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Bellavista Guest House

Bellavista Carness Road, Kirkwall KW15 1UE Scotland
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Welcome to Bellavista Guest House where we strive to make guests feel they are staying in their own home from home. 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. Free Internet Access Throughout the Guest House we have free Wi-Fi and a guest computer with free internet access and a printer. Dietary Requirements Bellavista tries as much as possible to accommodate all dietary needs, please discuss any requirements when booking 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 are given a key to our locked shed and are able to access the bikes whenever they want, not depending on us to open it up for them. Guest Laundry Room Bellavista has a Guest Laundry Room where clothes can be washed and tumbled dry for £8.00 per load.
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Free parking
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Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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LadyPel wrote a review May 2023
Southampton, United Kingdom26 contributions2 helpful votes
From a 5 day quick trip around the Highlands and Orkney, this B&B was by far the best place we stayed. Sandra was a fantastic host, the bed was amazing, the breakfast was spot on and the room comfortable and we loved the location - getting to walk along the front in to a quiet part of town. We couldn’t have asked for more!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Robert h wrote a review Dec 2022
As always a beautiful stay for 2 nights.Despite the temperature outside of minus 5 c, the rooms are warm and comfy from the heat pumps. Delicious breakfast and general hospitality from Sandra, who is a super host
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Sean H wrote a review Sept 2022
Brisbane, Australia48 contributions10 helpful votes
Clean, newish, well layer out. Friendly owner who is very thoughtful and responsive. Beds are best we had on our trip. Breakfast was fresh and good quality. Charlie the Labrador appreciates some attention and time if you have it. No problems recommend img this B&B.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 24 Sept 2022
Thank you for your lovely review, Charlie appreciated all the attention. 🐕
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DocRunner wrote a review Sept 2022
Southport, United Kingdom90 contributions36 helpful votes
Brilliant B&B. Sandra is a great host, welcoming and friendly. Breakfasts are lovely - a wide choice, much better than the usual B&B offering. Rooms are clean, beds comfy and excellent wi-fi. Just outside Kirkwall, it’s a great place to provide a base for touring the Orkneys
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rosie wrote a review Sept 2022
120 contributions2 helpful votes
A very comfortable room about a 25 minute scenic walk along the harbor from from Kirkwall city center. The hostess was quite nice and the breakfast options were almost overwhelming for choice. Highly recommend staying here if you don't mind a bit of a walk or have a car
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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elainephill47 wrote a review Jun 2022
Georgetown, Texas129 contributions44 helpful votes
We spent 5 nights here on a walking tour with Hidden Hebrides. Our room was spotless and comfortable, and breakfast was ample and superb. Our hostess was very accommodating and friendly. Would not hesitate to recommend Bellavista!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 26 Jun 2022
Thank you for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Sandra
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Eileen Mathieson wrote a review Jun 2022
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An absolute gem of a B&B. Spotless, really good quality pillows, towels and soaps etc. and plenty to choose from for breakfast. The landlady Sandra, is very welcoming and attentive.Loved our stay there.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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SibeBlue wrote a review Nov 2021
Norwich, United Kingdom102 contributions46 helpful votes
A lovely little guesthouse. Only stayed one night and sorted at short notice but lovely and clean and well appointed. Very comfortable room and warm welcome. Would definitely go back. Shower room small but functional and shower nice and powerful.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Tracy B wrote a review Oct 2021
Apple Valley, Minnesota216 contributions81 helpful votes
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I liked so much about my stay here. The location is walkable from the transit station and the town center, but if you have bags, it's a reasonable taxi ride. The room was extremely comfortable, and came complete with kettle, tea, coffee and assortment of biscuits; the bath had a local soaps (which were delightful). The breakfast was a great way to start out the day, delicious and filling, and with a lot of options. I recommend the salmon omelet. I was able to walk into town and back again fairly easily, even after a long day of sightseeing. There is a lot of tourist information available at the guest house if you're at loose ends; if you need additional recommendations on activities, places to eat or shopping, Sandra was able to make some helpful suggestions.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Terry wrote a review Oct 2021
7 contributions2 helpful votes
We have stayed in Bellavista many times with the previous owner. The new owner Sandra has not only maintained the high standard, but in many areas improved on it. The bedrooms are lovely with very high quality sheets and quilts. The breakfasts are generous with a wide selection, and cooked to perfection. The Covid precautions are clear and provide reassurance of safety. We used the drying room for wet fishing gear, which was a great bonus. All in all, I cannot praise this guesthouse enough and we will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Delighted you weren't disappointed with the new owner! I'll look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sandra
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£111 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsMainlandKirkwall
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bellavista Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Bellavista Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Saint Magnus Cathedral (1.2 miles), Scapa Flow (3.0 miles), and The Orkney Museum (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bellavista Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Bellavista Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bellavista Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sheila Fleet - The Kirk Gallery & Café, The Foveran Restaurant, and The Storehouse Restaurant With Rooms.
Are there any historical sites close to Bellavista Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Saint Magnus Cathedral (1.2 miles), The Earl's Palace (1.2 miles), and Bishop's Palace and Earl's Palace (1.2 miles).
Is Bellavista Guest House accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.