The Kirkwall Hotel

Harbour Street, Kirkwall

Hotel information



The Kirkwall Hotel is one of Orkney’s finest Victorian buildings. It is situated on the town’s picturesque harbour front, close to the marina and the main shopping area.

The hotel has 37 en-suite rooms with a great range of facilities, a harbour view restaurant offering an extensive menu, a lounge bar, and a public bar.

Bedrooms at The Kirkwall Hotel

The Kirkwall Hotel has single, double, and deluxe sea view rooms. All rooms have en suite bathroom facilities with shower or bath, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries, a flat-screen TV, a telephone and tea and coffee facilities.

The hotel provides free Wi-Fi and free parking.

Hotel’s restaurant

The hotel’s Harbour View Restaurant and Lounge Bar are very popular with locals, visitors, and hotel guests.

Typical starters in the hotel include Cullen skink, Crispy Grimbister cheese salad, nachos and, of course, good old haggis neeps & tatties.

Mains on the menu are likely to include scallops, tempura prawns, classics such as fish & chips, steak pie and the mushroom & chestnut risotto.

If you have a sweet tooth, you might be able to round the meal off with Orkney fudge cheesecake, black forest gateau or poached pear in mulled wine.

Traditional pub

Skippers Bar is a traditional pub in the hotel on the harbour front serving with food, drinks, and entertainment.

The welcoming atmosphere makes it the perfect place to meet friends, relax and enjoy the informal surroundings whilst sampling the extensive range of food, drinks, wine & cocktails.

It is the perfect place to pop in for a quick drink, coffee or just while away the afternoon or evening at your leisure.

Explore Orkney

Orkney has magic like nowhere else in Scotland.

The archipelago of islands where the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet has echoes of Vikings, Neolithic villages, ancient standing stones, and white sandy beaches.

The Kirkwall Hotel, on the north coast of Orkney’s mainland, is perfectly situated to explore all the island’s fascinating sights.

Within walking distance of the hotel is St Magnus Cathedral, the Earl and Bishop’s Palaces, The Orkney Museum, The Highland Park Distillery, and the Visitor Centre. Orkney’s Neolithic sights, such as Skara Brae and The Ring of Brodgar are just a short drive away.



Harbour Street



KW15 1LE


General Policies





Cancellation Policy

72 hour cancellation notice period. Cancellations outwith this period will be non-refundable.


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