My wife and I stayed in the Albert Hotel for 5 nights during a recent holiday in Kirkwall and was most impressed with our accomodation.
We requested and were given a quiet room (Room 201) after reading some of the previous comments about these premises on Tripadvisor. The room was excellent - modern, clean decor with not one but two flat screen TVs in the room, a large spotless, comfortable bed and large bath/shower room.
The hotel is well situated only a minutes walk from the harbourfront and the main shopping street/restaurants.
The staff are pleasant and helpful, the breakfast is fresh and extensive and the adjacent hotel lounge is well worth a visit if you are too tired at the days end to trek any further for evening meals.
I do not totally disagree with previous comments regarding noise - I heard nothing from the nearby Bothy Bar (even when they had the fiddle band playing on a Sunday evening) but you can hear next room showers/water running in the morning. We may have been lucky with our room situation, but i have heard the same thing in most hotels that I have stayed in and certainly would not allow this minor inconvenience discourage use of this hotel.
The hotel is not cheap but for a handy, comfortable, contemporary base from which to explore Orkney, I could not really fault it.
If ever I can visit these fascinating islands again, I would have no hesitation in staying at the Albert.
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- Albert Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands