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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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All reviewsjulie and mikehome bakinghomemade jamsexcellent cookswonderful hostspicnic lunchexcellent reviewstiffintray bakesdelicious treatsfresh milkorkney islandsfruit saladdelicious homewealth of knowledgewe loved our stayfantastic stay
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

My wife and I were on an extended bucket list trip with Orkney as our primary destination. Because we were staying for 10 nights, we wanted our Orkney stay to be perfect. After much research, we contacted Julie and Mike and they were extremely helpful...More

Thank FloydBaran
Response from Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&BResponded 8 November 2017

You certainly left as friends! And we are pleased to still be in touch every so often. What a pleasure it was to have you stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. BRgds Julie (and Mike and the cats!!)

Reviewed 30 September 2017

Thanks Julie and Mike for welcoming us so late at night. Wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome. Comfy and warm rooms, fabulous home cooked breakfast, home made jams and eggs from the hens in the yard.

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Response from Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&BResponded 8 November 2017

You are more than welcome, it was a pleasure to meet you and very pleased you enjoyed your stay. BRgds Julie

Reviewed 28 September 2017

We really enjoyed our visit here. The house is spotless and the rooms comfy. Julie and Mike were great hosts and very knowledgeable of the local sites. Orkney is a fabulous place to visit. We saved time by flying in from Inverness and then flew...More

Thank Caspian
Response from Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&BResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, very kind of you to big Mike and I up in your subject line! Glad you enjoyed staying with us. BRgds Julie

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We loved our stay at Straigona. Julie and Mike are wonderful hosts and made us feel at home for the time we arrived which was late. No problem, Julie offered to come to the airport to pick us up as the car hire company had...More

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Response from Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&BResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you! It was lovely to meet you both and we really enjoyed chatting to you. Very pleased that our 'extra' info on islands as well as mainland and the laundry service was helpful. BRgds Julie

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Folks, if you are considering a stay anywhere in the world, I do not believe you could find a more hospitable and considerate couple than Mike and Julie Rickards. With regard to the rooms, the food and the breakfast, I second the reviews found on...More

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Response from Orkney192, Owner at Straigona B&BResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you so much for the trouble you have taken over this review. It was just our pleasure to help you with the business emergency. So glad all our little extras went down so well, we just love to hear that you found them useful...More

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Don M
15 March 2018|
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Response from Orkney192 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. We are already fully booked for these dates and can only take max 6-7 guests. I think you would be better to look at either the hostels or hotels who would be more likely to be able to cater for... More
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Graham T
10 November 2017|
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Hi Graham, thank you for enquiring. It would depend on dates and room. We are already fully booked for some nights in June. We do have online booking calendar via our website which might be easiest option for you? You can... More
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Response from Orkney192 | Property representative |
Thank you for getting in touch! 2 rooms - Inganess and Scapa - have en-suites with walk in shower cubicles. Skaill has a 'P' bath with a shower over. We do have guests who specify a bath and we like to be able to offer... More
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"We had a sea view. Not sure about the other rooms"
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"The view from my room (Inganess) was great - whatever the weather - looking out across Inganess Bay is an..."
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"All of the rooms are great, it is quiet throught the house, and breakfast is down one to the ground floor."
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"Next time I will book in to the Inganess room which faces the front - that way you can watch planes take off..."
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