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Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Peter and Gemma run a great B&B, and this stay was no exception. The rooms are excellently outfitted, the breakfasts are delicious, and the family delightful. This home is wonderfully located, just feet from St. Magnus Cathedral, the Earl's Palace and Bishop's Palace. This was my second stay there, and I'm looking forward to a third.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Peter and his family and very friendly and really make you welcome in this Bnb. The rooms are spotlessly clea and comfortable. The breakfasts are great - nothing is too much effort for the hosts to prepare. Great location - right in the centre of town with views over to the cathedral from some rooms.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Location right in the centre of town. Very comfortable twin bedded room with en-suite and all facilities on the first floor overlooking St. Magnus Cathedral. Warm welcome from our helpful hosts, Peter and Jemma, who went out of their way to make our stay memorable and a real home from home. Excellent breakfast menu, great food served at times to...

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was my third visit and as usual it was delightful. Three generations of this lovely family supplied us with beautiful food, all the home comforts and entertainment in the form of the two little boys. Nothing was too much trouble. It is centrally placed and ideal for the town, the buses and the airport. I wouldn't stay anywhere else...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Jemma and Pete are wonderful hosts at this charming B&B. My room number 2 was spacious and very clean. Itbhadv2 single beds. There was an ensuite with sink, toilet and combination tub and shower. Breakfast is ordered the night before by leaving your request form on a table by the kitchen. You get a lovely hot meal as ordered at...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed one night & on arriving at Kirkwall the weather was drizzling rain but on arrival at Peter's B&B I was made very welcome. My room was at the front of the house & of a high standard, the breakfast was top quality. I did ask my company to be put back at Peter's in September but unfortunately they...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2016

13 Palace Road is ideally suited for visitors to Kirkwall The house is spacious as are the rooms Spotlessly clean and the rooms beautifully furnished. Peter and Gemma and their boys and also Peter's mother made our stay very happy and comfortable

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Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We loved our four days here, with Peter and Jemma. Their home is beautifully maintained, with all the rooms fully appointed, clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were perfect, cooked to our tastes and with a wide menu of choices. Their wifi works well, and the location, within a block or so of downtown Kirkwall could not be better. We will...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Stayed for one night whilst on a diversion from the North Coast 500 but would happily have stayed longer. This is a lovely B&B with period character and super friendly hosts. The help yourself fridge with fresh milk jugs is a nice touch. Great central but quiet location next door to the Bishop's Palace and St Magnus Cathedral. You have...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Beautiful 19th century home with three guest rooms one block from St. Magnus Cathederal. We told one of the host's sons that my husband and son were named Stanley and they were tickled as they had not met many other "Stanley's". Beautiful gathering lounge room with marble fireplace, fridge, snacks and television. We were on the go so much on...

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Jemma M, Owner at 13 Palace Road, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Warm regards Pete, Jemma, Stanley & Reilly

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Additional Information about 13 Palace Road

Address: 13 Palace Road, Kirkwall KW15 1PA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
13 Palace Road Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
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“Room1 looks down the hill to the Cathedral. Catch the bus TO the airport opposite. Timed to flights and very cheap.”
maureenhU3831TX, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the front rooms”
SteveS999, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All rooms good, but have the smoked salmon and scrambled egg for breakfast”
V3667NZbobd, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had a double room with a separate bathroom, no problem as robes were provided and the bathroom was good with a lovely deep bath.”
MuncherSalisbury, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There are only 3 rooms available the other two have ensuite not sure if they have twin beds ,my room had a double bed”
hmmears, 18 May 2015 | Read review
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