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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Norfolk
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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Melbourne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location and friendly staff make up for the faded former glory of this hotel. There is no lift so be prepared to haul your cases up stairs and through a series of corridors to reach our room. The room size was good, as was the bathroom size and the heated towel rail was an added bonus to dry our... More

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially I was in a room which was very small, carpet was threadbare and in need of a good scrub. As I wasn't paying for it I just thought I'd grin and bear it however in the morning I discovered the shower did not work. After telling the very helpful receptionist I came back and all my luggage had been... More

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Stromness, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I regularly stay at the Orkney Hotel. The rooms vary in size but all are well furnished and comfortable. The bedrooms are on three floors and there is no lift so it can be a bit of a climb. The hotel does, however, have an annex which contains three level access rooms suitable for less mobile guests. The restaurant uses... More

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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at the Orkney were just great. After a long journey up to Kirkwall, we were greeted with a large comfortable room and quick tour of the hotel. The restaurant and pub helped to make our first night there easy and relaxed. We would recommend it and would stay there again, if we make it back that far north.

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Downers Grove, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was comfortable. Loved the towel warmers in the bathroom! Hotel, reception area, bar and breakfast room were lovely. Delicious meals. Great location. Staff was helpful and courteous. Very nice hotel.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Used this hotel as our base for exploring Orkney. Comfortable hotel in a good central location, close to St Magnus Cathedral and shopping. Useful car Park to the rear, down a fairly steep ramp. Staff were friendly. Our room was quiet, at the end of a corridor and slept well in a comfortable bed. Good breakfast in the morning with... More

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Nässjö
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic Staff! Extremely friendly and serviceminded. Perfect location for just strolling around Kirkwall or taking a walk to the nearby distillery. Very nice breakfast and a cosy, feel-at-home loungebar. // Fam Hanell, Nässjö, Sweden

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Really nice hotel in centre of Kirkwall with very helpful & pleasant staff. The restaurant at the rear served good food,well presented & tasty,linen table clothes & napkins which is a big plus for me. I was only going to stay two nights but was so comfortable that I requested two more whereupon I was upgraded at no extra cost.... 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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