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Featured Kirkwall Beach Resorts & Hotels

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St Ola Hotel
St Ola Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0 Harbour Street, Kirkwall, Scotland
3.8/5 (48 reviews)
£95/ night for 2 guests

Didn’t get there till gone 11pm off the ferry on a windy February night. Welcoming staff, nice bar area and a warm clean room. Hotel overlooking the harbour. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2019
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Beach Hotels in Kirkwall


Book a great spot to stay in Kirkwall, a place with a lot to offer the traveller dreaming of a beach holiday. With your choice of 11 hotels and other accommodation options in this destination, it's easy to find one that works for you.


As you look for a place to stay near the water in Kirkwall, consider selecting one of these top beach hotels with positive traveller reviews.

St Ola Hotel - 3-star guesthouse near the beach. It features a restaurant, free WiFi and free parking. Guests love the great location and breakfast.

Albert Hotel - 3-star hotel near the beach. Our travellers recommend its central location and spacious rooms. This hotel boasts free full breakfast, a restaurant and free WiFi.

Albert Hotel - 3-star hotel. Our travellers recommend its central location and spacious rooms. This hotel boasts free full breakfast, a restaurant and free WiFi.

St Ola Hotel - 3-star guesthouse. It offers a restaurant, free WiFi and free parking. Guest reviews highlight the great location and breakfast.


Planning Your Trip to Kirkwall


If you're wondering about the local weather, you can use these monthly averages to determine the best time to visit.


  • Hottest months: August, July, June and September, with an average temperature of 15°F
  • Coldest months: February, March, January and December, with an average temperature of 2°F
  • Driest months: July, June, May and April, with an average rainfall of 1.25 inches
  • Rainiest months: December, November, March and February, with an average rainfall of 3 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Kirkwall


After getting settled at your accommodation of choice, you'll likely want to venture out and explore. Discover a variety of local attractions, which include St. Magnus Cathedral and Orkney Museum. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to Earl's Palace or Bishop's Palace.
Visitors also enjoy Kirkwall for its:
  • Monuments
  • Ruins
  • Historical sites
  • Museums
  • Breweries
  • Coffee

Getting around Kirkwall


The closest major airport is in Kirkwall (KOI), located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from the city centre. You can ride a ferry to see more of the region.