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Orkneylodge
Ranked #5 of 7 Orphir B&B and Inns
Reviewed 13 August 2014

we recently stayed at this hotel and could not find a fault. The hotel was very clean and had a very pleasant atmosphere, the staff were always available and very helpfull, would definatly stay here again. THANKS A LOT JIM AND BRENDA
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2015

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you so much for your very kind Words and Review on Tripadvisor about Houton Bay Lodge. We are go glad to have meet you and we are so happy you had a wonderful experience and loved your time in Orkney, also at Houton Bay Lodge. Please feel free to contact us again if you have left anything behind and would like it posted out to you. Thank you again for taking the time to give us a Review on Tripadvisor. Kindest Regards Houton Bay Lodge Staff :)

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

my wife and i had awonderful stay at houton bay lodge the manageress mrs baird was absolutely superb and very very helpful she went out of her way to make our stay in orkney memorable she orchestrated some fabulous breakfasts and helped us make the most of our short stay in the awesome orkneys i would recommend mrs baird and the houton bay lodge most highly what i would say is to make the most of the islands you ll needa car mike and olga galligan

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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15  Thank mike g
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Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2015

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you so much for your very kind Words and Review on Tripadvisor about Houton Bay Lodge. We are go glad to have meet you and we are so happy you had a wonderful experience and loved your time in Orkney, also at Houton Bay Lodge. Please feel free to contact us again if you have left anything behind and would like it posted out to you. Thank you again for taking the time to give us a Review on Tripadvisor. Kindest Regards Houton Bay Lodge Staff :)

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We stayed with Lynda for 6 nights and had a very comfortable stay. Houton Bay Lodge is conveniently located just at the Houton Bay Ferry terminal (for ferries to Hoy) and is a large purpose built B&B. Being large meant that Houton Bay Lodge had a room for us, when other B&Bs were fully booked. Our double room was spacious, nicely furnished with lots of storage, the bed very comfortable, and all amenities and extras were provided, such as free Wifi, hair dryer, iron, safe, lots of different soaps and shampoos, large bathtowels, radio alarm, tea and coffee making equipment and biscuits, even a small carafe with sherry. The only drawback was that the wash basin is in the room, as there is no space in the toilet/shower room. The breakfast (included in the room price) was very good - so much that we did not need any lunch! - and there was a good variety: Fresh fruit with the cereals (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries etc), a full Scottish cooked breakfast or continental breakfast, copious pots of tea or coffee, toast and marmalade and jam. Houton Bay Lodge has a spacious lounge for guests, the children (of other guests) were offered the opportunity to make use of the trampoline at the back of the house. We recommend this B&B.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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14  Thank C K
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Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2015

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you so much for your very kind Words and Review on Tripadvisor about Houton Bay Lodge. We are go glad to have meet you and we are so happy you had a wonderful experience and loved your time in Orkney, also at Houton Bay Lodge. Please feel free to contact us again if you have left anything behind and would like it posted out to you. Thank you again for taking the time to give us a Review on Tripadvisor. Kindest Regards Houton Bay Lodge Staff :)

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Reviewed 23 January 2014

I arrived to a lovely welcome from Lynda and her staff . This place is truly a great find ! I wil definitely go back when the weather is better !! If they could have changed that for me , they would, nothing was any trouble ! Breakfast was delicious ! The lodge has a good standard of cleanliness , was kept cosy and warm throughout my stay . The Out of Eden toiletries were a lovely touch .. as was the decanter of sherry .I didnt need to use the trouser press .. but I did need to use the iron and ironing board that was available to me , I loved the free wifi and the dvd combi tv ! The room I had was spacious , I will be back !! Its a beautiful area to visit !!! Thank you for making my stay an enjoyable one :)

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2015

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you so much for your very kind Words and Review on Tripadvisor about Houton Bay Lodge. We are go glad to have meet you and we are so happy you had a wonderful experience and loved your time in Orkney, also at Houton Bay Lodge. Please feel free to contact us again if you have left anything behind and would like it posted out to you. Thank you again for taking the time to give us a Review on Tripadvisor. Kindest Regards Houton Bay Lodge Staff :)

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Houton Bay Lodge is a great place to stay and the food is excellent I can highly recommend Houton Bay Lodge as it was the best accommodation that we had during our trip to Scotland and uk.
We loved the tartan accessories ad the little personal touches of shampoos and conditioners scented soaps and shortbread as well as shoe cleaner.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2015

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you so much for your very kind Words and Review on Tripadvisor about Houton Bay Lodge. We are go glad to have meet you and we are so happy you had a wonderful experience and loved your time in Orkney, also at Houton Bay Lodge. Please feel free to contact us again if you have left anything behind and would like it posted out to you. Thank you again for taking the time to give us a Review on Tripadvisor. Kindest Regards Houton Bay Lodge Staff :)

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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Perfect place to stay.
We Stayed really comfortable. Lyda is a great host. She made our stay perfect. She is really kind and helpful.
The room was clean and really comfortable and the landscape is perfect.
The view from the room is impressive.
A magical stay to repeat.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank mferna48
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Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2015

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you so much for your very kind Words and Review on Tripadvisor about Houton Bay Lodge. We are go glad to have meet you and we are so happy you had a wonderful experience and loved your time in Orkney, also at Houton Bay Lodge. Please feel free to contact us again if you have left anything behind and would like it posted out to you. Thank you again for taking the time to give us a Review on Tripadvisor. Kindest Regards Houton Bay Lodge Staff :)

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

We were a little leery when we pulled up to the lodge, tucked behind the Houston Bay Ferry Terminal. The parking lot was very old concrete which we later learned was "listed" as a historical installation from WWII. However, there were lovely gardens and ponds to greet us at the front door, and we were made most welcome by our hostess, Linda.

Breakfast is available at additional charge, and was very good. It was well worth the cost, as there are not any other facilities close by, although dinner can be had about 6 miles or less away or you can go into one of the larger towns.

Our room was a nice size, with free WiFi available, good shower, welcoming sherry (which was delicious), tea coffee and shortbread available in the room. Everything you could ask for in conveniences, such as iron and ironing board, hairdryer, tissues, toiletries, was laid on. Bed was comfortable, window coverings were room darkening, bedside lamps and alarm clock, good TV reception. Linens and towels were good quality.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Jean D
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Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2015

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you so much for your very kind Words and Review on Tripadvisor about Houton Bay Lodge. We are go glad to have meet you and we are so happy you had a wonderful experience and loved your time in Orkney, also at Houton Bay Lodge. Please feel free to contact us again if you have left anything behind and would like it posted out to you. Thank you again for taking the time to give us a Review on Tripadvisor. Kindest Regards Houton Bay Lodge Staff :)

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Address: | next to the South Isles Ferry terminal, Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland (Formerly Houton Bay Lodge)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Orphir
Price Range: £73 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Orkneylodge 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located next to the Houton Ferry Terminal in the village of Orphir on mainland Orkney, Orkneylodge is modern, all one level, house with free Wi-Fi access along with free on-site parking. Each of the rooms at Orkneylodge include a flat-screen TV with many channels and an en-suite shower room. Guests can enjoy a sea view or garden view from all our front rooms and Grindley Castle and Farm land from the rear of our building. Other facilities offered include a large conservatory with sea views also the Scapa Flow, Marine life and shipping lane on the Scapa Flow. From Orkneylodge, Scapa Flow is a 1 min walk away, the centre of the Village of Orphir is 1.5 miles away, if you like fishing the Loch of Kirbister is 5 miles away and the town of Kirkwall is a 16-minute drive away. Kirkwall Airport is 24 minutes' journey by car. The Bu round church and Orkney Inga Saga Centre 1.5 miles . ... more   less 
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