A perfect b&b, with lovely facilities. I stayed in an immaculate single room for four nights and was made to feel completely at home. Wifi was available and a free pc for guests' use if you didn't have a laptop - complete with printer and honesty box for payment of printing! The breakfast was excellent.
On one day I was leaving for an early ferry, missing breakfast. I was left a box with breakfast snacks in the guests' fridge for me to take out with me.
The most exceptional feature has to be the guests' lounge, which one is invited to use in the evenings - a fridge is provided with boxes and labels for guests to mark up their items; tea/coffee making facilities and even a microwave and crocekry/cutlery if you wanted to bring in a takeaway or ready meal.
On my checking-out, I was heading for Shetland on the midnight ferry and I was invited, after my day out, to return to the guest lounge to while away the evening before checking in at the terminal.
All for something like £35 per night if I recall correctly - you couldn't do much better; I haven't!
Summary: unbeatable accommodation at an excellent price. Unconditionally recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Bellavista Guest House where we strive to make guests feel they are staying in their own home from home. Bellavista is an Orcadian family run Guest House in a quiet, peaceful area of Kirkwall, Orkney. Bellavista is situated near the shore and is a 5 minute car journey or a 15-20 minute shore hugging walk from Kirkwall harbour. Free Internet Access Throughout the Guest House we have free Wi-Fi and a guest computer with free internet access and a printer. Dietary Requirements Bellavista tries as much as possible to accommodate all dietary needs, please discuss any requirements when booking Own Private Car Park Bellavista has its own large private off-street car park where we can have anything from vintage tractors, to buses or vans and lorries staying with us. Locked Bicycle Store We welcome guests who travel to Orkney on their bicycles or hire ones in Kirkwall. Guests are given a key to our locked shed and are able to access the bikes whenever they want, not depending on us to open it up for them. Guest Laundry Room Bellavista has a Guest Laundry Room where clothes can be washed and tumbled dry for £8.00 per load. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bellavista Guest House Kirkwall, Orkney Islands