staff,... More 

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Bothwell, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Loved everything about the hotel from the reception we received (and help in a bizarre situation) to the quaint location. Very comfortable rooms and great food. Also if you're a runner it's great. I took a run down to Scapa and it was beautiful although VERY windy. I'd definitely go back here.

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Stayed overnight, rooms were clean,spacious but a little dated. Staff were friendly and helpful, location is good for getting about Kirkwall easily. Breakfast was good,the eggs were brilliantly orange like free range should be!

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Orkney hotel for five weeks while working in Kirkwall . Room was spacious warm and comfortable with a great shower . The staff were cheerful and friendly at all times and made staying at the Orkney a pleasure . I will definitely be back . Only one small complaint no brown sauce with breakfast !!!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Me and a friend stayed for three nights as part our Orkney tour, lovely clean hotel, great service the dining room was very good for both dinner and breakfast and they have a real good bar the Royal which I understand was the hotels original name, but would recommend and visit again

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