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Straigona B&B is ideally situated 5 miles from Kirkwall and close to the airport, enjoying stunning views over Inganess Bay and the island of Shapinsay. All rooms are en-suite and have tea and coffee making facilities, TV with Freeview and DVD, free WI-FI, hairdryer, toiletries, bath robes, individually thermostatically controlled radiators, shaver point. We are more than happy to help our guests with information, booking restaurants and plotting good routes to see everything! We even lend you maps as Orkney doesn't like SatNav!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Hiking
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Al I wrote a review Apr 2022
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Great experience! Cozy accommodations and extremely helpful host. And you won’t find a better breakfast and there were always homemade treats in the dining area. We were in the Orkneys on an ancestry search and Julie went out of her way to help us records and cemeteries. We may even be related!! Just a wonderful overall experience. Al
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: You won’t find any of the bigger City issues in the Orkneys. Take your own rental car if possible.
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Response from JULIE Rickards, Owner at Straigona B&B
Responded 6 days ago
Brilliant to meet you both, still can't get over the chances of you choosing to stay here and us having shared ancestry. Hope you return again. J
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Kyndal V. wrote a review Apr 2022
Santa Barbara, California3 contributions
If you’re traveling to Orkney - especially on your own - Julie and Mike are the best people to stay with! They’re so knowledgeable and passionate about Orkney. I came with a few ideas for things to see, but Julie and Mike’s suggestions completely changed my experience. I felt like I got a much deeper look into Orkney when I followed their direction. Their B&B is so well stocked - freely available homebakes all day, converters in the room for chargers and cords, their own Orkney information center with pamphlets, books, and maps in the lobby. If you stay with Julie and Mike, you’ll see Orkney in beautiful detail.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from JULIE Rickards, Owner at Straigona B&B
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you, it was lovely to have you stay, you are such a bubbly person! We thought you were really brave doing this trip on your own and hope we went some way to helping you enjoy it. Would love to have you stay again. J
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David B wrote a review Jul 2021
Ashford, United Kingdom61 contributions24 helpful votes
This was our first trip to the Orkney Isles. We had a great stay and would highly recommend Straigona B&B. It is situated just on the edge of Kirkwall, very near the airport and a good location from which to explore the island . Julie and Mike are great hosts with excellent local knowledge and advice on places to visit and places to eat. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Julie and Mike will also provide very nice evening meals on request. They also provide OS maps and binoculars which we found very helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for a lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and it was just so nice for us to have such nice guests! J
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levantzawn wrote a review Jul 2021
Redruth121 contributions43 helpful votes
First of all it's not just a bed and breakfast.It's also a bakery and tourist information centre.Mike and Julie are great hosts and as well as cooking a great breakfast also help immensely with local knowledge.Just a five minute drive from the beautiful city of Kirkwall it's a great peaceful location.Lovely and quiet which made for a good nights sleep after a day exploring.Look forward to going back.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Julie Rickards, Owner at Straigona B&B
Responded 6 Jul 2021
Thank you for our first review of 2021! It was a pleasure to have you stay and hope you had a good trip home and the cat was pleased to see you. Look forward to seeing you again. Brgds Julie
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Joan wrote a review Jan 2020
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Julie and Mike are fantastic hosts. They are very kind, share insights about the islands, and provide many little extras to make visitors feel at home. The rooms are modern and spotlesss. Memories of delicious breakfasts and Julie's fabulous traybakes make us long for a return.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B
Responded 19 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your review, it is always nice to hear what you have particularly enjoyed. BRgds Julie
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PRICE RANGE
US$80 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandOrkney IslandsMainlandTankerness
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Straigona B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Straigona B&B?
Nearby attractions include The Italian Chapel (4.2 miles), Saint Magnus Cathedral (3.3 miles), and The Orkney Museum (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Straigona B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Straigona B&B?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Straigona B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Straigona B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Straigona B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sheila Fleet - The Kirk Gallery & Café, The Foveran Restaurant, and Cafelolz.
Are there any historical sites close to Straigona B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Saint Magnus Cathedral (3.3 miles), The Earl's Palace (3.3 miles), and Bishop's Palace and Earl's Palace (3.3 miles).
Does Straigona B&B have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.