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“The best B&B!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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No. 1 Broughton
Ranked #1 of 1 Pierowall B&B and Inns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“The best B&B!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed there in April during the Easter break. The location is great. Rooms beautiful 7 homely and Jerry was very friendly. We had amazing breakfast too! This was the best example of the true hospitalty & nothing was too much of trouble!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

The B&B is on a great location on the waterfront in Pierowall and easy to find. Very comfortable stay and very friendly hosts. I enjoyed the fabulous 'Orkney Omnibus' Breakfast in the morning at my time of choosing.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Shapinsay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

I stayed here in February and arrived to a truly warm welcome from the owner. The house was clean, comfortable, and quiet stunning in its understated charm. The location is just perfect to explore Westray and has unrivaled views across the bay. My room was relaxing and homely. One of those unexpected gems that occasionally pop up when travelling.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

After a wet, blustery day walking round Westray I didn't much mind what sort of B&B I stayed in so long as it was warm and had tea available. No 1 Broughton is up to the mark on both scores and much more besides. Situated right at the sea's edge the views over the bay are wonderful and the interior is very well decorated and spotlessly clean. The room was large and very comfortable, with a separate area to sit. Tea and coffee making facilities were good (fresh milk in the fridge on the landing) and there's wi-fi if the urge to check what's happening in the rest of the world gets too much.
Breakfast was excellent too - everything very well cooked and tasty, especially the porridge. The host was really friendly and made us very welcome. I'll definitely stay here next time I'm over. I can't think of any negatives at all.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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86 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

This establishment normally offers bed and breakfast but the owner had tried to let it as self catering. It is too big for many families but suited us, even if we had to make our own breakfast. In Kirkwall we saw this house advertised for sale so it may either disappear as a B&B or be under new ownership in the near future.

First impressions, right on the sea front, lots of seaweed and some sand and gravel, seals idling about and lots of birdlife, ruddy turnstones very active. Attractive views in a quiet location.

Inside - spotlessly clean, polished wooden floors, leading one to automatically take off shoes, there were slippers in our rooms. Overall impression was of light and airiness.

Bedrooms of variable but generous size. Very comfortable beds, with an electric blanket, nice to pre-warm the bed because even in August we had morethan one day with little sun and temperatures of only 14C. The ensuite bathroom to my first floor room was spacious in floor area but the ceiling is sharply sloped and even at 5 ft 7 inches, I fould it easy to bang my head when in the shower, a taller person might find this a real problem and might benefit from asking for a different room.

There are very few street lights in Pierowall but unfortuanately there is one just outside of the window of one of one room, which created more light in the room than desired.

Self catering for dinner was reasonably easy but we knew there were few shops and did bring supplies from a super market in Kirkwall, before catching the ferry to Westray. Topped up at local shops, there are two in Pierowall. Wonderful fish and chips from "Jacks" a short walk away, they are open Wednesday and Saturday and do fish such as Tusk, and megrim that we seldom or never see in London.

Definitely a good place to be.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is a lovely house with very comfortable rooms which are full of charm. Great facilities and very friendly and helpful owner. The views from the lounge/sun room are gorgeous and it's a short walk to the local hotel for evening meals. The local fish & chips also does takeway a couple of times a week. The house and rooms are very tastefully decorated. As noted in one other review, you may hear the guests in other rooms moving about but this is very faint, not disturbing and no more than you would expect in a older house. This is a great place to get away from it all but still with easy access to facilities such as restaurant/bar/swimming pool and a couple of craft shops. It's suitable for visitors who do not have their own transport but still want to feel as if they are staying in a remote place.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

Had the pleasure of spending a night at No. 1 Broughton and what a treat! Beautiful room overlooking the bay with seals outside the window for good measure! Breakfast was delicious sat around the table sharing experiences with other travellers. A wonderful place to relax and get away from it all with a great host (Jerry) who really looked after us....

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: No. 1 Broughton
Address: Pierowall KW17 2DA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Westray > Pierowall
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