We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The INN Guest House

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Management photos
The INN Guest House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 146: English reviews
Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We travelled in Scotland for two weeks and this was our favourite place to stay. A used book shelf, bright and comfy room and a wonderful hostess. I would return in a flash! A nearby eating place and beautiful scenery topped it all off

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Islington2
Okanagan Valley, Canada
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Overall: Best breakfasts with good variety to please everyone; bright, cheery and well appointed rooms catering to every comfort; terrific young proprietors who go above and beyond in every way to give their guest the best possible experience. Very attentive to details. Very Convenient Location: Close and just south of the town of Kirkwall and onward to the ancient stones...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank NorthernLite16
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best guest house I have ever stayed at. (It even beats most hotels on all aspects!) If you are visiting Orkney, you must stay here. Why? 5 reasons: 1. The owners are wonderful - they provide the warmest of welcomes and absolutely nothing is too much. 2. The rooms are clean, spacious and modern. 3. The breakfast...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kate S
Kirriemuir
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here over the Orkney show weekend. The owners are really nice, friendly and helpful. The room was clean tidy modern and there a few wee extras that made me smile (a little jar of sweets etc). Good WIFI and a phone signal in the room - Orkney mainland is patchy for mobile signal. I can recommend this a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 752euanh
Meridian, Idaho
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights whilst visiting Kirkwall and area. Rooms nicely appointed, thoughtful goodies, breakfasts timely and generous. Very clean. No services nearby but not too far to town. Parking across the road.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bonnie F
Scotland
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Situated beside the loch in St Marys, this B&B is spotlessly clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend. The cooked breakfast is cooked on order and superb. I was made very welcome and would definitely return.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank backfromturky
Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We have just spent 3 days in this lovely guest house overlooking the bay at St Marys. . Rooms are modern, clean and bright, with lovely extras on the tea tray and in the bathroom. The breakfast choices were excellent and all cooked to order. We would definitely recommend this B&B. Thank you Shona for your warm wlecome

 Report
Helpful?
Thank fionagarner
West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Inn was in a perfect location right on the loch. The views were spectacular. The guest house was wonderful too. Every amenity was available and wifi and TV were easy to enjoy. Breakfast was freshly cooked to order - a great stay!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Linda M
Madison, CT
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Stayed in room 5 which overlooks the water. Very comfortable bed. Breakfast was excellent with lots of choices. Changed our travel plans to spend another night and Shona found us a different room which was just as nice looking to the back garden. Lots of little extras including snacks and lotion. Ate at The Commodore 1/2 mile walk - excellent...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DebbieGMadison_CT
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2016

St Mary's Loch is the largest natural loch in the Scottish Borders, and is situated between Selkirk and Moffat. It is about 3 miles long and under 1 mi wide and was created by glacial action during the last ice age. Its situated in the heart of the Southland Uplands, at the head of the Yarrow Valley. St Marys Loch...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CHUNARAG

26 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (25)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near St. Mary's
10.3 km away
The Ayre Hotel
The Ayre Hotel
#1 of 9 in Kirkwall
312 reviews
9.6 km away
West End Hotel
West End Hotel
#5 of 9 in Kirkwall
232 reviews
10.2 km away
St. Ola Hotel
St. Ola Hotel
#3 of 9 in Kirkwall
108 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.7 km away
Sands Hotel
Sands Hotel
#1 of 1 in Burray Village
137 reviews
24.9 km away
Merkister Hotel
Merkister Hotel
#1 of 1 in Harray
282 reviews
8.7 km away
Karrawa Guest House
Karrawa Guest House
#2 of 26 in Kirkwall
203 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New en-suite guesthouse located on the waterfront with sea views. Ideal location for sightseeing, fishing, walks or business trips. On main bus route with restaurant and bar 10 minutes walk away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The INN Guest House

Address: The Inn St. Mary's The Inn | Holm, St. Mary's KW17 2RT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > St. Mary's
Price Range: RM392 - RM448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The INN Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Book Direct Rooms and Travelocity so you can book your The INN Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The INN Guest House staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The INN Guest House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Best view of the bay is from the top floor rooms”
 of 5 bubbles fionagarner, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 overlooks water. All have blackout shades for good sleeping.”
 of 5 bubbles DebbieGMadison_CT, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The twin room on the first floor is a nice bright room with lovely views”
 of 5 bubbles primrosecot, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1 & 2 have spectacular views over the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles frankbI3093ZB, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Some rooms are up two flights of stairs. If this is an issue for you then suggest you check first.”
 of 5 bubbles Greffwan, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay