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Kringla apartments, quality self catering holiday accommodation in Orkney.
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Kringla apartments, quality self catering holiday accommodation in Orkney.
Sunbathing
Modern kitchen with all home comforts
Comfortable dining and relaxing area
Beautiful double bedroom with memory foam mattress for your ultimate comfort.
Twin room with memory foam mattresses.
Shower room
Tammie Norrie or puffin showing off his very smart coat!
A frequent occurence in Orkney is the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis
Springtime at Kringla
Sunrise and Sunsets are magnificent
Yes this is an Orkney beach!
Sea angling, bird watching or just enjoying the scenery?
Frosty morning on Boardhouse Loch
Beautiful walks, you never know what you will see round the next corner.
Kringla apartments sign
Surrounding countryside.
Crossroads in Dounby
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dounby, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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Alsager
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Central Location”
Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The apartment was just lovely - very clean & comfortable with enough room for 4 adults to manage for a holiday. The kitchen was well equipped with pots, pans, crockery & cutlery. The bedrooms were both a good size with comfortable beds & enough cupboards and drawers. Lots of room for parking outside.

Kringla Apartments are in Dounby, a small village in the centre of the main island. Although quiet, Dounby is extremely well resourced with a Co-op almost opposite the apartment, open from early in the morning until the evening. There is also a pub within walking distance and others a short drive away.

I would recommend this rental - we will certainly be returning there.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
4 Sep 2014
Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back to Kringla.
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london
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Generous welcome and value for money!”
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Kay Morgan provided a genuine Orkney welcome - and the apartment was excellent: provided with everything anyone could need as well as being clean and easy to use. The Co-op a couple of minutes walk away is well-provisioned (including all newspapers) and Dounby's central position makes it easy to get to anywhere in West Mainland and further afield. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Everything about it
Liked least: Can't think of anything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Management Response
3 Sep 2014
I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Kringla and found it so comvenient!
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Peter R
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great apartment in excellent location!”
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This was our second trip to the Orkneys and Dounby was an excellent place to stay.

We stayed in Kringla 1, the smallest of the three apartments. Dounby is excellently situated for all the major attractions on mainland Orkney. It is between Stromness and Kirkwall and very near Skara Brae, Bay of Birsay, Ring of Brodgar and other attractions.

The apartment is well furnished with a dishwasher, washing machine, dryer etc. The kitchen was well equipped and there was wifi too.

The owner Kay, was very helpful. She emailed regularly with tips for activities and visited a couple of times to check if everything was ok.

All in all I'd recommend this flat to anyone who's looking for a good, quiet holiday.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Sep 2014
We hope to welcome you back for your third trip to Orkney soon!
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Brendan M
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
1 review
“Orkney explorer”
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Kringla provided the perfect base to explore orkney and to indulge in some trout fishing. Clean, well maintained and centrally situated I the heart of the orkney mainland, this is a must do on the bucket list.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Sep 2014
Looking forward to welcoming you back for more fishing soon!
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Nigel P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great base to see Orkney”
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful 2 week holiday at Kringla. Spotless inside and comfortable for relaxing at home. Kitchen well equipped to the highest standard. Dounby is an excellent base with Co-op, Petrol, play areas (in school grounds) and good pub food plus other shops. Also only about 15 mins drive from both Stromness and Kirkwall. Would recommend highly and have no hesitation about staying there again if return to Orkney.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
16 Sep 2014
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your holiday and it would be great to welcome you back.
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