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Karrawa Guest House

Inganess Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SP, Scotland
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself, mum and young daughter stayed at this lovely guesthouse very recently and were extremely impressed. Aileen and Albert were so friendly, nothing was too much trouble. They were great with my daughter, and as we left, on our last day, her parting words were 'they were very nice people, weren't they mummy, can we stay there again really soon!'... More

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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for such a great review! It was lovely to meet you all and we are glad that you had such a nice stay at Karrawa. Hopefully you will return sometime in the future :) Best Wishes, Aileen & Albert More

edinburgh
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely and cosy. Very friendly. Really good breakfast. I come to Kirkwall 2 or 3 times a year for work and will come here again. The price was great value. Very quiet and obviously very family friendly. Would bring the family if we ever came to Orkney.

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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for you're lovely review. We are delighted that you had a nice stay and that you would return. For our best rates, book direct. Thanks & Best Wishes, Aileen & Albert More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed three nights for a family short break on the island. Albert and Aileen were friendly, welcoming and helpful. They were genuinely interested in helping us make the most of our short time in Orkney. We had the family room which was very comfortable with two singles and a double and lots of circulation space so we never felt... More

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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We are delighted that you had a comfortable stay in our spacious family room and that you enjoyed our tasty and filling breakfast. We hope to welcome you both back to Karrawa in the future. Best Wishes, Aileen & Albert More

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stay at the Karrawa Guest House very much, from the warm hospitality and good advice to the delicious breakfasts. It was my first trip to Orkney and from this experience and that of the rest of the places that I visited, I will definitely return. Thank you Aileen and Albert.

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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your super review, it was lovely to meet you and we are glad that you had a great time in Orkney and at Karrawa! Best Wishes, Aileen & Albert More

Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My husband and I planned to stay 3 nights and had to add another one due to a storm that led to cancellation of all ferries. Aileen had done everything to make our stay comfortable and helped with ferry arrangements and restaurant bookings. The guest house is 5 minutes drive from city center on a quiet street. Our Room (#5)... More

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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for you're lovely review. We are glad that you had a nice stay and that you thoroughly enjoyed our fresh fruit salad! 2 of our upstairs rooms do have slightly higher dormer style windows due to the pitch of our roof but they still have 4 panels of glazing. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your... More

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I'm posting this for my parents, who do not review on TripAdvisor, but asked me to post this because they had a lovely experience: The Karrawa Guest House was a wonderful place to stay during our recent trip to Scotland. It was immaculately clean, comfortably furnished, and run by a kind family who offered every possible assistance. We had difficultly... More

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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, it is much appreciated. We are so pleased that you found our guest house to be comfortably furnished and immaculately clean. It was nice to meet you both and hope that you managed to sort out the trouble you were having with your debit card. Best Wishes, Aileen &... More

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

We are back home in Skye now with lovely memories of our visit to Orkney and staying with you...so welcoming and homely! Thank you so much to Albert and Aileen who are so pleasant and helpful in every way. As for the breakfasts... delicious and served so efficiently! We would highly recommend Karrawa to anyone ...you won`t be disappointed!

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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review! It was lovely to meet you both and we are so pleased that you found our guest house comfortably, welcoming and friendly- that is what we aim for! Best Wishes, Aileen & Albert More

Barre, Vermont
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a sweet, well-appointed guest house that is outside of the town center, but on a bus line that can take you into town if you're not up to the fifteen minute walk and don't have a vehicle. If you're using SatNav (GPS) to get here, be careful once you get to Inganess road, it may send you the... More

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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for you're lovely review. We are located on Inganess Road, 3rd driveway on the right as you go up the road with a blue sign on the roadside with reflective lettering so we are easily found in the darkness also! Our off road private car park was extended at the start of the year with 8 wide parking... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Very accommodating and friendly owners in a brilliant location, please visit. I felt so comfortable here and breakfast area was so pleasant. Orkney is so beautiful so if your planning a visit, you should use Karrawa.

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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. We are thrilled that you had such a nice stay, we aim to offer guests a 'home away from home' with a friendly welcome, comfortable room and delicious breakfast so we are please that you had such a pleasant stay. We hope to welcome you back again to stay in the future. Best... More

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44 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's a tiny bit out of town so you will need a car to get into Kirkwall but not so far out that it takes a long time. Hosts are very gracious and happy to make bookings for you and quite knowledgeable about the area. Room was fairly quiet so that was great. Breakfast quite good

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Karrawa Guest H... A, Owner at Karrawa Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a nice review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay at Karrawa. We are located 1km from the town centre, a 15 minute walk or a short bus ride. The town centre bus stops right outside our driveway or the airport bus runs half hourly and can pick up... More

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Address: Inganess Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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