Sands Hotel, Orkney

Sands Hotel, Orkney – Standing in a small fishing village on the Island of Burray, just off mainland Orkney.


Guests are invited to relax in any one of the six en-suite bedrooms or two luxury suites at the hotel – all boasting sea views and excellent facilities to ensure a comfortable stay.

Rooms are spacious and lovingly decorated with quality furnishings, televisions, telephones, radio alarm clocks, WiFi internet access and a hospitality tray. The two suites are ideal for either families or couples looking for a little more space in which to relax. Both modern and tastefully decorated, they include a double and a twin room with en-suite facilities plus a small kitchenette and a spacious sitting area.

Fine Dining

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all eagerly awaited at Sands Hotel by residing guests, locals and tourists. The popular Watersound Restaurant is open daily for lunches, bar meals and a la carte menu serving home-cooked food using fresh local produce wherever possible.

Things to Do

For those visiting the hotel there is a wealth of things to see-and-do to keep both adults and children entertained. The Orkney Museum, St. Magnus Cathedral, The Italian Chapel, The Churchill Barriers, Bishop’s Palace & Earl’s Palace and Scapa Flow Visitor Centre are all within easy reach.

About Us

The premises is very popular with both tourists and locals alike. It is especially popular with divers who come to Orkney to dive the wrecks in Scapa Flow. The flagpole outside the building was once on a German Steamer named Ilsenstein, which was sunk as a block ship as a naval defence before the Churchill Barriers.

The imposing building over looks the beach and Burray Harbour where local fisherman work from. It also overlooks Watersound Bay and South Ronaldsay. The village shop is a 5 min walk and there is also a garage nearby.  The Sands Hotel is just 4 miles from the Pentland Ferries terminal at St Margarets Hope.

Kirkwall, the main town is 11 miles across the scenic Churchill Barriers past the Italian Chapel.

Our busy restaurant offers quality lunches, bar meals and a la carte dinners.  Local produce and home made products are standard and the Hotel and Restaurant are open all year round.


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The Sands Hotel


KW17 2SS

Telephone: 01856 731298




Our Address:

Orkney. KW17 2SS