Welcome to your Home away from home Centrally located in the heart of Orkney

Alice and Eric Bruce would like to welcome you to the Royal Oak Guest House in Kirkwall in the beautiful Orkney Islands.

As a business kept within the family since 2005, we offer eight fully serviced en-suite rooms, delivering a comfortable and relaxing stay, with a real home from home experience. Located approximately 1km from the heart of Kirkwall, start your day with a fulfilling breakfast of your choice, whilst overlooking views of Scapa Flow.

We look forward to making your stay special during your time with us and should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.


  • “We were staying while visiting a relative who was very ill. A great place to stay when you need more than just a bed for the night. We had a cosy room and great breakfasts. We caught COVID while visiting our relative. Nothing was too much trouble. We survived 10 days isolation thanks to our host Liz. As we got better Liz’s delcious home cooking aided our recovery. She shopped for us and collected prescriptions. Liz did everything she could to help us through a very difficult time. We can’t thank her enough. On top of that it’s great place to stay with a useful sitting room/kitchen for making food at night, or eating a takeaway. Great views across to the Hoy hills from upstairs. Plenty of parking. What more could you want?”

    Fiona S, March 3 via Tripadvisor