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Houton Bay Lodge

Houton Bay | On The Scapa Flow, Orphir KW17 2RD , Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 8 Orphir B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
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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 

Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a nice peaceful location with all of the facilities you would expect from a Bed and Breakfast facility. Lynda was a "Hoot" avery helpful hoot . Continental breakfast is supplied and a full cooked breakfast can be had at an extra cost. If you are not an early riser then be prepared as breakfast is at 8.00am which... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Houton Bay Lodge. Thank you for the wonderful comments you made about me being a Hoot and all the lovely and wonderful things you said about our Breakfasts and Accommodation at Houton Bay Lodge. Thank you for your review, Kindest Regards Houton Bay Lodge Staff. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We found the room to be very comfortable and homely, with little extras which added to the pleasant stay. The hospitality and friendliness of the managers was exemplary and made it more than just a place to sleep. The lodge really is perfect for exploring Orkney as it is situated halfway between Stromness and Kirkwall, and whenever we returned it... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, 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... More 

Lanark, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

On the plus side this lodge is clean and rooms have necessary facilities along with lots of extras. The lodge is sometimes described as a hotel, even in the the owners description. There is no bar, no cooked meals (breakfast cannot be purchased at an extra cost). Credit cards are not accepted either. Times for the cold 'complimentary' breakfast are... More 

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

Lynda B, General Manager at Houton Bay Lodge, responded to this review, 4 days ago Dear Tripadvisor Reviewer, Thank you for your review. You booked your accommodation with Houton Bay Lodge with Booking.com. Please read your contract details. We are a B&B we are not an Inn, we do not have a bar or restaurant and your booking did not... More 

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This hotel is ideally located for anyone who wishes to explore the Orkney Isles. It is at a ferry terminal on the West Mainland, and was close to the various RSPB sites we were visiting. The hotel is located on a World War I seaplane base, so there is ample parking. The bedroom was clean, spacious and had TV, hairdryer,... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, 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... More 

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