My wife and I stayed in the Albert Hotel for 5 nights during a recent holiday in Kirkwall and was most impressed with our accomodation.
We requested and were given a quiet room (Room 201) after reading some of the previous comments about these premises on Tripadvisor. The room was excellent - modern, clean decor with not one but two flat screen TVs in the room, a large spotless, comfortable bed and large bath/shower room.
The hotel is well situated only a minutes walk from the harbourfront and the main shopping street/restaurants.
The staff are pleasant and helpful, the breakfast is fresh and extensive and the adjacent hotel lounge is well worth a visit if you are too tired at the days end to trek any further for evening meals.
I do not totally disagree with previous comments regarding noise - I heard nothing from the nearby Bothy Bar (even when they had the fiddle band playing on a Sunday evening) but you can hear next room showers/water running in the morning. We may have been lucky with our room situation, but i have heard the same thing in most hotels that I have stayed in and certainly would not allow this minor inconvenience discourage use of this hotel.
The hotel is not cheap but for a handy, comfortable, contemporary base from which to explore Orkney, I could not really fault it.
If ever I can visit these fascinating islands again, I would have no hesitation in staying at the Albert.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, TripOnline SA, Book Direct Rooms, Expedia, Hotels.com and Ebookers so you can book your Albert 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:
- Albert Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands