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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