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Houton Bay Lodge

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Houton Bay | On The Scapa Flow, Orphir KW17 2RD , Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 8 Orphir B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 DUMFRIES

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 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 ,... More

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Safaga, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 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.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My 2 sisters and I recently visited Orkney (October) and stayed at Houton Bay Lodge, Orphir, Orkney, Scotland. We had a great time. Orkney is a beautiful place and has a lot of knockout scenery to offer as well as sites/ things to do.. You'll need a car and must getr there by ferry. Our hosts could not have been... More

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Lleida, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 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.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 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... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed at Houghton Bay Lodge for two nights and had a wonderful time. Lynda and Alf, the owners, were the perfect hosts and couldn't do enough to make us welcome. Our room was very spacious, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. We had a lovely view towards Hoy and the interesting small harbour with ferries coming and going. The little... More

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Keith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Linda, Alfie and staff made us feel so welcome during our stay. Their knowledge of the local area helped us find our way around the island with no difficulty. The lodge itself was perfect. Our room was a high standard with a lovely view towards Hoy. A TV/DVD player, fridge, sherry. Reclining chair with a footstool all made for a... More

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Address: Houton Bay | On The Scapa Flow, Orphir KW17 2RD , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Houton Bay Lodge 3*
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Houton Bay Lodge is a short drive from Orkney's main towns, ferry terminals and airport. Accommodation comprises exceptionally well-appointed, spacious rooms. Each room has en-suite facilities, TV, and tea and coffee facilities plus a lot more. Most rooms offer a Bay view. Houton Bay Lodge offers an extensive range of additional facilities and services, including: Licensed Lounge Bar, Dining Room serving evening meals, Conservatory Lounge, Games Room, Internet Workstations & wireless connection in rooms. ... more   less 
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