The Ayre hotel situated on Ayre Road on the Kirkwall waterfront, is one of Orkney's finest hotels.

We’re ready to welcome you back. From Grab & Go breakfast options, to new house keeping/sanitising rules, we’ve got everything covered in our clean, safe, legal initiative so you can stay safe, happy and healthy.

Our car park is now our Bar Park! It is open from 12 pm to 10 pm every day. Maximum group sizes and bubbles will still dictate the maximum number of people we are allowed to sit together. No standing allowed and table service only.

In our restaurant, we are taking bookings for lunch and dinner at the usual times, and have a delicious new menu as well as a special steak menu. Call or email us to make a booking and our team will be there to guide you through our ‘new normal’ dining experience.

Our modern comfortable en-suite rooms are available with a choice of superking, king size or double beds. Free wi-fi is available throughout and there is the option of booking a sea view room for a small supplementary charge. The hotel has its car park which is accessed off Burnmouth Road.

Our popular bar and restaurant along with the newly added conservatory serve lunches and snacks from 12 -2pm and evening meals from 6 -9 pm daily which feature local produce in the varied menus.

The building has been serving guests for hundred of years and today the family run hotel welcomes customers from near and far, for business or pleasure. Situated a short walk from the town centre the hotel is also very convenient for the North Isles Ferry terminal and is within 1.5 miles of the Hatston Ferry Terminal seeing onward links to Aberdeen or Shetland.

Whether you wish to explore the Orkney Mainland from Skara Brae in the North to Burwick in the South or catch a ferry to visit the Isles you are never more than 20 miles from the hotel.

The rate shown is per room per night inclusive of breakfast. Please do not hesitate to call for out of season breaks.

  • Ensuite bath and/or shower, all bedrooms
  • Hairdryer in bedroom
  • Television available
  • Broadband
  • WiFi
  • Tea/coffee making facilities in bedrooms
  • Telephone in bedrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Evening meal available
  • Room Service
  • Resident's lounge
  • Full alcohol drinks licence/licensed bar
  • Laundry service
  • Private parking
  • Porterage
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • Pets accepted by arrangement
  • Packed lunches by arrangement
  • Vegetarian diets catered for on request
  • Special diets catered for on request
  • Passenger lift
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Short breaks available