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Hotels

Ayre Hotel

Ayre Rd, Kirkwall KW15 1QX, UK – 01856 873001

Perfectly spacious rooms, well appointed with a very large bed! Bathroom was a little dated but perfectly functional. Location is great with lovely views but still round the corner from the town centre. Great dinner on the first night, breakfast was fine for a buffet. Like everyone in Orkney the staff are lovely and I'd happily come back.

Very friendly comfortable hotel the staff are very helpful. You can order a early breakfast if you need to catch a inter island ferry. Good size car park and good location for Kirkwall.

Albert Hotel

7 Mounthoolie Pl, Kirkwall KW15 1JZ, UK – 01856 876000

Excellent hotel lovely room and friendly staff wish I could have stayed longer

Exceeded expectations. Great central location in Kirkwall, although the entrance was a bit difficult to locate on my initial visit. Room was very modern, clean, and comfortable. Cooked breakfast in the morning included. Attached to the Bothy Bar for dinner and late night drinks. I would definitely recommend and would stay here again when in Kirkwall.

Kirkwall Hotel

Harbour St, Kirkwall KW15 1LE, UK – 01856 872232

Good location with great views of the harbour. Had one of those old style elevators with the two doors. Parking on street on in free local lots. Says limited time parking in front of the hotel but staff said not enforced. I spent 3 days there with no issues. Room was comfortable and restaurant was good (evening service great one night, mediocre another).

Food was wonderful but service was very slow. Took 10 minutes before someone even took our order. It took so long to get our main course, the busperson thought we were done before we even got our food

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Pubs, Gastro Pubs and Bars

Bothy Bar

Mounthoolie Ln, Kirkwall KW15 1LA, UK – 01856 867000

Good beer/whisky, great live music, but bar staff were very rude, unfriendly and should frankly find another profession if they find serving customers so annoying. Their knowledge of what they were serving was also inadequate. I also didn't see any food options.

Cracking pub, very vintage looking with a nice drinks selection.

The Shore

Shore Street, Kirkwall KW15 1LG, UK – 01856 872200

Lovely restaurant. 2 evening sittings so aim for early- from 5.30 or late- from 7pm. Perfect service. Food was delicious, the crab tart and haddock risotto (?) were impressive. Not a cheap meal out but definitely worth the little extra simply for the overall quality.

We had a family meal there while staying near by in Scapa. I thought the choice of options was great and the food tasted even better, the portions were huge so go in with an empty belly. I would heartily recommend but it's pricey.

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Local Pubs, public houses, inns, bars for the Kirkwall area - with telephone numbers, addresses, location maps and some reviews. Find A Proper Pub is a drinking man guide to pubs. Although not comprehensive it gives you another angle on pubs it covers around Orkney

Map of Local Accommodation around Kirkwall plus everything you need to know about the area!

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Holiday Lets around Kirkwall including Self Catering Accommodation, Holiday Cottages, Apartments and Houses

Overscapa Cottage

St Ola, Kirkwall KW15 1SD, UK – 01856 874100

High standard cottage with good insulation.

Broad Street Gardens Apartments and Townhouse

Broad Street Gardens, Junction Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1GY, Kirkwall KW15 1DJ, UK – 07702 366933

Return visit to Orkney and Broad Street for 1st time in 8 years for me and 1st time in 6 years for my wife, daughter and mother-in-law. Apartments still as great as before. We'll be back again. at some point.

Nice and comfortable serviced flats but... Very slow or almost no Internet Inefficient underfloor heating

Bridge Street Apartment

5 Bridge St, Kirkwall KW15 1HR, UK – 07740 773000

Nice town house in the centre of Kirkwall. Two bedrooms, kitchen and living room. There was a bathroom with shower and toilet on the first floor and another toilet on the ground floor. Each bedroom also had a basin and wardrobe. Well equipped. Rooms were clean and decent size. Electric heaters in every room so we never felt cold. Our host David was very kind and friendly. When we arrived in the evening lights and heating were on, and everything was ready for us. Only minus is that the house is very close to local bars so on Friday and Saturday night the street was quite noisy...but it didn't influence our stay too much. We were really happy with this accommodation. I would definitely recommend to stay here.

Lovely little house, well maintained and plenty amenities around

You can find excellent very well priced accommodation around Kirkwall using Airbnb!

We run an Airbnb bed and breakfast down in Devon (house below) - and we have stayed in Airbnb accommodation all over the place. You can find the wonderful little gems with totally committed hosts and really frightful places which you put down to experience! You absolutely have to read the details of each listing - and read the reviews! We have had people coming to East Quither Farm expecting to take over our whole house -  or our kitchen etc simply because they have not read the description. Basically use Airbnb wherever we go - but we do do our homework!

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation plus Guesthouses

Hildeval Bed & Breakfast

Hildeval, Easthill, Kirkwall KW15 1LY, UK – 01856 878840

Warm welcome, well looked after Good food and every thing you need for comfort. Highly recommend.

Genuinely welcoming hosts, nice clean room', comfy bed and awesome shower! Breakfast is lovely, and view from breakfast room/ lounge is stunning, very happy place to stay, hope to be back next year 😁

Bed and Breakfast in Orkney

Royal Oak House, Holm Road, Kirkwall KW15 1PY, UK – 01856 877177

Such a lovely clean and friendly place. Breakfast was amazing. Everything you could ask for and more. I would recommend a stay here.

Royal Oak was great. Comfortable. Clean. Quiet. The breakfast was delicious. The owner was too notch. She even asked us if we needed a lift to downtown. I reccomend the Royal Oak.

Laing House Bed & Breakfast

59 Albert St, Kirkwall KW15 1HQ, UK – 01856 879979

Beautiful rooms and friendly welcome near to town centre

If you would like something truly different you might like to have a look at Airbnb. These are mostly B and Bs provided by people on a very informal basis. The may have a spare room, a yurt, a cottage or a barge with space they can receive guests for a night or a month! The website is highly professional. You can really see what you are going to get. Very well worth a look. Airbnb also show 'conventional' B&Bs as well. Enjoy!



Campsites and Caravan Parks

Orkney Caravan Park at The Pickaquoy Centre

Peerie Sea Loan, Kirkwall KW15 1UH, UK – 01856 879900

Really good camp site. Staff are friendly and on duty 8am till 8pm, certainly during the summer months. Very good facilities which are kept clean throughout the day. Close to Kirkwall town centre and ferry piers. Can be busy during summer, but without feeling over crowded. Campers with cars are kept separate from camper vans and campers without cars have their own designated space. The site is in a town setting with the attendant advantages/disadvantages. I think it deserves a 5* rating.

An excellent base for your travels around Orkney. The site is within walking distance of Kirkwall and is linked to a leisure centre & pool, with activities for adults and children alike. The facilities on site are great. The reception block has individual shower & toilet cubicles, a lounge for resting & maybe recharging, a kitchen with a kettle, microwave & fridge for campers travelling light & a laundry room. The staff are friendly & helpful. Brilliant!

Youth Hostels have very much come of age. Gone are the days of iron beds and communal wash basins. Click below for a Youth Hostel near in Kirkwall. You will be pleasently surprised at what is one offer.