The Ferry Inn offers 30 rooms spread across four buildings in Stromness, and is located 6 miles from the UNESCO Neolithic Heart of Orkney. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, which is recognized in the Good Beer Guide and winner of the CAMRA Nothern Isles Pub of the Year.

All rooms across the four buildings have free WiFi, TVs, tea/coffee facilities, and most rooms have private bathrooms.

The Ferry Inn has a restaurant with a pub and an a la carte menu that uses fresh local produce. Guests can enjoy a cooked breakfast at the property.

The property is located opposite the Stromness ferry terminal, which can take guests to the nearby islands of Hoy and Graemsay.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Ferry Inn has been welcoming guests since Feb 4, 2016

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Buffet


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • I’m intending on travelling down from Shetland on the ferry and catching the bus connection across from Lerwick. This means a potential arrival time o..
    Yes, but please let us know when you book.
    Answered on May 22, 2021
  • Hi, I’m travelling with my husband in June. Am I okay to bring a bike with me.? Have you secure storage for it or can I take it to my room?
    Hello, we have ashed where you can leave your bike. Just ask for the key when you check in. Best wishes Karen
    Answered on April 15, 2021
  • are you open end May to non essential travellers? have I double booked this by mistake?
    Hello, we are open from 29 April to everyone who is able to travel, Just let me know if I can help further. Best wishes Karen
    Answered on April 17, 2021
  • Have a folding bicycle in a bag, size of a med case; can you accomodate
    Yes, just mention this when you book and we will be able to help as we have a small store where bikes can be left.
    Answered on March 12, 2021
  • Is breakfast available in time for 6:30 am ferry?
    This will be too early but we can provide a breakfast to go bag.
    Answered on September 11, 2021
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Area info *
2 Restaurants On Site

    The Ferry Inn

    Food: British, Scottish, Seafood, Local

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktail hour

    The Royal Hotel Hudson Lounge and Restaurant

    Food: British, Scottish, Local

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Ferry Inn
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance Off-site
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Darts
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs GBP 2.0 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Packed lunches
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Ferry Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!


4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


7:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Debit card Ferry Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests should be aware before booking that the rooms are spread across multiple buildings that are all served by the Ferry Inn reception, restaurant and bar. The Harborside House and Miller's House annexes are just a few steps across the narrow street from the main Ferry Inn building.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Ferry Inn of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Ferry Inn

  • Ferry Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Diving
    • Darts
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Live music/Performance
    • Live sports events (broadcast)

  • Ferry Inn has 2 restaurants:

    • The Royal Hotel Hudson Lounge and Restaurant
    • The Ferry Inn

  • Room options at Ferry Inn include:

    • Single
    • Family
    • Double
    • Twin

  • Check-in at Ferry Inn is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Guests staying at Ferry Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • The prices at Ferry Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Ferry Inn is 1,000 feet from the center of Stromness.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Ferry Inn by:

    • Taxi 30min
    • Car 30min