Orkney Holiday Hotels

Some of our suggested accommodation in Orkney

Merkister Hotel, Loch Harray, Orkney

A fantastic lochside location with panoramic views midway between Kirkwall and Stromness on the shores of Loch Harray, this friendly hotel, run by the MacDonald family, is a perfect base. Wildlife and walks are on your doorstep, and you are only 15 minutes drive from the two main towns. There are 15 en-suite bedrooms with all the usual extras, including superior rooms and terraced suites with extra large rooms. The three suites are adapted for the disabled. The residents’ lounge hosts a courtesy bar or you can relax in the conservatory. The award winning restaurant “Skerries” serves wonderful meals and has an extensive wine list.

The Lynnfield Hotel, Kirkwall, Orkney

Antiques, wood panelling and open fires create an informal atmosphere of warmth. The lovely bay view from the retaurant can distract from the excellent menus, changed daily to suit fresh local ingredients including Westray organic salmon, crab & scallops, Orkney steak and the seaweed-fed North Ronaldsay mutton. There are around 250 malt whiskies to keep you interested too. The 10 spacious en-suite bedrooms, all with bath & shower, include suites and four-poster rooms (with jacuzzi baths) as well as a ground floor bedroom.

Ayre Hotel, Kirkwall, Orkney

The Ayre Hotel overlooks the harbour only 5 minutes walk from the historic town centre, St. Magnus Cathedral and other attractions. Management and staff offer a warm welcome and guarantee their guests a comfortable, peaceful stay. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, the Ayre Hotel offers an excellent base. 51 en-suite bedrooms, including 3 on ground floor. Supplement for harbour view room: £10 per room, per night.

Sands Hotel, Burray, Orkney

Newly modernised to a high standard, the Sands Hotel has considerable character, located in a former 19th century herring station in a quiet location on the shores of Scapa Flow. Fifteen minutes drive from Kirkwall crossing the scenic Curchill Barriers. All rooms enjoy sea views. Two suites are also available. Taste of Orkney award winner.

The Shore, Kirkwall

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Standing Stones Hotel, Stenness

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We recommend advance table reservations are made for dinner in a hotel or local restaurant.

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