Booked 2 nights at the West End Hotel, plus had an additional impromptu stay due to flight cancellation to Sumburgh. Hotel is situated just a stone’s throw from the town centre and cathedral and is about a 30 minute walk from the Highland Park distillery. Feels very much like a family run business, all are very accommodating. Giffie is quite a character! Rooms are B&B style and have everything you need including free WiFi (signal not the best in places but it does work). Food was very good with lots of choice (I was even called and asked if I wanted dinner one evening before they closed the kitchen - how's that for service!?) and breakfast was excellent with a semi-buffet service of the usual cereal, fruit etc...with the option of a hearty cooked breakfast all inclusive. I hired a car and parking was available throughout my stay. Very good, I'd definitely recommend.
- 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. 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
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- Also Known As:
- West End Kirkwall
- Hotel West End
- West End Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands