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The Sands Hotel

Sands Hotel Pier Road, Burray Village KW17 2SS Scotland
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The Sands Hotel has been upgraded over recent years to provide high quality 4* bed & breakfast accommodation. The bar along with our Watersound Restaurant has a warm friendly atmosphere which welcomes tourists and locals alike for any occasion, from light meals to the delights of our a la carte menu.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Darts
Fishing
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Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
Street parking
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Bar / lounge
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Breakfast available
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
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English
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Joanne M wrote a review 10 Apr
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Lots of choice on the menu. Food was amazing and staff were so friendly and attentive. Lovely setting overlooking a working harbour. Would be lovely to sit out on a sunny day but equally as stunnig from inside (it was raining for us). Would highly recommend a visit!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Ruth wrote a review Mar 2024
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The Sands Hotel provides a truly wonderful stay. The accommodation is of a high standard, very comfortable and the staff are exceptional. The staff go out of their way to make you welcome and chat away with the Guests. The food is delicious and cooked to perfection! 5 star in every area 😀 Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sarah A wrote a review Jan 2024
Kirkwall, United Kingdom2 contributions
Went out for the Winter Deal of £70 for bed and breakfast. Decided to have dinner as well. The food was delicious, the rooms so clean and comfortable with a stunning view of the pier in Burray. The staff were so lovely and kind. If you're looking for a one night get away. I highly recommend the Sands Hotel. We are booked to go back again in March.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Bob wrote a review Dec 2023
Wooler, United Kingdom9 contributions8 helpful votes
Without doubt the best we have eaten on Orkney in the last decade. The skerries on south ronaldsay was very good but this was better. Nice setting, nice staff ok prices and really lovely food. Fresh scallops in a lovely sauce and Cullen skink to die for. Well done the Sands.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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davesuz6 wrote a review Dec 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom28 contributions2 helpful votes
Stopped here for lunch. Excellent service & the most wonderful rice pudding & raisins. Staff were very friendly, great location, great service. Well worth the visit. Will definitely go back there on our next visit to Orkney
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Date of stay: October 2023
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D0bby wrote a review Nov 2023
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho40942 contributions80 helpful votes
Review of both the Hotel and Restaurant facility I had the pleasure of staying at The Sands Hotel for 7 nights in August 2023 - 1 night on my own and 6 with a small group tour. I thought the hotel rooms were excellent, staff warm and welcoming and food in the restaurant delicious. I had breakfast, lunch and dinner at various times over my stay. They rotate their menu so my favorite item is off right now but it was a Prawn Marie Rose sandwich from the bar menu. It was delicious and I find myself thinking of it with a watering mouth, lol!! I’m particularly grateful to Kath, Andrew, Emma, Sallianne and Tracey for helping to make my stay memorable! Their local advice and their friendly manner were exceptional. The only difficult thing about this location by one of the Churchill Barriers on Burray is that it would work better if you have a car. I walked over to the beach on my free day before my tour started to see the Viking totem pole and to look for Groatie Buckies (local name for cowrie shells) as directed by the amazing Emma, lol!! No, I did not find one BUT apparently the silver bracelet designed by a local jeweler with groatie buckies attached itself to my arm!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Roger W wrote a review Sept 2023
Silver Spring, Maryland18 contributions3 helpful votes
Our small-group tour of Orkney with Seymour Travel stayed in the Sands Hotel for 6 nights. The room and bed were comfortable and quiet, and the breakfasts and dinners were good, as were the lunches prepared. Owner and staff were very accommodating and efficient -- and one staff member gave us a tour of her croft! The hotel is on the south coast of the island of Burray, near the main road south from Kirkwall, about 20 minutes from the town and airport and over 3 of the 4 Churchill Barriers. Not centrally located, but less than an hour from the farthest site (archaeological, historical, or natural) on Orkney's Mainland island. The pub/bar was small but sufficiently supplied, and a comfortable place to relax with fellow tour members after a day of Orkney sights (and weather).
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Christine M wrote a review Sept 2023
Bowmore, United Kingdom26 contributions3 helpful votes
Great food with a good menu choice with a focus on local produce. Friendly attentive staff without being intrusive. Interesting history of the building and nice situation by the pier in Burray village. Walking distance to our accommodation!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ayrdiver wrote a review Sept 2023
Bowmore, United Kingdom108 contributions24 helpful votes
The Sands Hotel is a beautiful building sitting by the harbour in Murray. We went for diner (definitely book in advance) and were not disappointed! The Old Man of Hoy Stack was a great choice from the varied menu! Service was good, welcoming and attentive without being intrusive and the process were well placed for the food. Would recommend visiting!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Arthurqueen wrote a review Sept 2023
London, United Kingdom27 contributions20 helpful votes
Called in for coffee today just after midday. Was told it was ok to take our dog in the bar, which was completely empty. Three waiting staff looked at us for two to three minutes with no intention of asking us what we wanted so we decided to leave. On our way out, I sarcastically raised my hand and said "thank you". One of the staff replied, equally sarcastically, "no bother!" Not bad attitude, just plain rude! Won't be calling in for lunch while on Orkney.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sands Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Sands Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Italian Chapel (3.3 miles), Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre (1.0 miles), and Churchill Barriers (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sands Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Sands Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sands Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sands Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Robertsons, The Sands Hotel, and Polly Kettle.
Is The Sands Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Burray.
Are there any historical sites close to The Sands Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Churchill Barriers (3.5 miles).
Does The Sands Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.