Welcome to Bellavista Guest House where I strive to make guests feel welcome in a home from home setting.


Bellavista is an Orcadian family run Guest House in a quiet, peaceful area of Kirkwall, Orkney. Bellavista is situated near the shore and is a 5 minute car journey or a 15-20 minute shore hugging walk from Kirkwall harbour.

Bellavista is ideally situated for guests wanting to travel around the mainland of Orkney visiting the archaeological attractions, bird watching, fishing, walking, admiring the scenery or taking a boat to visit some of the islands. I have lots of leaflets, resource books and local knowledge to help guests plan their time.

Free Internet Access
Throughout the Guest House there is free Wi-Fi.

Guest Lounge
The Guest Lounge is equipped with a fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, tea and coffee facilities, dishes, cutlery, etc and guests are able to make light snacks and sit at the table to eat their food. Takeaways can be eaten in the Guest Lounge. The lounge window looks out to Kirkwall Bay where you can watch the ferries and fishing boats sail past and the cruise liners either anchored in Kirkwall Bay or at Hatston Pier. There is also a TV, DVD player, DVDs and some games should guests wish to relax and socialise outwith their rooms.

Luggage Storage
For guests travelling on to Shetland or Aberdeen with 'the late boat' we offer the use of the Lounge at any time that day or to sit in during the evening while waiting. Guests can also have use of our guest toilet. Luggage can be left with us on the morning of departure.

Choice of Breakfasts
Guests can choose from the traditional cooked breakfast with continental options or a light breakfast. The main breakfasts are served in the Breakfast Room between 7.00 and 9.00 am. The Light Breakfast is a self service breakfast in the guest Lounge and can be taken at any time to suit guests needs, whether you want an early start or have a lie in. Guests let us know each evening which type of breakfast they want for the following morning to fit in with their plans for that day.

Room Only rates are also available.

Locally Produced Food
Breakfasts include, when available, locally produced food from Donaldson Butchers in Kirkwall, Free Range Orkney Eggs, Orkney Oatcakes from Stockans, Stromness, Orkney Milk from Crantit Dairy, Kirkwall, Cheddar from Orkney Cheese, also in Kirkwall and Bere Bannocks from Argos in Stromness. There will also be chutney, marmalade and jam  sourced from Orkney Island Preserves on Shapinsay.

Dietary Requirements
Bellavista tries as much as possible to accommodate all dietary needs, please discuss any requirements when booking your stay.

Own Private Car Park
Bellavista has its own large private off-street car park where we can have anything from vintage tractors, to buses or vans and lorries staying with us.

Locked Bicycle Store
We welcome guests who travel to Orkney on their bicycles or hire ones in Kirkwall. Guests can store their bicycles overnight in our locked garage.

Guest Laundry Room
Bellavista has a Guest Laundry Room where clothes can be washed and/or tumble dried for £6 per load.

Protecting the Planet
Bellavista tries to be environmentally friendly through having solar panels fitted to the roof. They generate electricity which is then used within the house. The Guest House is heated by air source heating with a heater unit in each bedroom. Guests are able to control the level of heating they require. Complimentary guest shampoo and soap bars are locally produced by Star Island Soaps on Stronsay, I encourage guests to take these home. As much as possible is recycled through the local authority recycling services.

Double Room, Ensuite Bath and/or Shower, some Bedrooms, Fridge, Garden, Hairdryer, Iron, Lounge, Television, Twin Room, Highchair, Coach Parking, Private Parking
Breakfast Available, Tea/coffee Facilities, Packed lunches available
Dietary Options
Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cot, Highchair
Transport and Parking
Coach Parking, Private Parking
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