We booked the Ayre having read the positive reviews and we realise that you can't please everyone but we don't recognise this as the place others are reviewing so favourably.
In it's favour, the hotel is centrally situated for visiting Orkney. It is also clean and not noisy.
The bedrooms have, for the most part, no or restricted views and are smaller than most hotel rooms we stay in. As a comparison we would say that given a choice between the Ayre and a Premier Inn it would be no contest - Premier Inns have larger rooms and bathrooms at approximately half the price.
Breakfast was taken in a soulless "events" room and was adequate. We had the temerity to ask for a pot of tea one morning and were told in no uncertain terms to get our own! So, whilst some of the staff were pleasant, it was not universally the case.
Perhaps we should not have prepaid..........
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- Also Known As:
- Ayre Hotel Kirkwall
- The Ayre Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands