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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place by chance while strolling through Kirkwall on the search for a restaurant. This review only applies for the restaurant. We had the luck of nice weather and sat outside in the garden. Absolutely beautiful and laid back. Food was very good, we had lamb and potato hot pot, fish soup and steak and ale pie. Very... More 

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a busy Friday evening, we hadn't booked and popped in on the of chance that they has a table for two for a meal. The waitress was very friendly and quickly found us a table. Our meal was superb! Obviously freshly prepared, my beef was melt in the mouth delicious. Can highly recommend.

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review i am very glad you enjoyed your meal here. Kind regards Giffie More 

London
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The perfect place to relax and stay in central Kirkwall, which is also quiet, with no noise from traffic or local pubs. The owners give a very warm welcome to all their guests, and the generous portions of freshly cooked food, and delicious starters and home-made puddings made it one of our favourite places to eat in Orkney. The rooms... More 

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Giffie More 

Liverpool
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is our second visit to this hotel, the previous one being six years earlier. The owners welcomed us warmly, and everything was instantly familiar. The wonderful breakfast room where full breakfast consists of everything including haggis and black pudding, the exquisite bar where, as well as a good selection of draught beer and lager, there is also a number... More 

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, I am glad you enjoyed your second stay with us. Don't leave it so long till the next time though! Kind regards Giffie More 

Berwick on Tweed, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We arrived very late from the Shetland Ferry, and we were expected. The hotel is a long since converted old hospital and on several floors and levels. It's very central with a lounge bar, restaurant and residents dining room. I can recommend the local, bottled beers. The staff are all very nice and very helpful. If you get a room... More 

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. we hope you enjoyed your stay with us and will hopefully return to Orkney again! Kind Regards Giffie More 

Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This was our second stay at the West End Hotel, so that alone indicates how much we enjoyed our stay the first time around. We were made so welcome by Giffie. Robert and all the staff and, in addition to being comfortable, spotlessly clean and boasting a breakfast to really set up up for the day, the restaurant provides an... More 

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very glad you choose to stay with us again and enjoyed it as much as your first! Kind Regards Giffie More 

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

One of the most friendly and helpful hotels I have had the pleasure to stay in. Rob and Giffy are the most outstanding hosts you could ask for. The rooms are comfortable, clean and very reasonably priced, what makes this hotel standout is the nothing is too much for us attitude, take everything in their stride and smile whilst doing... More 

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review we are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Giffie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Everything was perfect and very, very clean. Friendly staff made things easy and I had a great stay. I can't imagine a more satisfactory experience. Great breakfast too and they even provide an early (and tasty)take-away version if you have an early departure (as I did). Also a very friendly lounge bar with a good selection of drink.

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Giffie More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Just arrived home after an overnight stay at West End Hotel. I received a very warm welcome on arrival, where the gentleman insisted on carrying my luggage to my room. Which i gratefully appreciated as it was heavy. I received a nice clean, traditional furnished double room. En suite was bright and functional. Staff knowledgable regarding surrounding areas. Dinner was... More 

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Giffie More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Hotel is fantastic staff great management LEGENDS we booked 10 rooms b&b for 3 nights food was magic ate 90% meals on site and had a fantastic stay would highly recommend for Cleanliness=Food--Service & most of all the wonderful treatment we all received -will defo be back already planning a future visit

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Giffie More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Cuisines: Pub, British, Scottish
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. Today, owners Gifford Leslie and Robert Dawson provide a warm welcome and comfortable guest rooms. Each with a shower-only bathroom. 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about West End Hotel

Address: 14 Main St, Kirkwall KW15 1BU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range: $147 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
West End Kirkwall
Hotel West End
West End Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kirkwall
#4 Business Hotel in Kirkwall
#5 Family Hotel in Kirkwall
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