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“Excellent Value for money”
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Relax in comfort in the quality furnished lounge after a day exploring Kirkwall and Orkney.
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22 reviews
Relax in comfort in the quality furnished lounge after a day exploring Kirkwall and Orkney.
Dine in style in the large kitchen diner: all appliances, crockery and accessories are brand new.
Master bedroom, with tea and coffee making facilities.
Double bedroom.
Single bedroom
Hallway/Landing
Bathroom
Bathroom with shower etc.
19 St Catherine's Place
Relax in comfort in the quality furnished lounge after a day exploring Kirkwall and Orkney
Take the two minute stroll to the harbour and marina on the way to the many pubs and restuarants.
Your holiday home is in the centre of the picturesque and historic Royal Burgh of Kirkwall.
Just 150 metres away from the historic Kirkwall Harbour, and ferries to the Northern Isles
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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Very good - based on 22 reviews
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Simon B
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Value for money”
Reviewed 24 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

A fantastic little house right in the centre of Kirkwall
The inside was clean, tidy and in good repair.
The owners were helpful and responsive.
It was cheaper than a hotel and it gave us more freedom.
Would definitely book 19 St Catherines again.

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Liked best: It felt like home
Liked least: It looks a bit grotty from the oputside
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
9 Jun 2016
Thank you for your review. I look forward to welcoming you back to Orkney.
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england
Reviewed 20 January 2016 for a stay in November 2015
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Totally clean
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Jun 2016
Thank you for your comments. I am glad that found everything that you needed in the house, and also around the location too.
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515rachel
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Suited us perfectly”
Reviewed 20 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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There were 5 of us staying here, aged 20+ to 70+ and it was great for us. The lounge and kitchen are a good size with a toilet on the ground floor and upstairs were 3 bedrooms. Everything was provided, thank you for the welcome pack! It was spotlessly clean and comfortable and modern. You have done a great job of renovating this old property. It retains it's old character. It is handy with the town centre. The only negative point was the noise of traffic outside. I would recommend this property.

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Liked best: Comfort
Liked least: Noisy traffic late at night/early in morning
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
9 Nov 2015
Thank you for your overall rating of EXCELLENT it?s great to hear that you enjoyed you stay and would recommend 19 St Catherine's Place.
The luxury of being so close to the town centre, with the bars, restaurants and shops being within a 2 minute walk, means that there is road noise outside, although this is mainly through the day. I hope to welcome you to Orkney again.
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coughlans...
London
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A warm Orcadian welcome awaits in Kirkwall”
Reviewed 30 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This is exemplary accommodation in a great location in Kirkwall, a very close walk to the city centre and harbour side. Unprepossessing from the outside, but when you enter the decoration and furnishings are excellent. All the necessary items to make for a comfortable stay are provided. A group of us rented 19 St Catherines Place over a long weekend, and would have been very pleased if the stay had been longer. My friend would quite happily have moved in to live! Deborah deserves a lot of credit for getting everything so right about this place. I would certainly recommend it, and if I am lucky enough to return to Orkney I will stay there again.

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Liked best: Everything necessary was provided
Liked least: No wi-fi
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Nov 2015
Thank you for your review. I take pride in looking after my guests and hopefully this shows in the house itself. I hope you are lucky enough to visit Orkney again soon - you will be very welcome to stay at 19 St Catherine's Place..
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jerrykir
1 review
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 25 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

House has been comprehensively modernised while its period character has been retained. Everything you need is there - apart from wi-fi, but that must be on the to+do list - and the owners are very friendly, welcoming and approachable while happy to leave you alone.
The house is well-positioned and within asy walking distance of all that Kirkwall has to offer.
Five of us had a great week there and all would do it again.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Nov 2015
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I can confirm that I have responded to your views and have now had wifi installed, as this was something that was lacking in the house. I look forward to welcoming you to 19 St Catherine's Place again.
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DutchMrAp...
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Orcadian excellence”
Reviewed 17 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

I stayed here with my brother and my father, who had just turned 70. When we arrived, we found a welcoming basket on the kitchen table including a bottle of Red Orkney wine with a card: "Happy 70th birthday. Hope you enjoy Orkney, Best wishes, Steven and Deborah" (the owners).

What a way to start your stay in Kirkwall!

The accommodation is very spacious and spotlessly clean. Great attention to detail, couldn't fault it. Beds are very good. (See if you can spot the Aerosmith lyrics..).
The heaters in the kitchen and living room are very comfortable on a cold, wet and windy Orcadian day.

St Catherine's Place is very central in Kirkwall. Shops and bars are just around the corner. Helgi's pub is great for good food, local beers and cocktails. Many pubs have free wifi, which is good because that was missing in the house.

It takes some practice to open the front door, but once you get in you can put your feet up and relax. There's lots to read and (especially for the children) plenty of dvd's to watch.

Would definitely stay here again!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Shower
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
9 Nov 2015
Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay in Orkney and that your father enjoyed his birthday present. I have taken note of your comments and have now installed wifi. I look forward to welcoming you to 19 St Catherine's Place again.
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oriana191
Rome, Italy
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Casa dolce casa”
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Absolutely satisfied. The house is beautiful and comfortable, has everything that a family with children would want to find; also it is just a few steps from the main street of Kirkwall and the port to catch a ferry and visit some islands.
The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful with us.
We take advantage of this space to greet them and thank them again.
Oriana, Marco and Filippo

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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
17 Sep 2015
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I am glad we could help out. You looked after our home wonderfully! We are so glad that you had a lovely time whilst staying in our property.
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