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Ardconnel B&B

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Craigiefield Rd. | Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Kirkwall KW15 1UJ, Scotland
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Ardconnel B&B
Ranked #8 of 25 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got home on Monday after 4 nights at Ardconnel. We have absolutely no negative comments to make at all. John and Margaret are really lovely, warm people. They're really helpful and knowledgeable and make you feel really relaxed. Our room was really lovely and comfy and had some great touches like nice choccy biscuits with the tea tray... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying six nights at Ardconnel. It is the best B&B at which we've ever stayed. John and Margaret gave us a great welcome and were superb hosts, being extremely helpful but not intrusive. The bedroom was beautifully furnished and it was a joy to spend time there. Breakfast was something to look forward to, with... More

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Saline, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed here for two nights. It's location was a great home base for exploring the island - and we did venture to South Ronaldsay one afternoon. Just a quick drive into Kirkwall for dinner, shopping, etc. The breakfasts were excellent, and the room was large, comfortable, and clean. The hosts are friendly and helpful. We would have gladly stayed... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I had three wonderful nights here. The location is excellent, the room extremely comfortable, the breakfast was great and John was a wonderful host. He was friendly, very helpful, with a good sense of humour and while willing to chat over breakfast he was not intrusive. I would definitely stay here again if we return to Kirkwall... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My now fiancé and I visited Orkney from 16-19 June. The B&B was perfect, 15 min walk into Kirkwall and stunning views. The owners are superb, so friendly and welcoming. Each morning John would come in at breakfast and chat with us asking what are plans were and offered so many suggestions of what to see and do. He did... More

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Wentworth Falls, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Back in January, we’d booked a 3 night stay for the end of May. A few weeks before our arrival, I’d emailed to confirm dates. I’d made a mistake in the confirmation email, the owner queried the dates, I apologised and clarified and thought all was okay. We’d also advised back in January and again in May that we’d be... More

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Lundin Links, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

After trying to get through to four B&B's in Kirkwall on the fifth Ardconnel answered and I am glad they did. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay. The owners are very welcoming and helpful the room was spotless bed very comfortable and breakfast great. It is a good walk into Kirkwall especially in the light breeze, to the... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
36 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

This B&B comes with rave reviews about the welcome but I guess they can't be on top of the game all of the time. Despite agreeing an arrival time there was no one in when I arrived! Having said that the room was large and comfortable, the breakfast superb and they could not have been more helpful. It is a... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A little out of town , very comfortable stay, John & Margaret wonderful couple & unknown to them we are going back for more "Island Hopping" next year, & hopefully stay with them !! that must be a good recommendation ! Breakfast was of a very high standard ! Ps it rained most of the day we left for Rousay... More

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

After reading the reviews we were excited to have booked the ardconnel b&b. The booking itself took some perseverance but we finally succeeded. The arrival was awkward, seemed like we arrived at the wrong moment. It didn't feel very welcome. This feeling didn't go away the next three nights. The room was ok, breakfast was ok but the normal warmth... More

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Address: Craigiefield Rd. | Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Kirkwall KW15 1UJ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
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Ardconnel B&B Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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Ardconnel is a friendly family run B & B which has been recently awarded a 4 Star rating with Visit Scotland. This is a large comfortable modern home where all bedrooms are en-suite. Ardconnel is situated in a quiet country location with beautiful views of Kirkwall Bay,the West Mainland and the Orkney North Isles. From Ardconnel it is approx a 20 min walk to Kirkwall town centre. There is car parking available and a shed for bicycles. ... more   less 
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