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Review of Straigona B&B

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Straigona B&B
Ranked #1 of 26 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 September 2013

This bed and breakfast is simply lovely.....wonderful hosts, wonderful breakfast, comfortable beds, and well located. It is a little way from Kirkwall and you will need a car as taxis seem to be pretty expensive, but it is easy to find, and has lovely views and plenty of parking. We were going to be leaving before breakfast on our final day to catch a ferry and were provided with a lovely packed breakfast to go......highly recommend this B and B. You will not be disappointed if you stay.......it is on my "will stay again list"

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Straigonabandb, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for you lovely review, glad you enjoyed your stay here and hope to see you again. I am still wondering if you got to go whale watching when you got back to Scotland. BRgds Julie

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Reviewed 20 September 2013

This guest house is a home from home. We spent three nights in a large bedroom, beautifully decorated to a very high standard with colour-coordinated bedding. The bed was huge, two three foot beds joined together. The ensuite bathroom was bright and airy with attention to detail with the provision of various toiletries. Lovely soft bathrobes were also provided.

Breakfast was a feast: juices, fresh fruit, cereals,various local breads and pots of home-made jams, all presented on a sideboard. The cooked breakfasts were hearty and included Orkney black pudding.

The owners really go the extra mile and offer many home-baked cakes and biscuits, available free to all guests. They also offer an evening meal menu provided 24 hours notice is given. The standard of cuisine would match that in most good restaurants, but much cheaper.

I would thoroughly recommend this guest house and give it a AAA standard.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Straigonabandb, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for the lovely review June! So glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you both again - can't be long until your next grandchild is here! BRgds Julie & Mike

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Reviewed 13 September 2013

We stayed at Straigona B&B for three nights in August - and we should have stayed much longer! Julie's and Mike's B&B is situated a 10 minutes drive east of Kirkwall and therefore is the perfect place to get off the beaten track and relax.
The rooms are very clean and cosy. Julie's and Mike's breakfast was very delicious and included self-made bread, pancakes and cakes, fresh fruits as well as all that you can imagine when you think about a full Scottish breakfast.
Nick's and Patrycja's hospitality made our stay perfect. They were always in for a chat about the weather (which was great!), whisky, cats... Plus, they helped us planning our trips on the island. They even borrowed us binoculars for watching birds and a map for getting around the island! When we left Straigona B&B it felt like leaving friends... We will definitely come back!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Straigonabandb, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for the great review, we love when guests feel that it's like staying with friends, makes us feel that we are getting it right. It was lovely to meet you both and hope you come back and explore some more of Orkney soon. Brgds Julie & Mike

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

From start to finish, the B&B is simply superb. Before we arrived, Julie was fantastic in helping with the booking and responding to inquiries promptly. On arrival, we had a very warm welcome and the rooms were simply superb. Beautiful views from both rooms and a very tranquil yet cosy ambience. To top it up, we were spoilt with a vegetarian breakfast (on request) that was out of this world. Mike's cooking was amazing and I would recommend this B&B to anyone visiting Orkney!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Straigonabandb, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

WOW! What a fabulous review, thank you so much. We loved meeting all of you and hope your mums enjoyed Orkney and the rest of their stay, such a lovely idea for you to take them on a tour of different places while they were visiting you. Hope you will come back and stay longer and explore some more. BRgds Julie & Mike

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Reviewed 10 September 2013

A very nice B&B, centrally located on the main Orkney island and located with easy access to Kirkwall. Room was spotless and very well maintained, including the en-suite bathroom, breakfasts were excellent, and the entire B&B had a very comfortable feeling. Julie was extremely gracious and helpful, as helpful as any owner of a B&B that I have ever stayed at, bar none. She really did everything she could to try to ensure we would have an enjoyable time on the island. We would be delighted to revisit and stay again. VERY highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

First class B&B. Very well maintained and excellent facilities in the room. Could not fault the breakfasts!
Owners knowledgeable and very helpful on things to do around Orkney.
Close to the airport for transport but no noise issues. Room had great view across the bay.
Would definitely stay again.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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STRAIGONA, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Thank you, glad you enjoyed your stay here and the reunion. Hope the beef was good! BRgds Julie

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Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

Was great to stay in such a great little freindly b&b with great veiws was of a high standard with such a great hoist looking after all that you may want for your stay local sites that only a local can tell you off had a great start to the day with a great breakfast an made sure you had enough hope to make it back there again as will be the first stop for me as the service and plesant suroundings were the best and to know there are still perfect housts out ther is good to know so hope to see you again thank for a great sleep in comfort yours JEFF

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STRAIGONA, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Thank you, we hope you'll be back again with another group. Mike was disappointed you were not here the following night as he wanted to invite you to watch the Scotland v England game! BRgds Julie

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Additional Information about Straigona B&B

Address: Tankerness | Orkney, Kirkwall KW17 2QR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkwall
Price Range: £45 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Straigona B&B Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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