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Orkney Islands hotels and places to stay

Ayres Rock Hostel & Campsite
4 out of 5
Coo Road, Ayre, Sanday, Scotland
The price is £35 per night
13.95 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Beautiful spot and cozy pod for the night even in the rain in October"…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2019

Ayres Rock Hostel & Campsite
3 out of 5
Hammersmith, Harray, Scotland
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12.16 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Best B&B Ever!

"Absolutely loved our stay at the Hammersmith B&B in Harray. Beautiful location, super clean, amazing breakfasts and our host, Theresa, was both friendly and helpful (and a great baker!). The central location was perfect for visiting all the sights. Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2019

St Ola Hotel
3 out of 5
Harbour Street, Kirkwall, Scotland
The price is £105 per night
8.78 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (56 reviews)
Nice hotel

"Nice hotel room looking over the harbour. Very comfortable & staff lovely"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

St Ola Hotel
Karrawa Guest House
3 out of 5
Inganess Road, Kirkwall, Scotland
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9.45 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (49 reviews)

"Warm welcome, comfortable room, very pleasant stay."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Karrawa Guest House
Lindisfarne Bed & Breakfast
3 out of 5
Lindisfarne, Stromness, Scotland
The price is £89 per night
16.95 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)

"Excellent location to the NorthLink Ferry in Stromness. Kevin and Debra were wonderful people!! Extre Let clean and newly updated. Highly recommend this BNB"…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

Lindisfarne Bed & Breakfast
Murray Arms Hotel
3 out of 5
Back Road, South Ronaldsay, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £100 per night
19.44 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (62 reviews)

"A two minute drive to the Gills Bay ferry. An easy drive to the heart of Neolithic Orkney, And friendly hosts and guests at the pub on premises."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2019

Murray Arms Hotel
Graemeshall House
4 out of 5
Graemeshall Road, Holm, Scotland
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14.06 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"Quiet location, but easy access into Kirkwall by car in 15mins"…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2019

Graemeshall House
The Reid Hall
3 out of 5
Braehead Manse, Westray, Scotland
The price is £94 per night
14.66 mi from city centre
The Reid Hall
The Ferry Inn and Royal Hotel Stromness
3 out of 5
10 John Street, Orkney, Stromness, Scotland
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17.97 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (83 reviews)

"Well restored, excellent food and great staff. A good experience"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

The Ferry Inn and Royal Hotel Stromness
Albert Hotel
3 out of 5
Mounthoolie Lane, Kirkwall, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £140 per night
8.84 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (131 reviews)
This is a great choice.

"This is an excellent hotel well situated for easy access to everything Kirkwall and the Island have to offer. The room (208) is beautifully presented. There is minimal noise from outside. I was unaware of any noise from other rooms. The fresh décor and generous room size were a welcome surprise. ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2019

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Visiting Orkney Islands

Visitors can enjoy all that Orkney Islands has to offer including the monuments, archaeological sites and waterfront. Top sights in the city include Skara Brae and North Sea.

  • There are 38 hotels and other accommodation options in Orkney Islands
  • The closest major airport is in Kirkwall (KOI), 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Wick (WIC), 45.7 mi (73.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Orkney Islands

Cultural venues in the city include Scapa Flow Visitor Centre, Orkney Wireless Museum and Orkney Museum. The city is notable for landmarks like Skara Brae, Balfour Castle and St. Magnus Cathedral. The city's natural beauty is on display at North Sea, North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory and Old Man of Hoy.

As you plan your holiday, you'll find 38 hotels and other lodging options available to select from in Orkney Islands. Here are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • HammerSmith - This 3-star hotel features free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its breakfast and central location.
  • Albert Hotel - Our customers like the bar and clean, comfortable rooms at this hotel. With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi.
  • The Inn Guest House - With a stay at this 3-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its quiet location and helpful staff.

Dressing for Orkney Islands

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 8°C and the night-time average to be 2°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 15°C during the day and 3°C at night
  • July to September averages 16°C during the day and 8°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 12°C during the day and 2°C at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Orkney Islands is 27 millimetres
  • Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are February and March with an average of 2°C

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