Fodor's Expert Review Ayre Hotel

Ayre Rd., Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, KW15 1QX, Scotland

This large, functional hotel by the harbor offers ample accommodation choices—including a wing of nine spacious, self-catering apartments—plus a good bar-restaurant. Public rooms are spotless but lack character, while the modern guest rooms combine light wood, creams, and purple-accented soft furnishings. Ask for a room with a good sea view on an upper floor to avoid a room around the back.

PROS

  • great for families and groups
  • some rooms have great sea views
  • location near the harbor

CONS

  • uninspiring parking lot views from some rooms
  • feels like a chain hotel
  • used by tour groups often

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01856-873001

HOTEL DETAILS

60 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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