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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 January 23, 2014
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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
1 review
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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
1 review
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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
124 helpful votes 124 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
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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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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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Galashiels, United Kingdom
1 review
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

My family and I stayed there for three nights on our first trip to Orkney. Lynda and Alf were the perfect hosts. They were always on hand to answer queries and could not have been more helpful. We were given a spacious and well-appointed family room with en-suite. The beds were exceptionally comfortable and we slept very well before big... More

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Troon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

made very welcome at check-in, room was very comfortable and well stocked with extras breakfast and service very good only down side no bar available. If weather is bad make sure you have a good book or kindle not much to see or do in Houton. Hotel is well-situated for ferry service to Hoy also if arriving at Stromness or... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We booked last minute and had a limited choice as a result.We would never choose to stay at this place again and would not recommend it to anyone. Food quality poor, surroundings frankly depressing. We are staggered by the good reviews, haven't people stayed anywhere better than this? Quirky?... it certainly is, and poor value for money. Avoid unless you... More

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Thinking_of_y0u, Owner at Houton Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry you did not like Houton Bay Lodge. Our property is freshly decorated every year for the start of each season. This year we also purchased new bed linen and towels (Large bath towels and hand towels) also Houton Bay Lodge was fully decorated throughout the whole building. We purchased new beds for our family rooms and added new linen,... 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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