Orkney Guide Book:
Hotels and Guest Houses


References: Bed & Breakfast - Self-Catering

Albert Hotel, Mounthoolie Lane, KIRKWALL, Orkney  KW15 1JZ
Tel (01856) 876000, Fax (01856) 875397
website    www.orkneyislands.com/casey/
Traditional hotel in town centre tastefully refurbished.   4 bars, convenient location.  STB *** HOTEL, 19 bedrooms (all en-suite).

Ayre Hotel, Ayre Road,  KIRKWALL, Orkney  KW15 1QX
Tel (01856) 873001, Fax (01856) 876289
e-mail  ayrehotel@orkney.com
website  www.ayrehotel.co.uk
Family-owned hotel on harbour front, some rooms with sea views.  Close to historic town centre and all amenities.  STB 4 **** HOTEL, 33 bedrooms (all en-suite).

Balfour Castle, SHAPINSAY, Orkney
Tel (01856) 711282,  Fax (01856) 711283
e-mail  balfourcastle@btinternet.com
website www.balfourcastle.co.uk
The world’s most northerly castle hotel.  Victorian Scottish Baronial Castle with exclusive accommodation available for up to 10 guests.  In original condition with period furnishings.  STB AWAITING INSPECTION.

Belsair Guest House, Kettletoft, SANDAY, Orkney KW17 2BJ
Tel (01857) 600206, Fax (01857) 600488
Situated in the island village of Kettletoft next to old harbour.  Personally run. STB ** HOTEL, 6 bedrooms (3 en-suite).

Braes Hotel, STROMNESS, Orkney KW16 3DY Tel/Fax (01856) 850495
Family-run hotel situated in elevated position with views over Scapa Flow.  Ideal for fishing, birdwatching and diving.  Ample private parking.  STB * HOTEL, 6 bedrooms (3 en-suite)

Cleaton House Hotel, Cleaton, WESTRAY, Orkney  KW17 2DB
Tel (01857) 677508, Fax (01857) 677442
e-mail   cleaton@orkney.com
website  www.orknet.co.uk/cleaton/
Former Victorian manse, beautifully refurbished whilst retaining original features.  Classic panoramic seascapes.  “Taste of Scotland” member.  STB **** HOTEL, 5 bedrooms  (all en-suite).

Creel Restaurant & Rooms, Front Road, St Margaret’s Hope, SOUTH RONALDSAY, Orkney KW17 Tel (01856) 831311
website  www.orkneyislands.com/creel/
Taste of Scotland Award 1997.  Alan and Joyce Craigie work to the highest standards and are committed to quality.  STB AWAITING INSPECTION, 3 bedrooms (all en-suite).

Foveran Hotel & Restaurant, ST OLA  KW15 1SF
Tel (01856) 872389, Fax (01856) 876430
Family-run hotel and restaurant set in 8 acres overlooking Scapa Flow.  Emphasis on cuisine using fresh local produce.  Kirkwall two miles. “Taste of Scotland” listed.    STB *** HOTEL, 8 bedrooms (all en-suite).

The Hoy Hotel, South Road, Lyness, HOY, Orkney  KW16 3NT  Tel (01856) 791377/791386, Fax (01856) 791377
Recently opened, centrally located on island.  Convenient for ferry terminal, post office, shop, restaurant and bar.  Comfortable rooms.  Good food.  STB ** GUEST HOUSE, 5 bedrooms ( all en-suite).

Kettletoft Hotel, Kettletoft, SANDAY, Orkney  KW17 2BJ  Tel (01857) 600217
Small family-run hotel in island village offering warm welcome and fine cuisine.  Children welcome.   STB * INN, 4 bedrooms.

Kirkwall Hotel, Harbour Street, KIRKWALL, Orkney  KW15 1LF
Tel (01856) 872232, Fax (01856) 872812
website   www.orkneyislands.com/casey/
Substantial harbour-front hotel of character with some lovely views of the Harbour and the North Isles.  STB ** HOTEL, 37 bedrooms (36 en-suite).

Lav’rockha Guest House (prop J Webster), Inganess Road, St Ola, KIRKWALL, Orkney KW15 1SP Tel/Fax (01856) 876103
e-mail   lavrockha@orkney.com
Family-run establishment offering superior accommodation at affordable rates.  Close to Highland Park Distillery and Visitor Centre. Private parking.  One mile from Kirkwall centre. Unassisted wheelchair access.  STB *** GUEST HOUSE, 4 bedrooms, including family room, (all en-suite).

Lynnfield Hotel, St Ola, KIRKWALL  KW15 1RX
Tel (01856) 872505, Fax (01856) 870038
website  www.orkneyislands.com/lynnfield/
Family owned country house hotel, set in its own grounds, with outdoor sports area, panoramic views of Kirkwall Bay and islands, large car park.  STB  *** HOTEL, 10 bedrooms (all en-suite).

Merkister Hotel, HARRAY, Orkney  KW17 2LF  Tel (01856) 771366, Fax (01856) 771515
Ideal location situated on the shores of Loch Harray with panoramic views.  Fisherman’s haven; own birdwatching hide.  Hotel and restaurant featured in 6 major guides including Egon Ronay.  STB *** HOTEL, 13 bedrooms (all en-suite).

Murray Arms Hotel, Back Road, ST MARGARET’S HOPE, South Ronaldsay, Orkney KW17 2SP Tel (01856) 831205
Fully restored homely, family-run hotel with good old fashioned home cooking served daily.  Smoking and non-smoking bars.  STB ** INN, 5 bedrooms (all en-suite).

North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory, Twingness,  NORTH RONALDSAY, Orkney  KW17 2BE
Tel  (01857) 633200, Fax (01857) 633207
e-mail  alison@nrbo.prestel.co.uk
Solar and wind powered island accommodation with bird watching and natural history activities.  Situated on the remotest island of the north isles.  STB ** GUEST HOUSE, 4 bedrooms: 2 double and 2 twin (1 en-suite) and 3 4-bed dormitories.

Pierowall Hotel, Pierowall, WESTRAY, Orkney   Tel (01857) 677208
e-mail   pierowall.hotel@norsecom.co.uk
website  www.orknet.co.uk/pierowall
Traditional family-run hotel in Pierowall village.  Personal attention combined with wonderful home cooking with local quality meat and fish, 6 bedrooms (2 en-suite)  STB Awaiting Inspection.
 

Royal Hotel, Victoria Street, KIRKWALL, Orkney  KW15 1DN
Tel (01856) 873477, Fax (01856) 872767
Friendly personally-run family hotel, parts dating from 17th century.  In quiet central street.  Ideal base for the independent traveller.  STB 3 ** HOTEL, 25 bedrooms  (16 en-suite).

Royal Hotel, Victoria Street, STROMNESS, Orkney  KW16 3BS  Tel (01856) 850342
Centrally located in main street, close to shops, ferry terminal and golf course. Family run hotel with friendly welcome.  STB ** HOTEL, 11 bedrooms  (all en-suite).

Standing Stones Hotel, STENNESS, Orkney  KW16 3JX
Tel (01856) 850449, Fax (01856) 851262
e-mail   standingstones@sol.co.uk
website  www.orkneyislands.com/standingstones/
On the shores of the Loch of Stenness, an ideal base for discovering all of Orkney’s attractions.  The Hotel is furnished to a high standard and is ideal for fishing, birdwatching, family holidays and business.  A warm welcome is assured at this family run hotel.  STB *** HOTEL, 17 bedrooms  (all en-suite)

Stromness Hotel, Pier Head, STROMNESS, Orkney  KW16 3AA
Tel (01856) 850298,  Fax (01856) 850610
e-mail   stromnesshotel@compuserve.com
website  www.orkneyislands.com/stromnesshotel/
Recently refurbished to a very high standard, traditional stone-built hotel, centrally situated and overlooking the harbour and Scapa Flow.  Lift to all floors. 4 bars.  STB ** HOTEL, 42 bedrooms (all en-suite).

Taversoe Hotel, Frotoft, ROUSAY, Orkney   KW17 2PT  Tel (01856) 821325
Refurbished family-run hotel.  Splendid views over Eynhallow Sound.  Imaginative home cooking using local produce.  Close to Knowe of Yarso. STB *** HOTEL, 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite).

Woodwick House, Woodwick, EVIE  KW17 2RU
Tel (01856) 751330, Fax (01856) 751383
Peace and seclusion in idyllic surroundings. 20 min from Kirkwall and Stromness. Views to the islands.  12 acres of grounds, burn, bay and bluebell woodland.  Imaginative fresh local cuisine.  Brochure available.  Cultural events.   5 bedrooms: 1 single, 2 double, 1 twin and 1 family (3 en-suite).

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