Kirkwall Hotel Orkney

welcome to the kirkwall hotel

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.

You will be looked after with a genuine warm welcome and friendly efficient service throughout your visit. 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. For your convenience the hotel is Dog friendly.

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 Orkney's famous whiskies.

rooms

One of the island's finest Victorian buildings, we've got 37 bedrooms, many with stunning harbour views. All are en-suite with great WiFi, some are adjoining - perfect for families - and we have some dog-friendly bedrooms too.

Whether visiting Orkney for busines or pleasure, spend awhile with us and you will be looked after with genuine Scottish hospitality. A warm welcome awaits in Skippers Bar, exquisite dining is easy to find in the Harbour View Restaurant, and the selection of whiskies in the Highland Park Bar is impressive.

Get your day off to a good start in the recently refurbished restaurant - it's a beautiful space for breakfast or a bite to eat. Speaking of breakfast...you'll love our local produce and selection of homemade jams!

 

View Rooms

harbour view restaurant

The recently refurbished Harbour View Restaurant takes dining to new unchartered waters. Dine on vibrant dishes filled with Orcadian produce, with views of the harbour. The finest catches and freshest field fodder are complimented by a compelling wine list (and an even better selection of whiskies).

Open for breakfast, brunch (at weekends), lunch and supper... beautiful textures, intimate banquette booths and the warmest Scottish hospitality await.

Lunch: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Dinner: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

 

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highland park bar

We're thrilled to announce that we've partnered with Highland Park Whisky to bring you an exciting variety of 100+ Highland Park whiskies, all of which are distilled right on our doorstep here in Kirkwall. Discover an exstensive gin collection (70 gins & counting!) in our newly renovated drinking den while watching boats nestle in the harbour...what's your favourite tipple?

highland park dining experience

friday 21st february, 6:30pm


Calling all whisky lovers! We've teamed up with the masters of malt at Highland Park to bring you an incredible whisky experience that invites you to explore the different flavours Highland Park delivers.

A Highland Park Ambassador will be telling their story while you enjoy an Old Fashioned cocktail with elegantly prepared canapés. This will be followed by a three-course menu with matched Highland Park whiskies with each course.

Coffee and delicate petit fours will finish off your evening before you make your way home. Tickets are 45.00 per person.


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weddings

Situated in the heart of the historic town of Kirkwall overlooking the beautiful harbour, our 36 bedroom hotel is a hidden gem with genuine Orcadian charm and character. Our vision is to create unforgettable weddings which exceed expectations. Licensed for up to 110 wedding guests, our elegant Writing Room and intimate Study make special spaces for your 'Big Day'.
 

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explore

A number of attractions and places of interest are in walking distance of the hotel, these include the stunning St Magnus Cathedral – a must for anyone visiting Kirkwall, the Earl’s and Bishop’s Palaces, The Orkney Museum and The Highland Park Distillery and Visitor Centre.

 

things to do

skippers bar

Skippers Bar is a long established traditional pub, which serves a menu of British favourites alongside multi-screen TVs showing the best live sports and music. Our warm, welcoming atmosphere makes Skippers the ideal space to eat, drink and relax.

 

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