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Hildeval B&b - Kirkwall - Bedroom
1
9.6 Excellent (103 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hildeval B&B in Kirkwall, you'll be a 1-minute walk from Mainland and 13 minutes by foot from Orkney Wireless Museum. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Brilliant host could be more helpful
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amanda went out of her way to assist me. I was leaving early and she kindly left some food in my room.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Host was very good great breakfast good shower
Cons: Could not open widow so was to hot. Room next to us left very early and we could hear there every move.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Excellent facilities. Well located accommodation. Phenomenal breakfast 10/10. Highly recommend.
Cons: None
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Room was cosy, and great breakfast
Karrawa Guest House - Kirkwall - Building
2
9.4 Excellent (141 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Karrawa Guest House in Kirkwall, you'll be a 1-minute walk from Mainland and 14 minutes by foot from Bishop's Palace. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owners were very obliging and helpful. The room was great - beds were good, had a brilliant sleep. Shower was great. Everything just made us feel very comfortable Good parking Very safe.
Cons: There was nothing to complain about ..l.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Albert and Aileen wonderful hosts. The room was spacious and VERY clean. Delicious Scottish breakfasts. Albert helped us re further reservations on our trip.( and how to handle the UK phone system!). ! Wonderful few days except for the weather. Thank you Albert and Aileen.
Cons: Nil
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was very enjoyable.
Cons: We were allocated a room with two single beds,this was an error by booking.com as they booked the room as a single, in future when booking this accommodation I will book direct with the owners.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Easy parking, friendly hosts, good breakfast, comfortable accommodation
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was varied and needs were accounted for Room and bathroom were fresh, clear and of a high standard Albert was very friendly and helpful
Cons: N/A
7.9 Good
Pros: Very comfortable. Owner was pleasant and helpful. Arriving late was not a problem. ( 23.40 hrs ). Room was clean and light. Good experience
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable food good and very friendly
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Brilliant stay. Friendly staff and very helpful. Great breakfast.
Cons: Nothing
Highland Park House - Kirkwall - Bedroom
3
9.3 Excellent (127 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Highland Park House in Kirkwall, you'll be steps from Mainland and a 2-minute drive from Orkney Museum. This bed & breakfast has 2 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Classic country house. Warm welcome, very willing to help with information and local knowledge. I had to leave ealy and the pacled breakfast was putstanding.
Cons: Unfortunately hotel was far from centre of Kirkwall which was a problem without a car. Lack of research on my part.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The bed was noticeably very comfortable and the standard of the breakfast was exceptional.
Cons: There was nothing I didn’t like
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely old stone home, the staff were lovely and it had a nice homely feeling.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lovely old Manor house with the decor in keeping with the house. So no TV but the WiFi is good and the breakfast is lovely. The owners are also very welcoming and friendly. Perfect for a quiet weekend Cf
7.1 Good
Cons: Parking and the bed was hard
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely stately home with well appointed rooms. Anthony the proprietor was welcoming and very customer centric.
Cons: No TV in room. It had been a long day and would have liked to have relaxed with an hour if TV
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing property with wonderful and very helpful staff
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The couple who own the property were very welcoming. The breakfast was terrific and our accommodation was of a very generous size.
Cons: It suited us perfectly!
Merkister Hotel - Kirkwall - Building
4
9.0 Excellent (257 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located on the shore of Harray Loch and family-run for over 30 years, the Merkister Hotel is a 15-minute drive from the main towns of Kirkwall and Stromness. It features impressive views over the famous loch and its surroundings. Guests benefit from free private parking on site. With free Wi-Fi, the rooms feature a TV and tea and coffee making facilities.The rooms also benefit from an en suite bathroom. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant offers Aberdeen Angus Beef that is sourced from farms within a 10-mile radius, as well as fresh local seafood from hand-dived scallops, to fresh-landed halibut. Swans and herons can be spotted on the loch as guests enjoy their full Scottish breakfast, and scenic sunsets during dinner. Guests can fish on the hotel’s own pier. Staff can organise boat trips and tuition with special out-of-season rates from October to April.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: The location was nice next to a lake. Staff and food was exalent. Would recomend if over there.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Quiet, nice atmosphere. Check in was top rate. Gave us full details of the amenities and timings and helped with the luggage and checked that the room met our expectations. Photo is the view from our room
Cons: Dinner was served in the bar but as there was a full house it was rather cramped and offered no privacy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were upgraded to a suite which was lovely. Had our own small patio overlooking the loch. Beautiful. Suite was very clean and comfortable and bathroom had a wet room which was good. Food was very good. Great menu. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend the Merkister.
Cons: the weather in the last day
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent restaurant. Great quality food, great service. The room was very comfortable. The staff and team are really friendly and approachable. I would definitely stay there again.
Cons: Be aware that because it is an old building there aren't many power sockets in the bedroom.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful loch view, excellent food and very welcoming and friendly proprietors and staff.
Cons: Decor in need of a little TLC in room, bathroom could benefit from updating.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was in a beautiful location on the edge of a loch so the views from our room were lovely. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful sunny afternoon so we enjoyed pre dinner drinks sitting outside on the loch’s edge watching the sunset. We had one of the best meals in five weeks of travelling in Scotland...their hand dived scallops were truly delicious! Not the flashiest of hotels we stayed in, but it had a lot of charm with happy, friendly staff, great food...all made for a memorable stay.
Cons: Rooms and bathrooms aren’t the most modern, but didn’t detract from our stay.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff! Good food & good breakfast
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This hotel is in an excellent location and close to Skara Brae. The views from the windows on the loch are lovely (as long as the weather is behaving). The restaurant is lovely and very convenient
7.5 Good
Pros: Very good food and service. Would have liked to stay for another night but it was fully booked.
The Ayre Hotel - Kirkwall - Building
5
8.8 Excellent (271 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Ayre Hotel in Kirkwall, you'll be just steps from Mainland and Orkney Wireless Museum. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were exceptional and went over and above what you would expect. The food was amazing. The staff made our stay so enjoyable. I would highly recommend the Ayre Hotel.
Cons: There was nothing we didn't like
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff were all friendly and helpful.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good location
7.5 Good
Pros: Cosy room, big comfy bed. Breakfast good.
Cons: Sub-titles wouldn’t disable on tv. Parking not great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfaast very good and evening meal excellant
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Always friendly and welcoming
Cons: Room a bit on the small side
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are very helpful and it is a fantastic place to stay. Warm, spacious room, friendly people and a comfy bed
The Shore - Kirkwall - Building
6
8.7 Excellent (594 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at The Shore places you in the heart of Kirkwall, steps from Mainland and 3 minutes by foot from Orkney Wireless Museum. Free self parking is available onsite.
6.3 Good
Pros: The central location was great. The person on the front desk was very friendly and helpful. free on street parking. The breakfast was included and was nice and was served really quickly.
Cons: My only complaint was that the room was very noisy. I could hear another TV through the wall and every time the neighbour went to the loo I could hear and they snored through the night. I have stayed before and it definitely wasn't this noisy.
4.0 Okay
Pros: Food was good and bed ok for my room and close to shops etc
Cons: Tv kept coming on at off hours without us turning it on. My daughter's room was particularly noisy and the tv did not work and the bed was collapsed on one side and sloped down and was uncomfirabke. Lots of music and thumping and jumping going on above late at night. Our room was noisy too but not as bad. Disabled access at side of building ok but at night part of it in darkness and quire sloppy to walk on with walking stick losing grip.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: Please replace the carpets in the room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely large room with plenty of wardrobe space, tea & coffee and water, still and sparkling. A lovely hot and or cold breakfast in the morning too. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Would definitely stay there again and highly recommend.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good location, nice rooms and a great breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast and although we had to order beforehand it meant it was all freshly cooked and no waiting if we had a time to be out of the hotel so worked very well.
Cons: A room with a window rather than skylight but I booked a suite by mistake!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Receptionist/ hostess was exceptional. Facilities were well appreciated.
Cons: Lounge was a poor attempt to modernize. Prefer to have it old world style to match the beautiful location.
West End Hotel - Kirkwall - Building
7
8.5 Excellent (267 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at West End Hotel in Kirkwall, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Mainland and Bishop's Palace. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Staff very friendly and professional. It was well serviced and extremely clean. Food was excellent! A fine variety of beers and whisky. Very centrally located in Kirkwall.
Cons: A wee bit tired. Could do with a good upgrade.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were really friendly and happy to help. We were very impressed with the selection at the bar it was excellent. Great cocktails!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: I was lucky to get room 7 which is suite and was excellent having separate sitting room for long evenings when away from home for work.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The Place was lovely, the staff were friendly, the food was great, but the walls were very thin and next door kept me awake with load snoring unfortunately.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable room for the night, parking was easy in the lot. The restaurant was good, and staff were very friendly. I wish I'd stayed on Orkney more than just one night, but was pleased with the accommodation.
The Inn Guest House - Kirkwall - Building
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9.3 Excellent (15 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at The Inn Guest House in Holm, you'll be steps from Mainland and a 1-minute drive from Churchill Barriers. Free self parking is available onsite.
Aviedale Suite - Kirkwall - Building
9
8.7 Excellent (37 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Aviedale Suite is situated in the countryside in Rendall, 12 miles from Kirkwall and Stromness.The property is one of the few properties in Orkney to provide super fast fiber broadband accessible through free Wi-Fi thoughout the premises. Free parking is also provided onsite. A flat-screen TV and DVD player, as well as a CD player are provided. Enjoy a cup of tea while looking out at the sea or garden. The suite comes with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer. The room also comes with a private dining area and kitchenette. The property is available on a self catering basis with some basic eatables provided. Freshly brewed Costa coffee is also available for guests. Aviedale has a picnic area for your convenience. The suite has a private external entrance. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including cycling and hiking. The nearest airport is Kirkwall Airport, 15 miles from the property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We LOVED our stay at the Aviedale! Perfect for solo travellers or couples. It is so cosy and surrounded by beautiful landscape. The place is spotless and has everything you need from extra towels and kitchenware. The bed is super comfortable too. It was very easy to get to using the coordinates that were provided- thank you! Super hosts! We look forward to returning.
7.9 Good
Pros: Extras inside, like washer and dryer
Cons: Needed a comfortable chair or two
4.0 Okay
Pros: The breakfast was a complete fiction. The guest guide listed a wide range of breakfast food provided and included in the cost but NONE was provided. Only 2 coffee capsules on arrival.A bottle of red wine and additional coffee capsules were provided on 2nd day. We had to buy loo rolls as only one provided. Only 2 sheets of kitchen roll and no tea towels provided. No bin liners until 2nd day. Radiators controlled in adjacent property never came on so were cold and could only dry wet clothing using tumble dryer. Electric fan heater said to be in wardrobe not provided. Heating in kitchen using bizarre heated mirror...impossible to control and pretty useless even when on. Fridge so tiny that could hardly store anything and totally unsuitable for self-catering. Cooking facilities inappropriate for self-catering...only one hob portable induction hob. WC seat wouldn't stay up. Shower drain partially blocked so flooded when used
Cons: This is a fairly remote location which is good in some respects but makes it imperative that the unit is properly equipped for self-catering. This unit was manifestly not. Its a longish drive to the nearest supermarket in Kirkwall and so one wants to stock up but the fridge is so minuscule that it is impossible to store perishable items other than in tiny quantities. Cooking facilities are poor...a one place induction hob and a manky microwave which we didn't like to use.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and comfy, nice touches (maps and leaflets, bathroom products, tea bags etc) really comfy bed, AMAZING view and garden. Super easy check in and out too.
Cons: Everything was lovely although couldn't for the life of me get the coffee to work.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We had a great time at the Aviedale Suite. It was exactly what we were expecting but more comfortable. All the facilities worked well and we were able to be completely self-sustainable. In the morning the views over the bay were lovely and it was a fairly short drive to all the locations we wanted to go to during our stay in Orkney.
Cons: Overall we had a great time although if we didn't have the car it would have been very difficult to stay here as there are no shops or restaurants nearby. If I was to nitpick, we brought some coffee to make in the morning but there as only a capsule machine, however about 8 capsules were provided at the start and this did us for the first few days.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, very comfortable bedroom.
Cons: A small welcome pack( e.g.milk ) would have been good as there were no shops close by.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
6.7 Good
Pros: Nice quiet location
Cons: Hot water controlled from main cottage - not good when they turn it off. Under the bed is not very clean. Could do with a dustpan and brush for spillages
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great communication and great facikities
The Orkney Hotel - Kirkwall - Building
10
8.3 Excellent (148 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Orkney Hotel in Kirkwall, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Mainland and Orkney Museum. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The food was exceptional and local. The bar had a great ambiance and also great food. Staff were helpful and the room was large and quaint with a four posted bed. Heaps of room. Excellent location too.
Cons: We had really big bags so it was a shock to have to carry them up and down 2 flights of stairs but we understand that the hotel is a heritage building.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, comfortable bed and a great whisky bar.
Cons: Corridor noise carries into the room sometimes.
6.7 Good
Pros: Staff were welcoming and helpful. Hotel is handily located in the centre of Kirkwall. Wonderful selection of whiskies in the bar with a knowledgeable barman. Kirkwall itself is a total joy.
Cons: Room had a rather quirky layout and felt like a corridor that had been turned into a room. Breakfasts were ok if a little greasy. Hotel feels a bit tired and in need of some cosmetic upgrading in the public areas.
7.5 Good
Pros: The staff were great - welcoming, helpful and friendly - I thought they were great. I only had breakfast, but it was lovely - the scrambled eggs were heavenly!
Cons: The hotel itself is a bit tired ... the room was okay but hadn’t been decorated or refurbished in years. But it was clean and warm. Given how busy this hotel is, it’s time the owners invested in an upgrade. Could take a lesson from The Ayre Hotel in Kirkwall - an old, traditional hotel with beautiful rooms.
7.0 Good
Pros: room OK, location good
Cons: breakfast one day very slow but food OK, evening meal not good didn't eat there again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location in central Kirkwall. A well stocked bar at sensible prices with excellent dinner and breakfast. Great value for money.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Abliging,friendly manner.. Some of the hotel features.
Cons: Poor service at breakfast, remote car park, limited spots. Kettle did not work in room, one towel provided between two. Remote control on tv did not work.... Electric lights went out first day. Was moved to another room. Don't believe value for money.... Lots of stairs so not good for elderly or disabled. Wifi kept cutting in and out....
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good central location, food in restaurant very good. Nice large room. Lovely atmosphere.
Cons: Only stairs to room no lifts and car park initially difficult to find.Also narrow lane and stairs from car park to hotel. Shower pressure low.
St Ola Hotel - Kirkwall - Building
11
8.2 Excellent (215 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at St Ola Hotel in Kirkwall, you'll be in the historical district, just steps from Mainland and Orkney Wireless Museum. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area.
6.7 Good
Pros: Location right on harbour
Cons: Had to pay £20 extra in my bill for breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff gave a very warm welcome, and were very pleasant to chat with.
Cons: Nothing of note. I was very happy with the hotel
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff - not often have I been asked if I needed help with my bag. The lady who checked me in was friendly and courteous
Cons: My pet gripe - single duvets are for children not adults
7.1 Good
Pros: Friendly staff, great location.
Cons: Small bed, no breakfast, expensive.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: My friend accidentally left her jacket in the lounge bar but had not realised until the following morning. The staff went above and beyond to find it for her.
Cons: There was a bit of noise from the bar below the room but it did not go on late.
5.0 Okay
Pros: The hotel is right opposite the ferry terminal for the islands, and it had a nice en-suite bathroom.
Cons: The room was dark and dingy. All of the milk supplied with the tea and coffee was off - and there wasn't enough teas or coffees left to make ourselves a second cup when we discovered this. We had an early ferry to catch, so we skipped breakfast, but since this was extra and more than we'd usually pay for an evening meal, we didn't feel that we'd lost out particularly.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly efficient and helpful staff, I could not fault the St Ola, excellent hotel.
Kirkwall Youth Hostel - Kirkwall - Building
12
8.0 Excellent (371 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Kirkwall Youth Hostel in Kirkwall, you'll be a 1-minute walk from Mainland and 10 minutes by foot from Bishop's Palace. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and an elevator. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.1 Good
Pros: Staff was quick to resolve any problems.
Cons: Single room was double booked. Unable to use Bike Shed: locked. Needed to leave Bike outdoors not secured to railings etc
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It was very quiet and the bed was comfy
Cons: It was a bit smelly in the corridors and the key would get stuck in the lock, make it harder to be quiet trying to get in and out the room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is great - it's a short walk into the center of town and to the bus station.
5.4 Okay
Pros: The staff were very lovely. Some very lovely guests too. Many of whom were in the same state of shock as I at the place! Sorry! Love YHA but this hostel is desperately in need of TLC and a little bit of personality. Great value but take extra blankets. Parking.
Cons: No heating on the night we stayed No warning that hot water takes forever to warm up Uncomfortable bed - springs poking us! Room smelt like men’s urinal plus detoll to cover it up! Broken toilets - some very malodorous No toilet roll/soap One of those places where you don’t want to touch door handles or walk barefoot!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff are nice and very helpful. I love their huge kitchen. There are so many kitchenware for the guests and large space for storage. Of course, the hostel is very clean. They have two washing machines and two dryers. The guests can use them between 1700-0800 because the laundry room is far away from the rooms!
Cons: I stayed 5 nights in this hostel. The location is not bad but you have to walk from the tourist office or Tesco. I suggest you can take off the bus at Tesco and buy some food before going back the hostel. Because of the weather, there was some problem of WiFi signals. Although there are some disadvantage, I still love this place. :-D
7.5 Good
Pros: Absolutely good price for its value. Really nice staff! Good location for exploring the city and island. Very quiet and warm. I would come again!
Cons: very old carpets! no breakfast available because it was out of season.
7.9 Good
Pros: I have booked a 14 bed room but when I came it was 2 bed room, witch was great. Bed was very comfortable and clean. Room was also very clean.
Cons: I sent two messages through booking and one by email, no one replied. I had urgent question because check in was until 22 and I came at 23:50. Nobody was there but I have found an envelope with my name on it. It would just be nicer if I had some info before arriving :)
Orcades Hostel - Kirkwall - Building
13
8.1 Excellent (29 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Offering free WiFi throughout the property, Orcades Hostel is located in Kirkwall, within 12 km of Maeshowe. This 4-star hostel offers a shared kitchen and a shared lounge. The units in the hostel are equipped with a TV. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower. Guests will find a hairdryer in the bedroom.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and quiet and warm
Cons: Didn’t have enough tea making materials in my room but that’s it if I’m honest
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location: 15 min by walk from town centre. Nearby two supermarkets. Room (dormitory): very warm. Kitchen: fully equipped.
Cons: Shower curtain: time to replace.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Couldn't ask for a better service! I arrived late about 11.40pm. so reception was closed but there was a key for my shared room only £23 great... hot washing facilities showered at 12pm and 10 am... I was late checking out and there was no complaints... Very comftarble bed warm aptomsphere slept well....
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The beds were comfy, the rooms were clean and warm. The kitchen was very nice and the sitting room was very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful
Cons: The bunks were 2 beds stacked so the bottom bunk was pretty cramped. It was a 15min walk from the centre of Kirkwall, and the footpaths aren’t good for suitcases with small wheels.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room very clean lovely place, i would stay there again, owners where friendly couldnt do enough for me thanks very much for my stay. Tracy x
Cons: noisey but owners sorted that out straight away.
The Kirkwall Hotel - Kirkwall - Building
14
7.7 Good (794 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Looking out across the harbour of the Orkney Islands’ largest town, The Kirkwall Hotel features a high-quality restaurant and bar along with stylish en suite rooms. A short walk from the town’s main shopping area, this family-run hotel provides free Wi-Fi and free parking. Each room at The Kirkwall Hotel has en suite bathroom facilities with shower or bath, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, telephone and tea and coffee facilities. A freshly cooked breakfast includes local butchers’ sausages, haggis, black pudding, free-range eggs and locally baked bread. The Harbour View Restaurant serves extensive menus showcasing the local produce of the island, and Skippers Bar provides a relaxed setting to enjoy Orkney ales or whiskies by the waterside. Kirkwall’s attractions include the Orkney Museum and the 12th-century Saint Magnus Cathedral. The town’s Pickaquoy leisure centre and cinema is around 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great location by harbour in lovely historic building
Cons: No bath
7.0 Good
Pros: Nice location with a very nice bar and restaurant.
Cons: Room was rather tired and the elevator was archaic.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location , friendly staff, a very nice breakfast and good tea and coffee in the room . Mine had a harbour view which was very nice. Good value for money , and the food in the bar was good too.
Cons: It’s a little dated but so are many Scottish hotels .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Warm and friendly with good staff.
Cons: The Scrambled eggs
7.1 Good
Pros: The Meals from the bar were excellent. the Breakfast was also great value. The staff were friendly.
Cons: My room was small and dated. in need of modernisation. My room was next to the cleaners cupboard so the smell was off putting and could be smelt from indie my room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very friendly. Best fish and chips I've ever had!
7.9 Good
Pros: The location could not be better, and it's worth booking (as we did) one of the rooms with a view of the harbour. We like the fact that it's a nice old-fashioned hotel
Cons: We had dinner in the hotel every night and my main course on the second night could have been better (salmon over-cooked, pasta a bit too chewy) but everything else was good.
7.5 Good
Pros: Staff friendly and efficient Views are fantastic over the harbour Food was very good Restaurant and bar refurbishment good
Cons: Bedroom in need of an update although clean and bed comfy The bathroom very poor- water pressure so poor could hardly shower

Best rooms in Kirkwall

Karrawa Guest House - Kirkwall - Building
1
9.4 Excellent (138 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Karrawa Guest House in Kirkwall, you'll be a 1-minute walk from Mainland and 14 minutes by foot from Bishop's Palace. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owners were very obliging and helpful. The room was great - beds were good, had a brilliant sleep. Shower was great. Everything just made us feel very comfortable Good parking Very safe.
Cons: There was nothing to complain about ..l.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Albert and Aileen wonderful hosts. The room was spacious and VERY clean. Delicious Scottish breakfasts. Albert helped us re further reservations on our trip.( and how to handle the UK phone system!). ! Wonderful few days except for the weather. Thank you Albert and Aileen.
Cons: Nil
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was very enjoyable.
Cons: We were allocated a room with two single beds,this was an error by booking.com as they booked the room as a single, in future when booking this accommodation I will book direct with the owners.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Easy parking, friendly hosts, good breakfast, comfortable accommodation
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was varied and needs were accounted for Room and bathroom were fresh, clear and of a high standard Albert was very friendly and helpful
Cons: N/A
7.9 Good
Pros: Very comfortable. Owner was pleasant and helpful. Arriving late was not a problem. ( 23.40 hrs ). Room was clean and light. Good experience
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable food good and very friendly
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Brilliant stay. Friendly staff and very helpful. Great breakfast.
Cons: Nothing
Hildeval B&b - Kirkwall - Bedroom
2
9.6 Excellent (103 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hildeval B&B in Kirkwall, you'll be a 1-minute walk from Mainland and 13 minutes by foot from Orkney Wireless Museum. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Brilliant host could be more helpful
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amanda went out of her way to assist me. I was leaving early and she kindly left some food in my room.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Host was very good great breakfast good shower
Cons: Could not open widow so was to hot. Room next to us left very early and we could hear there every move.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Excellent facilities. Well located accommodation. Phenomenal breakfast 10/10. Highly recommend.
Cons: None
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Room was cosy, and great breakfast
The Orkney Hotel - Kirkwall - Building
3
8.3 Excellent (148 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Orkney Hotel in Kirkwall, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Mainland and Orkney Museum. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The food was exceptional and local. The bar had a great ambiance and also great food. Staff were helpful and the room was large and quaint with a four posted bed. Heaps of room. Excellent location too.
Cons: We had really big bags so it was a shock to have to carry them up and down 2 flights of stairs but we understand that the hotel is a heritage building.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, comfortable bed and a great whisky bar.
Cons: Corridor noise carries into the room sometimes.
6.7 Good
Pros: Staff were welcoming and helpful. Hotel is handily located in the centre of Kirkwall. Wonderful selection of whiskies in the bar with a knowledgeable barman. Kirkwall itself is a total joy.
Cons: Room had a rather quirky layout and felt like a corridor that had been turned into a room. Breakfasts were ok if a little greasy. Hotel feels a bit tired and in need of some cosmetic upgrading in the public areas.
7.5 Good
Pros: The staff were great - welcoming, helpful and friendly - I thought they were great. I only had breakfast, but it was lovely - the scrambled eggs were heavenly!
Cons: The hotel itself is a bit tired ... the room was okay but hadn’t been decorated or refurbished in years. But it was clean and warm. Given how busy this hotel is, it’s time the owners invested in an upgrade. Could take a lesson from The Ayre Hotel in Kirkwall - an old, traditional hotel with beautiful rooms.
7.0 Good
Pros: room OK, location good
Cons: breakfast one day very slow but food OK, evening meal not good didn't eat there again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location in central Kirkwall. A well stocked bar at sensible prices with excellent dinner and breakfast. Great value for money.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Abliging,friendly manner.. Some of the hotel features.
Cons: Poor service at breakfast, remote car park, limited spots. Kettle did not work in room, one towel provided between two. Remote control on tv did not work.... Electric lights went out first day. Was moved to another room. Don't believe value for money.... Lots of stairs so not good for elderly or disabled. Wifi kept cutting in and out....
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good central location, food in restaurant very good. Nice large room. Lovely atmosphere.
Cons: Only stairs to room no lifts and car park initially difficult to find.Also narrow lane and stairs from car park to hotel. Shower pressure low.
Albert Hotel - Kirkwall - Bedroom
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8.6 Excellent (208 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Albert Hotel in Kirkwall, you'll be just steps from Mainland and Orkney Wireless Museum. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, laundry facilities, and an elevator. This hotel has 3 meeting rooms available for events.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is right in the middle of town. Easy to walk to many shops and restaurants. Breakfast was very good with plenty of choices. The restaurant in the back side of the hotel was very good.
Cons: Adjoining bar was not particularily helpful.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Rooms are lovely Breakfast was really good Great location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Interior has been fitted out to a very high standard (as good as some 5 star hotels I have stayed at in Brussels. It was also nice to be served breakfast by a genuine Orcadian lad who was extremely pleasant.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It is very comfortable and in a terrific location. There are heaps of great places to eat both at the hotel and nearby.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff. Happy to meet extra requests and advise about Orkney. Very central location in Kirkwall, close to parking lots.
Cons: Better coffee!