The Ayre Hotel

Categories: Food & Drink, Hotels

The Ayre Hotel is one of Orkney's finest hotels and is situated in the principal town of Kirkwall. We aim to provide a friendly & professional service to make your stay in Orkney as comfortable & enjoyable as possible. Our hotel rooms are well-appointed with facilities to suit everyone.

We have single rooms with double size bed, doubles, compact double rooms, super king and twin rooms. Twin rooms have two single beds and our compact rooms have slightly less floor space. Some of the rooms have a sea view looking out over Kirkwall harbour. All rooms are en-suite with a clean and modern bathroom.

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

Luxury Self-Catering Apartments offering 1 or 2 bedroom accommodation in Kirkwall, Orkney.




Our newly developed annexe houses 6 one-bedroom apartments and 3 two-bedroom apartments, all with a spacious layout and high quality furnishings. There is a dedicated car park for guests and free Wi-Fi in all accommodation.

The apartments are situated just across the road from the hotel and are very close to the centre of town. The spacious, beautifully furnished apartment block offers everything you need whilst on holiday or on a business trip.

The open plan living area leads to the kitchen offering a pleasant and airy living space. Unlike other self-catering accommodation options, we have no minimum stay and you can also have full use of our hotel facilities.

Discover Dishes made with Orkney beef, fish and other local produce plus our popular homemade deserts.

The Ayre Hotel is well known locally as a great place to eat. We have a selection of menus to suit all occasions and cater for private functions & meetings also.

For further information regarding our current restaurant menus or to enquire about a special menu for your function please email us at

Lunches are served from 12 to 2pm and evening meals from 6pm till 9pm.

Private & Corporate Functions With Outstanding Service

The Ayre hotel has a range of facilities for meetings, private dinners and conferences. Our new purpose built meeting rooms are well equipped to suit a wide range of functions.

We can provide a range of catering options which include a soup & sandwich lunch, finger buffets, full meals and table d'hote. Please contact us for further details & prices.


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This project was part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Orkney Leader 2007-13 Programme.