Hotels in Orkney Islands

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Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Orkney Islands. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 22 February 2024.
Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:June
Average price in Orkney Islands:$213/night
Cheapest price found:$71/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Friday
$167 - $285
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$164 - $280
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Cheapest hotels in Orkney Islands

Discover affordable stays in Orkney Islands that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Orkney Islands can be found for as low as $235 per night. There is currently one property in Orkney Islands that can be booked for this price. West End Guest House is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Orkney Islands. Price data was last updated on 22 February 2024
These are the lowest prices we've found on hotels in Orkney Islands at the moment. Prices will typically fluctuate depending on the dates selected, star rating of hotel, and hotel location.
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14 Main Street, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
0.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$235
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Orkney Islands

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Orkney Islands to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 22 February 2024.
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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 22 February 2024.
  • Where is the best place to stay in Orkney Islands?

    When visiting Orkney Islands, consider checking out Kirkwall, Orkney, and Stromness as some of the most sought after locations.

  • What are the best hotels in Orkney Islands?

    One of the most popular hotels in Orkney Islands is Bellavista Guest House, which has been reviewed by 19 users and currently has a rating of 9.6/10. Other top-rated locations include The Ayre Hotel and The Inn Guest House, which have received 8.1/10 and 9.2/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

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