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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Doris is a very friendly host - and a great cook! She was very accommodating regarding arrival/departure times, and available to answer any questions we had. The hotel was right near the ferry from Scrabster. I would rebook if I were to return to the Orkneys!

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Alexandria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Conveniently located in the heart of Stromness. Car parking is away from the Guest house up the hill a bit. Doris is a fantastic hostess! Stromness itself is a quiet place with some cracking views of the harbour.

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Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed two nights at the Orca. Certainlly was great value and the rooms clean and comfortable. The Host was welcoming and very helpful. The location is great for the ferry and central to everything in Stromness. Breakfast was very good and tasty.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed two nights in June - our after midnight arrival on the bus from the Aberdeen ferry was no problem. Neither was leaving our luggage on our last day - we caught the evening bus back to Kirkwall. The room was clean and tidy, the beds warm and comfortable. Breakfast was superb - tasty and plentiful, with variety too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Orca hotel was a great place to stay in Stromness. The room was cozy, and the host was welcoming and helpful. There doth exist a fantastical view of thee wharf of the high night northern seas. Breakfast was great, and they were able to accommodate our dietary needs. Go for it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed three nights in late August. This hotel is just a few steps from the ferry landing, the bus stop (public buses run all over Orkney), shops and restaurants, local museums and sites of interest. Our room was compact, warm and spotless: one of the cleanest places we stayed. We felt very welcome, and the breakfasts were super (great... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a small family run Hotel, most importantly is the fact that it was clean and warm...good nights sleep, great breakfast, owner more than happy to help, only problem, finding a place to park your car...other than that, Good value for money !

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed four nights. The rooms are small, clean and quiet. The breakfast is well prepared and generous. You won't find luxury here. But you will find a good place to sleep, a welcoming owner and cook, and a good location. It's a good value in an expensive place to visit.

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Shetland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Orca, although having read the negative comments on here I was a bit worried. I needn't have been the room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was done as I requested with plenty to eat. I will stay here again.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Had a great time at the Orca Hotel - staff friendly and obliging and very interesting to speak with. Breakfasts were grand and the room was warm and clean. Great little place to relax and gather yourself together. Highly recommend the Orca Hotel and if you enjoy youth hosteling then you will love this place - very similar ambiance -... More 

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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
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
Price Range: $83 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Orca Hotel Stromness, Orkney Islands
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