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“Excellent base for exploring Orkney”
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Kringla apartments, quality self catering holiday accommodation in Orkney.
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Kringla apartments, quality self catering holiday accommodation in Orkney.
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84 reviews
Kringla apartments, quality self catering holiday accommodation in Orkney.
Sunbathing
Modern kitchen with all home comforts
Comfortable dining and relaxing area
Beautiful double bedroom with memory foam mattress for your ultimate comfort.
Twin room with memory foam mattresses.
Shower room
Tammie Norrie or puffin showing off his very smart coat!
A frequent occurence in Orkney is the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis
Springtime at Kringla
Sunrise and Sunsets are magnificent
Yes this is an Orkney beach!
Sea angling, bird watching or just enjoying the scenery?
Frosty morning on Boardhouse Loch
Beautiful walks, you never know what you will see round the next corner.
Kringla apartments sign
Surrounding countryside.
Crossroads in Dounby
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dounby, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 84 reviews
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Sheffield
Reviewed July 6, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2014
So glad you found the location ideal for exploring Orkney and that you enjoyed Kringla. Many thanks.
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matt-alli...
FIFE
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“excellent”
Reviewed June 28, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

stayed for 17 nights , spotlessly clean and very well equipped , booked again for next year for 17 nights . says it all , kay can`t do enough for you ..

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2014
Thank you. See you next year!
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 23, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 1, 2014
I appreciate you taking the time to write a reveiw. Thank you.
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steverove...
Burnley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A perfect apartment centrally placed in the west of Orkney”
Reviewed June 9, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Dounby is a small, quiet town in the middle of the western part of Orkney mainland, The roads are fairly quiet during the day and very quiet at night. The apartment is one of three in a large property and has been extensively refurbished with no expense being spared, including the provision of a generous welcome pack. Our apartment was on the ground floor and had a disabled access ramp. Dogs are also accepted in one of the apartments - perfect as we also had our small dog with us. There is a decent pub and also a small supermarket in the town.
The owner emailed us each day to tell us what was going on in the area that day. There's lots to see and do in the area, although, in common with much of Orkney, it is more quiet in the evening.

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Liked best: Clean and spacious with everything you could want.
Liked least: Nothing - it was faultless.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
Jun 23, 2014
Thank you for your review.
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sussex
Reviewed June 4, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 10, 2014
There is so much to see and do in Orkney I think 4 weeks is a great idea! So many of our guests say that they wish they had stayed longer. Well done!
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Tintinp50
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“You will not get better”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We walked into the Kringla 3 luxury apartment and thought straight away that it had just been built! Sheer quality and soo clean. Only problem was we couldn't stay any longer! Kay the host was very helpful We will certainly be back and recommend to friends

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 16, 2014
Thank you for your kind words. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back.
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GWinskill
Aberdour, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very clean, spacious and well-equipped flat.”
Reviewed April 12, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The flat had everything we needed or wanted for our stay on Orkney, and was spotlessly clean and roomy. It was also warm, which is essential given the vagaries of Orkney's weather. Dounby is well-positioned to see the main sites, so a good place to use as a base. Kay was very helpful and the welcome pack was a lovely surprise on our arrival. I would thoroughly recommend staying here, and if we come back to Orkney, we wouldn't hesitate to stay at Kringla again.

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Liked best: The spaciouness, cleanliness and location of the flat.
Liked least: The chopping knives needed sharpening, but that wasn't a disaster.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 15, 2014
Thank you for your fantastic review and I am glad you had such a comfortable and enjoyable stay at Kringla. It would be lovely to welcome you back should you choose to holiday in Orkney again. Thank you for your feedback on the knives, I now have a knife sharpener on my shopping list.
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