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.

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. 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 Orkneys famous whiskies.


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.


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Harbour View Restaurant

Our 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.


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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.


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The Kirkwall Hotel effortlessly creates a majestic sense of occasion with a warm family feeling. The magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, Peedie Kirk, catholic church and the civil marriage hall are all only a few minutes walk away, making The Kirkwall Hotel a convenient location for your very special day. 


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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.


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