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Orca Country Inn

Self Assessed
Hoswick, Sandwick, Shetland Islands, ZE2 9HL, United Kingdom


4.3/5 from 13 Reviews

92% Would Recommend


  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Highchairs
  • Meeting rooms
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Orca Country Inn

(13 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.2
  • Value 4.3
  • Friendliness 4.7
  • Cleanliness 4.4
  • Facilities 4.4
  • Service 4.3
  • Location 4.5

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Orca Country Inn Information


The Orca is a hotel / hostel catering to the guest who likes to do their own thing - self catering to enable you to come and go as you please; situated in a beautiful rural setting nestling among mature trees, at the head of Hoswick Bay. It lies halfway between Sumburgh to the South and Lerwick to the North, on the East coast of Shetland. Whales which used to be hunted from this area, now swim majestically past close to the shore and can regularly be seen by visitors. The cosy accommodation affords guests the facilities to make their holiday a unique experience, full self catering facilities include a professional kitchen with workstations and ample cookware and tableware enabling guests to select and prepare the food they want, when they want. Eat in the Dining Room or outside in the nice weather, the choice is yours. Indeed Choice sums up your holiday experience here; go where you want, when you want and eat what you want, when you want. Staff are unobtrusive but helpful, allowing you to "do your own thing". Shetland is a living landscape and history tempts you from every corner, Bronze Age - its here! Viking Towns - here! .. and all within easy reach by bus or car. World class archaeology abounds throughout the isles. Lerwick, Shetland's administrative capital is only thirteen miles away, with its shops, music, leisure and museum centres including new multi screen cinema. Something for everyone, Come and see...


  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Long-term parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopying
  • Printing

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Windsurfing


Check in: 12:00 till 21:00
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 10:00
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Guest house
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  • Road from SUMBURGH AIRPORT (13.0 miles)
    From the airport, head North on main A970 road towards Lerwick. Turn Right following Hoswick sign. Follow road down for approx. 1.5 miles to T Junction, turn right for Hoswick village, turn right opposite bus shelter and the Orca is 200m on your right situated amongst mature trees. Pull into main car park and follow steps up to reception.
  • Bus from LERWICK (13.0 miles)
    Go to the Viking Bus Station in Lerwick and take the number 6 bus, which will be signed with "Sumburgh via Sandwick". Tell the driver you are going to Hoswick and he will drop you off at the lower junction in Sandwick. Follow the road downhill and you will see Hoswick ahead of you. Once in the village, turn right opposite the bus shelter and the Orca is 200m up the road on your right. Come in and relax....
  • Bus from SUMBURGH AIRPORT (13.0 miles)
    Board the number 6 bus outside the airport terminal main doors, tell the driver you want to go to Hoswick, via Sandwick. You will be dropped off at the lower Sandwick junction. Head downhill towards Hoswick which is the other side of the dip in front of you. When you get into the village, turn right opposite the bus shelter and the Orca is 200m up the hill on the right, set amongst the trees. Come in and relax......

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