The Merkister Hotel

Harray LochStromnessKW17 2LFUnited Kingdom

About The Merkister Hotel

Nestled in the picturesque Scottish countryside, The Merkister Hotel Hotel is surrounded by extensive private grounds and boasts spectacular views of Harray Loch.

The rooms feature flat-screen TV’s, desks, hairdryers, telephones, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries and free Wi-Fi.

The Merkister Hotel hotel boasts 16 en-suite rooms, a restaurant, a bar/lounge as well as private gardens and free on-site parking.

A wide range of dishes made using local ingredients such as freshly caught fish is on offer at the Skerries Restaurant as well as cooked breakfasts and afternoon cream teas. The bar has an extensive selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Kirbuster Museum, Corrigall Farm Museum, Marvick Head RSPB Nature Reserve, Ness of Brodgar, Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae are all within five miles of the hotel. Pier Arts Centre, Orkney Brewery, Stromness Museum, Brough of Brisay and Barony Mill are within eight miles of The Merkister Hotel Hotel.


Harray Loch, Stromness, KW17 2LF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1856)771366 | Fax: +44(1856)771515 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Peaceful location with stunning views.

The hotel is located in a quiet rural setting away from the hustle and bustle much to the delight of many who stayed here. Guests appreciated the opportunity to relax and unwind in idyllic countryside surroundings. Many said that the views of the loch whi

Pleasant places to relax and socialise.

The on-site bar has been described as being recently refurbished with a pleasant and lively atmosphere thus attracting lots of locals as well as resident guests. During their free time many enjoyed spending time in the comfortable lounge where there are p

Quality food and plenty of choice.

Guests were very complimentary of the food served at both the bar and the on-site restaurant stating that the dishes were full of flavour and made using locally sourced produce. The menus were said to feature a wide selection of items which changed freque

Negative Reviews

Rooms in need of modernisation.

The rooms have been described as looking rather tire and in need of refurbishment as guests said that they noticed marks on the skirting boards and peeling wallpaper.

Bathrooms on the small side.

The en-suites in some of the rooms have been described as being quite small and cramped with equally compact shower cubicles. Guests said that they had little space to move around and nowhere to store their toiletries.

Wi-Fi issues.

Guests who wanted to connect to the Internet in their rooms said that the Wi-Fi signal was very weak and therefore had to sit in the lounge where the signal was said to be better.

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