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“Overpriced” 2 of 5 stars
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Kirkwall Hotel
Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Kirkwall
Leiden, The Netherlands
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33 hotel reviews
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“Overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011 via mobile

We had a superior room, but had the size of a cupboard. One small room overlooking the harbour. Paid around 130 euros per night, which is grossly overpriced for this kind of room. Although it is holiday season and there's not much else in Kirkwall

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011 via mobile

Was blown away by great room! The view was spectacular, it did come at a cost. Great tv and DVD player with free dvd's via reception. Staff good and great breakfast... Haggis best I've had in Scotland.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

actually it was in 2007.Quite expensiv hotel,but very fine and clean rooms.Stressed staff.
One called us "fu.....ig scandinavians),(we are from Denmark,)because we asked for a adapter for electrical things.(You cant plug in electrical things if from another country.)
Next bad experience was the breakfast.On the menu was written"ask for anything ,that is not here.We asked for cheese,we are vegetarians.But we could not get that.So the breakfast was toast and some fried tomatoes.Not good enough for that price,and only 1 small cup of coffee.Could not get another.A few things that made our experience not good.
I think you easyli could make it better.The Hotel is fine.It is just a matter of polite behaviour

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011 via mobile

For the price I thought the room would be to a higher standard. They were clean but sparse with no frills. However, the evening meal was outstanding and worth a visit even if you don't stay there.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

The hotel is in a gorgeous setting - especially surrounded by snow. The rooms are very dated and the hotel could do with a refresh, the food was very tasty. And the staff were friendly.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

Stayed here a couple of times in July. Facade of the building impressive, great harbour view and nicely sized rooms. Pretty good restaurant too with hearty menu items like steak pie and excellent full breakfasts. Well located for ferry terminal, bus station and local shopping and a the few bar/restaurant options Kirkwall has to offer.The Indian round the corner is well worth a visit as is the chip shop next door. A bit of a wierd 'wait to be seated' arrangement at breakfast which seemed to be about staff more concerned with getting tables laid out for lunch and woe betide anyone who arrived after the 9:30am cut off. Excellent and relaxing old-fashioned reading room on the first floor. Needs to improve its wifi connection which was very erratic.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

Although we didn't stay at this hotel, we ate at its restaurant on two nights. The staff were prompt and pleasant and the menu was great, full of interesting and unusual combinations as well as classic dishes. We felt it was very good value too, approx £30 for 2 of us eating 3 courses. Recommended.

Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kirkwall Hotel

Address: Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kirkwall Hotel with stunning views to the north is one of Orkney's finest Victorian Buildings, perfectly situated within the historic town of Kirkwall, on the picturesque harbour front, close to the marina and the main shopping area, ideal for business or leisure. ... more   less 
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Kirkwall Hotel Orkney Islands

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