Welcome back! Overnight stays and indoor dining is back on! Find out more...

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.

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.

revamping, renovating, restyling...

We're back!

We've made some beautiful new changes to our beloved Kirkwall Hotel.  Step through our vintage revolving doors, into a world of plush new interiors. You  can stop for a dram in the Highland Park Bar, dine in the Harbour View Restaurant, then sink into bed in your gorgeously refurbished bedroom. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for sneak peeks!

Aside from this, our focus has been on reassuring experiences. We have developed a 'Seven Point Action Plan' to help you understand the steps we have taken ahead of our reopening.We are also proud to have recieved the 'Good To Go' accreditation from Visit Scotland. Find out more...

Flexible bookings

We are here to take bookings and we want to reassure you that they can be made risk-free. If you feel like you need to escape for a short break to reconnect and indulge, you can make a booking and cancel if you need to; please just allow 48 hours' notice.



competition time!

An exciting prize you'll not want to miss out on...

To celebrate welcoming you back in mid-May for overnight stays, and to say a huge 'thank you' for supporting us through these uncertain times, we want to treat one lucky guest to a 2 night stay for two with a £25pp dining allowance to spend on your first night.

Live locally? If you prefer, your two-night prize can be taken as two separate stays - one with your £25pp dining allowance included - or your prize can be awarded as a gift voucher for a friend or loved one.

What are you waiting for? Simply complete this form to be in with a chance of winning!




Competition closes on the 30th June 2021.

Good luck!





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).

Beautiful textures, intimate banquette booths and the warmest Scottish hospitality await.

Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm (Saturday & Sunday only)
Lunch: 12:00pm - 2:00pm (Friday - Sunday)

6:00pm - 9:00pm

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highland park bar

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, and served in our newly refurbished bar.

Discover an extensive gin collection (70 gins & counting!) in our drinking den while watching boats nestle in the harbour...what's your favourite tipple?

The Highland Park Bar is currently closed, but we hope to reopen very soon! 


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. We can host up to 110 wedding guests. All recently refurbished, our elegant Writing Room, intimate Study and gorgeous Harbour View Restaurant all make special spaces for your 'Big 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.


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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