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Houton Bay Lodge

Houton Bay | On The Scapa Flow, Orphir KW17 2RD , Scotland
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Oceanside, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 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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Key West, Florida
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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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Perth
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 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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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We loved our stay at Houton Bay Lodge. Our room was spacious and had all the amenities we could hope for. The best part about the stay was due to a miscommunication between our travel agent and the lodge. We had assumed our room was booked, when indeed it wasn't. As we were driving from Beauly to Gills Bay, the... More 

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Tysons Corner VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

When we arrived to take our two rooms the place was empty. Given its interesting location just off the ferry pier at the end of the road one gets the impression of a place that might be haunted. It's nothing to look at on the exterior, but inside the warmth of Linda the proprietor and the rooms makes up for... More 

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

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest. Not sure how to take your weird review but thank you anyway. We are NOT a Motel or anything like a Motel. It is what it is? What do you mean here? Empty? We have been full all season. Haunted what is that about also our building is 15 years old. No one has ever... More 

Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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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8 Thank David G A
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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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 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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10 Thank DebbyB09
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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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

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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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

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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9 Thank Karen A
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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

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