The owners of the West End Hotel, Giffie and Robert and their staff are very pleasant and helpful, giving you that 'nothing is too much trouble' feeling.
The room we stayed in was well furnished, clean and comfortable, with a couple of unusual touches, most welcoming.
The food was of a good standard with a reasonable variety of dishes on offer, and at an affordable price.
The hotel itself is in a good position within the town of Kirkwall, being just at the end of the main shopping street, this in itself leading to the harbour at the opposite end to the hotel, about a 10 minute stroll.
The West End Hotel was recommended to me by friends, and in turn, I would also highly recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to have a well priced, relaxing and enjoyable stay.
- 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