Experience a 17th Century hotel where fresh local food and whisky meets traditional hospitality in the heart of Kirkwall, capital of the Orkney islands.

Feel free to request our Covid-19 procedures. We are happy to take food, drink and accommodation bookings by phone, email or Facebook Messenger requests.

Dating back to 1670, the hotel offers every modern convenience, while retaining its original features and charms. ldeally situated in the town centre, the hotel is minutes from the magnificent St. Magnus Cathedral, Bishop's and Earl's Palaces and local shops. We offer 30 elegant and comfortable en-suite rooms, ranging from business singles to four-poster deluxe rooms.

Welcome to our world of whisky and food. Our Royal Cask Whisky Gin Bar offers over 1,000 whiskies, 160 gins and a selection of local draft ales. The child-friendly back bar area is a new space where visitors can enjoy a dram and choose from our bar supper menu.

Our Garden View Restaurant offers fresh local produce such as native bred beef and lamb, daily harvested seafood and creative vegetarian dishes. Open 6pm-8.30pm daily. Please book in advance.

Whether you are planning a business trip or a peaceful nature break, the Orkney Hotel is a unique find and here to serve your needs.

  • "Ensuite bath and/or shower, all bedrooms"
  • Hairdryer in bedroom
  • Satellite/cable TV
  • 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
  • Garden for residents use
  • Four-poster bed available
  • Packed lunches by arrangement
  • Building of historic/literary/architectural interest
  • Special diets catered for on request
  • Games room
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Short breaks available
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