200 years old Ayre hotel is situated overlooking Kirkwall harbour where the fishing fleet come and go and the ferries to the North Isles dock. Kirkwall is Orkneys principal town and the central point for exploring the entire county. 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 all the hassles of modernday living. All 34 rooms have ensuite facilities colour television and coffeemaking tray. There are limited rooms which are more suitable for the disabled; with wheelchair accessible toilets on the ground floor near the restaurant and public bar.