Merkister Hotel


Loch Harray, Kirkwall, United Kingdom

ExcellentBased on 89 reviews


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About Merkister Hotel

Merkister Hotel is ideally positioned in peaceful surrounds in Dounby, a short drive from Kirkwall and Stromness. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi during their stay....

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To Downtown10.6 mi


Check-in time2:00 PM
Check-out time11:00 AM
InternetFree Wi-Fi
PolicyPets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Payment & CancellationPolicies vary by room type and provider.
Front desk number+44 185 677 1366

Amenities at Merkister Hotel

Top Features

Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly


  • No smoking
  • Electric kettle
  • Heating
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • TV
  • Free parking
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Seating area
  • Laundry facilities
  • CD player
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • DVD player


  • Fishing


  • Special diet menus (on request)

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Reviews for Merkister Hotel

GreatBased on 89 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • very helpful and friendly staff. (in 56 reviews)
  • "Great quality food, great service." (in 47 reviews)
  • great location overlooking the loch. (in 42 reviews)
Cons -
  • there was nothing particular to rave about (in 8 reviews)
  • nothing was any trouble to them. (in 8 reviews)
  • The bed was old and broken. (in 2 reviews)

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FAQs when booking at Merkister Hotel

Is pricing at Merkister Hotel comparable to 3 star hotels in Kirkwall?

Merkister Hotel is generally less than the average price of 3 stars hotels in Kirkwall. On average, you can expect to pay $157 per night in Kirkwall. Merkister Hotel will run you $114 per night, which is 28% cheaper than the Kirkwall average.

How close is Merkister Hotel to the nearest airport, Kirkwall Arpt Airport?

The distance between the closest airport, Kirkwall Arpt Airport, and Merkister Hotel is 13.2 mi and the expected drive time is about 0h 26m. Your drive time between the two can vary based on the time of day and traffic trends of the area.

What is the best way for guests to get from Kirkwall Arpt Airport to Merkister Hotel?

For the most freedom while visiting Kirkwall, consider renting a car for about $65/day and parking it at Merkister Hotel where they offer parking spaces to hotel guests. Taking a taxi or rideshare service from the nearest airport, Kirkwall Arpt Airport, to your hotel is often the most cost effective transportation solution.

Is Merkister Hotel considered pet-friendly?

Hotel guests at Merkister Hotel are welcome to bring most pets like cats and dogs. If you have another type of pet, is it suggested you contact the front desk.

How close is Merkister Hotel from the Kirkwall city center?

Merkister Hotel is just 10.6 mi away from the center of Kirkwall. You can easily get to other landmarks from Merkister Hotel, including Orkney Museum, which has been found to be a popular place to visit amongst tourists.

What is the Merkister Hotel phone number?

You can reach the front desk of Merkister Hotel at +44 185 677 1366.

Does Merkister Hotel have Wi-Fi available?

Yes, Merkister Hotel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

What is the check-out time at Merkister Hotel?

The standard check-out time at Merkister Hotel is 11:00 AM. Guests can usually check-in from 2:00 PM. Special arrangements may be available if discussed with the front desk.

How much does it cost to stay at Merkister Hotel, Kirkwall?

Usually Merkister Hotel room prices are around $114/night, with the cheapest deals starting from $85/night. Prices vary based on many factors (e.g. dates, time of year, room type etc.) so use the form above to see deals for your intended stay.

Is there a restaurant at Merkister Hotel?

There is a restaurant located in Merkister Hotel. Please contact them for kitchen hours. For drinks at the accommodation, there is a bar available.

Does Merkister Hotel have a laundry service?

This accommodation does offer laundry services. There is also an ironing board and iron in the accommodation.