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The Kirkwall Hotel (Kirkwall, United Kingdom)


The Kirkwall Hotel (Kirkwall, United Kingdom)

About The Kirkwall Hotel

From elegant decor to stunning harbour views, a charming dining room and well-stocked bar lounge, the family-run The Kirkwall Hotel Hotel offers optimal accommodations for all travellers. Situated in lively central The Kirkwall Hotel, there are numerous historical, shopping and tour group venues within a stroll. All thirty-six stylish rooms at The Kirkwall Hotel Hotel offer tasteful decor, Egyptian cotton bedding, hospitality trays and flat screen televisions. There's a comfortable guest lounge, plenty of parking, laundry and room service, function venues, free Wi-Fi throughout and dog-friendly units upon advance request. The hotel's Harbour View Restaurant provides all meals, starting with an ample breakfast spread of haggis, locally-sourced meats and breads, black pudding and fresh free-range eggs. Finish off the evening with assorted whiskies, snacks and award-winning local ales in the Lounge Bar. Walking fifteen minutes off the doorstep reaches favourite attractions like The Kirkwall Hotel Marina, The Earl's Palace, Orkney Museum and the historic St. Magnus Cathedral.

Top amenities

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

Rating overview

  • LocationExcellent  (9.0 / 10)
  • RoomsGood  (7.5 / 10)
  • ServiceFair  (7.4 / 10)
  • CleanlinessVery good  (8.3 / 10)
  • Value for moneyGood  (7.7 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Charming, Harbour-Front Locale

This is a classic accommodation just aside the harbour with lovely views, especially from some of the upper rooms. You'll find mostly standard amenities of fairly decent quality, although a few are on the older side, and there's a popular restaurant and bar lounge. The continental or full English breakfast can be served in your room or the dining room. The bar features five televisions for live sports viewing, traditional pub food and assorted beverages. The restaurant has impressive menus with four courses and varying specials. Reservations are recommended in the restaurant.


Clean, Basic Rooms

Rooms are tidy with very comfortable beds, acceptable bathrooms and free, well-functioning Wi-Fi.


Attentive, Polite Staff

This friendly team will surely go out of their way for your comfort, even doing laundry for some, setting up breakfast in your room, assisting with the ageing elevator, and answering questions about the area.

Negative Reviews


Old Lift

This is quite an archaic device, one of the first of it's kind in the UK, and as such it requires its doors to be closed prior to moving up or down. If the top floor has forgotten to close them, someone may need to go up the stairs and do that before you can ride.


Dated Decor & Features

You may find some rooms are more modern than others; some of the decor has definitely seen better days. Water pressure is low, additional power outlets would be helpful and some of toilets should probably be replaced.


Limited Options

The breakfast ticks the boxes for a standard continental and the full English with some additional variations. There are few vegetarian items on the spread, however, so you may want to ask about alternatives. Nearby Helgi's and The Foveran both have assorted vegetarian options.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Entrance hall/lobby
  3. Lift
  4. Pets allowed
  5. Hotel bar
  6. Conference rooms
  7. Non-smoking rooms
  8. Restaurant
  9. 24-hour reception
  10. WiFi in public areas
  11. Room service
  12. Doctor on site
  1. Wheelchair accessible
Room amenities
  1. Openable windows
  2. Television
  3. Central heating
  4. Electric kettle
  5. WiFi
  6. Free WiFi (rooms)
Sports facilities
  1. Pool table
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


Harbour Street , KW15 1LE , Kirkwall , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1856)872232 | Fax: +44(1856)872812 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Kirkwall Hotel

  • Is there a pool area at The Kirkwall Hotel?

    No, The Kirkwall Hotel doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Kirkwall Hotel?

    Yes, The Kirkwall Hotel has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at The Kirkwall Hotel?

    No, The Kirkwall Hotel doesn’t provide parking.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at The Kirkwall Hotel?

    Check-in at The Kirkwall Hotel is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is The Kirkwall Hotel located?

    The Kirkwall Hotel is located in Harbour Street, KW15 1LE, Kirkwall, United Kingdom.

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