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Albert Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mounthoolie Lane, Kirkwall KW15 1JZ, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 hotels in Kirkwall
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Don't be fooled by rating as number 6 of 10.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

This is a great hotel with really nice, modern rooms and the most friendly of staff. This is the place to stay in Orkney without a shadow of a doubt. Recently refurbished throughout, the hotel offers bars and restaurants as well as a central location. Be sure to get a room with a bath as some only have a shower but most have both. This is a great advert for Scottish tourism. Make the most of the excellent breakfast to fortify you for your day exploring Orkney.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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south australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

This is a centrally located hotel in the middle of Kirkwall. The reception staff member, a young NZ girl was very friendly and extremely helpful. The rooms are modern, very clean, very comfortable beds and they have a good bar.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

We stayed at the Albert for one night and I wish it had been longer! Great hotel, amazing rooms. I had a double room right under the rooftop which was huge, modern, spotless and had the most amzing hotel bathroom ever.
We didn't have breakfast and didn't eat at the hotel so I can't comment on that. but have nothing to complain about the rooms or check-in.
I'd recommend the hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wilmslow
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

Called in one night and had a steak and ale pie. Thought I normally think the Kirkwall Hoteldoes the best steak pie on this occasion The Albert in my view was better. Really filling. well done Chef.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2010

The Albert Hotel was recommended by the local tourist information bureau which is conveniently situated over the road. I was greeted with a warm welcome and shown around the hotel by a very helpful member of staff. The room was super with a modern boutique hotel style. The bed was very comfy and all the amenities including: power shower, flatscreen, sky, WiFi (the signal was week in my room so they gave me an ethernet cable) and lovely local short bread with the tea & coffee. The Hotel is right in the centre of Kirkwall which is great for the shops and local attractions, it does however mean that the views are not as good as some on the islands and the locals (youths) do seem to like to make noise in the evenings. I chose to eat in the Bothy Bar as the restaurant seemed empty and unwelcoming. I was seated on a very small table and stool, in the busy bar, the food and service where average - poor at best and I was made to feel like an outsider (its a popular bar with the locals). It is quite possible the restaurant is much better, i would not however recommend the bar unless hard drinking is your aim. The hotel parking is in the public car park where the meter needs to be feed if you arrive before 5 of leave after 9.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

We ate and drank in the reasonably good bar all week but when I asked to use their free internet connection I was told it was for residents only – how ridiculous is that? Do hotels not realise once they have the connection there is no penalty for letting customers use it. We left and didn’t eat there that night – they lost about £50 – so there is a cost for them in lost business - hell mend them. Gordon

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2009

The location is perfect, the staff friendly and the room large and clean. Breakfast was good, especially the rhubarb marmalade.Both the cooked and the continental. On Sunday night there was a session in the Bothy bar and, since Iam a piper , I was invited to join, nice evening.

T.R. Anderson

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Albert Hotel

Address: Mounthoolie Lane, Kirkwall KW15 1JZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 hotels in Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Albert Hotel 2*
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