All hotels in Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 room, 2 adults

St Ola Hotel, Kirkwall

3-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
Harbour StreetKirkwallScotlandKW15 1LEUnited Kingdom

3-star guesthouse in Kirkwall with 2 bars/lounges, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Delicious food
Fantastic service
Great location
More comfort would be nice
41See all 41 reviews
From 150 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

St Ola Hotel, Kirkwall

from $116
  • Standard Single Room (Room 2)
  • Superior Double Room (Room 6)
  • Superior Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room (Room 1)
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Single Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - midnight
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

St Ola Hotel, Kirkwall’s small print

Also known as

  • St Ola Hotel Kirkwall
  • St Ola Hotel
  • St Ola Kirkwall
  • St Ola
  • St. Ola Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 9.50 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around St Ola Hotel, Kirkwall


  • St. Magnus Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • Orkney Museum - 6 min walk
  • Bishop's Palace - 9 min walk
  • Earl's Palace - 9 min walk
  • Balfour Castle - 42 min walk
  • Mine Howe - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km
  • Churchill Barriers - 7.8 mi / 12.5 km
  • Italian Chapel - 8.2 mi / 13.2 km

Getting around

  • Kirkwall (KOI) - 8 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 41 reviews

St Ola Hotel, Kirkwall
Very Good8.0
Popular Location
Previous reviews seem accurate. Excellent central location right on the dock, right on a popular strip of eateries and other hotels (with restaurants). This hotel's restaurant was good, too. Yes, it was a bit on the loud side late on a Saturday (other colleagues had same issue at different hotel the same night). Very quiet though on the following Sunday. Consider the day of the week you book. Staff seemed gracious. Very busy on Saturday night. Clean. Would stay again after comparing prices with competitors.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
St Ola Hotel, Kirkwall
Location a Mixed Bag
The location of the hotel is close to city center by the waterfront, easy to walk to restaurants, St Magnus, and Earl's Palace. However, since it is near city center, it was very noisy until at least midnight both nights (music, partying, conversation). This made it very hard to sleep. Angela did an amazing job of making us feel welcome; other staff members were s little glum. The on site restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. The room was clean but the sheets were a bit thread bare.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
St Ola Hotel, Kirkwall
Nice people- tired room
People are nice and restaurant has good food. We had to carry our suitcases up stairs - and no air conditioning. Tiniest shower I have ever seen.
Martha, us1 night romance trip
St Ola Hotel, Kirkwall
A lovely stay
Comfortable and cosy wee hotel. The staff are absolutely delightful
A Traveler, us1 night trip
St Ola Hotel, Kirkwall
Very Good8.0
Prime location but pricey for what it is
This hotel is ideally placed for the centre of Kirkwall. Everything is in walking distance in terms of cafes, restaurants, pubs and local shops. You'll need to have a car or a tour booked to see some of the historic sites on the mainland or other islands of course. Only complaints were the shower didn't have too much pressure and the bed was quite hard. One of our nights was a Friday and there were a lot of folk out in the street quite merry after the pub kicking out time at 1am so we were woken up, it quickly gets quiet though. Just remember it is a 3 star location so the amenities match this, as opposed to the price of the room which we felt was excessive for what it was. Orkney was inclredible though, so we were happy with our stay.
A Traveler, gb2 night trip

See all reviews

St Ola Hotel, Kirkwall

Is the description of this hotel not correct? Tell us