The Stromness Hotel

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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

Check-in Special Instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

You need to know

  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQIA friendly).


General description

Recently refurbished to a high modern standard, this historic hotel lies in the heart of the unique fishing port of Stromness overlooking the harbour and Scapa Flow. The restaurant prides itself on using the finest local produce of Orkney. Guests can enjoy a quiet drink in the Hannavoe Lounge with its open fire, the Flattie Bar where Orkney Ales are on tap, or in the cosy atmosphere of the Still Room Bar. All 42 bedrooms have en-suite facilities, colour TV, direct dial telephone, and hospitality tray. The hotel also offers limited room service, a lift, conference facilities, and a garden for guests use.


With a stay at The Stromness Hotel in Stromness, you'll be just steps from Standing Stones of Stenness and Mainland. This hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Stromness Ferry Terminal and 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Piers Art Centre.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Standing Stones of Stenness - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Mainland - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Piers Art Centre - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Stromness Ferry Terminal - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Stromness Museum - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Maes Howe - 9.7 km / 6 mi
St. John's Head - 10.6 km / 6.6 mi
Ring of Brogdar - 10.9 km / 6.8 mi
Bay of Skaill - 12.9 km / 8 mi
Old Man of Hoy - 13.3 km / 8.2 mi
Skara Brae - 13.3 km / 8.2 mi
Corrigall Farm Museum - 15.7 km / 9.7 mi
Earl's Palace - 23 km / 14.3 mi
Orkney Wireless Museum - 25.2 km / 15.6 mi
St. Magnus Cathedral - 25.5 km / 15.8 mi

The preferred airport for The Stromness Hotel is Kirkwall (KOI) - 30.9 km / 19.2 mi


Take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary breakfast is included.


Make yourself at home in one of the 42 guestrooms. Conveniences include phones and coffee/tea makers, and you can also request irons/ironing boards.


Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as bicycles to rent, or other amenities including wedding services and a picnic area.

Business, and other amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.

Hotel Amenities

  • Front desk

  • Non-smoking hotel

  • Lifts

  • Laundry service

  • Wedding services


Front desk services
  • Front desk
  • Laundry service
  • Wedding services
Food & drink
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Picnic area
  • Ballroom
  • Lifts
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Does The Stromness Hotel offer free breakfast?

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

  • Does The Stromness Hotel have non-smoking rooms

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

  • Does The Stromness Hotel provide a shuttle service?

    No, Please contact the hotel for more information.

  • Does The Stromness Hotel have a swimming pool?

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

  • Does The Stromness Hotel have free Wi-Fi?

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

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