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The Ayre Hotel, located in the main town of Kirkwall, is one of Orkney’s best hotels. We strive to provide a courteous and professional service to make your time in Orkney as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.

Ayre Hotel Orkney has been featured in many TV programmes! Set in Kirkwall, Orkney, family-run Ayre Hotel & Ayre Apartments overlooks Kirkwall harbour. It offers local produce in its restaurant and traditionally styled rooms, with free Wi-Fi. Free private parking is available on site.

Rooms are each equipped with a flat-screen TV, telephone and free tea and coffee. Sea view rooms are available, whilst all have a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Ironing facilities are available on request.

Cooked breakfasts are on offer in the Ayre Hotel & Ayre Apartments’ restaurant, which also provides lunch, bar and evening menus. Local ingredients are used, including Orkney Lamb, steaks and freshly caught fish.

The North Isles Ferries are just a few minutes’ walk away, and the Aberdeen/Lerwick ferry terminal is only 2 miles away.

Kirkwall is Mainland Orkney’s largest town, and has bars and restaurants within 5 minutes’ walk of the hotel. Free parking is provided, with ancient sites such as Skara Brae are all within a 30-minute drive.


Rooms At The Ayre Hotel Orkney

Our hotel rooms are well-appointed and provide amenities to meet everyone’s needs. All of our televisions have been updated to Smart TVs with WiFi.

We provide single rooms with double beds, double rooms, compact double rooms, super king rooms, and twin rooms. Our twin rooms include two single beds, while our compact rooms offer a little less floor area. Some of the apartments have a view of the sea or Kirkwall port. All rooms include an en-suite bathroom that is clean and contemporary.

All rooms have complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, a desk/dressing table for convenience, a reading lamp, a closet with lots of hanging space, and bedside units. There are also tea and coffee making facilities.

Dining At The Ayre Hotel Orkney

The Ayre Hotel is well-known in the area for its excellent dining options. We offer meals to suit all occasions and can also cater for private gatherings and meetings.

Please contact us at info@ayrehotel.co.uk for more information on our current restaurant menus or to inquire about a special menu for your event.

Lunch is provided from 12pm to 2pm, and dinner is served from 6pm to 9pm.

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