Karrawa Guest House is set in the town of Kirkwall, less than 1 miless from the town center and within 2.5 miles of the airport and ferry terminal. This family-run property offers pleasant rooms with free Wi-Fi.

Karrawa Guest House has attractive rooms with modern décor, heating, a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and a private bathroom.

A full cooked breakfast is served each morning from 07:30 to 08:30. Continental breakfast self-serve options are available upon request after this time if required.

St Magnus Cathedral is less than 1 mile away. Orkney Golf Club can be reached in less than 10 minutes by car.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Karrawa Guest House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Sept 10, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Karrawa Guest House

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  • The staff speaks English
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Host Info

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Home away from Home with friendly, helpful hosts. Our guest house is centrally situated on the mainland of Orkney with nothing more than a 30 minute drive away.
Karrawa is set on the outskirts of the town centre in a quiet residential area. Inganess beach only one mile away and Highland Park Distillery close by also.
Language spoken: English
What's nearby
  • Highland Park Distillery
    0.4 miles
  • Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, Burray
    8 miles
  • Maeshowe
    8.7 miles
  • Standing Stones of Stenness
    9.4 miles
  • Ness of Brogdar
    9.6 miles
  • Ring of Brogdar
    10.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Lynnfield Hotel Restaurant
    0.3 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Judith Glue Real Food Cafe
    0.9 miles
  • Restaurant Kirkwall Hotel Restaurant
    1.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Helgi's Bar
    1.2 miles
  • Restaurant Foveran Restaurant
    3.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Kirkwall Airport
    1.8 miles
  • Westray Airport
    26.2 miles
  • Wick John O’Groats Airport
    35.9 miles
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Amenities of Karrawa Guest House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bike tours Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Secure parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
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3:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform Karrawa Guest House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Karrawa Guest House

  • Room options at Karrawa Guest House include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Family

  • Karrawa Guest House is 0.8 miles from the center of Kirkwall.

  • The prices at Karrawa Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Karrawa Guest House by:

    • Bus 5min
    • Taxi 5min

  • Check-in at Karrawa Guest House is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Guests staying at Karrawa Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free

  • Karrawa Guest House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Bike tours