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Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 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

Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Fantastic 2 night stay on Orkney. Julie and Mike are very welcoming so knowledgeable about Orkney providing lots of very useful information. Room was very comfortable and breakfasts and cakes amazing really enjoyable stay many thanks.

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

Thank you so much for your great review, glad you enjoyed your stay and hope it brought back memories of your last visit! BRgds Julie

San Francisco
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We had a wonderful visit with Julie and Mike, May 20-22, 2016. Our room was large, with excellent wifi, a great tub to soak in, fresh baked goodies from the kitchen and everything you would need for a great stay. Their location is perfect to explore the islands and both Mike and Julie are knowledgeable to guide you to wonderful...

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

Thank you so much for all the compliments, very pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much! BRgds Julie

Tranent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We really enjoyed our 2 nights stay with Mike and Julie at Straigona. They were wonderful hosts, very welcoming and incredibly well informed about the Mainland and surrounding Islands. We took advantage of their dinner option on the second night and I can thoroughly recommend the locally sourced Buffalo meat burger,and the Orkney cheese is to die for! We just...

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

Loved meeting you and glad you enjoyed your time on Orkney. Thank you very much for the compliments about our food, very much appreciated. BRgds Julie

Canberra
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We had a lovely 5 night stay at Straigona where the major highlight was the hosts, Julie and Michael. They were absolutely great - nothing was too much trouble and they were very knowledgeable about the Orkneys, where to see things, wildlife and history etc. Their recommendations for both car rental and a tour were excellent. Straigona is a few...

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

It was lovely to meet you after all our correspondence and very pleased you enjoyed Orkney and staying here, hope the rest of your trip went well. BRgds Julie

Cawdor
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We have had 3 nights here and from our arrival to the final dinner we had at Straigona it has been an absolute delight. A warm welcome from Julie, a room with a view that takes your breath away. The breakfasts are a meal that will set you up for the day, especially the Buffalo sausage. Both Julie and Mike...

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

It was a pleasure to have you stay and glad you enjoyed your visit,really liked that you enjoyed the company of the other couple who ate here the same night as you. BRgds Julie

Reviewed 25 May 2016

Julie and Mike were very welcoming, the bed was very comfortable and all the other facilities were excellent, the breakfasts were large and very tasty, Julie was full of local knowledge with good suggestions on where to go, they also happily changed the breakfast to a packed lunch when we had an early start, and brought the breakfast forward on...

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

Thank you for your review, very pleased to have been able to help with tips on where to see the birds and glad you saw plenty - especially the hen harrier hunting in the garden! Really pleased you enjoyed the packed breakfasts! BRgds Julie

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We enjoyed our 2 nights stay here. Mike and Julie were accommodating and welcoming as well as informative about the Mainland Island. It was very clean and the food was great and all made on site or locally sourced. The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom airy and well stocked. Our stay here made our visit to the Orkney...

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind words. BRgds Julie

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM249 - RM443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“We had a pleasant room overlooking the rear garden with subtle lighting.”
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