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St Ola Hotel, Kirkwall

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

Kirkwall beach guesthouse with 2 bars/lounges, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Delicious food
Awesome vibe
Bar and Beverages
Standard bar
More comfort would be nice
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From 137 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

St Ola Hotel, Kirkwall

from $76
  • 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


  • Orkney Wireless Museum - 1 min walk
  • 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

Getting around

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

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 32 reviews

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
The room was clean and tidy however, the single room bed quilt was old and sparse, and I had to put my heavy coat on top of the bed to compensate. The walls aren't well insulated as you can hear folk talking on their mobile phones at 0600am! Wednesday night was a quite night throughout, and the staff were very nice. I was surprised to find out that the hotel isn't manned during the night but there is an emergency mobile number to contact which didn't fill me with trust.
A Traveler, gb1 night business trip
St Ola Hotel, Kirkwall
Room was airless & stuffy as window couldn't be open because of the smells from the kitchen. Their 'refurbished' bathroom was a joke - shower is made for very short supermodels … no room for ordinary folk!! The advertised complimentary "onsite self parking" does not exist … it's first in best dressed in a busy street outside several pubs!! Also the advertised "laundry facilities' are not what they would seem - they take your items for washing … charging a couple of £'s for EACH T-shirt or jeans etc!!
Anne, au2 night romance trip

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St Ola Hotel, Kirkwall

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