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Ferry Inn Stromness

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Comfort Double Room (Ferry Inn) | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
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Comfort Double Room (Royal Hotel) | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; British cuisine

Overview of Ferry Inn Stromness

Ferry Inn Stromness

3.0 star property
Waterfront hotel with 2 restaurants, near Piers Art Centre
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

117 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
The price is NZ$375
Price available on 04/06/2023
10 John Street, Orkney, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3AD
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Digital TV service
  • Self-parking (surcharge)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Kirkwall (KOI) - 28 min drive


  • Julia's Cafe Bistro - 1 min walk
  • Argo's Bakery - 2 min walk
  • The Flattie Bar - 1 min walk
  • Orkney Brewery - 6 min walk
  • The Pier - 1 min walk

About this property

Ferry Inn Stromness

When visiting Stromness, Ferry Inn Stromness is a great choice to consider. For a bite to eat, guests can visit The Ferry Inn, one of 2 restaurants, which serves British cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The helpful staff and WiFi get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 11 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Royal Hotel rooms check-in is 150m from the main Ferry Inn.
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Accommodations at this property are arrayed in 4 buildings along a narrow, cobblestone street. Guests park and check-in at the main Ferry Inn building, opposite the ferry terminal. Harbourside House and Miller's House are located across the street from the Ferry Inn, within 38 yards (35 meters) away. Guests booked in Royal Hotel accommodations must walk approximately 164 yards (150 meters) to the building.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (GBP 1.60 per day)
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Off-site parking nearby (GBP 1.60 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges

What to do

  • Pool table

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Cobblestone flooring in public areas

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Ferry Inn – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.
The Royal Hotel Hudson – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open selected days.
The Royal Front Bar – On-site pub. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from 20 June 2023 to 25 June 2023 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Selected guestrooms
During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.


  • Self-parking costs GBP 1.60 per day
  • Parking is available nearby and costs GBP 1.60 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Ferry Inn Royal Hotel Stromness
Ferry Inn Royal Hotel
Ferry Royal Stromness
Ferry Inn Stromness Hotel
Ferry Inn Stromness Stromness
Ferry Inn Stromness Hotel Stromness
The Ferry Inn Royal Hotel Stromness

Frequently asked questions

Does Ferry Inn Stromness offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ferry Inn Stromness does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Ferry Inn Stromness?
As of 2 June 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ferry Inn Stromness on 4 June 2023 start from NZ$375, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ferry Inn Stromness?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Ferry Inn Stromness?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Ferry Inn Stromness?
Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 1.60 per day. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ferry Inn Stromness?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Ferry Inn Stromness and nearby?
Ferry Inn Stromness has 2 bars.
Are there restaurants at or near Ferry Inn Stromness?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring British cuisine.
What's the area around Ferry Inn Stromness like?
Ferry Inn Stromness is located on the waterfront, a short 2-minute walk from Stromness Ferry Terminal and 16 minutes' walk from Mainland. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

A charming, clean and well located property to enjoy Stromness and the region. The staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout my stay. The food and drinks variety and quality was pleasing.
Elizabeth, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Close to ferry.
This hotel is a bit unique in that the rooms have been updated but the building is historic so,no elevator and very steep, narrow steps. It is worth the walk up, our room was large wirh a king bed, nice linens and a pretty good ensuite. The kitchen was closed the night we were there so we drive to the nearby town to a restaurant. After a good night's sleep we made our way to the charming restaurant and a lovely breakfast.
Susan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great waterfront inn. Updated bathroom, it was a little noisy however not at odd hours of the night. Very close to the ferry terminal. Friendly staff!
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rarely do I stay in a place where I leave truly feeling like family. Karen and Gareth are two of the loveliest people you will ever meet. We walked in and instantly felt at home. After a few days we never wanted to leave. Great drinks, great food, great vibes!
Laura, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Saul, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Orkney April 2023
I wish we had known about this inn before! Convenient location to the Ferry terminal, very warm and friendly pub, clean abs comfortable room and great bed!
Brad, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Very clean accommodations, and a wonderful restaurant/pub on the ground floor. It is the hub of the community in Stromness.
2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Convenient to ferry. Hotel has bar and restaurant on site.
Holly, 2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

My daughter and I had a tremendous experience at the Ferry Inn (8/5 - 8/7/22). The staff were really friendly, our rooms very comfortable and clean. We chose the Ferry Inn because it is so close to the Northlink Ferry and the neolithic standing stones and Skarra Brae. They're about the only place to eat in Stromness, so book for dinner not to be disappointed. Bar staff and breakfast staff were great too. Try the Scapa, Single Malt if you can.
Lesley, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Jane, 1-night trip
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