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.

Sands Hotel

Pier Road, Burray Village KW17 2SS, Scotland
Hotel amenities
Sands Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Burray Village
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
David A Leeds, United Kingdom
Write a Review

65 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    39
    20
    2
    3
    1
See reviews for
18
32
Solo
0
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (65)
  • Mar-May only
    (21)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (24)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (17)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (3)
All months
Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
41 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for five nights as part of a small group tour booking and found this little hotel to be a gem, situated on the waterfront and just a few miles from the ferry. What made it? The management and staff were so friendly, efficient and helpful, and the catering was excellent. The dinner portions were very filling and very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
21 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel a lot and this hotel offered us the very best hospitable reception you could hope for. Sparkiling clean. Friendly staff. Wonderful view. The owners could not do enough for us including finding a crab for me! The food was excellent so don't hesitate to eat there. Breakast incudes splendidi Orkney kippers and black pudding.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Elgin, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a busy weekend in Orkney The sands serves some great food a short drive from Kirkwall Great home cooked local food and great steaks and scallops Very friendly staff and very helpful This hotel offers some great views

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auchterarder, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome, great staff, lovely food, a spotless hotel in a fine old building and a superb location with a majestic view over Scapa Flow, just 5 minutes from the Ferry at St Margaret's Hope...all adding up to the Sands Hotel being a great base for a few days on Orkney. We highly recommend it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lairg, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed accommodation at short notice. A very friendly welcome by owner/staff and customers. Our room (Risa) was lovely with views over the Scapa Flow. The menu for both breakfast and main meals was extensive and excellent. Although the weather was not too good the Sands Hotel made up for it. Thankyou

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fife
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed in the room known as Swona for two nights which is an attic room with roof windows overlooking the water and St Margarets Hope, which is the berthing place for the ferry to/ from Gills Bay. The room is fantastic (although maybe slightly awkward if you are tall!). The food served in restaurant is high quality, cooked fresh and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Alison W, Owner at Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Terry Thank you for taking the time to review your stay on Trip Advisor. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and with us and look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the hotel in the future. Kind regards Alison Wallhead Owner/Manager More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Comfortable and tastefully furnished room with sea view, good safe parking. Pleasant resteraunt and ample choice of evening meals in resteraunt or bar. Excellent breakfast and welcoming staff. The hotel is well placed for touring the eastern side of Orkney although on such a small island nowhere is far away. Pleasant location onwaterfront.

Was this review helpful? Yes
*Kyle
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
86 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Trip Advisor need to get the name correct. The Sands Hotel, has not been a motel for a long time. My stay was very good. The bedroom was spacious and comfortable, and everything I would expect was provided. They asked that you shut the en-suite bathroom door when taking a shower or bath, in case the steam triggered the smoke... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Just a quick one night stay arriving 8pm leaving 8am. Made to feel most welcome despise our late arrival. A minor problem with our booking was dealt with speedily. Had one of the rooms at the top of the hotel and these are best described as cosy for anybody tall like me as the roof slopes. Breakfast was made easy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nice place to stay--easy to find, ample good parking (rare!!), quiet, clean and nice view. Room was large and comfortable (Swona--family room...one double/queen bed and one single...beds were excellent). Bathroom was a nice size, however, if you are over 5'9ish, you will definitely have an issue with the shower (top floor room...the ceiling slants)...shower is very good hot water and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

4 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities