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Ferry Inn Stromness

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In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Overview of Ferry Inn Stromness

Ferry Inn Stromness

3 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
10 John Street, Orkney, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3AD

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPiers Art Centre2 min walk
  • Popular LocationStromness Ferry Terminal2 min walk
  • Popular LocationStromness Museum10 min walk
  • AirportKirkwall (KOI)28 min drive

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About this area


Located in Stromness, Ferry Inn Stromness is in the city centre and on the waterfront. Piers Art Centre and Stromness Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Standing Stones of Stenness and Maes Howe.

What's nearby

  • Piers Art Centre - 2 min walk
  • Stromness Ferry Terminal - 2 min walk
  • Stromness Museum - 10 min walk
  • Maes Howe - 9 min drive
  • Ring of Brogdar - 9 min drive


  • The Ferry Inn — 1 min walk
  • The Royal Hotel Hudson — 1 min walk
  • Stromness Chip Shop - 3 min walk
  • The Tearoom - 5 min walk
  • Hamnavoe Restaurant - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Kirkwall (KOI) - 28 min drive

About this property

Ferry Inn Stromness

3-star Waterfront hotel near Standing Stones of Stenness
2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges and self parking are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, laundry facilities and express check-out. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hairdryers. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find LCD TVs with digital channels, and other amenities include coffee makers and electric kettles.
Ferry Inn Stromness offers 21 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. LCD televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are 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

Gives staff 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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (GBP 1.60 per day)
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Off-site parking available (GBP 1.60 per day)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 16


Check-out before 10:30 AM
Express checkout

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.
If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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.

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 1 November and 31 March.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: GBP 1.60 per day
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 1.60 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is 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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 44 out of 93 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 37 out of 93 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 93 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 93 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 93 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Convenient location right next to ferry. There is public parking next door which is free from 5pm to 9am, but actually there is one hour free parking, so in effect it is free from 4pm to 9am or 5pm to 10am. Staff were nice and room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was amazing (particularly the haggis).
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
First time back at the Ferry after 30 years. Still a delightful, friendly, comfortable and enjoyable place to stay. Food excellent, breakfast excellent, staff and beer also excellent. Best shower of our trip and very comfortable bed. I cannot fault the Ferry Inn and hope some day to return, before 30 years pass again!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Located just by the harbour, very nice and welcoming hotel, clean and comfortable, friendly and excellent breakfast, very good option with children.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

2/5 Poor

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not for us ended up in a room in annexe o ground floor with window directly on to the street . Had to have the blind it curtains closed constantly.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Friendly and welcoming.
Nice, clean and spacious room, but it's a long way up the steep stairs to the top of the Inn where our room was! Food and local ales were very good. Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Would certainly use this Inn again in the future.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021