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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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Santa Rosa, California
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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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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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 242 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Have stayed in this hotel numerous times and can't fault it. The staff are always very welcoming and friendly. Food is always of a high standard and the breakfast is always awesome. Rooms are very comfortable and can't really be faulted. Overall The Orkney Hotel is just a perfect place to stay while enjoying the Orkney Islands!

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Sivas, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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 a good night's sleep in the very comfortable bed. The location is very good for exploring on foot and also... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My wife and I stayed here with another couple for a weekend getaway to the island. Warm, friendly greeting by staff upon arrival and the good service continued over the weekend. Good good and friendly bar staff. Enjoyed our quiet room in this quaint traditional hotel. Great location in middle of Kirkwall for getting around. Will definitely be back for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is my second visit of Orkney on business. The only hotel on Orkney that i could find that accept America Express. The other reason i returned to this hotel was because of the friendly staff, nice food and cosy rooms. If your not an up tight city slicker i would recommend staying here. Both stays have been great. Pros... More 

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