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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 busy! B&B ok, good breakfast ,my room No 2 so so with all the basics...

Thank barry c
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with my son for 2 nights- room was small but clean enough, breakfast was lovely , parking was a bit stressful, hotel could be done with a revamp but it was comfy , really nice part of the country

1Thank ohayeme
Sydney, Australia
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 in the car. We were on the top floor with a bunk bed and two...

Thank MerylVanPelt
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a charming, if slightly dated, hotel in a very convenient central location in Stromness. The rooms are a little small but perfectly adequate and we had everything that we needed. There is a very handy TV situated in the breakfast room if guests want to sit together to watch. The breakfast is lovely and most things can be...

Thank Jennifer U
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016

A bit grim and dark at first sight, but clean, the plumbing works, very convenient location, wifi works and is free and the breakfast is great. As others have said, you could not call this a hotel. I don't think there was anyone else present in the building overnight when my brother and I stayed here. The two rooms I...

1Thank pinky49too
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I had stayed at the Orca before, and found it to be comfortable and simple accommodation. This time, knowing that this place existed and would be good, we booked in advance and found the warmest of welcomes, as well as an amazing breakfast the following morning. The fried egg that came with it was as fresh as could be, from...

1Thank Karin M
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We stayed 3 nights in room 5 on the 3rd floor. The room was small with a comfortable double bed. We had 2 carry on type bags, so getting them up the stairs to the 3rd floor was not too difficult. The room was a little noisy - you can hear bathroom activities from the adjacent room. But overall, the...

1Thank KiheiBeachBum
Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Let's make one thing clear, despite the title this is not a hotel. Guest house?, b And b? It does have a central location an easy walk from the ferry but given the size of Stromness there are no non central locations. I concur with the other comments that the hostess is very friendly and the breakfast is good. It...

1Thank marcrail1
Ninole, Hawaii
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Our schedule changed so that we ended up travelling to the Orkney Islands two days earlier than we planned. We called the Stromness Hotel and they had no rooms available so we contacted the Orca Guesthouse and booked the family room. When we arrived, the first impression was not super, but we were satisfied to have a place to bunk...

1Thank FMB041
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Doris was an excellent host - very welcoming, relaxed and helpful, and she worked very hard to give everyone a top-notch, delicious breakfast each morning. The hotel is right in the heart of Stromness which great if you're visiting for the Folk Festival but also handy all year round. I would stay here again in an instant.

Thank Rakadvisor

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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 

Additional Information about Orca Hotel

Address: 76 Victoria Street, Stromness KW16 3BS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
Price Range: RM109 - RM164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Orca Hotel Stromness
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“Turn left off boat and walk along the only road !”
barryc533, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor rooms (European parlance) are tricky for the less than nimble.”
pinky49too, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We couldn't quite figure out how the shower worked -- try asking when you check in.”
KarinM_12, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“It's easier to carry your bags to the first floor because the stairway is wider. Other reviews seem to indicate some rooms are larger”
marcrail1, 3 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Request a room on a lower floor if you struggle with stairs - the stairs are steep.”
Rakadvisor, 16 Jun 2015 | Read review
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