Fodor's Expert Review West End Hotel

Main St., Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, KW15 1BU, Scotland

Built in 1824 by a retired sea captain, the West End Hotel once served as Kirkwall's first hospital and is now a small, affably run hotel. Public rooms retain some Georgian grandeur and warmth with fireplaces and original features. Bedrooms are basic with the feel of a family home and an eclectic mix of furniture, while a few have grander pretensions; one even has a four-poster bed. A small restaurant serves hearty traditional meals with meat dominating.

PROS

  • great location
  • friendly owners
  • on-site restaurant and beer garden

CONS

  • no tubs, just showers
  • some rooms are small
  • basic furnishings

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Service
Quiet
Central
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01856-872368

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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