We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Couldn't be better” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Richmond Villa B&B

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in St. Mary's
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Richmond Villa B&B
Kingston, Washington
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Couldn't be better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2008

When you're travelling 5,000 miles away from home, the last thing you need is to stay somewhere you feel uncomfortable. If you stay at Richmond Villa B&B in St. Margaret's Hope on South Ronaldsay Island in the Orkney Island chain, you will never feel that way.

My wife and I stayed two nights in Margaret and Duncan's B&B a couple of weeks ago. From the moment Margaret met us and showed us to our room, to the morning we left, we were made to feel right at home. The hospitality is genuine and unforced. There is an obvious desire to make your stay as perfect as possible.

The room was spotlessly clean and nicely decorated. The bed was so comfortable that even the Orkney winds could not rouse me from my sleep. They also offer a very nice lounge for guests to sit in and watch TV or read books or just laze around. Given all there is to do in the Orkneys you are not likely to be spending to much time doing nothing however.

Margaret cooks up a mean breakfast. There is cereal, fresh fruit and juices as well as a full Scottish breakfast. When we had to leave early to catch our ferry back to mainland Scotland, Margaret insisted on getting up to make sure we had at least fresh juice and tea before our journey...once again going out of her way.

The house is located very close to the ferry dock so we were able to leave a mere five minutes prior to needing to be at the dock...and still had a couple of minutes to spare.

Thanks again, Margaret and Duncan, for a wonderful stay. We will be back!!!

  • Liked — The hospitality
  • Disliked — Having to leave
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
1 Thank Toofpik
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

11 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these St. Mary's hotels
636.0 mi away
The INN Guest House
The INN Guest House
#1 of 2 in St. Mary's
5.0 of 5 bubbles 157 reviews
Show Prices

Been to Richmond Villa B&B? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Richmond Villa B&B

Property: Richmond Villa B&B
Address: Richmond Villa Church Road, St. Mary's KW17 2SR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > St. Mary's
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in St. Mary's
Number of rooms: 3

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing