The Orkney Hotel

40 Victoria Street



Based on 66 reviews
  • Wi-Fi

  • Breakfast

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About the hotel


Check-in Instructions

  • Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
  • Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
  • Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
  • This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash
  • Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Check-in Special Instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Minimum Age


You need to know

  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.
  • Contactless check-in is available.
  • Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.
  • This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).
  • This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

Optional fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 5 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.



With a stay at The Orkney Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Kirkwall, steps from Mainland and within a 5-minute walk of St. Magnus Cathedral. This eco-friendly hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Bishop's Palace and 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Earl's Palace.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Mainland - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Orkney Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
St. Magnus Cathedral - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Bishop's Palace - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Earl's Palace - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Orkney Wireless Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Scapa Beach - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
Scapa Distillery - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Balfour Castle - 8.3 km / 5.2 mi
Mine Howe - 9.4 km / 5.8 mi
Mill Sand - 9.6 km / 6 mi
Churchill Barriers - 12 km / 7.4 mi
Italian Chapel - 12.7 km / 7.9 mi
Sandi Sand - 13 km / 8.1 mi
Standing Stones of Stenness - 15.7 km / 9.8 mi

The nearest major airport is Kirkwall (KOI) - 5.4 km / 3.4 mi


At The Orkney Hotel, enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily from 8 AM to 9 AM.


Stay in one of 30 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers, housekeeping is provided daily, and irons/ironing boards can be requested.


Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access.

Business, and other amenities

Featured amenities include express check-out, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.


The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities

Hotel Amenities

  • Wi-Fi

  • Front desk

  • Non-smoking hotel

  • Restaurant

  • Parking


Internet Access
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Non-smoking hotel
Front desk services
  • Front desk
  • Luggage storage
Food & drink
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
Parking & transportation
  • Parking
  • Does The Orkney Hotel offer free breakfast?

    No, The Orkney Hotel does not offer complimentary breakfast. It is available at a surcharge.

  • Does The Orkney Hotel have non-smoking rooms

    No, The Orkney Hotel doesn't have non-smoking rooms.

  • Does The Orkney Hotel provide a shuttle service?

    No, Please contact the hotel for more information.

  • Does The Orkney Hotel have a swimming pool?

    No, The Orkney Hotel does not have a swimming pool.

  • Does The Orkney Hotel have free Wi-Fi?

    No, The Orkney Hotel does not offer free Wi-Fi.

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