My wife and I spent 4 nights at the Straigona B& B, near Kirkwall in mid June. This was one of the best B&B's we have ever stayed in, and we have done quite a bit of travelling over the past 10 years.
It is loacated near the airport at Tankerness with views over Inganess Bay. Only a few miles from Kirkwall and convenient for any part of mainland Orkney. Having a car in Orkney is essential to get the best from the island.
The rooms are tastefully decorated with ample storage space and all have en-suite facilities. We were in the Skaill room which is light and airy, spacious and very comfortable.
The breakfast menu has something to suit everyone, freshly cooked breakfast with a wide choice fresh produce, fresh fruit daily, cereals and oatcakes etc. There are also fresh home bakes available daily in the dining room which guests can access and fresh milk for the tea/coffee in the rooms if preferred.
Best of all Julie and Mike are excelent hosts which really make Straigona a successful B&B, guests are treated as friends rather than customers and the friendly atmoshere and small touches make this an exceelnt choice of accommodation if you are visiting Orkney. They also provide all the visitor information required, providing tips on what to do and where to go, including where to eat, to make Orkney a visit to remember. Brochures and leaflets are also available.
We really must go back soon and see more of Orkney, of course Straigona is the only place to stay.
George & Ishbel McLeod
- 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