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Karrawa Guest House

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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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Matsudo, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a very pleasant stay here for 3 nights in April 2015. Our room was clean and comfortable with a large, modern bathroom. A good, large selection of food and drink was available for breakfast, including vegetarian options. The owner was very welcoming and also happy to help us if we had any questions. The woman... More 

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Beith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Owner was lovely , room was of high standard , this place gives great value for money and would just make your trip so much more enjoyable . The rooms are getting done up at the moment , mine was completed and they have done everything very well, nice clean warm and great shower , just what you want at... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a very pleasant few days stay here back in June. Karrawa is on the bus route from the airport so you should not have trouble finding it. It is about a 10-15 minute walk to town so not far. My cooked breakfasts each morning were superb. This is a very clean and friendly place to stay. Full marks... More 

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England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Albert & Aileen made us feel very welcome. It's a lovely place they have here. It's recently been refurbished to a very high standard. Lovely breakfast too !! It's just up out of Kirkwall, but not so far that we couldn't walk down into the town and back each evening. It's also in walking distance of the Highland Park distillery.... More 

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Pasadena, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Aileen and Albert made us feel right at home with their super comfy guest rooms and cooked-to-order breakfast. They were extra accommodating when our ferry was cancelled, and held our room for us until the next morning. Check into the Karrawa and prepare to relax. Note: You will need a car to get around Kirwall and the mainland, as there... More 

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

Thank you for writing us such a lovely review! We are so delighted that you had such a nice relaxing stay here at Karrawa. Wishing you a Happy New Year. Best Wishes, Aileen & Albert More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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