REVAMPED, RENOVATED, RESTYLED........Step through our vintage revolving doors, into a world of plush new interiors. The Kirkwall Hotel is situated in the heart of the historic town of Kirkwall and is one of Orkney’s finest Victorian buildings. Located on the picturesque harbour front, wake up to spectacular views every morning with a fresh coffee in hand whilst watching the world go by beneath you.
The hotel has 37 en-suite rooms with a great range of facilities, including a relaxing lounge, function rooms, lounge bar and public bar. For your convenience, the hotel is dog friendly.
Our Highland Park Bar and Harbour View Restaurant are the perfect spots to come together with friends and family. Enjoy a glass of wine or a dram or two of one of Orkney’s finest whiskies, before indulging in the incredible flavours of Orkney in our vibrant restaurant. The Kirkwall guarantees you a truly wonderful Orkney adventure, and our friendly team are on hand to ensure your stay with us is nothing short of fantastic. For more information please visit our website
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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.