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Missouri
Reviewed 23 October 2016

How is it possible to decribe perfection? That is what you get when you stay with Yvonne... what a delightful and courageous lady. Those breakfasts are both unusual and outstanding, different kinds of smoked fish and Orkney cheeses, on homemade bread. Haven't even started talking about the accommodation. Brinkies stands out among all the B & B's we stayed at...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Could not have been made more welcome. First class accommodation with a breakfast to match. Host very knowledgeable about Orkney and its attractions and very helpful in arranging trips. Will definitely return.

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 15 September 2016

While Stromness is the ideal base for a long Orkney visit, the best accommodation overlooks the port from the rolling green hills behind it. Ask for a sea-facing room at Brinkies Guest House, a 15-minute walk or three-minute drive from the ferry dock. Yvonne Harrold, the heart of Brinkies B&B, a perfectionist housekeeper, offers a great breakfast and great advice....

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Lydney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Yvonne is a great hostess. Her B&B is lovely and clean and tidy. Nicely furnished with lots of little touches like DVDs and books. Yvonne was really helpful and gave us a lift back from the garage. Yvonne has lots of information and knowledge about Orkney and is really helpful. Breakfast is unusual, cold meats, fish and cheese with bread....

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Heidenrod
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We stayed four nights at this wonderful location. The room and bathroom was very nice and clean with an absolut amazing view. The breakfast was delicious with a big choise of regional products. Our host was open, friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure to be in Brinkies Guest House. Thank you for the lovely time!

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Thank Ulrich L
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Apart from a little mix-up over arrival, we had a great time - Yvonne was friendly and welcoming and a mine of information about Orkney sights and produce. We were very grateful for the use of the spa bath after a very hard first day's cycling in 15-20 mph headwinds. She gave us some excellent advice about the best cycling...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 31 July 2016

What a great place to stay! Yvonne is a great host. Yummiest breakfast - the pickled onions are to die for - a great opportunity to try a traditional Orcadian breakfast. Nice, large, comfortable rooms. An excellent outlook over the rolling fields and a nice short stroll down the hill to Stromness. We had a really nice stay.

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Thank Andrew M
Ludington, Michigan
Reviewed 3 July 2016

One of the best B&B's. Yvonne is very friendly and makes you feel right at home. Rooms are comfortable and clean, breakfast is more than adequate with fresh local Orkney products. She will practically make you anything. Located close to Stromness, gorgeous views and you can walk to town. If I ever get back to Orkney, I will definitely stay...

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Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Yvonne also has a self-catering apartment about a mile out of town. It was perfect for two and would easily sleep 3-5. We were comfortable and enjoyed the modern bath and kitchen. Internet was inconsistent and I couldn't figure out the TV, but that wasn't really a problem. Quiet and comfortable, with a brand-new mattress (delivered that very day) and...

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Thank Karen R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Yvonne is a wonderful host, happy to help you make the most of your time in Stromness. She makes a fantastic breakfast - one you won't find anywhere else in Scotland. Loads of flavour, locally sourced and full of protein to keep you going for the day.

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  • Free Breakfast
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Address: Brinkies House Brinkies Brae, Stromness KW16 3JN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
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Brinkies Guest House Stromness, Orkney Islands
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“Ask for one of the rooms overlooking Stromness.”
 of 5 bubbles srmopiper, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room with the spa bath - it's not ensuite but great after hard day walking or cycling.”
 of 5 bubbles Comcultgirl, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are comfortable and clean, great views from all rooms”
 of 5 bubbles KennethH167, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The front rooms have a view of the town and the back rooms look onto the brae. They are well decorated, and serviced and freshened every day”
 of 5 bubbles genealogytours, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room looking towards Scapa Flow or Hoy”
 of 5 bubbles R3430PLandyr, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
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