This place is gleamingly clean and very well appointed, albeit it's an old building with small rooms. The owners and staff are attentive and excellent in every way and the in-house bar and restaurant are comfortable and provide excellent fare - bettering everything else in town in our opinion. Add this too a plethora of floral arrangements from a lovely private garden and you have a delightful small hotel, which is exactly what it claims to be!
Kirkwall is quiet, except for Saturday night we were told, and relatively expensive too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This hotel offers simple comforts but is still in the top two or three places to stay in Kirkwall. In 1824, it was built just outside Kirkwall by a retired sea captain, and became Orkney’s first hospital in 1845. Today, owners Gifford Leslie and Robert Dawson provide a warm welcome and comfortable guest rooms. Each with a shower-only bathroom. The property has been refurbished in the past few years and it now fresh and inviting. Cost-conscious meals are served in a small restaurant and bar. Fully licensed to sell alcohol, the hotel attracts both locals and visitors. The West End Hotel, in many ways, is the ideal blend of old and new. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- West End Kirkwall
- Hotel West End
- West End Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands