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“one plus a wee bike”
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Living Room - View 2 - Cosy air-source heating throughout Living Room - View 3 - Free WiFi and Freeview
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27 reviews
Living Room - View 1 - 2 comfy leather sofas
Living Room - View 2 - Cosy air-source heating throughout
Living Room - View 3 - Free WiFi and Freeview
Bedroom - View 1 - King size bed
Bedroom - View 2 - Spacious bedroom
Bedroom - View 3 - Plenty wardrobe space and storage
Front - tubs of seasonal flowers
Modern kitchen, includes hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer
Comfortable dining in very well equipped kitchen
Welcome Tray
Original artwork by local artist throughout accommodation
Hall - light and airy
Enclosed back garden
Heated towel rail
Large walk-in shower
Always fresh flowers, great stock of books and dvd's - both of general and local interest
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 27 reviews
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ugh999
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“one plus a wee bike”
Reviewed 14 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Excellent comms from the owner, from start to finish about directions, keys, facilities & local amenities.
Apartment was fitted with modern & inituive facilties from washing & dryer machine to dish washer to cooker to shower unit to vacuum, with manuals easily available if needed. TV & wifi worked with no interuptions & also a fantastic selection of local books (some written by the owner !) & journals & selection of dvds. Large comfy bed with plenty of storage room for bags etc.
Local shop was less than a minutes walk away with a small, but decent selection of basic & locally sourced items. Kirkwall town centre itself was an easy 15 minute (downhill) walk away.
Superb base for travelling around the mainland or island hopping & great value for money. Not a place if you are looking for 'scenic horizon' views though.

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Liked best: the shower after a long day of cycling around the place
Liked least: leaving Orkney
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Nov 2015
Delighted that you enjoyed the facilities we offer our guests and the facilities offered by our local shop. Thank you for your kind comments.
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Thomas G
1 review
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“First class accommodation”
Reviewed 2 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This accommodation is excellent,and we received a very warm welcome from Kathleen on our arrival,and the welcome package of eggs,tomatoes,shortbread and fudge was very enjoyable.The house was very comfortable and warm,and Kathleen has the kitchen cupboards well stocked,it is a proper home from home.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
7 Oct 2015
Lovely feedback, so happy to hear that our guests appreciate the local fare that we include in our welcome packs.
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Traverser...
Sydney
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful stay, a real delight”
Reviewed 11 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed here for 4 days in early August 2015 and were really happy with all that it offered. It has everything the self caterer needs and our delightful host left some lovely goodies to welcome us too. We have been " on the road" for almost 3 months now and this accommodation is up at the top of our favourites. We wish we could have this level of comfort at each stop. Don't hesitate to book here. Off street parking, modern kitchen, quiet location, washing machine, dishwasher etc. outside clothesline. Plenty of room for 2 and all on one level. Part of a bigger complex but to one side of it and with a street view and driveway. In every way the host was helpful and obliging and off great assistance to us. A small library of local information books was a bonus too. Highest recommendation!

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Liked best: Comfort and lovely new kitchen
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
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Management Response
14 Sep 2015
We strive to make everyone as comfortable as possible and enjoy their time in our accommodation so it is wonderful to hear that we are achieving this.
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ValMcDona...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“Comfortable, good value self-catering”
Reviewed 20 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A comfortable, spotlessly clean self-catering flat. Very well-appointed - we only stayed one night, but it had everything you would need for a longer visit. A short walk from the centre of KIrkwall, so consequently, nice and quiet. Pretty little garden was a bonus!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Aug 2015
So glad that you enjoyed your short stay with us and for giving such a positive review. It will be very useful for anyone considering a booking in the future. Thanks again.
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Anthony R
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent stay”
Reviewed 11 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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person found this review helpful

You will feel right at home as soon as you arrive. Kathleen thinks of everything. The accommodation is clean, very comfortable with everything provided. You are close to the centre of Kirkwall too. We would always stay here for a holiday in Orkney

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Jun 2015
We really want all our visitors to feel at home and enjoy our islands so it is lovely to hear that we have achieved this.
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