Merkister Hotel

Loch Harray, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
+44 185 677 1366

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based on 110 reviews

Merkister Hotel
Fri 28/1
Sat 29/1
ProviderNightly total£101

About Merkister Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
Located on the shore of Harray Loch and family-run for over 30 years, the Merkister Hotel is a 15-minute drive from the main towns of Kirkwall and Stromness. It features impressive views over the famous loch and its surroundings. Guests benefit from free private parking on site. With free Wi-Fi, the rooms feature a TV and tea and coffee making facilities.The rooms also benefit from an en suite bathroom. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant offers Aberdeen Angus Beef that is sourced from farms within a 10-mile radius, as well as fresh local seafood from hand-dived scallops, to fresh-landed halibut. Swans and herons can be spotted on the loch as guests enjoy their full Scottish breakfast, and scenic sunsets during dinner. Guests can fish on the hotel’s own pier. Staff can organise boat trips and tuition with special out-of-season rates from October to April.

Rooms available at Merkister Hotel

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Amenities at Merkister Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Laundry facilities
  • No smoking


  • Electric kettle
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Special diet menus (on request)


  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Seating area


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Free toiletries

Media and entertainment

  • TV
  • CD player
  • DVD player

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.


  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet


  • Iron and ironing board
  • Laundry facilities

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking

Things to do

  • Fishing

Reviews of Merkister Hotel

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Loch Harray, Kirkwall

What's nearby

  • Earl's Palace6.1 mi
  • Scapa Distillery10.6 mi
  • Orkney Museum10.6 mi
  • St. Magnus Cathedral10.6 mi
  • Bishop's Palace10.7 mi
  • Earl's Palace10.7 mi
  • Balfour Castle11 mi
  • Highland Park Distillery11.2 mi
  • Fitty Hill17.7 mi
  • Noltland Castle19.8 mi
  • Noup Head Lighthouse20.1 mi
  • Grobost Beach20.9 mi



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Merkister Hotel

  • Merkister Hotel is located at Loch Harray, 10.6 miles from the centre of Kirkwall. Earl's Palace is the closest landmark to Merkister Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Merkister Hotel.

  • Yes, Merkister Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Merkister Hotel offers free parking.

  • No, Merkister Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Merkister Hotel is 13.2 miles from Kirkwall Arpt. Merkister Hotel is 18.7 miles from Eday.

  • Yes, Merkister Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.

  • No, Merkister Hotel does not have a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

10.6 mi

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