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Nairn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stayed here for a one night stay while paying a quick visit to Kirkwall recently. The hotel is situated on a quiet side street near the centre of Kirkwall with ample free parking in the local area. My room was spotlessly clean, with en suite and tea/coffee facilities. The double bed was very comfortable and the room had a flat...

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

I stay away a lot with my work and I have stayed in a lot of hotels/b&bs. This is a lovely little place, the rooms are modern, clean and spacious. One of the gentlemen owners greeted us on arrival and was really friendly and helpful, The food was absolutely delicious, really really good. Cant fault the place really.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We only went to this hotel for a meal but it was so good we went back again. We were saying in a self catering apartment and preferred to eat out in the evenings. Our landlord said that the West End Hotel did the best steaks in Kirkwall and to book a table in the bar near the fire. We...

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are very glad you enjoyed your meal here at the West End Hotel. Kind Regards Kirsten

Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The West End is a rare example of putting customer service and comfort at the top of its priorities. Our room was cosy and well-appointed, the owners and staff were all very friendly and helpful. The food both in the restaurant and Wedgwood Dining Room was excellent. The hotel is ideally placed for exploring Kirkwall and the islands, either by...

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are all very glad you enjoyed your stay at The West End Hotel. We do hope you return and will look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Kirsten

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Myself and Marilyn were there for a meal twice in the last couple of months and it was brilliant.. Great food and the staff were really on the ball.. Great atmosphere and warm welcoming decor.. Will be back for another meal without a doubt.. Went out feeling full and happy.. Thank you giffie and Robert and staff

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed both your meals at the hotel and will be glad to welcome you back anytime. Kind Regards Kirsten

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed there for 3 nights and we don't have enough words to describe the hospitality of Giffie and Robert. When we arrived, we were told that our room was at the top floor. We have been traveling for 2 weeks already and have accumulated some souvenirs and had 2 suitcases and a carry on. They don't...

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We do hope you return again to Orkney and would be very happy to welcome you back to the Hotel. Kind regards Kirsten

Kraainem, Belgium
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Stayed 2 nights in a comfortable room with an excellent bed (room 3). Friendly staff, free parking and a short walk into Kirkwall. And the food ... excellent breakfast and a superb restaurant where we ate both nights. Could not recommend more highly.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We found this place by chance while strolling through Kirkwall on the search for a restaurant. This review only applies for the restaurant. We had the luck of nice weather and sat outside in the garden. Absolutely beautiful and laid back. Food was very good, we had lamb and potato hot pot, fish soup and steak and ale pie. Very...

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It was a busy Friday evening, we hadn't booked and popped in on the of chance that they has a table for two for a meal. The waitress was very friendly and quickly found us a table. Our meal was superb! Obviously freshly prepared, my beef was melt in the mouth delicious. Can highly recommend.

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review i am very glad you enjoyed your meal here. Kind regards Giffie

London
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The perfect place to relax and stay in central Kirkwall, which is also quiet, with no noise from traffic or local pubs. The owners give a very warm welcome to all their guests, and the generous portions of freshly cooked food, and delicious starters and home-made puddings made it one of our favourite places to eat in Orkney. The rooms...

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Gifford L, Owner at West End Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Giffie

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Cuisines: Pub, British, Scottish
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Official Description (provided by the 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. Today, owners Gifford Leslie and Robert Dawson provide a warm welcome and comfortable guest rooms. Each with a shower-only bathroom. The property has been refurbished in the past few years and it now fresh and inviting. Cost-conscious meals are served in a small restaurant and bar. Fully licensed to sell alcohol, the hotel attracts both locals and visitors. The West End Hotel, in many ways, is the ideal blend of old and new. ... more   less 

Additional Information about West End Hotel

Address: 14 Main Street, Kirkwall KW15 1BU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range: $156 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — West End Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
West End Kirkwall
Hotel West End
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kirkwall
#4 Business Hotel in Kirkwall
#5 Family Hotel in Kirkwall
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“There are rooms at the back and in the "attic", which might not suit everyone, as there's no obvious lift.”
KenF566, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“i struggled to keep window open, so maybe ask for a block if you like window open all night.”
Ssdaz, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“Use room two or nine”
lesliehendry789, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 is very nice!”
Scotuk, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All good there are only 10”
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