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The Orkney Hotel

40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whole hotel needs a good clean. Corridors dusty and need hoovered. The bath in our room was filthy - luckily the ancient shower worked OK. Bathroom door would not shut properly which meant the constantly dripping cold tap could be heard in the still of the night.Breakfast was underwhelming - no continental alternative to a pretty tasteless "Orkney breakfast" .... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in the centre of Kirkwall, this recently refurbished hotel, is close by all the major attractions. The superior rooms are of a very good size and well provided. Staff were helpful and enthusiastic. Breakfast was provided in the restaurant and was of a good standard.

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Thank Brian L
Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not stayed here for a while but glad to see hotel has had money spent on it since my last visit. Overall very happy with my stay, food still as excellent as it was last time I stayed, I was lucky to get parked out front both days so delighted. Hotel much better since the additional parking was added a... More 

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Liverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is situated in the heart of Kirkwall, just a couple of hundred yards from the cathedral. Went into the main entrance of this hotel. It smelt very heavily of grease and chip fat, there was very loud music, and there was noone around, so we just turned round and left.

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Northern England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The Orkney hotel claims to have 3/4 star ranking. The two rooms we had during our stay were tired and gloomy. The hotel is apparently undergoing much needed renovation but in the time we were there no work was being carried out. I could not recommend staying there.

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Thank Roytoners
Manchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We stayed here for one night during the Battle of Jutland commemorations in late May. Our room was very nice, very clean and had very comfortable beds. We found the staff pleasant and very accommodating. We enjoyed an evening meal in the dining room which was tasty and served quickly. In the morning, I opted for the porridge for breakfast... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Had it not been for the extremely helpful staff I suspect I would not have moderated the review quite so much. As per other reviews the rooms need modernising from the 1980's decor, pleasingly though it appears they have at least heeded other posts because whilst we were there the downstairs bar area and public rooms were being done. Lets... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The decor in the room was horrible, purple wall and patterned blue carpet. Ceiling paper coming off with the steam from the bathroom. Corridors were cold and very dusty, with a notice saying "excuse our dust"! No lift. The bar was uninviting and some of the clientele in the bar not too nice. Residents' lounge also uninviting. Otherwise, the room... More 

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Thank Lizzy2B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Love this hotel. Owners/managers are especially friendly and very helpful. The helped with any questions I had regarding the hotel and also local sight seeing. Excellent location and good restaurant. I'll be staying here again next year!

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Forfar
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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Hotel in Kirkwall with helpful and pleasant staff, has a nice large dining room which served an excellent breakfast! Rooms were spacious and well decorated. Only downside we were allocated a room on the top floor but no lift ! Which also entailed a delay for hot water to come through. Price of accommodation was reasonable, but limited parking!... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about The Orkney Hotel

Address: 40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Orkney Hotel Kirkwall
The Orkney Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kirkwall
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