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Straigona B&B

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Julie & Mike who own and run the Straigona B&B clearly thoroughly enjoy welcoming their guests to their home. The rooms are clean, everything appears new and the rooms have everything you could possibly want. The breakfasts ... and indeed the packed lunches and dinners, for Straigona is more than just a B&B... are to a very high standard. It...

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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. It was so interesting meeting you all and hearing about your previous stays in Orkney and all that went with it. If we are in Edinburgh we will let you know, would be lovely to catch up. BRgds Julie

Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Straigona was a fantastic B&B: the innkeepers were friendly and obliging, the food was terrific, the location was perfect for exploring mainland Orkney (and convenient to the airport, as we were flying), and our hosts went out of their way to familiarise us with the many things to do on the islands. Our room was spotless, well-lit, and well-supplied with...

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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you and we are very pleased that you enjoyed staying here. Hope the rest of your journey went well. BRgds Julie

Sherman Oaks, CA
Reviewed 28 June 2016

As described by other reviews, the owners of this Bed and Breakfast are exceptional hosts-friendly, knowledgeable, and caring. Excellent breakfast and a constant supply of delicious home -bakes. Room was very clean; large bathroom. Location is a short drive from town which is convenient for touring the mainland. Parking was easy. Julie sent wonderful information upon booking, She was also...

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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this review

Loved having you stay and hope you found the peace and quiet beneficial, I'm sure the whole break will have done you the world of good and you will have arrived home feeling refreshed. BRgds Julie

Peebles, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2016

A beautiful house and comfortable room with a lovely view . Julie and Mike were very welcoming. Special thanks to Julie and her son Matthew for sorting us out when we arrived with a car in urgent need of repair. Thanks to them we were still able to have good holiday in lovely Orkney.

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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this review

I love a challenge and was just pleased that we could help with getting the car fixed - hope you had no problems on the way home - and sort out alternative transport. Hope to see you again! BRgds Julie

Magdeburg, Germany
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We stayed for three nights and would have stayed longer if we had more time. The property is situated on central Mainland near Kirkwall and easy to find. The rooms were cozy and modern and the beds very comfortable. It felt like home. The owners are very helpful and can give you a lot of tips for having a great...

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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Glad you found our tips for what to see and do helpful and especially that you felt at home, just what we want our guests to feel. BRgds Julie

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2016

From the moment we arrived Julie and Mike made us feel welcome. The facilities were perfectly furnished. The breakfasts were great and we were able to get all the information we needed for a wonderful three days in Orkney.

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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, it was great to meet you and so pleased you enjoyed Orkney. BRgds Julie

Crawley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Straigona B&B suited us perfectly. Smart room complete with spacious separate shower/toilet room, thoughtful décor and a friendly welcome. Great range of shower gels and lotions of very good quality and a superb selection of teas etc., along with a bottle of kettle water in the room Breakfast was very tasty (we tried to have a bit of everything, including...

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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this review

We loved having you stay and it was such a coincidence that I was brought up just round the corner from you! Glad you enjoyed it! BRgds Julie

Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We traveled through Europe for a month, and the days in Orkney were truly a highlight. Julie's friendly, easy-going manner and her knowledge and love for the islands are assets for curious travelers. PLUS, she's a great cook; and her bnb is clean, modern, bright, and comfortable.

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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! BRgds Julie

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Mike and Julie went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible, even staying up to greet us when we arrived on the late night ferry. Our room was large and very comfortable, and the excellent breakfast was a great way to start the day. Help with travel advice over the islands was informative and accurate....

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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this review

Would love for you to visit again, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and your time on Orkney. BRgds Julie

Avoch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The b&b at Straigona run by Julie and Mike is one of the best. Julie has more knowledge and information about the Orkney islands than the local tourist centre in Kirkwall! Mike is in the galley producing first class meals. The room was as expected, clean, tidy and well appointed. Spot on. The location is ideal to get to any...

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Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review, we so enjoyed having you stay and chatting to you was very interesting. Did laugh about the comment re the information centre! BRgds Julie

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Straigona B&B is ideally situated 5 miles from Kirkwall and close to the airport, enjoying stunning views over Inganess Bay and the island of Shapinsay. All rooms are en-suite and have tea and coffee making facilities, TV with Freeview and DVD, free WI-FI, hairdryer, toiletries, bath robes, individually thermostatically controlled radiators, shaver point. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Straigona B&B

Address: Tankerness | Tankerness, Kirkwall KW17 2QR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range: €52 - €93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Straigona B&B Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
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“Some rooms show runway at Kirkwall Airport - good to see planes take off . . .”
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“We were in the room at the front and it was spacious.”
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“We had a pleasant room overlooking the rear garden with subtle lighting.”
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“Front room has a great view”
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