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Hildeval - Kirkwall - Bedroom
1
9.5 Excellent (98 reviews)
₹ 8,145+
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: Great place to stay when exploring Orkney. Warm and comfortable accomodation with a lovely shared lounge, great views and fabulous breakfasts. Lovely hosts including Maisie the Westie!
Cons: Nothing.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable, great breakfast, attentive owners!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Check in was super easy even though we arrived after 11pm, keys and directions to our room left for us. We were offered a later check out as there was nobody going into our room that day which was very much appreciated after a late night travelling.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly, i was so comfortable in my room, couldnt fault it. Thank you Amanda
Cons: My stay was too short.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Room was cosy, and great breakfast
Karrawa Guest House - Kirkwall - Building
2
9.4 Excellent (147 reviews)
₹ 7,002+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and tidy. Great price. Friendly welcome. Comfy accommodation. Had a great night's sleep. Would definitely stay again.
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
9.2 Excellent (142 reviews)
₹ 6,359+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Highland Park House in Kirkwall, you'll be steps from Mainland and a 5-minute drive from Earl's Palace. 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
9.1 Excellent (268 reviews)
₹ 7,002+
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
Pros: Location
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.
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
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were excellent and very friendly
The Shore - Kirkwall - Building
5
8.6 Excellent (595 reviews)
₹ 8,288+
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.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff very helpful and breakfast excellent. Very cental location. Would stay again
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff, ambience and amenities were superb. Loved The Shore.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Good
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hospitality and rooms.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, friendly helpful staff, Evening meal was very good. Would stay certainly again.
Cons: Only small niggle was that breakfast was ok, but considering you had to pre order and the high standard of other meals it was a little underwhelming. Maybe being rather to critical.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Welcoming at midnight as I’d just got off the ferry and service bus stopped right outside. Simple, relaxing bedroom with comprehensive hospitality tray. Excellent choice at breakfast, looked after my luggage while I had a day exploring, before moving on.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was low-season, so nice and quiet. I was upgraded on arrival, very nice. I enjoyed the full breakfast option. A good place to stay, on the water and a 1 minute walk to the High Street. Kirkwall is easy to navigate on foot and by car. Close to so many historic and other places of interest (such as distilleries). On my last day at the hotel I had to depart before breakfast service, so the hotel fixed me a little take-away bag and dropped it off at my door, nice touch.
The Ayre Hotel - Kirkwall - Building
6
8.6 Excellent (478 reviews)
₹ 7,788+
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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The apartment was great very comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A great stay as usual with a very Friendly staff
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Hotel, friendly staff and 1st class food. Really helpful in every way, can't say enough
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Apartment was great, very comfortable. I liked that the hotel was accommodating with my early check in request.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful Staff
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The location for this hotel is excellent and the rooms comfortable and clean. Breakfast and dinner are good for a work trip and most other guests (in January) appeared to be on business.
Cons: Unfortunately the hotel lacks a comfortable bar or lounge area for sitting alone quietly in the evening, the hotel bar is a local pub and relatively lively, it would be ideal for groups.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Bed was comfortable. Staff were excellent and went way above what I was expecting. Had to leave early for the ferry but hotel kindly supplied me with a packed lunch. Night porter is a credit to this hotel.
Cons: There was a couple of hairs around the bath top but nothing worth complaining about.
The Orkney Hotel - Kirkwall - Building
7
8.6 Excellent (160 reviews)
₹ 8,145+
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.
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, quality food, good rooms.
Cons: Breakfast service was a bit slow and haphazard.
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.
The Inn Guest House - Kirkwall - Building
8
9.4 Excellent (16 reviews)
₹ 8,217+
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
8.8 Excellent (39 reviews)
₹ 5,573+
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
West End Hotel - Kirkwall - Building
10
8.4 Excellent (334 reviews)
₹ 7,002+
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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: It’s in the town, close to shops restaurants and bars. A short walk to the bus station, and a quick bus ride to the airport. They do a nice breakfast with more than enough to last you past lunchtime, they also have a bar/ lounge on the premises
Cons: Rooms are a bit small for two people and no bath
4.0 Okay
Cons: there was no wifi, apparently it has been a problem for several weeks. the room was tiny, i put bags on the floor and there was no space to walk about, i would have had to fold my cat up to swing it...
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Such a lovely hotel, but it was the staff that made it! So helpful, polite, friendly, gladly helped us with any queries, and absolutely delicious food, yummy breakfast, they even made me a delicious vegan packed lunch for me as I was leaving early in the morning. Would definitely recommend and visit again!
Cons: There wasn't anything I'd improve. Everything was great!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really lovely staff. Cosy (as in warm) bedroom. Building had lots of character and breakfast was lovely.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Character property convenient for the town with private parking
5.0 Okay
Pros: Room was clean & tidy and the staff were friendly
Cons: My room was above the bar and there were loud voices & slamming doors every few minutes until 9pm, complete misery! Why they would put someone in that room on a Friday night when the hotel was not busy (3 rooms occupied) is unacceptable.
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: The lass that served breakfast was very nice
Cons: Arrived a little after 11pm could not get a drink at bar although being a resident. Was told till had been done but cost could have been added to my account for payment before leaving. Shower fan sounded for at least 10 mins after switching off toilet light and sounded like pneumatic drill.
St Ola Hotel - Kirkwall - Building
11
8.3 Excellent (249 reviews)
₹ 8,717+
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.
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
8.8 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.
Orcades Hostel - Kirkwall - Building
12
8.5 Excellent (34 reviews)
₹ 5,502+
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: Highly recommended! The owners are very welcoming, helpful and friendly, and the accommodation is very clean and well maintained. The beds are very comfortable with very clean sheets, pillowcases and duvets. There is an exceptionally well equipped kitchen. In addition to the TV in your room, there was a comfortable communal lounge with a TV, DVD player & good selection of DVDs, a variety of game and a well-stocked bookcase for those who fancy a good read, The location is excellent and only a short walk to three supermarkets and Kirkwall town centre
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The bed was comfy and the room was clean and warm.
Cons: For the price, nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very very good clean comfortable
7.0 Good
Pros: The communal kitche n and lounge were a bonus.
Cons: Bathroom was a bit basic
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly family run business.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very modern rooms, each bunk bed with a USB port for charging stuff. This is the nicest hostel I have stayed at all week, not that the others weren’t nice, but this one has everything and uses the space in a dorm room very well!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: I was very happy with my stay here. I'd stayed somewhere nearby that was three times as expensive a few days earlier and it had been tiny, with poor wifi and very noisy. My single, private room here was clean, spacious, comfortable and quiet. I loved it and have already recommended it to friends.
Kirkwall Youth Hostel - Kirkwall - Building
13
7.9 Good (434 reviews)
₹ 4,358+
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 :)
The Kirkwall Hotel - Kirkwall - Bedroom
14
7.8 Good (791 reviews)
₹ 9,431+
9.0 Excellent
Pros: the friendliness of the staff , and the breakfast was excellent , also the waitress was very friendly ,
7.0 Good
Pros: Fantastic location, the property is worn but slowly being renovated. The bar & restaurant was excellent. Staff very good. Breakfast included was great, Not far from airport. We would stay again.
7.5 Good
Pros: Restaurant and food superb
Cons: Lobby and rooms tired
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The location of the Kirkwall Hotel is ideal for walking into the centre and has a great view of the harbour. The room was front facing and really spacious. The breakfast was great and the staff, very helpful and friendly.
Cons: The hallways and stairs need a update.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Bed v uncomfortable Shower was less than a drizzle , worst shower ever
3.0 Mediocre
Pros: Location great, breakfast good
Cons: Room 320 had very poor heating. Both radiators did not work and I had to use a mobile electric heater I found behind a chair in the room. Very cold in the bathroom.

Best rooms in Kirkwall

Karrawa Guest House - Kirkwall - Building
1
9.4 Excellent (147 reviews)
₹ 7,002+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and tidy. Great price. Friendly welcome. Comfy accommodation. Had a great night's sleep. Would definitely stay again.
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
Merkister Hotel - Kirkwall - Building
2
9.1 Excellent (268 reviews)
₹ 7,002+
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
Pros: Location
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.
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
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were excellent and very friendly
The Orkney Hotel - Kirkwall - Building
3
8.6 Excellent (160 reviews)
₹ 8,145+
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.
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, quality food, good rooms.
Cons: Breakfast service was a bit slow and haphazard.
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.
The Ayre Hotel - Kirkwall - Building
4
8.6 Excellent (479 reviews)
₹ 7,788+
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.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The apartment was great very comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A great stay as usual with a very Friendly staff
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Hotel, friendly staff and 1st class food. Really helpful in every way, can't say enough
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Apartment was great, very comfortable. I liked that the hotel was accommodating with my early check in request.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful Staff
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The location for this hotel is excellent and the rooms comfortable and clean. Breakfast and dinner are good for a work trip and most other guests (in January) appeared to be on business.
Cons: Unfortunately the hotel lacks a comfortable bar or lounge area for sitting alone quietly in the evening, the hotel bar is a local pub and relatively lively, it would be ideal for groups.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Bed was comfortable. Staff were excellent and went way above what I was expecting. Had to leave early for the ferry but hotel kindly supplied me with a packed lunch. Night porter is a credit to this hotel.
Cons: There was a couple of hairs around the bath top but nothing worth complaining about.