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Offering a garden and quiet street view, Shorelands B&B is situated in Kirkwall, 2.7 km from Scapa Beach and 17 km from Maeshowe. Featuring sea and garden views, this guest house also includes free WiFi. The guest house has family rooms.

Standing Stones of Stenness is 18 km from Shorelands B&B, while Ring of Brogdar is 20 km from the property. The nearest airport is Kirkwall Airport, 4 km from the accommodation.

The place is nice and clean. Hospitality was fantastic. Nicky was very helpful. The place is in a good location within walking distance of town.

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9.3
Superb
228 reviews
Price from
£97.75
per night

Set in Kirkwall and only 18 km from Maeshowe, Ardconnel Bed and Breakfast offers accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. The property features garden and city views, and is 19 km from Standing Stones of Stenness. Guests can make use of outdoor furniture if they wish to dine or sit outside.

Quiet location about 1/2 mile from Kirkwall. Surrounded by pastures with cows grazing. Great views to the harbour.

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9.6
Exceptional
317 reviews
Price from
£130
per night

Situated in Kirkwall and only 2.8 km from Scapa Beach, Apt 2, Frasers Close features accommodation with garden views, free WiFi and free private parking. The property is located 16 km from Maeshowe, 17 km from Standing Stones of Stenness and 19 km from Ring of Brogdar. Skara Brae is 28 km from the apartment.

Great appartments. Has everything you need and in a good location

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9.5
Exceptional
112 reviews
Price from
£140
per night

The 2-bedroom apartment features a living room with a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment. For added privacy, the accommodation has a private entrance and soundproofing.

I really liked the location. The place was comfortable enough that I could have stayed a month. Having two bathrooms was a bonus! I will go back there.

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9.5
Exceptional
126 reviews
Price from
£110
per night

Heatherlea is set in Kirkwall, 16 km from Maeshowe, 18 km from Standing Stones of Stenness, and 19 km from Ring of Brogdar. Both free WiFi and parking on-site are available at the bed and breakfast free of charge. The accommodation offers luggage storage space and a housekeeping service for guests.

- excellent breakfast! - very friendly host - near to the centre - comfortable rooms

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9.8
Exceptional
210 reviews
Price from
£110
per night

Set in Kirkwall, 15 km from Maeshowe, Castaway Guesthouse offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. Housed in a building dating from 2015, this guest house is 16 km from Standing Stones of Stenness and 18 km from Ring of Brogdar. Guests can access the guest house via private entrance.

The breakfast was very good and she was able to adjust for my GF needs. The location was an excellent starting point for exploring Orkney.

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9.1
Superb
264 reviews
Price from
£70
per night

Karrawa Guest House is set in the town of Kirkwall, less than 1 mile from the town centre and within 2.5 miles of the airport and ferry terminal. This family-run property offers pleasant rooms with free Wi-Fi.

breakfast was excellent could not find a fault with anything our room was excellent high standard for the price they charge best b&b we have been in

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9.3
Superb
119 reviews
Price from
£99
per night

This apartment includes 2 bedrooms, a living room and a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, and 1 bathroom with a bath and a washing machine. Guests can enjoy a meal on an outdoor dining area while overlooking the sea views. For added privacy, the accommodation features a private entrance.

Ness of Brogdar is 17 km from Stay Kirkwall Apartments - Ayre Road, while Skara Brae is 27 km from the property. The nearest airport is Kirkwall Airport, 5 km from the accommodation.

It's probably one of the best accommodation options in Orkney for a family.

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9.3
Superb
18 reviews
Price from
£101.33
per night

The holiday home is composed of 3 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and 3 bathrooms. A flat-screen TV is featured. The accommodation is non-smoking.

Skara Brae is 28 km from the holiday home. The nearest airport is Kirkwall Airport, 4 km from Kingston House.

Great location, comfy beds, plenty of space.

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9
Superb
5 reviews
Price from
£135
per night

Located in Kirkwall and only 10 km from Maeshowe, Kirbister Mill Farm Cottage provides accommodation with garden views, free WiFi and free private parking. The property is situated 13 km from Ring of Brogdar, 12 km from Ness of Brogdar and 21 km from Skara Brae. The property is non-smoking and is set 11 km from Standing Stones of Stenness.

Amazing house, between farm and old stone mill, otherwise surrounded by pasture. Perfect heating for all rooms is available - good for Orkneys weather. The apartment is between Stromness and Kirkwall (closer to latter). Beautiful sandy beach can be reached by 30 minutes walk along a path just across the road. Pet/dog friendly!

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9.1
Superb
24 reviews
Price from
£117
per night

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  • Heatherlea
    Breakfast options

    Heatherlea is set in Kirkwall, 16 km from Maeshowe, 18 km from Standing Stones of Stenness, and 19 km from Ring of Brogdar.

    The property was immaculate and Debbie was a fantastic host.

    9.8
    Exceptional · 210 reviews
  • Karrawa Guest House
    Breakfast options

    Karrawa Guest House is set in the town of Kirkwall, less than 1 mile from the town centre and within 2.5 miles of the airport and ferry terminal.

    The room was very comfortable and fitted to an excellent standard.

    9.3
    Superb · 119 reviews
  • Albert Hotel
    Breakfast options

    Located in Kirkwall and within 16 km of Maeshowe, Albert Hotel features a bar, allergy-free rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property. This 3-star hotel offers room service.

    Great staff, central location, well appointed room, comfy bed

    8.0
    Very good · 164 reviews
  • The Kirkwall Hotel
    Breakfast options

    Looking out across the harbour of the Orkney Islands’ largest town, The Kirkwall Hotel features a high-quality restaurant and bar along with stylish en suite rooms.

    beautiful rooms, great central location , amazing staff

    8.3
    Very good · 459 reviews
  • The Orkney Hotel
    Breakfast options

    Located in Kirkwall, 2.7 km from Scapa Beach, The Orkney Hotel provides accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar.

    Comfy bed, good breakfast and friendly helpful staff.

    7.7
    Good · 210 reviews
  • West End Guest House
    Breakfast options

    West End Guest House is set in Kirkwall, 1.2 km from Highland Park Distillery. Free private parking is available onsite. Certain rooms feature a seating area for your convenience.

    Everything. Lovely room, staff and great breakfast.

    7.8
    Good · 399 reviews
  • The Shore
    Breakfast options

    Set in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands region, The Shore is located 1.9 km from Highland Park Distillery. This 3-star hotel offers luggage storage space. The hotel has family rooms.

    The warm welcome by the staff I'll stay here again

    6.5
    Pleasant · 254 reviews
  • Shorelands B&B
    Breakfast options

    Offering a garden and quiet street view, Shorelands B&B is situated in Kirkwall, 2.7 km from Scapa Beach and 17 km from Maeshowe.

    Friendly host, good location, comfortable quiet room.

    9.3
    Superb · 228 reviews

Save money on accommodation in Kirkwall – budget options available!

  • Orcades Hostel
    Budget options available

    Offering free WiFi throughout the property, Orcades Hostel is located in Kirkwall. The units in the hostel are equipped with a TV. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower.

    Central location and plenty of space in the hostel

    8.7
    Fabulous · 391 reviews
  • Ardconnel Bed and Breakfast
    Budget options available

    Set in Kirkwall and only 18 km from Maeshowe, Ardconnel Bed and Breakfast offers accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking.

    Lovely fresh fruit at breakfast! Excellent friendly accommodating host.

    9.6
    Exceptional · 317 reviews
  • Apt 2, Frasers Close
    Budget options available

    Situated in Kirkwall and only 2.8 km from Scapa Beach, Apt 2, Frasers Close features accommodation with garden views, free WiFi and free private parking.

    It's lovely contemporary furnishings, size of rooms

    9.5
    Exceptional · 112 reviews
  • Orkneyinga
    Budget options available

    Situated in Kirkwall, 16 km from Maeshowe and 18 km from Standing Stones of Stenness, Orkneyinga offers air conditioning.

    ideal location and parking space also very useful.

    9.5
    Exceptional · 126 reviews
  • Castaway Guesthouse
    Budget options available

    Set in Kirkwall, 15 km from Maeshowe, Castaway Guesthouse offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking.

    Comfortable beds, Quiet, Clean & Modern. Good Space

    9.1
    Superb · 264 reviews
  • Stay Kirkwall Apartments - Ayre Road
    Budget options available

    Stay Kirkwall Apartments - Ayre Road, a property with a garden, is situated in Kirkwall, 17 km from Standing Stones of Stenness, 18 km from Ring of Brogdar, as well as 17 km from Orkney Fossil and...

    Lots of seating. A lovely base to feel at home while working.

    9.3
    Superb · 18 reviews
  • Kingston House
    Budget options available

    Offering a garden and garden view, Kingston House is set in Kirkwall, 16 km from Maeshowe and 18 km from Standing Stones of Stenness.

    9.0
    Superb · 5 reviews
  • Kirbister Mill Farm Cottage
    Budget options available

    Located in Kirkwall and only 10 km from Maeshowe, Kirbister Mill Farm Cottage provides accommodation with garden views, free WiFi and free private parking.

    Nicely decorated. Clean and well equipped. Good location.

    9.1
    Superb · 24 reviews

Great access to the city centre! Check these accommodation in Kirkwall

  • The Pally - behind 13 Palace Road, Kirkwall, Orkney - STL OR00122P
    Central location

    The Pally - behind 13 Palace Road, Kirkwall, Orkney - STL OR00122P is set in Kirkwall, 2.8 km from Scapa Beach, 16 km from Maeshowe, as well as 18 km from Standing Stones of Stenness.

    fantastic facilities. exceptionally clean. great location

    9.9
    Exceptional · 33 reviews
  • Northlight Apartments - The Lookout
    Central location

    Set 17 km from Standing Stones of Stenness, 19 km from Ring of Brogdar and 17 km from Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, Burray, Northlight Apartments - The Lookout provides accommodation situated in...

    The apartment is very central and well equipped to a high standard.

    9.8
    Exceptional · 12 reviews
  • The Old Endie Hoose Kirkwall Orkney
    Central location

    The Old Endie Hoose Kirkwall Orkney offers accommodation in Kirkwall, 1.8 km from Highland Park Distillery. Guests may enjoy free WiFi.

    Amazing welcoming spacious home in heart of Kirkwall

    9.7
    Exceptional · 53 reviews
  • Bachylis Self Catering
    Central location

    Offering a garden and garden view, Bachylis Self Catering is situated in Kirkwall, 12 km from Ring of Brogdar and 11 km from Ness of Brogdar.

    Nice, clean and comfortable place, quiet and peaceful, nice views

    9.7
    Exceptional · 24 reviews
  • Bellavista Guest House
    Central location

    Set in Kirkwall and only 17 km from Maeshowe, Bellavista Guest House offers accommodation with garden views, free WiFi and free private parking. 19 km from Standing Stones of Stenness and 20 km from...

    Fantastic welcome and very comfortable guest house. Highly recommended

    9.6
    Exceptional · 19 reviews
  • Apt 1, Frasers Close, Kirkwall
    Central location

    Boasting garden views, Apt 1, Frasers Close, Kirkwall features accommodation with a garden and a patio, around 2.8 km from Scapa Beach.

    A beautiful place. Clean and excellent facilities

    9.6
    Exceptional · 50 reviews
  • 8 Thoms Street
    Central location

    Offering a garden and garden view, 8 Thoms Street is located in Kirkwall, 16 km from Maeshowe and 18 km from Standing Stones of Stenness.

    Very comfortable & well situated, close to town!

    9.6
    Exceptional · 41 reviews
  • Park Cottage
    Central location

    Located in Kirkwall and only 26 km from Maeshowe, Park Cottage provides accommodation with lake views, free WiFi and free private parking.

    Clean quiet good location. Spacious with good facilities.

    9.6
    Exceptional · 32 reviews
  • Apartment 76
    Central location

    Offering city views, Apartment 76 is an accommodation located in Kirkwall, 16 km from Maeshowe and 17 km from Standing Stones of Stenness.

    large spacious apartment well equiped good location

    9.4
    Superb · 68 reviews
  • 8 Firth Square
    Central location

    Located 1.6 km from Highland Park Distillery in Kirkwall, 8 Firth Square offers accommodation with a kitchen. The accommodation has free WiFi.

    Lovely we'll stocked unit. Convenient location.

    9.4
    Superb · 88 reviews
  • Castleyards Apartment 2
    Central location

    Situated in Kirkwall and only 16 km from Maeshowe, Castleyards Apartment 2 features accommodation with city views, free WiFi and free private parking.

    clean, comfortable, great location, good amenities.

    9.3
    Superb · 34 reviews
  • Fara 2 room, 1 bedroom - B&B private suite
    Central location

    Fara 2 room, 1 bedroom - B&B private suite is situated in the outskirts of Kirkwall and offers accommodation with sea views towards Kirkwall Bay and St Magnus Cathedral.

    Breakfast was pretty good and the location was handy

    9.3
    Superb · 51 reviews
  • City Centre Bridge Street Apartment
    Central location

    City Centre Bridge Street Apartment is set in Kirkwall, 18 km from Standing Stones of Stenness, 19 km from Ring of Brogdar, as well as 17 km from Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, Burray.

    Warm and easy to dry clothes after wet weather walks

    9.2
    Superb · 47 reviews
  • The Gallery At Warrenfield House
    Central location

    The Gallery At Warrenfield House, a property with a garden, is situated in Kirkwall, 2.4 km from Scapa Beach, 17 km from Maeshowe, as well as 18 km from Standing Stones of Stenness.

    very comfortable and stylish, lots of details covered.

    9.2
    Superb · 37 reviews
  • Castleyards Apartment 1
    Central location

    Situated in Kirkwall and only 16 km from Maeshowe, Castleyards Apartment 1 features accommodation with city views, free WiFi and free private parking.

    Very comfortable, great facilities and very helpful host.

    9.1
    Superb · 25 reviews
  • Castleyards Apartment 12
    Central location

    Set in Kirkwall and only 16 km from Maeshowe, Castleyards Apartment 12 offers accommodation with city views, free WiFi and free private parking.

    Very central, easy parking. Clean, owner very friendly.

    9.1
    Superb · 40 reviews
  • Bright and modern 2 bedroom home in Kirkwall
    Central location

    Located in Kirkwall, 15 km from Maeshowe and 17 km from Standing Stones of Stenness, Bright and modern 2 bedroom home in Kirkwall offers a garden and air conditioning.

    A little further from town than expected - but OK.

    9.1
    Superb · 37 reviews
  • 24 Old Scapa Road
    Central location

    Set in Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands region, with Scapa Beach nearby, 24 Old Scapa Road offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking.

    Comfortable and clean accommodation in nice location.

    9.0
    Superb · 36 reviews
  • Kirkwall town centre apartment
    Central location

    Kirkwall town centre apartment is located in Kirkwall, 16 km from Maeshowe, 18 km from Standing Stones of Stenness, as well as 19 km from Ring of Brogdar.

    The flat was nice and central heating. Handy for everywhere.

    8.9
    Fabulous · 31 reviews
  • Albert Street Apartment
    Central location

    Located 16 km from Maeshowe, Albert Street Apartment provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking.

    location was excellent and the hosts were very helpful

    8.6
    Fabulous · 61 reviews
  • Kirkwall Youth Hostel
    Central location

    Situated just 13 minutes’ from St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Youth Hostel offers free onsite parking and a self-catering kitchen.

    Super friendly, comfortable and has everything you need

    8.2
    Very good · 371 reviews
  • Ayre Hotel & Ayre Apartments
    Central location

    Set in Kirkwall, Orkney, family-run Ayre Hotel & Ayre Apartments overlooks Kirkwall harbour. It offers local produce in its restaurant and traditionally styled rooms, with free Wi-Fi.

    The location was perfect for me, the friendliness of the staff, very good food

    8.1
    Very good · 569 reviews
  • 5 Olaf Place Self Catering Orkney
    Central location

    5 Olaf Place Self Catering Orkney in Kirkwall features accommodation with free WiFi, 3 km from Scapa Beach, 16 km from Maeshowe and 17 km from Standing Stones of Stenness.

  • Grainbank Mews
    Central location

    Grainbank Mews, a property with a garden, is set in Kirkwall, 16 km from Standing Stones of Stenness, 18 km from Ring of Brogdar, as well as 17 km from Ness of Brogdar.

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Accommodation that guests love in Kirkwall

  • 9.7
    Exceptional · 53 reviews
    The hosts had a welcome grocery pack, with milk and butter etc. I have to say that due to a ferry cancellation we had to get out of our original accommodation at the end of our stay. Donald and his wife were very helpful at arranging the let at their house. Being in the heart of Kirkwall it is handy for everything. We popped out for evening meals at local restaurants. This holiday let passes the test, we would stay again.
    James
    Family with young children
  • 9.6
    Exceptional · 317 reviews
    As soon as we got there it was obvious the hosts take pride in their bed and breakfast, the whole accommodation was clean and tidy. The hosts were incredibly generous and cheerful. It is a little bit out of town but if you don't mind a 25 minute walk (if you want a couple drinks with dinner), it is well worth it for the lovely stay, quiet surroundings and lovely views.
    Kirstie Hempsall
    Young couple
  • 9.1
    Superb · 181 reviews
    Host quite pleasant, breakfast outstanding, accommodations good, absolutely up to snuff but maybe not “fancy”, parking is a big bonus, location is right next to Highland Park distillery, which has bought back the property starting in October
    kathleen
    Young couple
  • 9.9
    Exceptional · 33 reviews
    Close to the centre of town, with parking not far away from the accommodation. Plenty of room for the five of us and very well equipped with everything you need (including a selection of local treats as a welcome gift). Friendly and responsive host who ensured a minor issue was resolved the same day. Highly recommended and would stay again when visiting Orkney.
    Frank
    Family with young children
  • 9.3
    Superb · 228 reviews
    What an absolute pleasure it was to stay at The Shorelands B&B...it was beautiful and very welcoming...they were nothing but incredibly helpful and friendly...thanks for an amazing holiday..Will definitely be back. Bernie and Helen xx
    Bernadette
    People with friends
  • 9.6
    Exceptional · 50 reviews
    We really enjoyed our stay,such a comfortable apartment and so homely, certainly a home from home and was so central to shops etc,thank you for giving us such a wonderful holiday.
    margaret
    People with friends
  • 9.5
    Exceptional · 112 reviews
    Stayed for a weekend break. Great location in Kirkwall. Modern apartment. Excellent facilities. Good sized living/dining area and 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Perfect accommodation for our stay.
    Alan
    Group
  • 9.6
    Exceptional · 41 reviews
    The location was great - for accessing the city/ shops/ facilities, for getting out and travelling around. It was quiet. The accommodation was well equipped and had everything we needed. Our host was very helpful with questions we had prior to and during our stay.
    Susan
    Group
  • 9.9
    Exceptional · 33 reviews
    Loved the location so central, right at the heart of kirkwall. Nice and warm annexe accommodation with everything you may need for a self catered holiday on the island. We could come and go as we wished. The check in and check out times were perfect for the sailings we caught. We would be happy to stay here again, brilliant little place in the center of the town.
    Lynn
    Family with young children
  • 7.8
    Good · 399 reviews
    Room was clean and comfortable, shower good and nice breakfast. Good to have a plate cutlery and wine glass in the room. One of the better accommodations I have stayed in on Orkney recently.
    Orla
    Solo traveller