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Brinkies Guest House

Brinkies Brae, Stromness KW16 3JN, Scotland
Brinkies Guest House
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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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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming to Orkney since I was born to visit my grandparents and had always stayed with them, as they're getting a bit older my wife and I decided we'd stay in a guesthouse and not impose on them. We chose Yvonne's place as is isn't too far from their house and had good reviews. Our stay was exceptional.... More 

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milford, ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Yvonne went out of her way to welcome us. We arrived very late, well after midnight, coming by way of the Northlink Ferry from Aberdeen. She waited up for us, settled us in for the night and was up early to take care of all of her guests. Our room was more than comfortable, the food exceptoonal and Yvonne very... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stayed with the lovely Yvonne on Tuesday the 23rd of September. We had the room with the very large bathroom opposite which was fantastic as we had a nice spa with candles after dinner. Yvonne recommended a lovely place for dinner, frequented mostly by locals and it was delicious (the Merrikster). We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast platter with delicious... More 

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Berne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I stayed here with my wife and 3-year old daughter. It was perfect. Very close to Stromness harbour but still out in the countryside. So perfect if you're coming from the ferry. Yvonne and her staff were all very helpful and friendly. The Orkney style continental breakfast is fantastic. Don't eat too much to begin with because you'll be served... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Yvonne made us very welcome indeed, Brinkies Guest House has stupendously beautiful views, with Hoy and the sea. We enjoyed our honeymoon stay very much. The breakfast platters with local fish and cheese were amazing. Its very convenient for Stromness and traveling around Orkney. We had a wonderful honeymoon and Brinkies was a big part of it.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

On driving up it Brinkies, it looks impressive. Plenty of space to park nice looking when you walk in but it went downhill from there. We had room 3 which has private facilities rather than en suite. This was the only room available when we booked and it shouldn't have been a problem but the room was much smaller than... More 

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Brisbane
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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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Minnesota
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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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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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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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