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“Good introduction to Orkney” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Albert Hotel
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland
Level Contributor
63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good introduction to Orkney”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

Stayed for 5 nights with a friend in Rm 203 - a twin. Very comfortable bed and good bedlinen.
Bedroom well equipped but nowhere to hang coats - a necessity in April!
Bathroom stylish and spacious but could do with hooks for bathrobes etc.
We ate dinner in the hotel every night and had a good choice of menu.
Regarding the noise alluded to by other reviewers - the only noise we had was late on Saturday night at closing time. I live in a village and this noise was not excessive at all in comparison with home.
There is some free parking at the harbour which is only a couple of minutes from the hotel.
I will be recommending this hotel to friends and family.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BrummieScotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Scotland
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136 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 582 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

I concur with the good reviews about the rooms, they are a revelation for the island. My gripe is the main eaterie downstairs ; I ordered crab claws as a starter ( no brainer, Im on Orkney ! ). As the food arrived, I could sense all was not well, pity the waitress wasn't as intuitive as me. I picked one of them up and instantly realised they were frozen. I bit into the claw and verified that it was indeed solid. I alerted the waitress and she apologised and returned them to the kitchen. My "replacement" claws arrived several minutes later and the bite mark in one of them turned me into least favourite customer on the planet ! The poor girl was beside herself and I asked to see the person responsible, but they declined. Poor show.

I would possibly consider staying here again, but as the Kirkwall Hotel along the street has NEVER failed on the food front, I will spare my stomach from the "chef" at the Albert in future.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2011

Stayed 2 nights in a Superior Room. It is right in the middle of town just back from the harbour front so ideal. There is a pay and display council carpark adjacent which charges during the day Mon-Sat but free at nighttime. Modern construction behind (I think) an old facade). Rooms might lack a bit of character but make up for in practicality with big comfy beds, double-glazing, great shower etc. Staff very pleasant. Breakfast ok. Bothy Bar fine for a drink but didn't fancy an evening meal there.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Grant E
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2011

Brilliant location - handy for the town centre, the bus station and the harbour. Breakfasts quite good (apart from the institutional coffee), main meal was good and the bar was friendly and stocked Orkney beers. Let down by the souless communal areas; a comfy welcoming lounge area is sorely needed

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Soaraway
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Genève
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

Well-priced room in central Kirkwall. Very well decorated room and bathroom recalling the "island" feel. Food in lounge bar good, but the decoration and service is not quite up to scratch with the room. No dedicated parking area but a town parking is just beside the hotel - just remember to feed the meter from 9am!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lesley0123
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Scotland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2011

Sayed in this hotel several times and the acommodation is first class beats some 4 *
hotels in our main cities of scotland. The satff are very friendly and helpfull.
HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank DIRMNL
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2011

Really big room with separate lounge area and second TV. Bed lovely and comfortable. Slightly gloomy with dark carpets and drapes (but keep the light out in high Summer!) - overall very good. Breakfasts were good, even fresh raspberries and blueberries and of course the full Scottish. Loads to see and do on Orkney and a couple of excellent restaurants within walking distance (thanks Tripadvisor!)

Room Tip: We had No 110, but think they were all similar
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gbrux
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Additional Information about Albert Hotel

Property: Albert Hotel
Address: Mounthoolie Lane, Kirkwall KW15 1JZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Kirkwall
#2 Family Hotel in Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Albert Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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