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Castaway Guest House

Castaway Peerie Sea Loan, Kirkwall KW15 1UH Scotland

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Family
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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A C wrote a review Jul 2021
105 contributions84 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the triple room which was plenty big enough for us and our teenager. The room was immaculate - very clean and well appointed (comfortable beds, tea/coffee/hot chocolate/shortbread, large shower in the en-suite, TV, toiletries etc).

The owner was friendly and welcoming.

Breakfast was pre-ordered, with a slip filled in the night before. The breakfast room had cereals and fresh fruit available and the cooked breakfast was served to us. We had freshly brewed coffee, oatmeal porridge and full
cooked breakfasts with poached eggs, which were cooked to perfection. All was of excellent quality.

All in all, a great experience.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Simpleneed wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom198 contributions154 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Castaways at the end of a cycle trip for five says. Found Stacey accommodating and obliging who offered advice and recommendations of where to go. I see some reviews say that information isn't provided about the area - to be honest - that's what the visitors centre is for as there is so much to do on the island's.

Breakfast was scrummy. Pre ordered night before (as that's how you cook porridge....), Stacey got to know our foibles and dealt with my gluten free need.

Room was comfortable and shower was great. Big piece of advice for anyone staying in Kirkwall. If you want to eat out book in advance as finding a table in local restaurants is challenges.

Thanks for looking after us Stacey.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book food in Kirkwall in advance. Try the oatmeal porridge
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Margaret G wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely family run b&b in a quiet street in Kirkwall, Orkney Isles. 3 rooms are available and plenty of space for everyone to park on their drive. The room was a nice size and very clean and really well looked after. The bathroom was big and the shower was great. Stacey was really helpful and very friendly. It's in a nice quiet street and close enough to town to walk in for supper or you can buy things from the nearby supermarkets. Ask Stacey for eating out recommendations when you arrive. Breakfast was great. You prebook what time and what you would like the night before and it was always ready on time and nice and hot and plenty of it. Kirkwall itself is nice and central for getting to the main sites.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Evelyn S wrote a review Jul 2021
Falkirk, United Kingdom115 contributions102 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Not allowed to book in until after 4pm. Tired on arrival we were taken aback when the host told my husband to move our car to a different space. We were shown our room and asked to fill in a form to pre order breakfast. The room was a small double with 2 beds squeezed in ( a double and a single). I can only drink decaffeinated tea and coffee which was not available. 3 loose teabags, 4 coffee sachets, 4 milk sachets in room, no biscuits no water in room. As seasoned travelers we have found it to be standard practice decaffeinated sachets, bottled water and biscuits/cookies always in room. We nipped out after 6pm to the supermarket to buy some bottled water and decaffeinated coffee sachets so that I would be able to have something to drink. When we got back there was another car in our parking space and we had to park out on the main road. The information leaflet in the room states not to come looking for the host, if any problems phone the mobile number. I messaged twice and tried to phone without success. Normally in a guest house I would expect someone to be there. The shower which looked fab was actually awful, very poorwater pressure. One of the tumblers had a big chip in it. The walls were thin, heard every noise. Breakfast was cold, the black pudding was tasteless. Certainly not worth £100 per night.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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EV wrote a review Dec 2022
1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The house doesn't look like a B&B until you drive up the long driveway to the parking area in the rear. Once we got there Tracey took great care of us. We had a new quiet room and the breakfasts were excellent. The restaurants in town were very busy but on our last night Tracey was able to get us a reservation at the Foveran, one of Kirkwall's best dining options.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Suz wrote a review Aug 2021
United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stacey is amazing nothing is to much . With covid on the go they the bed and breakfast cleaned and sanitised and all social distance adhere to. Plenty to eat at breakfast and food lovely, cooked to perfection plenty of teas to choose from. Room comfortable and not to hot at night beds so comfy after a day of travelling in orkney. Stacey also give a lot of helpful tips on were to eat and visit.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Graham S wrote a review Mar 2020
Hexham, United Kingdom106 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 4 nights during a business trip, stacey was the perfect host, good breakfast every morning to start the day. Roo was lovely, nice and modern and very clean and well presented. A must place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dinah B wrote a review May 2022
Guildford, United Kingdom291 contributions122 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very pleasant b&b with a capable and welcoming owner - Stacey. Our room was comfortable with a huge walk-in shower. Breakfast was excellent especially the delicious yogurt & fruit granola. We had a slight problem with the heating for the first 24 hours but Stacey sorted it out and after that everything was fine. We would go there again if in the area.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ishbel C wrote a review Aug 2023
11 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay in Kirkwall. Very clean and quiet. Beds comfortable.
Tucked away in a housing area but easy walk into town.
Breakfast was excellent and host lovely, nothing a problem. Porridge made to perfection
Highly recommend on a trip to Orkney.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Marisa D wrote a review Sept 2017
3 contributions11 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My two friends and I stayed for 5 nights on Orkney. We were greeted by our host on the phone barely acknowledging us and never introducing herself or asking our names . Nor did she provide us with any information about Orkney to make us feel welcome. The room was adequate if you can make do with Poor fitting sheets, non existent water pressure and a view of a dirt pile out the window . When we asked for extra pillows she told us that she'd either have to borrow from someone or go buy more ! Which she wasn't willing to do .Really...it's a business. The food was tolerable . I think the worst part was feeling like we were an inconvenience to her ,not guests! I would encourage you to go see Orkney as it is truly spectacular,just stay somewhere else.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Stacey T
6 contributions6 helpful votes
there are always taxis there that can take you straight to your Accomodation
Simpleneed wrote a tip Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom198 contributions154 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book food in Kirkwall in advance. Try the oatmeal porridge "
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Late-Day-Traveller wrote a tip Jun 2019
Thunder Bay, Canada713 contributions135 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No baths, only showers."
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GreenMountainHiker wrote a tip Oct 2018
Berkeley, California34 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms seemed about the same"
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622frankb wrote a tip Sept 2017
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are excellent, clean airy and with good facilities."
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Donza2015 wrote a tip Jun 2017
New South Wales, Australia10 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose another place to stay."
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PRICE RANGE
£82 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsMainlandKirkwall
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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CASTAWAY GUEST HOUSE - Updated 2024 Prices (Kirkwall)

Frequently Asked Questions about Castaway Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Castaway Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Saint Magnus Cathedral (0.5 miles), The Orkney Museum (0.5 miles), and The Earl's Palace (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Castaway Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Castaway Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Castaway Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castaway Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Storehouse Restaurant With Rooms, Cafelolz, and Lucano.
Are there any historical sites close to Castaway Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Saint Magnus Cathedral (0.5 miles), The Earl's Palace (0.6 miles), and Bishop's Palace and Earl's Palace (0.6 miles).
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