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Skara

Dixonfield, Thurso KW14 8YN, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is very nice, quite, good view. Rooms not outstandig in size but clean and comfortable. Gloria, the host, is very welcoming, warm hearted and the best ever! Same is her delicious breakfast. Very helpful also for good journeys. She borrowed us her own maps to find outstanding spots (seals. ..). Best bnb we have visited in 10 days... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We arrived on Gloria's doorstep on the final leg of cycling the end to end without a booking and feeling pretty tired. We were taken in and from then on it was like a home from home and nothing was too much trouble for her, including giving us a lift into Thurso so we could get a meal and also... More 

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Saltspring Is.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Skara B&B is situated just outside the city atop a hill with lovely views toward the Orkneys. Gloria was absolutely wonderful. As we didn't have a car she offered to drive us into town which was very kind. She gave us much information about the area and if she wasn't sure she looked it up and got back to us.... More 

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Groningen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

2 nights we were in Skara B & B late August 2014. We had a room with a fantastic view to the The Orkney Islands. Gloria is a perfect hostess. She is genuinely interested and gives a lot of information about the area en things to do. A delicious breakfast was served every morning. We had a wonderful time and... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Gloria was the perfect host. Nothing was too much trouble for her, not that we had to ask for much. We said that we would like bigger mugs, and she gave us pint ones! She was always cheery and full of places for us to go and things to do. The rooms were spotless, the decor second to none, but... More 

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Calne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had booked Skara for one night on our tour of the UK. We arrived following a visit to John O'Groats to be met by Gloria at the door. A great welcome and introduction to our room, residence lounge and breakfast room. Instructed on how and where to park to ensure other guests can arrive and dept safely. The room... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in July. This B & B was in a quiet location with beautiful views - we watched the sun set over the ocean. Room was very clean with tasteful decor. Gloria was a wonderful host - she gave great advice and went out of her way to accommodate our needs - providing soya milk for... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This bed and breakfast was excellent we stayed two nights and found everything was excellent. Gloria gave us a warm welcome and a very good breakfast, rooms were clean with good views and everything one expected. A twenty minute stroll into the town and Gloria gave us a few suggestions of where to eat etc

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Andover, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Needed extra day on this trip (too much stuff between Glasgow and Orkney. Gloria had several excellent suggestions for local happenings - Thurso pipe band was playing that night. we went into town, had dinner and watched band. Room had good view. Room was very nice.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Skara was my favorite B&B of my two week trip. The twin room was a bit small, but this wasn't a problem because Gloria has a comfortable lounge area with books and DVDs. I sat for a while and caught up on my notes and e-mail and such. Best of all it was toasty warm (unfortunately, my dad was not... More 

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