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“Kringla - a brilliant place to stay in Orkney”
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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.
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79 reviews
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.
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Surrounding countryside.
Crossroads in Dounby
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dounby, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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redimp21
Holywell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Kringla - a brilliant place to stay in Orkney”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Had a superb 10 days at Kringla. Have stayed in lots of self catering places over the years and Kringla ranks as the best.
The owner, Kay, was so helpful, organising lots of things to do for us and even helping get our Xmas dinner! A lovely Xmas tree was awaiting us when we arrived along with real presents for all of us under the tree!!
The apartment itself was equipped to the very highest standards throughout, all brand new fixtures and fittings and furnishings, newly decorated too and very spacious.
Kringla's location in the heart of Orkney's world famous Neolithic monuments was so ideal. The village of Dounby had plenty of local shops whilst Kirkwall and Stromness are both around 20 mins away by car.
I hope we get another chance to holiday in Orkney again and enjoy another great time at Kringla.

5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Feb 2014
Thrilled and delighted that you have ranked Kringla as the best self catering place you have ever stayed in! Thank you.
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Sarah D
Ellon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful apartment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

The Kringla apartment was fabulous! Very clean, well equipped, a real home away from home. We stayed for 4 or 5 nights and wished we had booked for longer. Orkney itself is fabulous and the apartment is so central for going anywhere. The hotel up the road served good food. Kay (the owner) couldn't have been any more helpful and was very welcoming and easy to deal with. Loved our stay , we will definitely go back. If you are looking don't hesitate, book now!!! ;)

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The calm feeling of this gorgeous apartment,
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Feb 2014
We look forward to welcoming you back to Kringla. Orkney is so rich in natural history and historical sites, perhaps you could stay longer next time!
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Ruth P
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
“An excellent holiday venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013 for a stay in July 2013

I visited Orkney with my son to visit the neolithic sites. Dounby is an excellent base for visiting the island and Kringla offered wonderful accommodation. It was very comfortable and well equiped. The village has every amenity. We look forward to a return visit.

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Feb 2014
Glad you enjoyed your break. I hope you can return soon to enjoy all that Orkney has to offer.
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865Teen
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent accomodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013 for a stay in July 2013

The owners of the property were very welcoming and even arranged to take my husband fishing. The property was very central for touring the island. Hotel and shop within easy walking distance. One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in

5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: So central for touring
Liked least: No sea view but you can't have everything
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Feb 2014
Wow! Thank you for placing Kringla as one of the best holiday homes you have stayed in. Absolutely delighted!
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Lapwingse...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Kringla 3 is well-appointed, comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean. It was the perfect location for our too-short visit to Orkney. There is so much to see and do within a short drive of Dounby and good amenities in Dounby itself within a 2 minute walk. We received a warm welcome from Kay on arrival and lots of useful information for our stay - as well as a basket of Orkney goodies including fudge, shortbread, oatcakes and eggs from Kay's farm. Hope to return soon. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Well-appointed, comfortable, clean, great location
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • 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
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Jenny F
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highly recommended for everyone who wants good quality self catering”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Kay the owner was very welcoming and the accommodation was even better than expected. Excellently equipped and warm. Great location in west mainland with food shop on door stop including a local butcher with excellent beef and fresh frozen fish.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Everything was good
Liked least: No wifi available
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
bluemonke...
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Great apartment!, Kay was great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

My partner and i stayed in Kringla 3 apartment. It looked brand new and was spotlessly clean. We arrived from Shetland at 11pm and Kay was kind enough to greet us and show us around the flat even though it was late. The welcome basket was a lovely touch! The location is great too, Dounby is pretty much in the centre of mainland Orkney, so it takes 20-30 minutes to get anywhere you want to go. The only thing that is missing is the wi-fi, which Kay said she was looking into for next year.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The whole flat was lovely
Liked least: Lack of wi-fi
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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