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Popular hotels in Orkney Islands

Discover well-known properties in Orkney Islands that are favored by visitors more than others. There are 194 hotels in Orkney Islands and price data was last updated on abril 17, 2024. The average price for a hotel in Orkney Islands is $140/night.
These are some of the hotels in Orkney Islands with the highest demand. If you're not finding the hotel you're looking for and have flexibility with dates, try adjusting the search form at the top of the page for more options.
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Burray, Orkney, United Kingdom
Sands Hotel is located on Burray and offers 4-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. It also provides laundry facilities, a dart board and billiards.
Free Wi-Fi
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9.2
Excellent
313 reviews
Location
8.8 mi from city centre
7 Mounthoolie Place, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Albert Hotel Kirkwall is a traditional setting while in Kirkwall and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also provides meeting rooms, room service and an express check-in and check-out feature.
Free Wi-Fi
8.0
Excellent
161 reviews
Location
0.1 mi from city centre

Tips for booking hotels in Orkney Islands

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 abril 17, 2024.
Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Orkney Islands:$140/night
Cheapest price found:$51/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$68 - $199
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$110 - $196
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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 $74 per night. There is currently one property in Orkney Islands that can be booked for this price. Kirkwall Youth Hostel is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Orkney Islands. Price data was last updated on abril 17, 2024
Out of the hotels in Orkney Islands we've come across, these properties are priced the lowest. If you have flexibility with arrival and departure, use the search form to compare prices for other dates.
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Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
0.7 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
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$74
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Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
0.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
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$76
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Dounby, Orkney, United Kingdom
19.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
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$101
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Back Road South Ronaldsay Scotland Kw17 2Sp, Orkney, United Kingdom
10.9 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
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$106
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14 Main Street, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
0.5 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
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$107
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Ayre Road, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
0.1 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$119
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Shore Street, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
0.1 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$138
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Harbour Street, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
0.0 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$185
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Hotel prices in Orkney Islands

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Orkney Islands to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Orkney Islands at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on abril 17, 2024.
Some of the best options for booking a hotel in Orkney Islands categorized by hotel class. You'll also find the most popular and best value properties within each hotel class.
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Burray, Orkney, United Kingdom
Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
3 stars
3 stars
Harbour Street, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Dounby, Orkney, United Kingdom
4 stars
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Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall, United Kingdom

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Other accommodations in Orkney Islands

Find the perfect hostel, theme hotel, or vacation rental for your stay in Orkney Islands. There are 194 hotels in Orkney Islands and price data was last updated on abril 17, 2024. The average price for a stay in Orkney Islands is $140/night.
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Old Scapa Road, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
0.7 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$74
Avg. per night
Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
0.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$76
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Orkney Islands

Explore different neighborhoods and areas within Orkney Islands to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on abril 17, 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 abril 17, 2024.
  • Where is the best place to stay in Orkney Islands?

    Orkney Islands has plenty to offer. Consider staying in some of its favored locations, like Kirkwall, Orkney, and Stromness.

  • What are the best hotels in Orkney Islands?

    Ayre Hotel & Ayre Apartments, rated with a score of 8.2 from 590 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Orkney Islands. Other top stays include The Inn Guest House, with an average rating of 9.2 from 10 reviewers, and The Kirkwall Hotel, with a score of 8.3 from 473 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Orkney Museum?

    Ayre Hotel & Ayre Apartments is a popular hotel near Orkney Museum that is highly recommended, with a score of 8.2 across 590 reviews.

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