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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at Julie's and Mike's B&B is like visiting your old friend you only get to see from time to time, but it always puts you in a good mood and makes you relax.
Our room was very comfortable and beautifully decorated (local paintings, loved it). It was obvious that lot of thougt and care was put into designing and equipping the whole space. To be honest, I even considered just staying in one whole day (we stayed for 4 nights, first time in Orkney).
The house is beautiful, filled with local art, photographs, booklets and maps with useful info, yet everything has its place and the shared rooms are spacious. The location is great for first-time-Orkney explorers, there is no noise from the airport and not much traffic in general.
The other B - breakfasts were very tasty with different menu options. But my favourite part was Julie coming to check on us and give us tips and additional info for the day, or tell us a bit about life in Orkney.
I would definitely recommend Straigona... And then be jealous that you get to go.

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled with friends
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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review, we do put a lot of thought into our rooms and are always pleased to hear that our guests have enjoyed staying in them. Hope you will come back and stay again and enjoy the peace here in Orkney. BRgds Julie

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We had 4 nights at Straigona. Cosy room with 3 beds, bathroom with shower, TV.
Though near the airport it is very quiet. The delicious full Scottish breakfast is the best start for a really good day. Thanks to the marvellous hosts Julie and Mike who cared for everything.

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was such a pleasure to meet you all, hope that the rest of your trip went well and maybe we will be able to welcome you back again in the future! BRgds Julie

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

A fantastic B and B with friendly owners, a great approach to their business and a fantastic breakfast. Great setting in our favourite Scottish Islands. The home baking is just wonderful and the available local produce is just what is needed.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled on business
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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. It was great to meet you and, hopefully, you will be here again with more guests wanting to explore Orkney. BRgds Julie

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We visited Orkney with our 21 year old daughter who is studying archaelogy. Wehad an extremely comfortable and spacious room with a double bed and single bed with wonderful views. The full Scottish cooked breakfast was wonderful also including fresh fruit, yoghurts and cereals. Fresh milk for tea etc and home baked cakes are always available in the breakfast room - a real treat! Julia and Mike are wonderful hosts and have a wealth of knowledge about the Island. They even have binoculars for visitors which shows how much they care. Many thanks for a wonderful stay.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. It was great to meet you and very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope the black pudding survived the trip home and went down well! Brgds Julie

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

This week, I visited Orkney on business and spent two nights at Straigona. Everything about this b&b was great, from the welcome I received from Julie to the fabulous breakfast cooked by Mike. The room was very well-appointed and comfortable with a range of teas and coffees. Only two minutes from the airport by car.
I certainly will be back!

Stayed: June 2018, travelled on business
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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your stay, hopefully there will be another opportunity for you to visit Orkney for business again! BRgds Julie

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