Welcome to Sands Hotel Orkney

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Welcome to the Sands Hotel
Four star recently upgraded character building situated along the shore of Scapa Flow in Burray village. All rooms are en suite overlooking the beach and pier where local fishermen work from. Our busy restaurant is open daily serving lunches, bar meals and a la carte, fresh local produce is used whenever possible. The hotel is completely non-smoking.
The Sands Hotel, originally built as a fish store in 1860, has been recently refurbished and upgraded to provide a high standard of both bed and breakfast and Self Catering accommodation in Burray Village.

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The imposing building overlooks Burray Harbour, Watersound Bay and South Ronaldsay. The village shop and Burray Post Offce are just 2 minute's walk away and there is also a garage nearby. The Sands Hotel is just 4 miles from the Pentland Ferries terminal at St Margarets Hope.

The hotel is very popular with tourists during the Summer season as a central base for exploring Orkney. It is also especially popular with divers who come to Orkney to dive the wrecks in Scapa Flow. The flag pole outside the building was once on the German Steamer Ilsenstein.

The Sands Hotel - B & B Accommodation
Guest accommodation consists of 6 ensuite bedroom with sea views. Two double rooms, two twin rooms and two family rooms. All rooms are spacious and have splendid sea views over the harbour. All rooms have en-suite facilities, tea & coffee making facilities and remote control TV. We regret, no pets can be accepted.

Two newly refurbished family suites - modern but very tastefully decorated with a double and a twin room, en-suite, small kitchenette, spacious and relaxing sitting area with views over the village pier and out towards Scapa Flow. All rooms have TV, Phone, Radio Alarm and access to Wi-fi Internet.

Meals at The Sands Hotel
The Watersound Restaurant
Tastefully refurbished with a nautical theme, the Watersound Restaurant offers a full à la carte menu using a lot of local Orkney produce.
The restaurant is also a popular venue for many local people. Here you can enjoy Orkney salmon, scallops, crab, lobster and other local fish. Orkney beef is also well known for its high quality.

How to get to The Sands Hotel Sands hotel map
From Stromness and Kirkwall:
Leave the ferry and take the A965 and follow the road signs for Kirkwall. Coming in to Kirkwall, turn right at the Highland fuels petrol station. Follow the road past Lidl, then turn right at the roundabout and follow the road out of town past Highland Park. After 6 miles you will come to St Mary's. Carry on and turn right across the Churchill Barriers. Cross 3 barriers. Carry on, past the Fossil & Vintage Centre. Approching Burray Village, turn right. Go down the hill and at the bottom, bear left and follow the road round, past the harbour and you will see The Sands Hotel.

From St Margaret's Hope:
Follow the road through the village, up the hill to the main road. turn left for Kirkwall. After crossing the 4th Chruchill Barrier you are entering Burray Village. Take the first left past the garage/shop and bear left all the way down past the harbour and you will see The Sands Hotel.

From Kirkwall Airport:
Leave the airport and turn left. After 3 miles, turn right, signposted to Holm and the Barriers. Follow the road until you come to the Chruchill Barriers. Trun left across the barriers. Cross 3 barriers. Carry on, past the Fossil & Vintage Centre. Approching Burray Village, turn right. Go down the hill and at the bottom, bear left and follow the road round, past the harbour and you will see The Sands Hotel.

There is ample space for car parking.
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Orkney Attractions
The rich archaelogical heritage of the islands is one of the main atractions of Orkney.
The main historical sites are
* Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar
* The Standing Stones of Stenness
* Broughs of Birsay and Gurness
* Maes Howe and Mine Howe
* Tomb of the Eagles - www.tomboftheeagles.co.uk

Other attractions include
* St Magnus Cathedral
* The Italian Chapel
* The Churchill Barriers
* Highland Park - This is the worlds most northerly distillery and is open all year round
* St Magnus Festival - Orkney's premier midsummer celebration of the arts, is held annually in June
* The Orkney Science Festival - is held in the first week of September
* The County Show - is the premier agricultural event held in mid August.

The Sands Hotel is also ideally situated for those interested in diving in the nearby waters of Scapa Flow exploring the wrecks of the scuttled German Fleet. Also for explorers - Orkney is abundant in wildlife, seabirds, otters and seals to name but a few. And all lochs in Orkney are a fisherman's paradise as the fishing is free!