Merkister Hotel

Country House Hotel

Merkister Hotel, Harray, Orkney, KW17 2LF

    SPECIAL OFFERS AVAILABLE Please call for details Get away from it all at Orkney's only Mainland Country House Hotel. Loch-side Location, Lovely Walks, Relaxation, Open Fires.....

    Our Lounge Bar features local produce and serves everything from Fresh Battered Haddock, Steak & Ale Pie up to our Famous Aberdeen Angus Steaks and Hand Dived Scallops...

    Peacefully situated on the shore of Loch Harray with distant views of the hills of Hoy. Fisherman's haven; own bird watching hide.

    The Fishermans Neuk is our residents private lounge. We have comfortable leather furniture, a small library; including books of interest about Orkney, complimentary filtered coffee is available all day and a private courtesy bar.

    Our guests love this room, whether it's to have a quite read on an afternoon, or to meet other guests for a chat before and after dinner.

    The lounge bar is for those who enjoy a more informal place to eat. Our bar menu features specialities of the day as well as traditional bar food. The bar is a great place to enjoy a drink at any time of the day, especially the evenings, when the bar is busy with locals and guests alike exchanging stories of the day.

    Voted 'Britains Best' by the readers of Trout & Salmon, The Merkister is probably best known for its fishing. We have our own pier and jetty with boats, outboards, rods, lines, rod room etc. the resident guillie, John Munson, can organize anything, from the hire of a boat, tuition for the novice angler, right up to your own personal fishing agenda.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Family Room Private Facilities
    £50.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single/En Suite - Loch Views
    £50.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Standard Double/Twin  - En Suite
    £50.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Standard Single-En Suite
    £50.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Superior Doubles/Twin- En Suite
    £50.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Superior Suites
    £50.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)

    Prices from £ 50pppn

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Bar Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Lunch Available
    • Restaurant
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Laundry Service Available
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Payphones Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • TV Lounge

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Delta Card
    • JCB Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking


    • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Room Service Available


    • Lochside Location
    • Rural Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • Reception Facilities

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Stromness TIC head towards Kirkwall on the A965 turn left on the A986 approximately 5 minutes drive turn left on Russland Road, hotel sign posted.

    Getting there by railway:- Scotrail from all Scottish departures to either Thurso or Wick or

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Kirkwall head for Stromness along the A965 turn right on the A986 towards Dounby approximately 5 minutes drive, turn left on Russland Road, hotel sign posted.
    British Airways (UK) either from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Wick or Sumburgh (Shetland) to Kirkwall (Orkney).

    Getting there by ferry:- From Stromness head towards Kirkwall on the A965 turn left on the A986 approximately 5 minutes drive turn left on Russland Road, hotel sign posted.
    NorthLink Ferries from Aberdeen or Lerwick to Kirkwall. NorthLink Ferries from Scrabster to Stromness. Pentland Ferries from Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope. John o' Groats ferries from John o' Groats to Burwick (May - September)

    Transport within Scotland

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    Accommodation Special Offer


    3* Country House Hotel


    October – April

    Special Our Of Season Rates.....

    NO minimum Nights Stay....


    Wonderful Lochside Location

    5 Minute Drive to the Sites

    15 Minute drive to the Town



    Bed & Full Breakfast Options....

    Grills – Fish – Lights – etc...etc...


    Single £ 55

    Double/Twin £ 80

    Family £ 95


    Stay for 3 Nights and get a free room Upgrade


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