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Straigona B&B

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum 
Private Room
Home from home but better! Straigona is a purpose built B&B with comfortable rooms and views over Inganess Bay and onto the island of Shapinsay. Semi rural and just 5 miles from Kirkwall. Ideally situated for touring mainland Orkney. Breakfasts include local produce and we offer packed lunches and evening meals at an additional charge. We are happy to make reservations at restaurants and places of interest for you. We are members of the RSPB and can recommend good bird-watching areas. Also keen walkers and can advise on good walking routes. **Prices are based on double occupancy for each of our en-suite rooms. For single occupancy please contact us.** Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: OR00227F
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Children over the age of 10 are welcome, no facilities for babies.
Bedrooms
1 Super King
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
JULIE R
Hosting since March 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe supply guests with maps to use during their stay. We are generally around both in the morning and the evening if guests have any questions. Most guests chat over breakfast and we are more than happy to recommend places to visit and show them where they are on the map. We also make reservations for inter-island ferries and dinner if guests want us to. Tell us what interests you and I'm sure we will have lots of suggestions for interesting places to see.

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Barbara C
Barbara C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Straigona B&B
This stay was perfect. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet and breakfast was so tasty with a lot to choose from, everything you need for a great holiday. What made it even better we’re the hosts Julie and Mike they were really lovely very helpful and knowledgeable about the area it just made my first stay on Orkney brilliant.
Visited August 2022
Written 9 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

RichGJ
RichGJ
Adelaide, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay
We spent 3 nights with Julie and Mike, and they looked after us really well. Good sized room with comfy king bed. Excellent breakfasts too.
Visited September 2019
Written 5 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Roam60342365708
Roam60342365708
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb
Fantastic b and.b Everything you needed and more. Julie was a fantastic host. Very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble.
Visited May 2019
Written 1 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek634962
Trek634962
Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Always very good to hear that there was everything you needed - we do pride ourselves on thinking of everything!
Written 14 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ldcbl
ldcbl
Palm Harbor, FL87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely B&B and Julie is the best hostess
The room was immaculate and the bed was comfortable. Internet and TV. Plenty of space to store belongings. Very quiet even though close to the airport. Julie and Michael make a delicious breakfast. It’s the small touches that make this 5 stars IMHO. Julie has a small fridge in the breakfast room where you can store something. Even better there is ICE in the freezer so I could make a G&T in my room. The lighting in the bedroom and bathroom is good (I could see to put on my makeup) and my pet peeve of no outlet for the hairdryer in the bathroom was solved by an outlet and a small lighted mirror I could move to see while I blew dry my hair. We went on a guided tour with Kinlay from Orkney Uncovered (take my advice and hire him) I asked Julie to make a packed lunch for us so we could eat picnic style OMG when Kinlay unpacked it there were 6 delicious homemade rolls with exactly what I asked for and chips and sausage rolls (delish) home baked shortbread, tea and coffee plus water. We ended up eating the leftovers in our room after a long day out. Julie scored us reservations at the Forveran, only 10 minutes away with great food and a view of scapa flow. Excellent meal. It was truly a delightful stay and I hope to go back.
Visited July 2018
Written 1 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek634962
Trek634962
Thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope you will return in the future.
Written 5 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Franziska S
Franziska S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bestes B&B in Schottland!
Die beiden Gastgeber sind sehr freundlich, hilfsbereit und zuvorkommend. Alles was man braucht, war schon wohl vorüberlegt. Es bleiben keine Wünsche offen. Von den Ferngläsern für die Vogelbeobachtung, über Landkarten und informative Texte bis hin zur den Wattestäbchen im Badezimmer. Das individuelle Frühstück war sehr lecker. WLAN gibt es auch und die Lage ist sehr günstig. Gerne wieder!
Visited August 2017
Written 23 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Trek634962
Trek634962
Thank you! It was lovely to meet you both and glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will return to stay with us again.
Written 25 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Refrigerator
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Property features
  • Staff on property
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Getting there
Kirkwall Airport
3 mi

Stronsay Airport
15.3 mi
Restaurants
Sheila Fleet - The Kirk Gallery & Café
1.1 mi

The Foveran Restaurant
4.5 mi

The Storehouse Restaurant With Rooms
3.4 mi

Cafelolz
3.4 mi
Attractions
Saint Magnus Cathedral
3.4 miReligious Sites

The Italian Chapel
4.3 miChurches & Cathedrals

Scapa Flow
3.5 miBodies of Water

The Orkney Museum
3.4 miHistory Museums
About the neighbourhood
Orkney has it all.... great walks, scenery and views. Add archaeology, wildlife, birds, stunning skies, beautiful beaches and gorgeous crafts and jewellery and fabulous food - what more could you want?!
Getting around
There are opportunities to go on a tour - prebook with tourguide, a hop-on/hop-off bus tour round some of the main sites, a limited bus service, you can hire bikes... but i would really recommend a car to get the most out of your visit.
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 5 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Straigona B&B

Straigona B&B is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Straigona B&B has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Straigona B&B has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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