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Brinkies Guest House

Brinkies Brae, Stromness KW16 3JN, Scotland
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Brinkies Guest House
Ranked #2 of 11 Stromness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Two days, our first few days in Orkney, and what an experience. A few things contributed significantly to our very special time there: the sun was shining, and the country looked magical and so beautiful; we visited some prehistoric sites that we had known and loved for most of our lives, although only through books; and we stayed with Yvonne... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Brinkie's for 4 nights and enjoyed every minute. I made arrangements with Yvonne via email and found Brinkie's better than I expected. We had the Scapa Flow room, which overlooks Stromness with views of Hoy. I loved waking up each morning to see what the view would be like from our room. It could... More

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
22 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

In May of last year we visited the Orkneys and stayed in Stromness with Yvonne at Brinkies. The house sits up hill and overlooks the town and the Ocean. It is a gorgeous setting. In our too short stay we found Brinkies to be a great base. It takes longer than you would imagine, even just on Orkney and connected... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We booked 4 nights here for our trip to the Orkney Islands. Booking with Yvonne was easy as we did everything by email. The location is great and we had an amazing view from our room (room 2). The room was so lovely in decoration, the bed was comformtable as was the day bed that our son slept on. Everything... More

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Roscoff, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

You will need a car if you stay here as it is a bit out of town, but Yvonne, the owner, is very warm and generous. She helped us in so many ways, making reservations for ferries, tours. The view was beautiful. The rooms spotlessly clean, the breakfast very generous and good. With a car it is only 5 minutes... More

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Dallas, TX
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

You will love this guest house. Thanks Yvonne for making our visit to Orkney a memorable one with all your great advice. There are amazing views out every window. Fun walk into Stromness. This is the best area for exploring Orkney, especially the neolithic ruins.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Absolutely first-rate bed & breakfast guest house. Yvonne is hospitality incarnate and very enthusiastic and accurate in describing local things to do. So much so that you worry she will wear herself out. An excellent idea was to have a kind of Orkney Tapas breakfast of very high quality local produce ( a full English is available on request, and... More

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Turku, Finland
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stayed at Brinkies guesthouse for two nights. The room was very comfortable and spacious. There was a wonderful view from the room. Yvonne was a perfect host and helped us with everything we needed. The breakfast was one of the best we have ever had. The house is with walking distance from the centre of Stromness. If we would... More

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York, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

At the top of a hill with wonderful views and surrounded by birds in the adjoining fields. Yvonne welcomed us with genuine warmth and we were immediately made to feel at home. She cooked us an excellent dinner but the highlight was the wonderful Orkney breakfast, made from local produce. I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending this B&B when... More

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
27 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed at Brinkies for 5 nights over the folk festival. Yvonne made us really welcome and we all felt at home from the minute we arrived. The breakfasts (Orkney inspired continental style) were outstanding and she was to real effort to source local ingredients and to meet our individual needs. Rooms were comfy and clean and the views were... More

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Address: Brinkies Brae, Stromness KW16 3JN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Stromness
Also Known As:
Brinkies Guest House Stromness, Orkney Islands

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