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“A great base to see 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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86 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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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dounby, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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Nigel P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great base to see Orkney”
Reviewed September 1, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful 2 week holiday at Kringla. Spotless inside and comfortable for relaxing at home. Kitchen well equipped to the highest standard. Dounby is an excellent base with Co-op, Petrol, play areas (in school grounds) and good pub food plus other shops. Also only about 15 mins drive from both Stromness and Kirkwall. Would recommend highly and have no hesitation about staying there again if return to Orkney.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 16, 2014
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your holiday and it would be great to welcome you back.
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Kerrytod
2 reviews
“Absolutely fantastic!!!!”
Reviewed September 1, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

tHis place was amazing ! Very high standards throughout beds were very comfy best sleep I've had in years!!! Cleanliness!!! What can I say ? You could eat your dinner off the floor impeccably clean !!! I would advise anyone to stay here it is a fantastic location to explore the island and was lovely to come back to such luxurious accommodation at the end of a long day thank you Kay for making our time in Orkney unforgettable xkx

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 5, 2014
Wow!!! Thank you for the wonderful review. Thrilled that you enjoyed our apartment so much.
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Liz M
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“A perfect apartment and a perfect location”
Reviewed July 23, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The apartment was fantastic and excellent value. Access was brilliant. The memory foam mattress was a real bonus. Went without a car and found it easy enough to get about using the local buses. The owner was very helpful and welcoming, as were all the Orcadians we met. Couldn't fault it and can't wait to go back!

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 1, 2014
We were so impressed by how far you travelled without a car or bicycle! You were our first guests that have used the local bus service so extensively,well done!
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327Alice
Stamford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cosy apartment, excellent location for exploring Orkney”
Reviewed July 21, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed in Kringla 1 for 9 days in July. The apartment itself was very comfortable, clean and well equipped (tonnes of kitchen utensils and even a heated drying rack!). Kay was there to meet us when we arrived and also popped by several times during our stay to check everything was alright. She also emailed round a daily bulletin of events happening on the islands, which was most helpful.

The apartment is well placed in terms of access to the top visitor attractions (Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Maeshowe, etc), and very conveniently located close to a co-op supermarket (open til 10 at night) , post office, petrol station and hotel in the village of Dounby. Kay also provided us with some discount vouchers for the excellent Merkister Hotel a short drive away, which we made use of twice (great bar snacks and the restaurant looked very good too).

We were sad to leave! Great stay in a lovely apartment and location.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 1, 2014
Thank you for the review. I am glad you found Kringla so convenient. Best wishes.
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Albia-New...
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
1,581 reviews
212 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 737 helpful votes
“Fantastic Apartment - Great Location”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We stayed in Kringla 3 - and could not fault it.

The apartment was very well and comfortably furnished - with mod cons such as dishwasher and washing machine also provided.

The location was great - not far from Orkney's Heritage Site gems (Ring of Brodgar etc)

Kay (who runs/owns the apartments) was very friendly and helpful - She even provides a daily email update of what is on in the area during your stay.

We had a great holiday - and would very highly recommend this accommodation to anybody looking for somewhere great to stay on Mainland Orkney.

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Liked best: Comfort and Location
Liked least: Having to leave at the end of the holiday
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
Jul 21, 2014
You certainly had a full active week with all your activities. Diving, shortest flight in the world, Skara Brae, Ness of Brodgar and all the archaeological sites. Delighted you enjoyed it all and found Kringla lived up to your expectations.
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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.
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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 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“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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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers 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
Jul 7, 2014
Thank you. See you next year!
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