Everywhere they will say that they'll offer you a warm welcome. But a real warm welcome is when they turn on the heat for you, and that's what Julie did. Julie and Mike are a wonderful couple, owned by three cats which - much to their dismay - are not allowed into the rooms or the guest lounge (be careful, however, when moving the car!).
All bedrooms are on the upper floor. We had the room "Inganess" which is the largest of the guest rooms in the house, with a direct view onto Kirkwall airport (never mind, this is not London Heathrow!). The room has an en-suite which is quite spacious as well. The hospitality tray is well stocked, and - as the breakfast buffet - includes homemade treats.
Cooked breakfast itself is made to order and you will be spoilt for choice.
Julie and Mike are also very knowledgeable about lesser known local attractions on Orkney - just ask.
This house only leaves us with one problem: now we know two great places to stay in Kirkwall.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Straigona B&B Kirkwall, Orkney Islands