Julie and Mike are great. the B&B overlooks the Kirkwall airport, but just like Julie said, the lights go out around 8.30 pm. I rather liked being OUTSIDE of town, Kirkwall, because I enjoy seeing stars, and even though Julie couldn't deliver an Aurora, the night sky was magnificant. It is handy location, not more than 2 minutes from the airport (did I tell you they turn the lights out?), and a quick drive into town for dinners, and walking around.
Orkney is beyond amazing with the neolithic sites, and a wonderful experience. it is a quick trip to all of the sights, and Julie is more than willing to give you guidance, and a brochure for your next adventure.
Our room was comfortable, and cozy... I would suggest stronger light bulbs but that is the ONLY suggestion.
After I slid down a hill of mud, on my rear, Julie got my only pair of jeans ready for the next day for a modest fee. I highly recommend it, and the breakfast was great, exactly as you ordered, on time, with cheer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Straigona B&B is ideally situated 5 miles from Kirkwall and close to the airport, enjoying stunning views over Inganess Bay and the island of Shapinsay. All rooms are en-suite and have tea and coffee making facilities, TV with Freeview and DVD, free WI-FI, hairdryer, toiletries, bath robes, individually thermostatically controlled radiators, shaver point. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Straigona B&B Kirkwall, Orkney Islands