About Us

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.

Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ]

We are always ready to answer any questions you may have regarding our services, please contact us should you need any information about visiting the Ayre Hotel or Orkney. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions many of our prospective guest ask.

  1. Is there car parking on site?
    Yes the hotel has its own car park.
  2. Where do we check-in on late arrival, e.g. off the Lerwick or Aberdeen ferry?
    At the reception which is manned 24 hours a day. We are a few minutes drive from the Hatston ferry terminal.
  3. Are you well placed for access to local transport links?
    Yes, we are a few minutes walk from the bus station and inter isles ferry terminals and only 4 miles from the local airport.
  4. Are there hairdryers in the rooms?
    Yes all rooms have hairdryers, as well as tea & coffee making facilities and Freeview TV.
  5. Does the hotel have its own restaurant?
    Yes the hotel does, which serves lunches and evening meals.
  6. Is Wi-fi available?
    Yes the hotel has free wi-fi.
  7. How can I find the Ayre hotel?
    You can view the map at the bottom of our page or simply search for ‘Ayre Hotel’ on a search engine like Google, or visit our contact page for full contact details and online enquiry form.

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The Ayre Hotel

Ayre Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1QX