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.
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The hotel has 37 en-suite rooms with a great range of facilities, our excellent harbour view restaurant offering an extensive menu featuring the best local produce has to offer, relaxing lounge, function rooms, lounge bar and public bar.
The Kirkwall Hotel is the perfect base to relax and forget about the stresses of everyday life, whether fine dining in our restaurant or a snack lunch in our lounge bar, a reviving coffee or something with a little more sustenance! A glass or two of wine, award wining Orkney ales or a dram or two of Orkneys famous whiskies.
Orkney offers a wealth of attractions and something of interest for everyone, whether it is sports and activities, nature, history or archaeology.
A number of attractions and places of interest are in walking distance of the hotel, these include the stunning St Magnus Cathedral (click here for St Magnus Cathedral tour times ) – a must for anyone visiting Kirkwall, Earls & Bishops Palaces Kirkwall , Orkney Museum and Highland Park Distillery
There are also regular buses in the summer taking you to some of the most remarkable archaeological sites, namely Skara Brae, Maeshowe, Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones of Stenness and Ness of Brodgar - located in the World Heritage Site – The Heart of Neolithic Orkney).
Alternatively you can explore the Islands at your leisure by hiring a car – with sites well marked and easy to find.
Being in a town centre location also means all the town’s shops are easily accessible, so why not pick up a little souvenir of your time in Orkney by paying a visit to the many shops selling local produce.
The Kirkwall Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the beauty and culture of the Orkney Islands. An ideal location from which to explore both the Mainland and the many outer isles – we are conveniently located opposite the harbour where ferries depart regularly to Shapinsay, Sanday, Westray and Rousay to name just a few.