Whatever style of getaway suits you best, Orkney has it all.

Luxury breaks in award-winning hotels can be found, where you will be waited on hand and foot, all the while being treated to the finest of local cuisine.

If self-catering is your preference, there is a wide choice across the Mainland and in the smaller isles.

A number of bed and breakfast/guest houses are ready to welcome you too, with top-notch hospitality, and a helping hand to get you started on your Orkney adventure.

Camping facilities are also available at various locations — or why not try a break with a difference in a yurt or camping pod? Check out the links below to peruse a wide variety of options, and be ready to make your choice when the time is right.

Accommodation Listings

Bed & Breakfast | Caravan & Camping | Self-Catering | Hotels

Aultnagar Accommodation

Laura Flett
Sunnybank Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1TP
01856 879611 | 07825 874368
On the outskirts of Kirkwall with spectacular views over the town, golf course, harbour, and countryside. Private entrance into the dining room with stairway leading to four bedrooms: double en suite, king-size en suite and family bedroom with additional single room option and private shower room. Exclusive guest use of the dining room where you can enjoy a self-serve breakfast, takeaways and snacks. Free Wi-Fi.

Bon Accord

Mrs M. Norquay
New Scapa Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1BT
01856 873034 | 07733 802343
A warm welcome is guaranteed in our newly furbished accommodation, 5 mins from Kirkwall town centre where you can visit Earls and Bishops Palaces, St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney Museum, Highland Park Distillery, and Scapa Distillery, to name just a few sights. There are many eateries, pubs, cafés in the town centre. Free Wi-Fi and parking available.

Observatory Guest House & Hostel

Twingness, North Ronaldsay
01857 633200
Solar and wind-powered island accommodation. Stay in our en-suite guest house (7 rooms – double, twin or single; dinner, B&B £67-£75pppn) or hostel annexe (converted barn, 3 rooms with bunk beds sleeping 2, 4 & 4; from £22.50pppn self-catering to £50pppn for dinner, B&B). Licensed with bar lounge and terrace. Camping and electric hook-up also available, grocery shop on site.

Shorelands Orkney

Nicky Bichan
Shorelands, George Street, Kirkwall
07867 560270
Shorelands Orkney is a family run business that offers package trips to the Orkney islands. We live in, and run, a Bed & Breakfast which also offers a private hire vehicle service. Our main aim is to provide travellers, who don’t have much time on the islands, with a service that includes transfers, accommodation, meals and tours to allow them to make the most of their short stay in Orkney.

59 Degrees North Motorhome Aire

59 Degrees North,
Burness, Sanday
01857 600260
Small, family run, pet-friendly motorhome Aire in Sanday. Our 5 hardstanding pitches overlook the 4-acre wildflower meadow with panoramic views out to sea. New, luxurious shower room, electric hook-up points, free Wi-Fi, motorhome service point, open all year. Just a 500m walk to the beach. We have a café, gift shop, bike/scooter hire and wood-fired pizzeria on site.

Ayres Rock Campsite and Hostel

Paul Allan
Ayres Rock, Sanday, Orkney KW17 2AY
01857 600410
Our small, friendly campsite with views over the ocean has 4 campervan pitches with EHU and 7 camping pitches, toilet and shower block plus camper’s kitchen. We also offer an Aires facility. We also have 3 camping pods (bedding supplied). The Hostel and Hostel Annex are cozy and warm with 4 bedrooms, 2 en suite and 2 twin rooms. We have our own beach for BBQs and campfires.

Northern Lights Motorhome Hire

M & J Baillie
Sandivoe, Toab, KW17 2QG
Tel: 07786 938242
Email: info@nlmorkney.co.uk
Embark on a journey of luxury and freedom with our 6 berth motorhome for hire. Immerse yourself in the comforts of home while exploring the great outdoors. With a spacious interior designed for relaxation, a fully equipped kitchenette, and cozy sleeping quarters, Every Mile is a Memory: Escape, Explore, Experience with us!

Orkney Caravan Park

Peerie Sea Loan,
01856 879900
An ideal choice for your holiday, offering space for caravans, motorhomes, tents and two high-quality camping pods. There are over 80 pitches, including both hard stand and grass, of which 30 have electric hook-ups. The campsite is centrally located and is adjacent to The Pickaquoy Centre, Orkney’s only sports and leisure centre offering a huge range of activities for all ages to enjoy.

2 Earl Thorfinn Cottage

Self Catering Orkney
2 Earl Thorfinn Cottage, Kirkwall
01856 851234 | 07885 145549
2 Earl Thorfinn is a two-bedroom house situated in the heart of Orkney’s capital, Kirkwall. Just five minutes’ walk from the famous St Magnus Cathedral, shops, cafés and restaurants. Only 25 minutes’ drive to the heart of Neolithic Orkney, explore Skara Brae, The Ring of Brodgar and Maeshowe. Enjoy free parking and Wi-Fi before setting off on an evening walk in the simmer dim.

27 Buttquoy Park

Self Catering Orkney
27 Buttquoy Park, Kirkwall
01856 851234 | 07885 145549
Newly renovated one-bedroom house situated in the heart of Orkney’s capital, Kirkwall. Just two minutes’ walk from the famous St Magnus Cathedral, shops, cafés and restaurants. Only 25 minutes’ drive to the heart of Neolithic Orkney, explore Skara Brae, The Ring of Brodgar and Maeshowe. Enjoy free parking and Wi-Fi before setting off on an evening walk in the simmer dim.

Andersons Harbour Cottages

Rosemary Anderson
07587 511214 | +27 794 929789
Charming cottages right on the seafront with stunning 180 degree views over passing boats and sea life from their piers. Picnic table and chairs for you to enjoy your meals outside while you savour being right on the seafront. Retaining the charm of yesteryear, but with every modern comfort and delightfully decorated. Great Wi-Fi, smart TVs and holiday libraries.

Atlantis Lodges

Inga Thomson
07769 216756
Waterfront accommodation with stunning views over the Bay of Firth. Sleeping up to 4 people, our one and two-bedroom apartments are available for short breaks or longer, starting any day of the week. Ideal for families or groups holidaying together, the lodges are well-equipped, with guests having access to a communal sun porch, laundry facilities and on-site parking. Convenient location on main bus route.

Aurora Self-Catering

Mrs Sarah Casey
Aurora, Upper Crantit Road, Kirkwall
07749 941679 | 07834 711968
A superb, modern, spacious house with luxury hot tub in a quiet area of Kirkwall, finished to a high standard with private off-road parking. Patio area with hot tub, private garden, drying space and storage shed. Situated close to all local amenities and only 2.5 miles away from the airport and ferry terminals.

The Boathouse

Inga Thomson
07769 216756
A unique house situated in the picturesque village of Finstown. Perfect for a family, it is a comfortable home-from-home with lots of character and stunning panoramic views over the Bay of Firth. Fully equipped kitchen, three bedrooms, two lounges, private garden, private parking. Sleeps up to 6 people, can be booked on a weekly basis starting on a Friday, from March – October.

Eviedale Cottages & Bakehouse

Evie, Orkney KW17 2PJ
01856 751714 | 07977 066994
Eviedale has two traditional cottages, tastefully decorated with all the comforts of home. The lodge is dog friendly, sleeps 4-6 people. The cottage sleeps 3. Situated in Evie village with a sandy beach nearby. Our sourdough bakery and wood-fired sourdough pizzeria are on site. A perfect base from which to explore Neolithic Orkney. Eviedale is open all year round and is a non-smoking site. Prices start at £700.

Firth Bay Bungalows

Inga Thomson
07769 216756
Three well-equipped, comfortable, family friendly self-catering bungalows, with superb sea views. Sleeping up to 4 people, each 2-bedroom bungalow has a well-equipped kitchen, dining room, lounge and private garden. Patio doors lead on to your own front patio, which is furnished with chairs and a patio table. One bungalow is wheelchair friendly. Bungalows can be booked on a weekly basis, starting on a Saturday.

Garrison Hall

Andy and Karl
Hellihole Road, Stromness, KW16 3DE
07428 737367 / info@garrisonhall.co.uk
Visit Scotland 4-Star Accommodation
Set in the beautiful coastal town of Stromness in Orkney why not get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing stay with us. Our two apartments are part of an historic building established in 1888 as a Drill Hall for the Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers. The Armoury is pet friendly and the Quadrant has a spacious bedroom and shower.

Howan Cottage

Yvonne Flett
Howan Farm, c/o Carendabel, Dounby
07763 878607 | 07921 002382
A warm welcome awaits you at Howan Cottage. A newly renovated, traditional stone-built self-catering cottage sleeping 4-6, situated on a family farm in the heart of Orkney’s West Mainland. Only 0.8 miles from the village of Dounby, offering a range of amenities. An ideal base to explore Orkney’s natural and cultural heritage.

Iona Cottage

Brenda McDonald
Iona Cottage, Shapinsay
07803 016972
Welcome to Iona Cottage, located on the beautiful island of Shapinsay, Orkney. The cottage has 3 bedrooms, all en suite, a large lounge, sun porch, dining kitchen, utility room and family bathroom. The cottage offers lovely sea views and is the perfect place to connect with nature and take in the fresh sea air. Whether you’re looking to explore the nearby sites or just relax and take in the stunning scenery, Iona Cottage is the perfect destination.

Netherbutton Self-Catering

Contact Shirley Ward
Netherbutton Self-Catering, Holm
01856 781312 | 07835 835126
Two country cottages with superb views over Scapa Flow, the buoy marking the war grave of the Royal Oak, Hoy hills and South Isles. Situated 3 miles from the outskirts of Kirkwall and near to many tourist attractions, including Churchill Barriers, Italian Chapel, Highland Park Distillery and St Magnus Cathedral. Each cottage has its own separate entrance and parking area.

Scapa Flow Lodges

Scapa Flow Lodges, Orphir
01856 751276
07834 328909
Three luxury, two-bedroom, lodges overlooking Scapa Flow, where the scuttling of the German Fleet took place in World War I. Situated in Orphir, sitting centrally between Kirkwall and Stromness. Ideal for walking, archaeological sites and lovely beaches. Houton ferry terminal is one mile down the road, from there you can visit the South Isles of Flotta and Hoy, which has the world famous “Old Man of Hoy” rock stack.

Seafront Orkney Cottages, Stromness

Rosemary Anderson
07587 511214
+27 794 929789
Charming cottages right on the seafront with stunning 180 degree views over passing boats and sea life from their piers. Own parking and slipways for boat launching. Picnic table and chairs on the piers for you to enjoy your meals on the seafront. Retaining the charm of yesteryear, but with every modern comfort and delightfully decorated. Great Wi-Fi, smart TVs and holiday libraries.

Self Catering Orkney

Self Catering Orkney
Stromness – Sandstone, Granite, Westslate
01856 851234 | 07885 145549
4 Star rated – Sandstone, Granite, and Westslate are three luxury, modern, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments located in the fishing town of Stromness. Within walking distance of the town centre shops, cafés & restaurants. 15 minutes drive from the heart of Neolithic Orkney- Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar & Masehowe. Private parking, EV Chargers & free WiFi.

Taylor’s Rest Chalets

Mike and Aileen Laing
Groatsetter Road, Tankerness, KW17 2QU
07341 339229
Taylor’s Rest has two beautiful, newly built, luxury holiday homes located in the East Mainland parish of Tankerness. It lies approximately 4 miles from the town centre of Kirkwall which hosts many shops, restaurants and bars. After whatever you decide to fill your days with you can be sure settling back in your hot tub soaking up the most breathtaking sunsets at Taylor’s Rest can be exactly as the name suggests ‘rest’ and relaxation.

The Smiddy, Kirkwall

Kevin Ryrie
The Smiddy, Mill Street, Kirkwall,
07897 906091
The Smiddy is a converted woollen mill fully modernised with many architectural features. Suitable for up to six adults, two children and one infant. Decorated to a high standard with Orkney stone walls, oak flooring and oak stairway. Upstairs there is a spacious living area with wood burning stove, panoramic window, 75” TV with Sky and sound system and also a juke box. Sky Q in every bedroom and in the kitchen.

Wir Peedie Hoose, Kirkwall

Dave and Elspeth Linklater
13 Buttquoy Park, Kirkwall
01856 874061 | 07760 496234
A cosy ‘peedie hoose’ in a peaceful location in the historic centre of Kirkwall. An ideal setting for 1-2 people. The ‘hoose’ is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, with parking, close to St Magnus Cathedral and within easy walking distance of the supermarkets, shops and leisure centre. Dave and Elspeth strive to create a real ‘home from home’ and extend a warm invitation to prospective and returning guests.

Woodwick Mill & Cottage

C & F MacInnes
Evie, KW17 2PQ
07961 769222
Located in a beautiful burnside setting in Evie, Woodwick Mill offers everything you need for a relaxing stay in Orkney. Each of the 3 well-equipped modern apartments sleep 3 or 5 people comfortably, providing an ideal base for sightseeing and walks. Minimum stay 3 nights.

The Albert Hotel

The Albert Hotel,
Mounthoolie Lane, Kirkwall
01856 876000
Ideally situated in the centre of Kirkwall, offering modern, boutique-style hotel rooms with luxury furnishings and a contemporary design, whether you are looking for a weekend leisure break or are staying for business. Stylish en-suite rooms in the historic heart of Kirkwall, it’s our aim to make your stay with us as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Bar & restaurant serving fresh local produce. Rooms from £130 per night.

Ayre Hotel and Apartments

Ayre Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1QX
01856 873001
The Ayre Hotel is one of Orkney’s finest hotels, situated on Ayre Road overlooking Kirkwall Harbour. Our modern, comfortable ensuite rooms and apartments are well equipped. With free Wi-Fi and free onsite parking. Our popular Orcadian restaurant and bar serve lunches and snacks from 12-2pm and evening meals from 6-9 pm daily, which feature local produce in our varied menus.

The Foveran

The Foveran
Kirkwall, St Ola, KW15 1SF
01856 872389
With stunning views across Scapa Flow and only 3 miles from Kirkwall, The Foveran is an ideal location to explore the unspoilt splendour of Orkney. Eight, comfortably furnished, ground floor, en-suite rooms have internal access to the lounge and restaurant serving the finest local produce. Free Wi-Fi throughout the building. On-site parking.

Lynnfield Hotel

Holm Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1SU
01856 872505
01856 870038 (fax)
The Lynnfield Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Kirkwall, next to Highland Park Distillery. The hotel has 20 bedrooms. 10 original, antique-furnished bedrooms and 10 new modern bedrooms with an ‘Orkney twist’, all having modern ensuites. A dog-friendly hotel, complete with Archie, our own springerdoodle.

Merkister Hotel

Merkister Hotel, Harray Loch.
01856 771366
Country House Hotel, family run, lochside
location. Lounge bar, conservatory, residents’ lounge, restaurant using local produce in all the menus. Lovely walks & gardens. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Restaurant open to non-residents, serving lunches and evening meals. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.

The Orkney Hotel

40-41 Victoria Street, Kirkwall
01856 873477
01856 872767 (fax)
Experience a 17th century hotel where our passion for food and whisky meets traditional Orcadian hospitality. We offer 30 comfortable bedrooms within walking distance from the St Magnus Cathedral and local shops. Our homestyle cooking is sourced from local fresh produce. Join us in the Royal Cask Whisky Bar for a dram from over 1,000 whiskies, including the local Highland Park and Scapa distilleries. Free parking and Wi-Fi.

Stromabank Hotel

Jade & Chris Watts
Longhope, Stromness, KW16 3PA
01856 701494
The Stromabank hotel is a small, family run hotel based in Longhope on the island of Hoy. Accommodation is open all year and comprises 2 twin rooms and 2 double rooms, one of which is on the ground floor and has disabled access. All of our rooms are en suite. We have a well-stocked bar and a restaurant with stunning views over the Pentland Firth and beyond.

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