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West End Hotel

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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
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Bar/Lounge
Pets Allowed
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Pool
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3 Star Hotel
This hotel offers simple comforts but is still in the top two or three places to stay in Kirkwall. In 1824, it was built just outside Kirkwall by a retired sea captain, and became Orkney’s first hospital in 1845. The property has been refurbished in the past few years and it now fresh...
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Location and contact
14 Main Street, Kirkwall KW15 1BU, Scotland
2.2 km to Kirkwall Airport
15 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed yesterday

Good news: Staff is friendly and courteous, food is OK (we just had the breakfast), location is right at the one end of The Street, so you can pretty much walk everywhere you want to go for sightseeing and gift shopping. Bad news: Floors in...More

1  Thank 99kylea
Reviewed 3 days ago

We returned to this hotel after staying there in 2015. From checking on here we'd found out the management had changed and we were interested to see how the place had changed. What hasn't changed is the location in the quiet end of Kirkwall, and...More

Thank Garry W
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Orkney is a magic place and this hotel is part of the charm. It is small but the staff are so friendly and professional, I felt right at home. The highlight was the food. The dinner menu provides tasty and modern cuisine. The attached bar...More

3  Thank Anna B
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Since changing hands the restaurant is no longer dog friendly. Difficult to find a place in Kirkwall that will accept well behaved dogs. It really is the way forward and is greatly appreciated by dog lovers.

Thank Dianne2701
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Visited for two nights on business. At check it was meant by pleasant chap who escorted me to room - nice touch. Room itself quite dated and very small and bathroom was tiny. It was however clean and in a quiet spot overlooking benches outside...More

Thank Ally S
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Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Room Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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US$104 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$104 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
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I don't think so however the airport is only a very short (10 minute) taxi ride away.
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"Be aware this is a historic old building with stairs before booking."
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"We were only there for a meal so cannot recommend a room choice. It is on a fairly quiet street but very..."
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"WIFI can be difficult but it is a very old building, if you need it in your room ask before you check in."
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"There was wifi in common room& bar. Our room was way back and had no wifi."
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