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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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South Cumbria
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35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights recently. The guest house is beautiful and the recently-refurbished room was amazing. Albert and Aileen were really helpful and the breakfasts were superb. Would definitely recommend.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Albert and Aileen made us feel very welcome when we arrived late in the evening. We stayed for one week and found the house to be a great place to relax. It was special as it had little touches which we hadn't found anywhere else - loads of storage and plenty of coat hangers. On arrival, there was water in... More 

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night on a business trip to Orkney. The accommodation was really comfortable and well furnished; the staff friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious. The only down side is that it was a little out of Kirkwall so getting a meal at night required a walk or taxi ride.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 3 nights here this week. The Guest House was fully booked and we had a twin room which had recently been refurbished. Comfortable beds. Albert and Aileen were very friendly and were always ready to provide useful information. Process was to order breakfasts the night before and state what time you would like breakfast. The... More 

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Falkirk
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37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, myself and two friends stayed here for four nights. Aileen and Albert were very friendly and helpful and helped to make our stay very enjoyable. Our rooms had recently been refurbished to a very high standard, spotless clean, modern and comfortable. The breakfasts were great with a large choice of cereals, fruit, yoghurt and freshly cooked dishes. Anne... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed four nights. Albert and Aileen were welcoming and very helpful. They made suggestions for restaurants and booked reservations for dinners. They also booked a tour on Rousay for us. Breakfasts were served in a bright and airy sun room. Food was great. Our room was very nice and clean. The location was great for getting... More 

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Matsudo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a positive review, we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you had a comfortable stay in one of our recently renovated rooms and that you enjoyed breakfast. Best Wishes, Aileen & Albert Bruce More 

Beith, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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

Thank you for writing us a lovely review. We are glad you found you're newly refurbished room comfortable, clean and warm. All of the renovation and refurbishment of the ground floor rooms is now complete. Thanks again. Best Wishes, Aileen & Albert Bruce More 

Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us an excellent review. Much appreciated. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our tasty breakfasts! Best Wishes, Aileen & Albert Bruce More 

England
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

Thank you for your super review and positive comments. We are delighted that you had a lovely stay at Karrawa. Best Wishes, Aileen & Albert Bruce More 

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