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Houton Bay Lodge

Houton Bay | On The Scapa Flow, Orphir KW17 2RD , Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I turned up at the Houton Bay Lodge without a reservation. I was looking for a double room but all that was available was a small single. This room was perfect. It was well furnished with a good and comfortable bed, nice fresh bed linen and good thick towels. There was coffee,tea and biscuits in the room with a small... More 

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Lynda B, General Manager at Houton Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest. Thank you for your very nice Review on Houton Bay Lodge and our Staff. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here at Houton Bay Lodge also that you enjoyed our Complimentary Scottish Continental Breakfasts as well as your complimentary Sherry in our rooms with our guest trays with Teas and Coffee Orkney... More 

Edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have just returned from my trip to Orkney staying in The Houton Bay Lodge. I stayed there 9 years ago and was delighted that Lynda & Alfie were still the proprietors. The hotel has had a lot of changes since I was last there,although I could not fault it 1st time round. The room has everything you need. Coffee/tea... More 

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Lynda B, General Manager at Houton Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest. Thank you for your very nice Review on Houton Bay Lodge and our Staff. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here at Houton Bay Lodge also that you enjoyed our Complimentary Scottish Continental Breakfasts as well as your complimentary Sherry in our rooms with our guest trays with Teas and Coffee Orkney... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked five nights in order to explore the island and ran out of time. So much to do, especially if you like historic sites. We would start each day with a tasty breakfast buffet with plenty of choice, including porridge. Linda and her team were always unfailingly cheerful and efficient and genuinely interested in their guests' plans for the... More 

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Lynda B, General Manager at Houton Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest. Thank you so much for your Fantastic Review. It is very kind of you to go to the trouble to give Houton Bay Lodge such a Fantastic Review. We are really Happy you enjoyed your stay at Houton Bay Lodge and that your would highly recommend Houton Bay Lodge to all your friends and family... More 

Birsay, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, spacious well equipped rooms. The complementary breakfast was lovely, fresh fruit on offer every morning. Would highly recommend. Will return in future as it was an extremely peaceful place to escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

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Lynda B, General Manager at Houton Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest. Thank you for your review. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay here in your very spacious room also that you enjoyed our Continental Breakfasts with many fresh berries on offer each day. I have no doubt we will see you again and again over many years. Thank you for your review of... More 

Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We found the Houton Bay Lodge on line and called them directly to make the three-night reservation. What at first seemed on the map a bit far from Stromness (our car ferry arrival point) or Kirkwall turned out to be the precise place we wanted: 20 minutes away, at most; not in a town; on the water, in nature; close... More 

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Lynda B, General Manager at Houton Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest. Thank you so much for your wonderful Review on Houton Bay Lodge. We truly enjoyed both you and your Lady's company. Your a lovely couple and you truly love Orkney. Yes what you say is True Houton Bay Lodge was built on the First Seaplane Base EVER in the WORLD. But in 109my broken listed... More 

Drumnadrochit, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Situated close to the ferry for Hoy this facility offers comfortable accommodation and everything in the room you could wish for including a bottle fridge and a welcome dram of sherry. The shower in our room took a little getting used to, but they are being replaced. The wash basin is not in the bathroom but in the main bedroom.... More 

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Lynda B, General Manager at Houton Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you for your very kind Review for Houton Bay Lodge. We are really Happy you rate our Scottish Complimentary Continental Breakfasts as First Class. We are glad you arrived home safely, and that you had a great stay with us at Houton Bay Lodge. We certainly are situated close to the ferry for Hoy.... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great service from Linda and Alfie. Nothing too much trouble for them. Good continental breakfast with wide range of good food. Single room with everything I could possibly need! Fresh and spotlessly clean everywhere.I slept well every night! I left with new friends in my hosts. Great to have people like Linda and Alfie with such wide local knowledge.

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Lynda B, General Manager at Houton Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you so much for such a high scoring Review. We were so happy to meet you and help you with advice and information, on what to do and where to go. We also made a new friend when you were here. Thank you again for you comment on our Complimentary Scottish Continental Breakfasts. We... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Really glad we found this on Booking.com - such a great base for exploring mainland Orkney and for a great day trip to Hoy. The room was fantastic and though we weren't able to get a sea view on arrival as soon as one became available, Linda offered it to us. Linda could not have been more helpful throughout our... More 

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Lynda B, General Manager at Houton Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you for such a wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you again and very soon. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here at Houton Bay Lodge and that you enjoyed your Scottish Complimentary Continental Breakfast. Kindest Regards Houton Bay Lodge Staff :) More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Comfortable, clean twin room, fine bowl of porridge in the morning. Such a friendly place Lynda could not have been nicer or more helpful. Just a shame I was only there 1 night working. I'll be back with the family for sure. Bob

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Lynda B, General Manager at Houton Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest, Thank you for such a wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you again and very soon. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here at Houton Bay Lodge and that you enjoyed your Scottish Complimentary Continental Breakfast. Kindest Regards Houton Bay Lodge Staff :) More 

Cologne
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We spend three wonderful days at the Hounton Bay lodge. The rooms are very comfortable and homely. You will find everthing what your expect from a B&B. The helpfulness and friendliness of Lynda makes uns feel at home. The location of the lodge is perfect to explore the Orkneys: it is located between Stromnes and Kirkwall and the ferry to... More 

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Lynda B, General Manager at Houton Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guests, Thank you very much for your wonderful Review and very high score for Houton Bay Lodge and Staff. We do hope you arrived home safely and that we will see you again very soon. Kindest Regards Houton Bay Lodge Staff :) Lynda, Alfie and Staff :) More 

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