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“A great base for exploring Orkney”
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Review of Elska Apartment

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Cosy Living Room
Bedroom
Back Garden / Patio area with BBQ and bench. South facing sun trap!
Front of Building - shows proximity to min street in Kirkwall.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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Stephen T
1 review
“A great base for exploring Orkney”
Reviewed 31 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We had a great week in Orkney based at Elska Apartment. We enjoyed staying in Kirkwall, with good shops and pubs selling local food and drink. The apartment is in a quiet street but centrally located, just off the main shopping street. The location is ideal for exploring without a car - 5 minutes walk from Kirkwall Travel Centre, from where buses go to most parts of the island.

The apartment itself is comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. We appreciated the newly fitted shower, and Sam and Emma were friendly and welcoming both in our email correspondence and on our arrival.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Aug 2017
Stephen

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks for the kind words and we would love to welcome you back to Elska Apartment should you choose to visit Orkney in the future.

Sam and Emma
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Alan G
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Compact with everything you would require in the perfect location .”
Reviewed 23 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Based in the heart of Kirkwall this lovely accommodation is fitted with everything you would require for an Orkney break . Close to all Kirkwalls attractions there are many good eating places within a short walking distance, including the Old Library Cafe Bar just across the road which is well worth a visit . The house was clean and warm with two lovely recliner chairs which were very welcome at the end of busy days. Emma was there to meet us with a very warm welcome and we would have had no problem contacting her if there had been any issues with the accommodation which of course there wasn't. Would definatly book again for future holidays to Orkney.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Aug 2017
Alan

Many thanks for the kind words and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Would welcome you back anytime you plan to visit Orkney again.

Sam and Emma
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ron A
Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
“Perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 18 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Elska was the perfect Kirkwall apartment for us - great location, great facilities and great owners. We were very comfortable and Elska is one of many happy memories we have of our time in the Orkneys.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Jul 2017
Thank you very much for the review. We are delighted you had a lovely stay. Wonderful guests we would welcome back anytime. Sam and Emma
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Catherine...
1 review
“Clean, comfortable & convenient base in Kirkwall.”
Reviewed 12 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This lovely, cosy little house is in an ideal location. Quiet but close to shops, restaurants and local transport. A warm and relaxing home to return to after a windswept day at Skara Brae! The shower and sofa referred to in earlier reviews have been replaced with a new electric shower and 2 comfortable armchairs.

The owners, Sam and Emma, add an additional touch with a personal welcome and a gift of local goodies. Much appreciated and hope to back. Thanks.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Aug 2017
Thank you very much for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime! Regards Sam and Emma
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
7 Jun 2017
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the kind words.
Sam and Emma
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
rhonagill...
Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Fabulous, cosy little apartment right in the centre of town.”
Reviewed 6 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

My husband and I were in Orkney for a week and were delighted to find this little gem of an apartment. It has everything you need for a couple - and there is a fold down couch in the living room if you need it. It was very clean and well appointed with good wifi. Upstairs was a comfortable bedroom and shower room and downstairs was an open plan sitting and dining area and a small kitchen. We were extremely comfortable and had everything we needed. There was even an outside paved area at the back should you wish. Extremely handy for exploring Kirkwall and a good base for exploring further afield. Orkney has so much to see and do and the people are extremely friendly. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back. Be aware - the shower is not good due to poor water pressure but Sam made us aware of that and it didn't bother us. Highly recommend.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 May 2017
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Kirkwall at Elska Apartment. We would love to welcome you back to stay again. We can only apologies for the inconvenience caused by the poor pressure on the shower and can assure you it is our priority to rectify this issue as soon as possible. We have a new system being installed next week so hopefully this will solve the issue. It is great to receive useful criticism as we can then strive to improve our service which we pride ourselves on. Many thanks again for the kind words and we are delighted you enjoyed the stay. Wonderful guests we would love to see stay with us again. Sam and Emma Elska Apartment
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bobneish
Aberdeen
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very Good indeed”
Reviewed 16 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Lovely flat very centrally located in Kirkwall so no need to drive to most restaurants, bars etc.
We stayed almost a week and the weather was freezing but the flat was cosy and welcoming when coming in from the snow.
Everything within the property was clean and well equipped with a very fast wi-fi in situ which was much appreciated.
Would return with little hesitation

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
17 Jan 2017
Glad you enjoyed your stay! We would love to welcome you back to Elska Apartment should you ever choose to return to Orkney.

Many Thanks
Sam and Emma
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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