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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.
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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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Dounby, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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CapnDarcy
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great apartment”
Reviewed April 15, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The apartment is bright and airy. Kay is very welcoming and helpful as well as a fount of local knowledge The apartments at Kringla are great for small parties or, if you need larger accommodation, as I did for a large family visit, all three are ideal as it gives everyone their own space. Centrally located in the quiet village of Dounby, the apartments are a great base for visiting many of the tourist sites on the island.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Joanna B
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent accomodation”
Reviewed August 29, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Kringla is a very comfortable place to stay-everything we needed and more was provided. It is positioned well for visiting archaeological sites in Orkney. Kay gave us a warm welcome-thank you Kay.

Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 14, 2017
So glad you enjoyed your stay. We try to provide everything that a guest would require for a warm comfortable stay at Kringla. We hope you return to see us soon.
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DanielJMa...
Kintore, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great accommodation, great location”
Reviewed July 15, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We stayed in Kringla apartment C in the first week of July as a family of four - children aged 5 and 7. This was our first trip to Orkney and we found Dounby to be an excellent central location on the island. The Kringla apartment was overall really excellent, well equipped and comfortable and we felt very well looked after across our stay. Plenty of on-site parking too. Overall, highly recommended location.

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Liked best: Black out blinds
Liked least: Lack of DVD player
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Feb 14, 2017
Thank you for the great review! We hope to welcome you back very soon.
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stephenaw...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Well-run apartment in an excellent situation for exploring the Orkneys.”
Reviewed July 13, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The apartment was comfortable, well appointed, and tastefully furnished. It was very handy to have the local amenities in the village of Dounby: Co-op, restaurant and petrol station. Dounby is well situated for exploring the main island and we were able to bike to both Scara Brae and Maes Howe. The islands themselves are very beautiful, especially the wild-flower meadows in the summer. There are also plenty of activities on offer and many interesting cultural sights. The guided tours at Maes Howe and the Tomb of the Eagles were particularly good. I would recommend Kringla as a well run self-catering apartment in an excellent situation for discovering the Orkneys.

Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 14, 2016
I am very pleased that you found Kringla met all your expectations and that it was so convenient for you. It is nice and central for visiting the sites of the West Mainland by bicycle.
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Chris H
Horsham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely Apartment”
Reviewed July 2, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

What a fantastic find this was! Kay was extremely welcoming and helpful and the welcome basket of goodies was perfect. Good central location as we were birdwatching and also visiting the archeological sites. Very comfortable and cosy, especially the day it rained. Extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean. Hope to visit again one day.

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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 4, 2016
It was a pleasure to welcome you to Kringla. I look forward to your return visit!
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jennieliz
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely holiday house in a great location”
Reviewed July 2, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We had a lovely stay in Kringla 3 during our recent trip to Orkney. The location is great, Dounby is a nice village with useful amenities including a Cooperative Food, petrol station, butchers and pharmacy. It also has a nice restaurant which we went for dinner one night and another hotel with restaurant a mile away. It is a great location too with it being only a short drive to a lot of the main sites and an easy drive to Kirkwall and Stromness.

Kringla itself is lovely. Spotlessly clean, modern styling with everything you could want for your stay. The open plan layout of the living areas suited us well and although we ate out quite a lot the kitchen was well equipped for the times we did cook. It was very comfortable and quiet.

Kay is extremely helpful and welcoming which really added to the experience. She emailed daily bulletins with useful information about events, weather and cruise ships which helped us to avoid visiting Skara Brae on a day when two huge cruise liners had offloaded all their passengers to visit! The welcome hamper which included farm eggs was a lovely touch. We loved Orkney and will definitely be back and would certainly stay in Kringla again.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 4, 2016
Thank you so much for your detailed review which will be useful to future guests. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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andrewmac...
Elgin, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect central location”
Reviewed June 28, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Kringla is clean, well equipped and comfortable. There were some lovely touches such as welcome pack of free range eggs, fudge, shortbread & more. Kay sent me an email of what was happening on the island on a daily basis and gave us some great tips for visiting places.The property is centrally located in Orkney which was handy for us as we were on a fishing trip. Never got round to meeting Dave to have a talk about fishing which we will the next time we visit. The only thing that I would suggest that would make Kringla perfect would be a shed out back to keep wet fishing gear in, we were lucky this time as the weather was near perfect.

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Liked best: Central location
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 29, 2016
Delighted that you are planning a return visit! We have considered a shed out the back so will take your suggestion into consideration. Thank you.
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