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Karrawa Guest House

Inganess Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SP, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 23 Kirkwall B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Strachp Forfar, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Forfar, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a trip with my wife to Kirkwall at the end of March 2014. Having stayed in Orkney a couple of times before we decided that we wanted a change from a conventional hotel stop-over and would look at booking a guest house on this occasion. Well, i'm pleased to report that the Karrawa Guest House did not disappoint!... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for a short break in Orkney in march. The guest house is conveniently located 10 minutes walk from Kirkwall centre and is only a short car journey from the airport (5 minutes). There was a designated parking space which was handy for our rental car as we flew over. The room was excellent being a good size with ample... More

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Scotland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The guest house is located on the airport road around a 10 minute walk from the centre of Kirkwall. My room was a comfortable double and en-suite. It had a small TV and a tray with tea/coffee/kettle/biscuits. Although I was mostly out, I did meet both the owners and they were both very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was amazing... 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. It makes all the hard work worth while, to know that our guests are happy. We are glad you found the room comfortable and that you thoroughly enjoyed you're freshly cooked breakfast! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Wishes, Albert & Aileen More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I stayed here for a few nights on business in February 2014. I cannot fault the place, it's one of the best places I've stayed in. Warm and friendly, clean and comfortable. Great night's sleep too. It's clear there is a lot of effort being put in to make sure it's one of the better places to stay.

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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 such a brilliant review. We are delighted that you had a comfortable stay and had a great nights sleep. We really enjoy running the guest house and appreciate your feedback. Best Wishes, Albert & Aileen More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This may be an unfair review as I only arrived at 19:30 and was away by 09:00. I would normally stay in a hotel but I was swayed by the reviews on TA and late rooms, this pushed me towards the most expensive advertised on Laterooms that evening (last minute booking, time not web site). I would like my criticisms... 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 a review. We are pleased you felt very welcome at Karrawa and that you found everything very clean and spacious. We are in the process of adding our own personal touches to the Guest House and each of the rooms, as well as the garden, all of which take time to get... More

Bedford, England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We could not find fault with this guest house, great people, great breakfast and our room was superb.We were made to feel very welcome and comfortable. Just a short walk into Kirkwall. We will be staying there again.

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

Thank you for your great review. It was lovely meeting you both, we are glad you had a lovely stay and look forward to welcoming you back to stay at Karrawa in the future. Best Wishes, Albert & Aileen More

Brighton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Young couple who operate this guest house are welcoming and helpful with touring advice and booking dinners & lunches. Great full Scottish breakfast and choices. Sparkling clean and comfortable large room with ensuite. Walking distance to Highland Park Distillery and to Lynnfield Hotel for excellent dinner and whiskey choices. Parking plentiful. Problems with WIFI reception - maybe stormy weather was... More

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

Thank you for writing a lovely review. We are delighted that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed your breakfast here. With regards to our free WIFI, our family room is furthest from the internet router. However, we are upgrading our router and adding a WIFI signal booster to the first floor in the guest house for stronger signal and... More

Tamworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Karrawa was far better than any B&B we had ever stayed in and Albert did his best to make sure we were happy with everything. The bedrooms had all the little extras to ensure a comfortable stay. The property was within easy walking distance of Kirkwall centre and was also on a bus route and there were lots of pamphlets... 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 such a brilliant review for our guest house. We really do appreciate your feedback and we've glad you found the information you required for exploring the Orkney Islands at Karrawa. Best Wishes, Albert & Aileen More

Scotland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I stayed here for 1 night while on business in Kirkwall. The guest house is very clean and comfortable. Breakfast can be ordered the night before, there is an excellent variety. You can choose what time you require it and there is no waiting for it to be cooked. If you are not driving, the guest house is on a... More

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review, it was lovely meeting you. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our freshly cooked breakfast :) It makes everything so worthwhile when our guests are happy with their stay. Thanks again ad Best Wishes, Albert & Aileen More

Tain, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

stayed in the Karrawa guest house for 2 nights, very clean, very comfy, and a great breakfast. I would recommend this guest house to anyone going over to Kirkwall. I will definitely be staying again if I go back to Kirkwall with my family. It is easy a 4 star rating if not more, well run guest house.

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

Thank you for your excellent review! It is great to know that we are doing a good job and that you had such a lovely stay. Thank you for recommending us so highly. Best Wishes, Albert & Aileen More

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Additional Information about Karrawa Guest House

Also Known As:
Karrawa Guest House Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Address: Inganess Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkwall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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