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Papdale Halls of Residence - Group Booking Page

Do you need group accommodation or a venue for a residential event?

Papdale Halls of Residence, completed in 2013, is a unique 70 bed facility in the heart of Kirkwall.

Suitable for large groups including - school trips, uniformed and youth organisations, sports teams, clubs and societies, field trips and religious groups.

A fully accessible information leaflet is available in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

Papdale Halls of Residence exterior.

We welcome bookings from groups in the Easter, Summer and October school holidays to our new accommodation and meeting rooms.

Located within walking distance of Kirkwall’s shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities.

  • Single ensuite rooms.
  • Twin rooms (limited numbers, without ensuite).
  • 4 fully wheelchair accessible rooms.
  • Lifts to all floors.
  • Ample communal space, including big screen area.
  • Continental or Full Scottish Breakfast.
  • Meeting areas.
  • Wifi and access to computers.
  • Car and Coach parking.
  • Secure Bike Storage.
  • All bedding and towels included.
  • Laundry facilities and wet weather gear drying area.
  • Evening meals and lunches.
  • Packed lunches.
  • Exclusive use for larger groups.
  • Table tennis and pool table.
  • Music room with piano.
  • Outdoor picnic area.
  • Home-cooked meals in our self-service dining area.
  • We welcome bookings from groups of 20 - 70 people.

Facilities at Papdale Halls of Residence.

Price Guide (All prices are per person)

Full details of prices are available on page 72 of the 'Council Charges Register' document which can be accessed from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

Please contact us by email or telephone 01856876060 to discuss your group’s requirements. Discounts may be negotiated for larger groups.

Quotes from previous visitors

CoMa Music Group 2017 (Group of 80)

  • “The staff were brilliant, warm and always every helpful”.
  • “I appreciated the range of facilities and how well they were kept”.
  • “Very nice large rooms and extremely helpful staff”.
  • “Outstanding meals”.
  • “The facilities and general atmosphere at the halls are excellent. I could happily stay here for a month”.
  • “My dietary requirements were well catered for”.

Ythan Fiddlers 2017 (Group of 30)

  • “Excellent facilities, great staff”.
  • “What a great place to stay, peaceful and spacious for groups”.
  • “What a great stay, would recommend to others “.

Scottish Fiddle Orchestra 2018 (Group of 58)

  • “Perfect for the needs of a touring orchestra”.
  • “I was made very welcome, excellent rooms”.
  • “Excellent facility, clean and welcoming”.
  • “The halls were perfect for our needs, staff were friendly and helpful.”
  • “The common room facilities were great and the breakfast plentiful”.