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The Orkney Hotel

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of The Orkney Hotel

The Orkney Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Mainland

8,2/10 Very good

39 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, Scotland, KW15 1DN
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathtub or shower

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Kirkwall

Getting around

  • Kirkwall (KOI) - 6 min drive


  • Happy Haddock Fish & Chips - 2 min walk
  • Cafelolz - 4 min walk
  • Trenabies Bistro - 5 min walk
  • The Auld Motor Hoose Theme Bar - 5 min walk
  • Archive Coffee - 5 min walk

About this property

The Orkney Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Kirkwall, The Orkney Hotel is just 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from the airport. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Garden View Restaurant, which serves British cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge and a garden. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff.


English, German, Hungarian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Off-leash area available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast on weekday mornings 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Garden View Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 5 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Orkney Hotel Kirkwall
Orkney Hotel
Orkney Kirkwall
The Orkney Hotel Hotel
The Orkney Hotel Kirkwall
The Orkney Hotel Hotel Kirkwall

Frequently asked questions

Does The Orkney Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Orkney Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Orkney Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Orkney Hotel?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 5 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Dog exercise areas are available.
Is parking offered on site at The Orkney Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Orkney Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in are available.
What is there to do at The Orkney Hotel and nearby?
The Orkney Hotel has a garden and access to a nearby indoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near The Orkney Hotel?
Yes, Garden View Restaurant offers British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Cafelolz (4-min walk), Trenabies Bistro (5-min walk), and The Auld Motor Hoose Theme Bar (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Orkney Hotel like?
The Orkney Hotel is in the heart of Kirkwall, a short 1-minute walk from Mainland and 3 minutes' walk from Orkney Museum.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Steven, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Only drawback was that the car park was at the back of the hotel with a precarious set of steps which took you to the front of the hotel. Not very easy in the dark.
4-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Luc, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

convenient location, staff lovely, decor rather dated, wifi only ever connected for a few seconds. facilities ok
Catherine, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

An older property but a charming one. We had a great experience at the Orkney Hotel. The staff were kind and very helpful. Loved the location - great for walking about town and very close to St Magnus Cathedral.
Daniel, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great room slow breakfast
The room was lovely and quiet ,although the bathroom was a little tired.Bed comfortable room service was very good . Breakfast service needs to be more consistent, some mornings very slick and organised other appeared chaotic , staff appeared over whelmed on occasion. Evening meal menu could do with a little more variety .Reception / bar staff were excellent. An excellent position for town explorations .
helen, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Ok stay
Expensive for what you get. Breakfast wasn’t the best, short staffed and not very attentive. Didn’t have breakfast the second day. Receptionist staff was good Room could do with an upgrade
2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Andy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Donna, 1-night trip
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