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The Original Orcadian Hotel on the harbour


The Original Orcadian Hotel on the harbour. The largest hotel in our collection, this 37-bedroom residence beckons you to step inside - through the revolving vintage doors and into a world of warm interiors and even warmer Scottish hospitality. Experience Orkney - the sounds, the tastes and the sights - from its heart.

This bustling hotel is at the heart of its community. It's home to the Harbour View Restaurant and the jewel in its crown, The Highland Park Bar, which is stocked with more than 100 Highland Park whiskies. Orkney is a magical place and The Kirkwall Hotel is a thriving hub from which to enjoy all it has to offer. From hand-dived Orcadian scallops to 40-year-old whiskies, The Kirkwall Hotel is the perfect backdrop to a perfect holiday.

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Afternoon Tea at Kirkwall Hotel

Afternoon Tea by the Harbour

Indulge in a selection of fresh finger sandwiches, seasonal desserts and warm homemade scones, served with Prossecco (optional) and your choice of tea or coffee. Drink in the seascapes as you tuck into chef's finest treats of the day! This naughty but nice selection is served with warm Orcadian hospitality and lashings of cream!



Whisky Flights at The Kirkwall Hotel

Whisky Flights

If you're a whisky lover, this is your mecca! Partnered with Highland Park whisky, The Highland Park Bar at The Kirkwall Hotel is home to an exciting variety of 100-plus Highland Park whiskies, all of which are distilled in Kirkwall. Choose from a selection of Whisky Flights, including the classic 'Taste of Age' featuring the 12, 15 and 18 year-old whiskies, the 'Try Before You Die' with a combined age of 91, or the viking's choice - 'The Crazy Warrior'.



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Authentic Harbourside Slumbers

The Kirkwall Hotel is boutique haven for some well-deserved zeds. Contemporary yet characterful, each of the 37 beautifully restored bedrooms gives a gentle nod to this historic fishing town, with industrial-style furnishings and warm textiles. Many offer harbour views so you can watch the day boats come and go, all offer a restful home-from-home stay.

Adventures on the harbourside are for everyone, pups included! With oodles of green space, golden sand and shallow coves to explore, your pooch will become a fully-fledged island pup when staying at The Kirkwall Hotel - a dog-friendly hotel in Orkney.


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Scattered in windswept waters, 16km from the northernmost reaches of the Scottish mainland, lie the 70 or so islands which make up Orkney. Only 20 are inhabited. Located in the heart of the Orkneys, Kirkwall is the perfect base from which to explore the islands, with historic buildings, fascinating architecture and an abundance of independent shops, cafes and more. From captivating culture and wildlife to adreniline-filled activities, you won’t be short on choice. 

For the adventurers, there are daily ferries from Kirkwall to the Outer Isles in the summer. Venture aboard and you’ll find a small cluster of magnificent isles waiting to be discovered - ‘ay', you might just fall in love! Westray, Shapinsay, Papay (Bill Bryson’s favourite spot in all of Britain), Hoy, The Gloup and Rousay each have their own charm. You could even enjoy the Worlds shortest flight from Westray to Papa Westray in 2 mins and get a certificate!

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