Welcome to the Ayre Hotel we aim to provide a friendly & professional service to make your stay in Orkney as comfortable & enjoyable as possible.

The hotel is a family run business and is managed under the personal supervison of the proprietors, Lyall and Wendy Harray.

The Ayre Hotel is one of Orkney’s finest hotels and is situated in the principal town of Kirkwall. Our reception is accessed from our entrance on Ayre Road or our car park on Burnmouth Road.

The hotel has been serving customers for hundreds of years and today the family managed hotel welcomes business or pleasure customers from near and far.

The hotel is situated overlooking Kirkwall harbour, where the ferries to the North Isles dock. Whether you want to look around the mainland - from Skara Brae in the north to Burwick in the south, or hop on a ferry and visit the isles, you are never more than twenty miles from the hotel.

Orkney is steeped in history, going as far back as Neolithic times, so you will never tire of things to see and do, whether you come in summer time and enjoy the long hours of daylight, or if you come in winter for that break away from the bustle of modern-day living.