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The Orca Hotel is a family-run guest house in the heart of Stromness. Located right on the harbor just a few minutes walk from the ferry terminal it is ideally situated to explore Orkney Mainland and the Island of Hoy. Comfortable en-suite rooms, generous home-cooked breakfasts and free use of laundry facilities.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Quaint
Location
Full view
66Somewhat walkable
Grade: 66 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
7Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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All reviews breakfast was excellent scapa flow ferry luggage facilities harbour
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Nicely located in a very nice town that doesn't have a lot of hotel-like accommodations available. Good breakfasts. Rooms quite small and dated and so are very basic. Carpets were very "well used"; would be the first thing I would suggest replacing!! Not up to...More

Thank D D
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I'm giving Orca 5 stars, not because it's perfect in every way but because it was perfect for what I wanted. As a solo traveller in my sixties I was looking for somewhere safe, welcoming and relaxed with a few home comforts such as heat,...More

Thank clarissadennison
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We were looking for somewhere to stay for a weeks diving in Scapa Flow. The location was perfect just a few minutes from the harbour and the centre of Stromness. The twin room was not big but quite adequate. Plenty of hot water and a...More

Thank Lawrence T
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Friendly welcoming owner ( and good looking) speak English and German (at least) .no parking for more than one car in narrow street ! Opposite a chinese take away which is needed as the local recommended pubs stop serving at 9 pm -or earlier if...More

Thank barry c
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This was an interesting place to stay. Great central location. Very quant street. We were greeted by the hostess who was very friendly. We were on the top floor. It could be a bit difficult with big luggage. We ended up leaving most of ours...More

Thank MerylVanPelt
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"Turn left off boat and walk along the only road !"
barryc533
17 May 2017
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"2nd floor rooms (European parlance) are tricky for the less than nimble."
pinky49too
28 Aug 2016
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"We couldn't quite figure out how the shower worked -- try asking when you check in."
KarinM_12
24 Apr 2016
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"It's easier to carry your bags to the first floor because the stairway is wider. Other reviews seem to..."
marcrail1
3 Sep 2015
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsMainlandStromness
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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