My wife and I stayed nine nights (11-19 June, 2013) at "Straigona", using it as our base for exploration of Orkney, for which a car is essential. We rate "Straigona" top-notch and intend to return there.
Location - ideal because central; 3 miles SE of Kirkwall; close to airport, but noise infrequent and not intrusive.
Breakfast - excellent and substantial, with all ingredients from Orkney sources; full range of choices, incl. kippers; delicious home-bakes - flapjacks, muffins and oatcakes; packed lunches available, of same high quality as breakfasts.
Rooms - light, airy, spacious and comfortable; plenty of storage; en suite bathroom; beautiful view from our room "Inganess".
Hosts - Mike and Julie Rickards are what really make "Straigona" a top-notch B&B: their warmth, humour and friendliness made us feel instantly at home and they are a fount of detailed and accurate information about all that Orkney has to interest visitors. Also, if you are a cat-lover, there are three gorgeous ones here, two of them very sociable.
Car Hire - excellent service from Colin Gregg Cars (Kirkwall); will pick you up from airport; cheaper than the on-airport company.
- 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