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“Well Equipped, wonderfully clean and comfortable”
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28 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 28 reviews
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warfarinm...
Diss, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Well Equipped, wonderfully clean and comfortable”
Reviewed 14 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This is one of the best self-catering apartments we have stayed in. A cherry smile upon arrival, tea and biscuits put out for us and milk in the fridge! We arrived late in the evening on the ferry and this was no trouble to the owner. We were in a classic car and the parking was safely off-road. It was only a short stay, but we used the washing machine and along with everything else it worked perfectly. It is only a 10-15 minute walk to the town centre and we found a great deli in town and also used the local shop (less than 100 yards away). This property is highly recommended for a couple. We look forward to the opportunity to stay again.

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Liked best: Cleanliness and cherry greeting!
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
16 Jul 2016
Thank you for such a glowing recommendation. Our mission is to try and make our visitors feel welcome and for them all to leave with a positive impression of our islands.
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Elaine P
Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“ORKNEY EXPERIENCE”
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This little self-catering bungalow was excellent! Absolutely no complaints at all. The owner had thought of everything. Milk, eggs, fudge, shortbread were provided as well as jars of coffee, tea, sugar and even hot chocolate. Beautiful quiet little place and only a 15 minute walk down into Kirkwall. Kirkwall has a lovely selection of shops/hotels and restaurants so you don't need to venture out too far for an evening meal. There is a small shop really close to the bungalow for all your provisions but there are also supermarkets down in Kirkwall.
Kirkwall is an excellent place to visit all the tourist attractions in the area. If planning to visit some of the other islands remember to book in advance online so as to avoid disappointment.

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Liked best: It was modern and heating was provided
Liked least: It was in a housing estate and semi-detached although we had no noise issues
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
11 Jul 2016
Thank you. Excellent, positive feed back for future guests to read. So pleased that your Orkney Experience was such a good one.
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JGM56
Ballymena, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Look no further”
Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Excellent accommodation, very spacious for two, beautiful throughout, well equipment kitchen. Spotless warm and cosy.

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Management Response
4 May 2016
Many thanks for such a positive review. Delighted that you stayed with us.
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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
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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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“First class accommodation”
Reviewed 2 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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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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