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The Ayre Hotel (Kirkwall, United Kingdom)


The Ayre Hotel (Kirkwall, United Kingdom)

About The Ayre Hotel

The Ayre Hotel Hotel is a three-star hotel situated on the shore of Kirkwall Harbor. It has a centuries-long history of accommodating travellers, though today it boasts beautifully adorned modern rooms. In fact, each room has free Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions with Freeview, as well as tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, and hospitality goods. There are a variety of room types available, and some of which have impressive sea views. Complimentary parking is available onsite. A new wing overlooking the harbour has also recently been added on to the hotel. The hotel’s restaurant and bar serves lunch and dinner, and guests can also choose among continental and full-cooked options for their daily breakfast. The The Ayre Hotel Hotel is located just a short walk away from the North Isles Ferries, and many restaurants and pubs are within walking distance as well. Ancient attractions such as Skara Brae are about a half-hour drive away.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index® based on 209  reviews from:
  • LocationExcellent  (8.8 / 10)
  • RoomsVery good  (8.3 / 10)
  • ServiceVery good  (8.3 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (8.9 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.1 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Friendly Staff

The staff at the hotel are friendly and welcoming. They are also more than willing to answer any questions about nearby sites and attractions, so if there's anything you need to know, simply ask!


Ample, Delicious Food Choices

If you wish, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Ayre Hotel. Starting with breakfast, you'll have plenty of choices between the continental and cooked options. At lunch and dinner, there are lots of menu options with locally-sourced ingredients from Orkney, including fish, beef, and produce.


Spacious, Comfortable Rooms

If you hope to spread out and relax in a room that's comfortable, modern, and clean, you'll be pleased with the accommodations at Ayre Hotel. Guests have mentioned that, in particular, the beds are comfortable and inviting.

Negative Reviews


Sound Travels Easily

Some guests have complained of noise travelling easily through the hotel's seemingly thin walls. You may overhear noises throughout your stay, so if you're a particularly light sleeper, you might want to be mindful of this information.


Breakfast Room is Lacking

The ambiance of the breakfast room is said to be a bit dry and stuffy. While there are plenty of breakfast options to choose from, the atmosphere of the room doesn't seem to deliver up to guests' expectations.


Early Checkout Time

The checkout time of 10:00 a.m. is a bit inconvenient for some guests, and the hotel staff appear to be firm on the policy. Just be sure to plan ahead and set an alarm to ensure that you check out on time when you plan to depart.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Lift
  2. Parking
  3. Terrace
  4. Porter service
  5. Hotel bar
  6. Non-smoking rooms
  7. Restaurant
  8. 24-hour reception
  9. Laundry service
  10. Room service
  11. 24-hour room service
  12. Doctor on site
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Openable windows
  2. Television
  3. Central heating
  4. Electric kettle
  5. Cable TV
  6. Free WiFi (rooms)
  7. Coffee machine


Ayre Road , KW15 1QX , Kirkwall , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1856)873001 | Fax: +44(0)(1856)876197 | 

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