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West End Hotel

14 Main Street, Kirkwall KW15 1BU Scotland
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#4 of 10 hotels in Kirkwall
This hotel offers simple comforts but is still in the top two or three places to stay in Kirkwall. In 1824, it was built just outside Kirkwall by a retired sea captain, and became Orkney’s first hospital in 1845. The property has been refurbished in the past few years and it now fresh and inviting. Cost-conscious meals are served in a small restaurant and bar. Fully licensed to sell alcohol, the hotel attracts both locals and visitors. The West End Hotel, in many ways, is the ideal blend of old and new.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Ironing service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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A fantastic stay in the picturesque Orkney. The hotel was well situated and the staff exceptionally friendly. The food in the hotel was excellent both evening meal and breakfast. I would definitely return 100% if you have time visit the Cathedral and harbour. I hope to visit again, however next time will be with the family and not for work.
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Great room, comfy bed, friendly helpful, great breakfast and really fab dinner. Was on the island for a job interview, despitevthe nerves I slept really well. If I get the job I'll definitely be staying there again when I go back
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Handy location close to the centre of Kirkwall, short drive from the Aberdeen ferry. It seemed to be no problem arriving off the late boat (some time after 11pm). Smallish room (understandably as its a pretty old building) but with ensuite shower and tea/coffee etc. Bar was very good with interesting selection of beers and spirits, staff were good and well trained in cocktail making! One minor point against the bar was no crisps/nuts available.
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My visit was a 2 night business trip. Hotel has convenient car park at rear although can be tricky to park at front. Room was small for one person but very clean and all you could require was in place. Perhaps a chair could be in situ rather than a stool. Restaurant and food was most impressive and service highly commendable. Chef also deserves praise for high quality food with wide variety on menu. Overall, although the hotel may appear ‘dated’ in terms of its physical structure, the service and attention to detail in the restaurant are high impressive. The experience was most enjoyable and one I would gladly repeat.
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Has to be smallest double room we have ever stayed in. Had to sidle around the small bed (terrible mattress), nowhere to sit, tv screen smaller than a laptop, nowhere to put toiletries in the ensuite which was no bigger than the cabin one on the ferry, nowhere for suitcases to go. Breakfast average; Very expensive but we cut our losses and moved to a much better (and far cheaper) hotel for the next 2 nights on Orkney - with a kingsize bed and a room 3 times the size. Would not reccommend to anyone and it spoilt our stay on the island. No complaints about the staff.
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$103 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsMainlandKirkwall
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Frequently Asked Questions about West End Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to West End Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Saint Magnus Cathedral (0.2 miles), The Orkney Museum (0.2 miles), and The Earl's Palace (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at West End Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at West End Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at West End Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to West End Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafelolz, Lucano, and The Reel.
Are there any historical sites close to West End Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Saint Magnus Cathedral (0.2 miles), The Earl's Palace (0.2 miles), and Bishop's and Earl's Palaces (0.2 miles).