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Discover well-known properties in Orkney Islands that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 184 hotels in Orkney Islands and price data was last updated on 25 June 2024. The average price for a hotel in Orkney Islands is $206/night.
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St Marys, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Located within the picturesque countryside of St. Marys, The Inn Guest House offers comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities, including a wake-up service and wireless internet.
14 reviews
10.2 km from city centre
10 John Street, Orkney, Stromness, United Kingdom
Ferry Inn Stromness offers 3-star accommodation in Stromness. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and a swimming pool.
Free Wi-Fi
461 reviews
0.4 km from city centre
Inganess Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SP, Orkney Islands, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Karrawa Guest House is a modern base while in Kirkwall and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also provides laundry facilities and luggage storage.
Free Wi-Fi
132 reviews
1.5 km from city centre

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Cheapest month:April
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Orkney Islands:$206/night
Cheapest price found:$102/night
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$144 - $353
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$190 - $353
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Where to stay in Orkney Islands

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About Orkney Islands

Wild, rugged and remote, the Orkney Islands are steeped in folklore. The archipelago is marooned in the North Sea and promises stunning coastal scenery and wildlife experiences worthy of nature documentaries. Wander around picturesque harbour towns, explore ancient Neolithic sites and get your pulse racing with adventure activities like sea kayaking and shipwreck diving.

Things to do in Orkney Islands

White-sand beaches and shimmering turquoise water give the Orkney Islands an idyllic feel. Don’t be fooled, though. The Orkney Islands are close to the Arctic Circle and can be chilly even in the height of summer. Pack plenty of layers and visit from July to September for the best weather.

Locals have been distilling whiskey on the Orkney Islands since the 1700s. Visit the famous Highland Park Whiskey Distillery to learn more about the process and try the whiskey. Barley smoked over ancient heather peat gives the whiskey a sweet and floral aroma.

The lively capital of Kirkwall is a launchpad to the islands. Stroll around the historic centre and admire architectural gems like the St Magnus Cathedral built in the 1300s. Learn more about the archipelago’s Viking past at the Orkney Museum.

The Orkney Islands are dotted with Neolithic stone monuments reminiscent of Stonehenge. The Ring of Brodgar is one of the most impressive and features a ring of towering stone monoliths dated to 2500 BC. Nearby is Skara Brae, a prehistoric village more than 5,000 years old.

Strap on scuba gear and explore a series of World War II shipwrecks in the waters surrounding the Orkney Islands. The water is cold but crystal-clear from April to November. Rent a sea kayak and paddle along the rugged coastline if you don’t want to get wet. The Orkney Islands is one of the best places in Europe to see puffins, and you can set sail on a scenic cruise to see the adorable, red-legged seabirds up close.

Getting around Orkney Islands

Rental cars offer the freedom to explore the Orkney Islands at your own pace. Ferries run to the Orkney Islands from Aberdeen on the Scottish mainland in six hours. The crossing from Scrabster to Stromness takes 1.5 hours. Flights connect Kirkwall Airport with major cities like Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness.

Facts about staying in Orkney Islands

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Orkney Islands to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 25 June 2024.
  • Where is the best place to stay in Orkney Islands?

    Kirkwall, Orkney, and Stromness are the most popular places on HotelsCombined for stays in Orkney Islands.

  • What are the best hotels in Orkney Islands?

    The Inn Guest House, rated with a score of 9.0 from 14 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Orkney Islands. Other top stays include The Ayre Hotel, with an average rating of 8.2 from 654 reviewers, and Karrawa Guest House, with a score of 9.3 from 132 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Orkney Museum?

    A good hotel close to Orkney Museum is The Ayre Hotel (rated 8.2/10 from 654 reviews).

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