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Kringla apartments, quality self catering holiday accommodation in Orkney.
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Kringla apartments, quality self catering holiday accommodation in Orkney.
Sunbathing
Modern kitchen with all home comforts
Comfortable dining and relaxing area
Beautiful double bedroom with memory foam mattress for your ultimate comfort.
Twin room with memory foam mattresses.
Shower room
Tammie Norrie or puffin showing off his very smart coat!
A frequent occurence in Orkney is the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis
Springtime at Kringla
Sunrise and Sunsets are magnificent
Yes this is an Orkney beach!
Sea angling, bird watching or just enjoying the scenery?
Frosty morning on Boardhouse Loch
Beautiful walks, you never know what you will see round the next corner.
Kringla apartments sign
Surrounding countryside.
Crossroads in Dounby
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dounby, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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Sylvia W
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Enjoyable holiday accommodation”
Reviewed 19 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

My husband and I spend a great week in Orkney and stayed at Kingla Apartment 1. The owner gave us a warm, friendly welcome and provided useful local information. A nice touch was a welcome basket with local goodies and fresh eggs from their farm.
This is a very comfortable and well appointed new apartment, nicely decorated, a bright, modern decor with all the home comforts, very comfortable beds. Located in the quiet village of Dounby, which has a small supermarket (open long hours), a chemist, post office, butcher, and good restaurant and cafe. We highly recommend Kringla and would love to stay here again!

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Liked best: The overall feel of the accommodation.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Steph_May
Stockholm, Sweden
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“I wish we had stayed longer!”
Reviewed 14 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We spent 3 nights in Orkney and rented 3 Kringla, the upstairs apartment. We were the first to stay in this newly renovated, quiet, and beautifully fitted apartment. The beds were extremely comfortable, good heating, and all of the kitchen and bathroom fittings are first rate. They have really done this flat up as if they were about to move in themselves! There was also a lovely welcome basket with farm-fresh eggs, Orkney fudge and other treats. Kay met us at the apartment and gave us a lot of helpful local knowledge to plan our trip.

Dounby is central to 'mainland' Orkney and was a short drive to Skara Brae, Brodgar, Birsay, Maes Howe, and 20 mins to Kirkwall. We easily filled our three days with fascinating historical sites, wildlife spotting, craft galleries and a tour of the Highland Park whiskey distillery.

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Liked best: very comfortable apartment, centrally located
Liked least: nice view out over the fields but perhaps on Orkney a sea view would be nice.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jaine B
Glasgow
1 review
“We'll be back!”
Reviewed 2 May 2013 for a stay in March 2013

We had a wonderful weeks holiday. The accommodation was really beautiful and Kay has thought of everything! Dounby is a great location for exploring mainland Orkney and the local amenities are very good. Alastair's fresh eggs are a luxury - although I think he is undercharging! I have already recommended Kringla to friends.

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Liked best: The property is furnished and decorated to an extremely high standard.
Liked least: Heading home!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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James M
Keith, United Kingdom
1 review
“The perfect accommodation for the perfect holiday”
Reviewed 2 February 2013 for a stay in July 2012

"Kringla" is a very, clean, well equiped dwelling which makes for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. The ramp access was very beneficial for our elderly parents. Its central location is ideal for visiting all corners of this wonderful island. The village has a well stocked shop, filling station, excellent butcher and the hotel serves delicious meals. Kay greeted us with a very warm welcome and was extremely attentive throughout our stay. We would not hesitate to rent this property again and would strongly recommend "Kringla" to anyone wishing to holiday on Orkney.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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JulieDunc...
Turriff, United Kingdom
1 review
“Exceptional!”
Reviewed 26 January 2013 for a stay in October 2012

We had a very enjoyable stay at Kringla. The apartment was beautifully decorated and fitted out. We really enjoyed staying there, locals were very friendly and we would recommend a meal at the Smithfield Hotel, just down the road.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Jeremy G
Peebles, United Kingdom
1 review
“Our holiday in Orkney was made all the more enjoyable by staying at Kringla.”
Reviewed 20 January 2013 for a stay in October 2012

Kringla enjoys an enviable position being situated close to cross roads to all parts of the island. It is only a short drive to Kirkwall or Stromness and most of the places of interest. It is an excellent base for bird watching and trout fishing. The house is in Dounby where there are sufficient shops to find supplies for family meals and an excellent butcher's shop. The owner rears all the meat on his own farm. There is also a small hotel in the village for meals out.
The accommodation was welcoming, clean and warm and well furnished. In particular the kitchen was just like home with every appliance you could wish for and all easy to operate. The beds were very comfortable and the only sound at night was that of a nearby owl! We would highly recommend Kringla for a nice relaxing holiday.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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jcs_dougl...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Another 'interesting' stay in Orkney”
Reviewed 20 January 2013 for a stay in September 2012

A really central property within easy travelling distance of many of Orkneys archeological highlights. We were one of the first people using this well furnished apartment. We mainly ate out but the property was well equipped for cooking. Great having the pub and well stocked shop nearby. the village butcher is excellent
Best visit was to the tomb of the eagles.blowing a gale with rain pelting down but owners kitted us all out with wellies, waterproofs and hats to enable us to reach the tomb unscathed.
Mobile phone reception patchy in the Douneby area but heigh ho it was good to be out of range at times.

Kay Morgan was an excellent hostess and went well beyond what we expected of her. Thanks for the Orkney titbits..

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Liked best: Central location
Liked least: Seating could be more comfortable
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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