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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time at this hotel, we had requested a sea view room which was on the second floor. The view was lovely and there was a couple of comfy chairs that you could sit in and watch all the goings on, but you could not escape the fact that the main road was right outside. There was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 October 2016

It offers you a bed to sleep in, a bar to drink at, food to eat and hot showers. I was not blown away by the hotel but waking up to the view of the harbor made it nice. It has an old elevator with the two doors that holds about three people or just you and your luggage. So... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Having stayed in a number of Premier Inns on our way up to the Orkneys it was nice to arrive at a traditional hotel for a few days. The receptionist was friendly and welcoming. She was helpful with local information on ferries etc. and assured us that we were safe parking outside the hotel as there are no Parking Wardens... More 

Thank Anthony B
Charleston. SC
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is an older hotel and it shows. On a CIE tour, we stayed here 2 nights. Space was very tight with little area to put our suitcases.(No racks). The shower had no shelf to put soap/shampoo on. The window ledge in the bathroom provided some space for personal items. The meals were good, and the dining area was clean.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Checked in for a few days for business reasons. The hotel is welcoming, and has charm in a faded grandeur sense. The double room was fine with a great view over the harbour. Breakfast was acceptable. The downstairs bar was fun

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Not bad, perhaps a little bit old dated and lacks some maintenance, the room was ample and generous although a bit below my expectations. Bathroom wasn't good, needs some refurbishment. The restaurant and bar are fair, and although the food is superb, the service was not so good and we felt a bit mistreated. All in all, it's recomendable but... More 

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This hotel is a little dated but clean and very convenient for the holiday maker. We were on the 3rd floor with a great view of the harbour. It was very noisy outside on the Saturday night until about2 am. The meals were very good in the restuarant but they have a strange table booking system so make sure you... More 

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Corseaux, Switzerland
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The staff at the reception was very kind and helpful. From Kirkwall, I had to take the ferry to the Shetland at 11PM. They allowed me to stay in a reading room for waiting (and resting). The restaurant of the hotel is very good too, with a nice bar managed by young people. The room was a little bit "old... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I had a family funeral to go to unexpectedly and needed a place to stay for 2 nights as I didn't want to have to disturb any of my relations. I have never had to stay in a hotel in Orkney before but would certainly go back to the Kirkwall Hotel. It reminds me of an old slipper,worn but comfy!... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Popped into the Kirkwall Hotel last night at 8.20pm looking for a meal. The place did not look that busy. We were greets by a young boy who muttered something and walked away to the back of the restaurant. We followed him and were sharply challenged by a young female member of staff so we returned to the front of... More 

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Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Kirkwall Hotel with stunning views to the north is one of Orkney's finest Victorian Buildings, perfectly situated within the historic town of Kirkwall, on the picturesque harbour front, close to the marina and the main shopping area, ideal for business or leisure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kirkwall Hotel

Address: Harbour Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range: ₹ 6,716 - ₹ 8,008 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kirkwall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Kirkwall Hotel Orkney Islands
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#6 Family Hotel in Kirkwall
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“If possible, avoid the rooms 'looking' onto the centre well of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles anthonyb714, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Harbour view room”
 of 5 bubbles 179sued, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a front facing room and book up meals before arriving.”
 of 5 bubbles shefford52, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“sea view rooms definitely worth it”
 of 5 bubbles E8768PAlindab, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There is a lift. Don't stay overlooking the harbour on the right hand side near the bar.p”
 of 5 bubbles RfromLincs, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
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