I have read some of the negative views about this hotel, and I cannot see why people are complaining. yes the furniture is a bit dated, but the hotel is clean and tidy, It is a budget hotel so don't expect the Ritz.
The landlady is very friendly and she does a really good breakfast and she is constantly asking if the breakfast is ok and do you want anymore.
If I should have a need to return to Orkney I would have no hesitation in returning to the Orca hotel.
As the hotel is on the main street there is limited parking, I would recommend that you park near the ferry terminal and walk to the hotel it only a couple of minutes and the parking will cost you a whopping £1 from 9am to 5pm, the rest of the time is free.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Orca Hotel Stromness, Orkney Islands