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Kringla Apartments, Orkney

Kringla apartments, quality self catering holiday accommodation in Orkney.
Kringla apartments, quality self catering holiday accommodation in Orkney.
Kringla apartments, quality self catering holiday accommodation in Orkney.
Sunbathing
Modern kitchen with all home comforts
Comfortable dining and relaxing area
Dounby
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Condo/Apartment – 
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

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Margaret...
Ayr, United Kingdom
1 review
“A home from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed in Kringla 3 and had a great holiday. The apartment has all you could ask for in a holiday let, and is spotless. A lovely welcome pack awaited us, and there is a great selection of information booklets and maps which will help you plan your days out. The apartment is centrally located in mainland Orkney, so getting about is easy. There is a well stocked convenience store just down the road, and the local butcher sells some fine produce too. The local hotel is just down to road too and the meals served here can be highly recommended too. All in all a great base for exploring.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Orkneyjul...
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous newly furnished apartment.Very clean and comfotable. Home from home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Kay looked after us from the moment we booked to ensure we found the apartments. Very comfortable and clean and brilliantly central to the neolithic sites.When the weather wasn't brilliant it was a lovely apartment to just chill and read. Hotel ,butcher and co-op within walking distance.

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Liked best: Central location and modern amenities
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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AChir
East Midlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good location, great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

The flats (we had flat 1) have been running as such since either summer 2012 (flat 1) or April 2013 (flats 2 and 3) so the feel is very fresh - there is nothing tired or jaded anywhere. The fact that there is one L-shaped reception room incorporating the dining area and sitting room is sociable and a plus. The flat was thoughtfully kitted out and the owner provided a nice welcome pack which we appreciated. There is off-road parking and good facilities within 200m - a Co-op, petrol station, post office, pub that does meals, an (excellent) butcher, a pharmacy, and more. The location was quiet and the blinds behind the curtains in the bedrooms helped ensure that we didn't wake up at dawn. I would recommend Kringla wholeheartedly. As first time visitors to Orkney, we felt the location was perfect for visiting the "main" sites. When I lost my phone Kay was immensely supportive in both advice and action - helpfulness without intrusion - spot on.

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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Andrew C
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent spacious and well equipped comfortable apartment.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Spent a fantastic week at Kringla. The apartment is very centrally situated in West Mainland, which makes travelling around the area easy. Kay is an excellent host and regularly checks in on her guests. The apartment is spacious, well equipped (washer and drier, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.) comfortable, very clean and is furnished to a very high standard. Lots of local info to read.

Only a two minute walk to shop (open until 10pm) and to hotel which does excellent meals. Plenty of offroad parking.

No hesitation in recommending Kringla for a holiday in Orkney! 5 stars.

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Liked best: First class apartment, very well equpped. Local shop/hotel.
Liked least: Nothing.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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RonMBaler...
Balerno
1 review
“An excellent apartment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

This was my first visit to Orkney and I was lucky to find Kringla3.
The apartment is first class and Kay is a friendly, caring and informative owner. A lot of thought has been given to fitting out and equipping the apartment and the result is good.
Dounby is a good base from which to tour Mainland Orkney and has adequate shops, a post office and a petrol station.

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Liked best: The quality of the apartment.
Liked least: I can't really think of anything.
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
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scalliwag...
Stornoway, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful apartment,good central location for exploring,excellent host”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Mum,myself and Skye (the dog) had a luxurious stay in Kringla 2.The apartment was immaculate and very well equipped.The location is ideal for exploring Orkney, central for all the important sights .Dounby is well equipped for shops,pub,Post Office, fuel etc. Kay and her family were more than helpful and full of advise and catered for our every need.It's nice to find somewhere so lovely to stay which is dog-friendly. Hope to return again soon to explore more.

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Liked best: Luxurious accommodation,ideal location,excellent host
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Greg B
Arcata
1 review
“Good view, excellent accomodations and our host was very helpful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

My wife and I stayed at Kringla for four nights while we attended the 2013 Orkney Folk festival. Brand new, light and airy, extremely clean, good view, and well located on Orkney. We really appreciated our hosts helpful suggestions. Dounby is pretty well located given that Stromness and Skara Brae are probably only 15 or 20 minutes away. Washer and dryer a huge plus as was the large kitchen and living room. A good bargain, we'd come back in an instant.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 3 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: Light, airy, well located
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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