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Reviewed 15 October 2016

A warm and friendly welcome by the hotel owner, we were given a choice of rooms according to our needs. We were invited to spend a relaxed evening with drinks and chatting with the owner who had similar interests to ourselves. Delicious and ample breakfast overlooking the lovely gardens which were filled with unusual local plants. Located with easy access... More 

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Thinking_of_y0u, Public Relations Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Orkneylodge Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. We like to try our best to make everyone welcome and as best as possible to make everyone feel welcome and attend to each guest requests as quickly as possible. Kindest Regards Orkneylodge Staff :) More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I was asked to go up to orkney for 3 days work and my boss booked me into this B&B, I was really surprised at the quality of the place because my boss is a tight git lol. I know it was a good rate as he would not have booked it otherwise. I stayed in the room called Hoy... More 

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Thinking_of_y0u, Guest Relations Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Orkneylodge Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. We like to try our best to make everyone welcome and as best as possible to make everyone feel welcome and attend to each guest requests as quickly as possible. Kindest Regards Orkneylodge Staff :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was an excellent Bed & Breakfast. The rooms were large and spotlessly clean, with every single amenity you would want. Well situated for exploring the Orkneys too. The hosts couldn't have been more helpful and eager to please.

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Thinking_of_y0u, Public Relations Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Orkneylodge Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. We like to try our best to make everyone welcome and as best as possible to make everyone feel welcome and attend to each guest requests as quickly as possible. Kindest Regards Orkneylodge Staff :) More 

Keith, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Lovely place to stay, in a beautiful area. Informative and welcoming staff. Room very comfortable and view was amazing, continental breakfast was well thought out with plenty of choice. will definitely return.

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Thinking_of_y0u, Guest Relations Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Orkneylodge Guest, Thank you so much for your wonderful Review about the Staff and your experience at Orkneylodge. It was a pleasure to meet you. We hope you come again and soon. Kindest Regards Orkneylodge Staff :) More 

South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely visit to Orkney with family. Out from the town centre but what an amazing place with an amazing family running it. Beautiful views and authentic Scottish feel! Couldn't have done more for you, always happy to help, such a lovely place! Thank you for a great stay!

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Thinking_of_y0u, Guest Relations Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Orkneylodge Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. We like to try our best to make everyone welcome and as best as possible to make everyone feel welcome and attend to each guest requests as quickly as possible. Kindest Regards Orkneylodge Staff :) More 

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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We were made to feel at home and upgraded room as we were on our 10 year anniversary...to the honeymoon suite! The food was fresh and very tasty...exactly as we wanted. The hosts were so friendly and welcoming and left as friends...we will definetely go back.

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2 Thank Sandrine G
Thinking_of_y0u, Guest Relations Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Orkneylodge Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. We like to try our best to make everyone welcome and as best as possible to make everyone feel welcome and attend to each guest requests as quickly as possible. Kindest Regards Orkneylodge Staff :) More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Sorry never had time to sign the book ! Stayed here last week on business (3 of us). Great clean warm rooms and friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you. Super fast wi-fi. Great place to stay. Lovely location and views.

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Thinking_of_y0u, Guest Relations Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Orkneylodge Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. We like to try our best to make everyone welcome and as best as possible to make everyone feel welcome and attend to each guest requests as quickly as possible. Kindest Regards Orkneylodge Staff :) More 

Oceanside, United States
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I feel in love with Houton Bay, the Houton Bay Lodge, and the meticulous care and details provided by Lynda and the staff. The gardens are enchanting, and the Honeymoon Suite was spacious and so comfortable. It was rainy and cold while we were there, but once inside, all was well. We loved the breakfast. The lodge is perfect for... More 

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Thinking_of_y0u, Guest Relations Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Orkneylodge Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. We like to try our best to make everyone welcome and as best as possible to make everyone feel welcome and attend to each guest requests as quickly as possible. Kindest Regards Orkneylodge Staff :) More 

Concord, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

As others here have noted, Lynda is an excellent source of knowledge and tips about the area. The accommodations were clean and spacious, and breakfast was excellent. Don't miss a trip to Hoy; the ferry is only a few steps from the door.

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9 Thank axialcompressor
Thinking_of_y0u, Guest Relations Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Orkneylodge Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. We like to try our best to make everyone welcome and as best as possible to make everyone feel welcome and attend to each guest requests as quickly as possible. Kindest Regards Orkneylodge Staff :) More 

Perth
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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We spent five nights here and were delighted with our visit. Lynda was a fount of local knowledge and made us feel very welcome. Houton Bay is conveniently situated for exploring Kirkwall and Stromness and is adjacent to the ferry terminal for Hoy and Flotta. The views from every angle are breathtaking and there is ample free parking.The room was... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Houton Bay Lodge is in a rural, farming area also coastal on the Scapa Flow. 1 Mile from The Bu and Viking Center in Oprhir. Many coastal and rural walks. Ferries going to the South Islands near and there are 5 return trips to Hoy and Flotta most days except Sataurday/Sunday when there are only three trips per day. Requires a car. Nearest village Orphir 1.5 miles to nearest seasonal restaurant. 8 Miles to nearest city Kirkwall. 8 Miles to nearest town Stromness. 5 buses per day. No restaurant or bar on premises. We are an accommodation provider similar to Travelodges or Premier Inns. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orkneylodge

Address: Houton | on the Scapa Flow, Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland (Formerly Houton Bay Lodge)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
Price Range: £114 - £124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Orkneylodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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