The Kirkwall Hotel

Harbour StreetKW15 1LEKirkwallUnited Kingdom
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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.


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

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

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.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 42 reviews across the web
7.5 /10
7.5 out of 10 based on 42 reviews