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“Good home cooked food”
Review of Ayre Hotel

Ayre Hotel
Ranked #13 of 37 Restaurants in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good home cooked food”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

We ate at the Ayre last night and it was one of the best meals we had during our work trip to Orkney. We phoned to book and it was one of the only restaurants open until 9 pm as most of the others stopped serving at 8 pm no use for workers. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was local and very tasty. Restaurant was spotless and very comfortable. If Im ever lucky to be in Orkney again its the first place I will eat. A1 West Coast Energee Boys

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Angus M
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
orkney
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Another lovely meal”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Was here for lunch the other day and was a superb meal again. Can never fault the food here. They have also redecorated the dining room and it looked very nice.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank shona M
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Tallahassee
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fine Stay”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed at the Ayre for a week at the beginning of September, 2013, as part of the Orkney Archaeology Tours package. Our room overlooked the harbor and was modern, comfortable, clean and quiet. Wifi access was great. The folks at reception were unfailingly cheerful and helpful, and the serving staff in the restaurant did a fine job, even on one or two nights when large tourist groups were seated for dinner. The evening menu offered fresh and varied seafood and meat dishes. The breakfast menu offered a good range of cooked dishes or a cold buffet. The hotel’s location is an easy walk into the commercial center of Kirkwall. A fine place to stay in Kirkwall.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank BonnieDoon
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“comfortable and friendly”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We enjoyed a week's stay at the hotel. The room was modern with good ensuite facilities. Breakfasts and dinners were generous and well prepared. The service was efficient and friendly.

Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Phil P
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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Decent hotel”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

I stayed at the hotel for a long weekend. My 2nd floor room was spotlessly clean, spacious and comfortable, with a view over the harbour. The staff were, without exception, pleasant and welcoming. The location of the hotel is excellent, just a short walk from the heart of Kirkwall.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Bella B
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