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“Karrawa Guest House, Kirkwall”

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Karrawa Guest House
Ranked #2 of 26 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
St Helens, United Kingdom
1 review
“Karrawa Guest House, Kirkwall”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We took a 5 day stay opportunity to visit relatives after a long absence. Karrawa was brilliant base for us, close to Kirkwall centre, and within easy reach of restaurants and shops. The house was of an exceptionally high standard in terms of decoration and finish, as well as comfort and cleanliness. Breakfast was a delight each morning. Our hosts were friendly and obliging from the moment we set foot in the door. The rates were very reasonable, and on our return, if that is to happen, Karrawa will be our first port of call.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
Thank you for that fantastic review! It was lovely meeting you all and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Karrawa.
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Albert and Aileen gave us a friendly welcome. The room was comfortable if a bit snug. Quiet location. Good breakfasts. Handy for the airport. Within easy walking distance of the town. Wi-Fi. provided. What more do you want?

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
Thank you for your kind review. It really means a lot that you were happy with your stay.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Visited in April 2013 and had a wonderful time. Clean and spacious accommodation, delicious breakfasts and friendly hosts. Aileen and Albert couldn't have done more to make our visit a success. Can't reccommend highly enough.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Karrawa. Thank you for you're nice review. It was lovely meeting you and your daughter last month.
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Thurso, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

We stayed at Karrawa Guest House in December 2012. We received a warm welcome from Aileen and Annie and the room was lovely with a huge bathroom. Breakfast was excellent with a wide range of choices. It is good to see a young couple in the B&B business and Aileen and Albert provide good quality, comfortable accommodation in a lovely part of the country. We have recommended Karrawa to friends and it will be our first choice the next time we visit Kirkwall.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous review! We are really enjoying running the Guest House and meeting lots of lovely people. We look forward to welcoming you both back again in the future.
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

In September, 2102 we stayed at Karrawa Guest House for several nights. We were at the back end of 4 weeks in Scotland and had stayed in several B&Bs - Karrawa House was the equal or better of any of them. The hospitality was excellent as were the accommodations, the breakfasts and the convenience of the location for explorations either locally on foot or farther afield by auto. We would recommend a stay at Karrawa Guest House without a moment's hesitation. Don & Ruth from Canada

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review, 27 May 2013
So glad you had an enjoyable time here. Thank you for the brilliant review, it was lovely meeting you both :)
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

Karrawa is one of the cleanest, friendliest and welcoming B&B's we have stayed in for many years. When the ferry is in late, its no problem, they are all organised with the key and instructions. Our dog was even made to feel welcome! We live on one of Orkneys northern isles, and are so glad we have found a B&B in town where we can feel at home. We will definitely be regular visitors, and have already been recommending Karrawa to our fellow islanders.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Campbell, CA
2 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

Our ferry arrival was delayed beyond when the connecting bus was willing to wait and when we called Albert, he picked us up (charging less than what a taxi would have cost) and gave us a nice unscheduled tour on the way back to the guest house. Albert also drove us down to town and back to show us the way so we could walk down later - it was getting dark by then. The arrangements were great, nothing went wrong, and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Karrawa Guest House
Address: Inganess Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Karrawa Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Karrawa Guest House is set in the centre of Kirkwall and within 2.5 miles of the airport and ferry terminal. This family run property offers comfortable, modern en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi. Kirkwall town centre is less than a mile away with an easy 15minute walk into town or 2 minutes by car. ... more   less 
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