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The Ayre Hotel

3-star Kirkwall hotel with restaurant

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
NZ$149

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

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Ayre Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1QX, Scotland, United Kingdom
8.2.Very good.
  • Great location. Good food.

    Sep 14, 2021

  • Stayed in one of the new apartments. Well equipped only missing a bin (probably due to…

    Sep 13, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to We're Good To Go (UK) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Walkable
Convenient
Easy parking
Quiet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 51 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry

For families

  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator
  • Bathtub or shower

What’s around

  • Mainland - 1 min walk
  • Orkney Wireless Museum - 1 min walk
  • St. Magnus Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Orkney Museum - 6 min walk
  • Earl's Palace - 9 min walk
  • Bishop's Palace - 9 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Panoramic Double or Twin Room, Sea View
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Panoramic Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Sea View
  • Budget Double Room
  • One Bedroom Apartment
  • Family Room
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Mainland - 1 min walk
  • Orkney Wireless Museum - 1 min walk
  • St. Magnus Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Orkney Museum - 6 min walk
  • Earl's Palace - 9 min walk
  • Bishop's Palace - 9 min walk
  • Scapa Distillery - 39 min walk
  • Scapa Beach - 41 min walk
  • Balfour Castle - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Mine Howe - 6.1 mi / 9.9 km
  • Mill Sand - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km

Getting around

  • Kirkwall (KOI) - 6 min drive
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Ayre Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1QX, Scotland, United Kingdom

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 51 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.
  • This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower

Be entertained

  • TV

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 10 for adults and GBP 10 for children (approximately)

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Ayre Hotel Kirkwall
  • Ayre Kirkwall
  • Ayre Hotel
  • The Ayre Hotel Hotel
  • The Ayre Hotel Kirkwall
  • The Ayre Hotel Hotel Kirkwall

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FAQs

  • Yes, The Ayre Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The Auld Motor House Theme Bar (3-min walk), The Shore Restaurant (3-min walk), and Dil Se (3-min walk).
8.2.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Good location in Kirkwall and sea view room was a bonus.

    David, 2 night business trip, Aug 19, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Quirky place in a great location and plenty of free parking. Staff were very friendly and helpful at all times of the day and night. Lift didn’t work so awkward getting suitcase up to top floor. 2 adults and 2 children were more than a little cramped in a family room with 1 double and 1 single bed but thats what we booked so can’t fault that!

    2 night family trip, Aug 18, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Easy to find and welcoming. Odd that check out was at 10am, it wasn’t highlighted to us and we assumed 11am. Cleaner was banging on doors, but hotel staff ok at checkout that we left at 11am. Rooms ok, and friendly bar staff

    Leela, 2 night family trip, Jul 26, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Ayre Hotel

    Very nice, food good, would stay again

    Michael, 3 night trip, Jul 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Pleasant stay at Ayre Hotel

    Stay was very good. Location is very central in Kirkwall and a great base to explore Orkney. The room was spacious and well-equipped and the shower was good. We ate at the hotel on the first night and food was okay and well-priced. We decided to skip breakfasts.

    2 night family trip, Jul 21, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Friendly and welcoming.

    Clean, comfortable and spacious room. Staff were very helpful, friendly and welcoming. We ate at the Hotel on the first night, my Chicken Pie arrived cold, but the staff immediately corrected this with a fresh serving - not a quick reheat. The local ales were very good and not overpriced. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and recommend the Ayre Hotel, I would stay again.

    Kate, 2 night trip, Jul 8, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Amazing staff, mediocre hotel.

    The staff were so lovely - there was a mix up with our booking and they fixed it. The toilet in one of our rooms didn’t flush so they moved us to another room (unfortunately the bathroom door in the new room didn’t close). The breakfast was awful. A buffet style with hot and cold food but there was mouldy food on display, glasses were stored on the floor, there weren’t enough plates. Definitely not worth the early rise!

    Nicola, 1 night family trip, Jul 2, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    A good hotel for a stay in Orkney.

    A really nice hotel, overlooking the harbour, but handy for local shops and restaurants. Staff very helpful and food good at a reasonable price. Ample car parking at front and rear of hotel. Dependent on budget I would recommend one of the larger rooms with harbour view, the rate is still reasonable. There are also apartment rooms attached to hotel that may be an attractive option for families.

    Peter, 3 night business trip, May 9, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The hotel experience was not easy - the interpretation of the COVID rules meant we did not feel particularly welcome - there seemed to be communication issues between expedia and the hotel about was included in the charges and this led to issues that were resolved by the receptionist but it would have been better if that had not happened.

    1 night business trip, Apr 28, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Can’t go wrong with this one

    Nice hotel, I’ve stayed a few times now and it’s my go to when I’m on the island

    Colin, 1 night business trip, Apr 27, 2021

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