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 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 travellers.


View Rooms

harbour view restaurant

Using fresh locally sourced Orcadian ingredients, you can enjoy traditional dishes of mouth-watering quality while appreicating our stunning views of Kirkwall Harbour.


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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?


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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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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