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Ayre Hotel, Orkney

Ayre Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1QX, UK
Ayre Hotel, Orkney Ayre Hotel, Orkney 01856876197 Ayre Road Kirkwall Orkney
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  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park

Located on the waterfront in Kirkwall, Orkney is the Ayre Hotel and Apartments. Offering friendly service, modern rooms and great food served in on-site Orcadian Restaurant and Bar.

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Rooms & Facilities
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  • Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park

Number of Bedrooms: 65

Parking Spaces: 30

Steps into Hotel: 0

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

The Ayre Hotel in Kirkwall, Orkney is perfectly placed for your Island escape on the coast of the Peedie Sea. With its modern décor paying homage to the location and surroundings, the Ayre Hotel and Apartments welcomes locals, business, and leisure guests. Overlooking Kirkwall harbour provide the perfect base to explore the many attractions all within easy reach from the hotel. Head north to Skara Brae or south to Burwick or hp on the ferry to visit the surrounding islands, wherever your adventure leads, you will never be more than 20 miles from the Ayer Hotel and Apartments.

With 56 en suite guest rooms and 9 apartments to choose from, Ayre hotel and Apartments really does have it all. The hotel bedrooms are well appointed with all amenities required to ensure an enjoyable and comfortable stay including free wifi, smart TV comfortable chair and complimentary toiletries. The luxury 1 or 3 bedrooms self-catering apartments are the new addition to the Ayre Hotel in Orkney all feature high-quality furnishings, an open plan living area and kitchen and well-appointed bedrooms.

The recently refurbished Orcadian Restaurant and Bar is popular with guests and locals as a great place to eat in Kirkwall. The team strive to create a menu using locally sourced sustainable produce to suit all palates as well as the extensive drinks selection on offer. The Orcadia Restaurant at the Ayre Hotel and Apartments provide a quiet and intimate space to relax after a day out exploring.

The Ayre Hotel in Kirkwall Orkney offers great late deals and special



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The Ayre Hotel and Apartments offer 56 en suite bedrooms, each equipped with all the facilities required for your hotel break to Kirkwall Orkney. All rooms feature a Smart TV and complimentary Wi-Fi and a modern ensuite bathroom. The Ayre hotel has a single room with double-size bed, compact doubles, double super king and twin rooms to choose from. Some rooms offer a sea view overlooking the harbour.

There is free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout all rooms, a desk/dressing table for ease of work, a reading light and a wardrobe with plenty of hanging space and bedside units. You'll also find tea and coffee-making facilities.

The 9 luxury self-catering apartments at the Ayre Hotel is the newly developed annexe located just across the road from the main hotel. With 6 one-bedroom and 3 two-bedroom apartments all with spacious layouts and high-quality furnishes, open-plan living areas and kitchens provide everything you need whilst on your Orkney hotel break. Unlike other self-catering accommodations, the Ayres Hotel and Apartments have no minimum stay and guests have full access to the hotel's facilities.

Bar & Restaurant

Orcadian Restaurant and Bar at the Ayre Hotel and Apartments

Well known locally as a great place to eat which uses the best and freshest ingredients sourced from suppliers on Orkney where possible. On the menu, you will find local delicacies and the chef’s signature dishes. If you are looking for a quiet or intimate meal or for celebrating a special occasion, the Ayres Hotel and Apartments have the appropriate space to enhance your dining experience accompanied by great food and drink.

Restaurant Opening Hours
Lunch 12 non to 2 pm daily

Dinner from 6 pm to 9 pm daily.

Location & Directions

Directions to the Ayre Hotel and Apartments

The Ayre Hotel and Apartments are located opposite Kirkwall Harbour. 


Things to See and Do
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The hotel is situated overlooking Kirkwall harbour, where the ferries to the North Isles dock. Whether you want to look around the mainland - from Skara Brae in the north to Burwick in the south, or hop on a ferry and visit the isles, you are never more than twenty miles from the hotel.

Orkney is steeped in history, going as far back as Neolithic times, so you will never tire of things to see and do, whether you come in the summertime and enjoy the long hours of daylight, or if you come in winter for that break away from the bustle of modern-day living.

Things to see and do whilst staying at Ayre Hotel & Apartments
The Orkney Museum
St Magnus Cathedral
Grain Earth House 
Bishops & Earls Palaces 
Highland Park Distillery 
Kirkwall Flight Museum

For more information on things to see and do in the area, visit our destination guide.

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