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West End Hotel

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14 Main Street, Kirkwall KW15 1BU Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 10 hotels in Kirkwall
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
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FET186487 wrote a review Yesterday
Aberdeen, United Kingdom37 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights in this friendly hotel. Great location within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. The staff were all very friendly and helpful giving hints and tips for things to do. At the moment it is only bed and breakfast that is available- the breakfast was delicious, showcasing local produce. Only drawback would be it is not ideal for people with mobility problems as there are a lot of stairs.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Foresthillphil wrote a review Sep 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom62 contributions23 helpful votes
Lovely food and lovely people who worked at the hotel . The manager and the team all work really well together . It’s not the Ritz but everything you would want in terms of facilities and good grub . Local friends I am visiting in Orkney recommended it to me .
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jamie wright wrote a review Aug 2020
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manager was very friendly and welcoming,enjoyed my stay :) would definitely stay again for that reason alone, it was a last minute decision to stay here but non the less she catered to my every need... outstanding customer service.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Richard M wrote a review Nov 2019
Saltash, United Kingdom33 contributions23 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Darren K wrote a review Nov 2019
Rainham, United Kingdom23 contributions7 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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PRICE RANGE
$103 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsMainlandKirkwall
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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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 Judith Glue and The Real Food Cafe.
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).