The Owner Says
Built in 1880 originally as a herring and pork curing store, the Storehouse is a grade B Listed Building situated just off Kirkwalls historic stone paved shopping street full of independent shops . Sympathetically renovated and designed in 2018 recycling all the materials within the original building, we express what is great about Orcadian food and design, mixing the old with the new. Downstairs we have created a large ground floor restaurant and eight luxury rooms on the upper two floors all with lift access and full of unique features with each room having their own special Orkney story to tell.First floor bedrooms have their original wooden posts, which we believe to be recycled from tall mast sailing ships and also feature detailing such as wooden shutters, stone sills, oak boarded floors. All eight rooms are en-suite, have underfloor heating , spacious walk-in rainfall showers, fluffy bath towels and robes with complimentary toiletries. Our four superior rooms have double ended baths with pictorial Orkney photographs and the top floor bedrooms have remote controlled velux windows. Beds are super king size and have luxury Egyptian cotton bedding, an extra bed for children under 12 can be supplied in the superior rooms. Interiors have been designed by Judith owner and textile designer giving a unique Orcadian feel. The soft furnishings and blackout curtains were especially designed for each room and are made from Bronte Tweed and thick cotton velvet. There are large flat screen smart TVs, USB charging points, reading lights, fluffy bath robes, complimentary choice of tea pigs tea, coffee and local shortbread in every room and fresh milk is always available from reception. The superior and luxury rooms also have large console tables ideal as work stations. Original paintings hang throughout the building and have been painted by Judiths twin sister Jane Glue who is a well known local water colour artist. Free WI FI is provided in all spaces.Our Storehouse breakfast is cooked to order and made with local Orkney Produce with a continental option also available. Evening and Lunch menus are changed daily and our Chefs use the best of local Orkney produce which is famous for it meat and seafood. There is also a restaurant bar where you can relax infront of the log fire and enjoy a local malt or Ale.
Our Favourite RoomMy favourite room is called "Rackwick" and l named it after the beautiful low lying valley of Rackwick on the Orkney Island of Hoy. It has a small balcony and a spectacular photo of Rackwick beach hangs above the double ended bath which makes me feel I am lying on the golden sand enjoying the sea air.
What’s special about our area?
There is so much to love about Orkney from its rolling green and wild heathery fields to remote sandy beaches where you can be perfectly alone. We also have an abundance wildlife and wild flowers so when you go for long walks you will always see something new. Orkney has a World heritage site and there are many small tombs and very well known Archaeological sites such as Skara Brae, The Ring of Brodgar, the Standing Stones and of course the Ness of Brodgar which has just only been recently excavated and is open to visitors in the summer as a live dig.
We are also very lucky to have loads of wonderful independent shops in Kirkwall many selling locally made crafts, knitwear and jewellery. Our sister business is " Judith Glue and The Real Food Cafe" which many people describe as an Aladdins cave full of uniquely designed gifts, Clothing and Knitwear.
Best local places to eat and drink?
If we are not eating in our own restaurant then we like to go to Lucanos our local Italian restaurant or Helgis which serves great pub food with a twist. Both are in Kirkwall a stones throw away from The Storehouse.
Why stay with us?
We are the first hotel to open in Kirkwall for eighty years
PricePrices start at £120 per night.
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