This is one of these rare finds. A truly fantastic B&B. Lovely friendly hosts, superb food and really comfortable pleasant rooms. (One of my favourite distilleries -Scapa - next door). Don’t miss out on this superb accommodation
We've just stayed several night with Ida & Balfour & couldn't fault their hospitality. Very comfortable, immaculate rooms, plenty of tourist help on request, and a brilliant breakfast with everything you could want. Easy drive into Kirkwall & also to access the major sites to visit on Mainland. Thank you from Jan & Julie. Follow signs for Scapa Distillery which is 2 mins walk further down the lane. (I did wonder why there were no recent reviews, and I think it's because it's quite difficult to find on Tripadvisor's "Search" facility. Don't know why?)
We stayed at Scapa Guest House for 5 nights in early September for the Orkney Science Festival. From the moment we arrived in Orkney, Ida and Balfour went out of their way to make us feel at home. The room was immaculately clean and very warm and comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious and catered to our dietary needs (vegan and vegetarian). Ida and Balfour kindly gave us several lifts to and from town (it's about a 20 - 25 minute walk to Kirkwall) and they had lots of useful information about places to visit. I would definitely recommend and would stay there again.
A wonderful welcome, nothing is too much trouble! Scapa House is warm, comfortable and spotless. A beautiful freshly cooked breakfast every morning and clean towels daily. Lovely extras in the rooms; dish of Orkney fudge and Orkney soaps a nice touch. It’s possible to walk into Kirkwall although there is no pavement for part of the walk, but if you don’t want to drive, there are plenty of taxis available. A very special trip, thank you Ida and Balfour.
This was our first visit to Orkney, Ida and Balfour were able to help us with anything we wanted to know about the Islands. We were made to feel most welcome and everything you might want was on offer at breakfast. Our room was comfortable & clean towels were available daily. Their home is about 2 miles out of Kirkwall but taxis are available to town at a modest price.