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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, ideal for business or leisure. As a privately owned family run business you will be looked after with a genuine warm welcome and friendly efficient service throughout your visit. The hotel has 36 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 offers 36 en-suite rooms suitable for the individual traveller or larger groups. All rooms have been finished to a high standard with facilities needed for the modern day traveller.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Hairdryer
  • Flat screen TV
  • Free Wifi internet access
  • Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Egyptian Cotton Bedding
  • Iron and ironing board on Request
  • Room Service on Request
  • Laundry Service

The Harbour View Restaurant:

The Harbour View Restaurant and Lounge Bar are very popular with locals, visitors and hotel guests. We create a relaxed atmosphere with a professional service, whether you are on business, a mini break or family holiday. Let us revive and restore your spirits with delicious menus created from the finest local ingredients by Head Chef George Lawrie. From Orkney’s Larder and from further afield George Lawries menus are inspired by the locality, the seasons as well as traditional and contemporary trends, with over 20 years experience his menus offer delicious food with something to suit all tastes.
After a relaxing night’s sleep enjoy a traditional freshly cooked breakfast which includes local butchers sausages, haggis, black pudding as well as free range eggs and locally baked bread. You can also choose from fresh fruits, yogurts and cereals.

Skippers Bar:

Skippers Bar is a traditional pub on the harbour front, in the centre of Kirkwall, serving quality food, drinks, music & entertainment. The welcoming atmosphere makes it the perfect place to meet friends, relax and enjoy the informal surroundings, whilst sampling the extensive range of food, drinks, wine & cocktails. Beautifully refurbished in June 2010 to a unique high standard, you can instantly feel at home whether a local or visitor. A perfect place to pop in for a quick drink, coffee or just while away the afternoon or evening at your leisure.


On The Map: Kirkwall is the biggest town and capital of the Orkney Islands, which lie off the north coast of Scotland, where the Atlantic Ocean and North Sea meet.

Kirkwall is first mentioned in Orkneyinga saga in the year 1046, when it is recorded as the residence of Rögnvald Brusason – the Earl of Orkney, who was killed by his uncle Thorfinn the Mighty. In 1486, King James III of Scotland elevated Kirkwall to the status of a Royal Burgh. Modern roadsigns still indicate “The City and Royal Burgh of Kirkwall”. With a population of about 8,500, Kirkwall is a port with ferry services to Aberdeen and Lerwick, as well as the principal north islands in the group. At the heart of the town stands St. Magnus Cathedral. Next to the Cathedral are the ruins of the former Bishop’s Palace and Earl’s Palace. The town has two museums, the larger being Tankerness House Museum, which contains items of local historical interest within one of Scotland’s best-preserved sixteenth century town-houses. Kirkwall has many 17th-18th-century houses and other structures in the local vernacular style. On the west edge of the town, is a prehistoric ancient monument – Grain Earth House – a short low stone-walled passage deep underground leading to a small pillared chamber.

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