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Kirkwall Hotel Orkney

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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.

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.

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This summer, in-room picnics and socially-distanced dining are on the menu while we focus on reassuring experiences. We have developed a 'Seven Point Action Plan' to help you understand the steps we are taking to help book and stay with confidence during the Covid-19 lockdown, and are proud to have recieved the 'Good To Go' accreditation from Visit Scotland. Find out more...




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 (Saturday & Sunday only)

Dinner is currently available for guests staying in the hotel only
6:00pm - 9:00pm, daily
Booking is essential

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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?

Unfortunately the  Highland Park Bar is currently closed in line with the Scottish Government's regulations to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Please stay safe, we hope to welcome you back 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.

Unfortunately Skippers is currently closed in line with the Scottish Government's regulations  to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Please stay safe, we hope to welcome you back soon!


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