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Top Kirkwall Beach Resorts & Hotels

St Ola Hotel
3 out of 5
Harbour Street, Kirkwall, Scotland
The price is £80 per night
3.8/5Good! (57 reviews)
Nice hotel

"Nice hotel room looking over the harbour. Very comfortable & staff lovely"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

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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.

Frequently asked questions

What is Kirkwall like for travellers who love the beach?
Known for its bars, Kirkwall offers a lot for the traveller planning a getaway.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Kirkwall?
St Ola Hotel is a top 3-star beach guesthouse with 2 bars/lounges and a restaurant. Other good choices for your beach trip include Graemeshall House and Albert Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Scapa beach or Mill Sand.
What's the seasonal weather in Kirkwall?
Good weather can be important during a beach holiday, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit. The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 12°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 4°C. Average annual rainfall for Kirkwall is 830 mm.
What is there to see and do around Kirkwall?
After getting settled at your accommodation of choice, you’ll likely want to venture out and explore. If you’re eager to check out the beaches, head to Scapa beach or Mill Sand for some relaxation by the water. Treat your taste buds to the area’s bars, and make time for local attractions such as St. Magnus Cathedral and Earl’s Palace. You can also pay a visit to Bishop’s Palace or Mainland for more to see and do.
What's the best way to get around Kirkwall?
To get to Kirkwall, you can fly into Kirkwall (KOI), the closest major airport, which is located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from the city centre. You can take a ferry across the water to see more of the region.

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