We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“OK, but a bit disappointing”
Review of The Orkney Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
The Orkney Hotel
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 January 2006

Stayed here as a 'safe bet' assuming the standard would be good. First of all we were given a room in which someone had smoked and it stank. We requested another room, which was sorted out without problem. Our room had a cheap 4 poster bed with nothing hanging on the posts (it was just a wooden bedframe with wooden posts) and an old duvet cover, though the bed itself wasn't uncomfortable. The next mornign we had to get up early for the ferry to Sanday, and the shower took at least 5 minutes to warm up at all. Had breakfast in our room (due to it being too early) so didn't take advantage of the proper cooked breakfast. The staff were friendly enough and it's a nice building, plus it was clean, but the room was more basic than many of the b+bs we stayed in on Orkney and so it didn't really feel particularly good value.

  • Stayed: December 2005
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Lotan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (283)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

275 - 281 of 283 reviews

Reviewed 30 December 2004

My husband and I honeymooned in Scotland this past fall and made the journey to Kirkwall. The Orkney Hotel was beautiful, elegant and the staff was VERY attentive! Our room had a huge jacuzzi tub and four poster bed. The dining at this establishment was very, very good. You can walk to great shopping, dining and St. Magnus Cathedral. An easy drive to Ring of Brodgar, Birsay and other great sites. Worth the trip! (Don't forget to try the chefs own ornage marmalde at breakfast!)

11  Thank sjalberts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
Melbourne, Australia
110
Reviewed 1 January 2003

From the friendly welcome, to the well appointed and comfortable room to the dinner of fresh local produce prepared to maximise flavour the Orkney was a wonderful place to stay. Fantastically central in Kirkwall we found this a great base from which to explore all the amazing places that Orkney has to offer. Definintely a place to which we will return on future visits.


10  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Clelia P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 October 2015
Google Translation

Room Tip: Лучше жить в основном здании, там намного суше и теплее...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank Boris B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: July 2015
Thank JohnArne
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 December 2013
Google Translation

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank SCHIARO
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kirkwall
0.3 mi away
The Ayre Hotel
The Ayre Hotel
#1 of 9 in Kirkwall
383 reviews
0.3 mi away
St. Ola Hotel
St. Ola Hotel
#4 of 9 in Kirkwall
136 reviews
0.3 mi away
Kirkwall Hotel
Kirkwall Hotel
#8 of 9 in Kirkwall
389 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.6 mi away
Sands Hotel
Sands Hotel
#1 of 1 in Burray Village
189 reviews
0.3 mi away
Albert Hotel
Albert Hotel
#7 of 9 in Kirkwall
161 reviews
0 mi away
Smithfield Hotel
Smithfield Hotel
#1 of 1 in Dounby
97 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Orkney Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Orkney Hotel

Address: 40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Kirkwall
Price Range: £76 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Orkney Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a 17th Century hotel where fresh local produce meets friendly Orcadian hospitality. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Hotels.com so you can book your The Orkney Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Orkney Hotel Kirkwall
The Orkney Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing