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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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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dounby, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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lizsings
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Everything you need for a perfect holiday flat!”
Reviewed 28 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We found Flat 2 at Kringla Apartments in Dounby to be beautifully and tastefully furnished and all mod cons were there, Even a washer and dryer in the hall cupboard! Towels and bed linen were supplied and every kitchen gadget too!
Kay met us on the first day and made us feel very welcome by bringing fresh eggs from her farm.
The beds were comfortable and cosy, we have no complaints about the flat and were pleased with the price.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
29 Apr 2015
Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kringla. Thank you.
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Martin M
2 reviews
“It was good value for money.”
Reviewed 8 April 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Was a good stay, heating was very good, very important for Orkney. Internet was temperamental, but not really the reason I went to Orkney.

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Apr 2015
I was sorry to hear that you did not find the internet satisfactory. We had a number of thunder storms over the winter and BT have had months of trying to rectify all the faults. I have checked with guests since you stayed and they found the Wifi to be adequate so hopefully the faults have now all been fixed.
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soondside
1 review
“Highly recommend this lovely apartment in a great location”
Reviewed 25 January 2015 for a stay in August 2014

We travelled down to Orkney from Shetland, and stayed in Kringla 3 for 4 nights in August 2014.

We found the apartment to be ideal for our needs as a family with 3 young children - all accommodation was on one floor, immaculately clean and well equipped. The beds in particular were outstanding - so comfy, best sleep in a long time!

Dounby is an ideal location - near to the touristy places in the west mainland - Skara Brae & Skaill House, Broch of Birsay, Barony Mills, and also within easy travelling distance of Stromness & Kirkwall.

I would highly recommend Kringla for anybody looking for self-catering accommodation in Orkney!

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Liked best: Very clean and well equipped
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
26 Jan 2015
Thank you. Delighted you enjoyed your stay at Kringla. Dounby is such a convenient location for all the historic sites and beaches. Hope to welcome you back very soon.
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GigiDance...
Cambridge
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect -- still thinking about this place.”
Reviewed 18 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This was our favorite place at our two-week Scotland trip. We stayed in apartment 3. We were traveling as two couples, one in their late 20s and one about 70s, and everyone loved it.

Kringla 3 is absolutely spotless, modern, bright, and well-decorated. Kay's attention to detail was apparent everywhere. For example, there are so many dishes in the kitchen -- enough to fill the dishwasher and not feel wasteful. The kitchen also had really lovely cookware and everything you could need to feel at home.

Dounby is a truly ideal location, too. We explored everywhere easily, and came back and rested in the evening and walked to the pub in the hotel just 2 min. away. There is a grocery store within a short walk, too.

Kay was a lovely host, meeting us when we arrived and sharing her recommendations of places to visit. My favorite was Yesnaby, but we also loved Brodgar, Tomb of the Eagles, and so on... Orkney is just a magical place and staying at Kringla was just perfect.

We hope to return!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
4 Dec 2014
Thank you so much for the lovely review! I am thrilled that Kringla was your favourite place and that you found it convenient and comfortable.
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Esther C
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely Perfect”
Reviewed 10 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Immaculate, modern, really centrally located to all key attractions, lovely owners and a shop nearby for all grocery needs too. If you are lucky enough to find an empty slot at Kringla then you should grab the opportunity without hesitation. Can't rate this lovely place highly enough - a home away from our NZ home!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Sep 2014
Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed Kringla so much. Thank you.
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73Brett55
New Zealand
1 review
“Excellent accommodation, outstanding host, well placed location.”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

After travelling 12,000 miles from New Zealand to visit the Orkney Islands we felt we had arrived home: friendly people, a pastoral life and plenty of open spaces. What we enjoyed most about our accommodation at Kringla was the open plan design with plenty of living space. The beds were wonderfully comfortable and all utilities are as new. Kay as our host was only to willing to answer our many questions about life in the Orkneys. Kringla is very well located to visit the Orkney’s tourist sites, especially the neolithic sites.

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Liked best: Everything excellent, roomy and modern great location.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Sep 2014
It was a pleasure to welcome you to Kringla and we enjoyed the interesting comparisons that we discussed regarding farming on opposite sides of the world!
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CSmithAls...
Alsager
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Central Location”
Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The apartment was just lovely - very clean & comfortable with enough room for 4 adults to manage for a holiday. The kitchen was well equipped with pots, pans, crockery & cutlery. The bedrooms were both a good size with comfortable beds & enough cupboards and drawers. Lots of room for parking outside.

Kringla Apartments are in Dounby, a small village in the centre of the main island. Although quiet, Dounby is extremely well resourced with a Co-op almost opposite the apartment, open from early in the morning until the evening. There is also a pub within walking distance and others a short drive away.

I would recommend this rental - we will certainly be returning there.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities 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?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
4 Sep 2014
Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back to Kringla.
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