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“My first B & B...others will pale in comparison!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Westrow Lodge B & B
A964, Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 Orphir B&B and Inns
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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“My first B & B...others will pale in comparison!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This was my first time staying in a B & B, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Keith and Kathy, the owners, are wonderful people...and the breakfasts Kathy cooks are great! The room I shared with my mother was spacious, with 2 large beds (either 2 queens or a full and a queen) and an ensuite bathroom. The common room was a comfortable area to relax and unwind with a cup of tea after a long day of exploring the island...and has a beautiful view of Scapa Flow.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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taiter, Owner at Westrow Lodge B & B, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Thank you for your enthusiastic review! We so enjoyed meeting you all and loved sharing our home with you. The room you shared with your mother has a super king sized bed and a double bed- so much nicer than the usual offering of twin beds! Please come back and visit us again sometime!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We were delighted to find this beautiful B&B near the village of Orphir on Orkney.
Our hostess was most helpful and there was a lovely guest lounge with wonderful views.
It was such a good experience all round and the bonus was the weather.
We could have been anywhere in the world. Blue skies, different blues in the seas and the sun shining. The breakfast was lovely and cooked to order.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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taiter, Owner at Westrow Lodge B & B, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
We were equally delighted that you found us as we enjoyed your company! Orkney is not really that far away from Scotland and yet you trully do feel you are in another part of the world! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you come for a return visit!
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We had a large room with a nice Mac computer for guests use just outside our room in the small lounge, in addition to WiFi connectivity. Our host was friendly, breakfast was good and the location quiet. While Westrow is not in either of the major towns, there is good pub about 3 minutes drive. (No, it really isn’t walkable, distance isn’t too much but walking on road looks a little dangerous.)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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taiter, Owner at Westrow Lodge B & B, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at Westrow Lodge. We find that most of our visitors make good use of the free wifi and Mac computer in the guest lounge. We are very lucky to have a pub in walking distance from our lodge. We walk there often ourselves and you will see people on the road walking dogs, pushing babies in prams etc. and never in danger from drivers. We find most drivers in Orkney very considerate of walkers and bikers. I am thinking you probably live in a community with sidewalks where you feel safer walking. Please come visit us again next time you are in Orkney!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We were made very welcome on arrival and throughout our stay where it was very comfortable with excellent bedrooms and nice sitting area. The breakfast was very good with an excellent choice. The time of breakfast could have been more flexible.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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taiter, Owner at Westrow Lodge B & B, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you for your review and happy to hear you had a comfortable stay at Westrow Lodge. Breakfast is served as standard at 8:30 every morning but I always ask people the night before if that is O.K. as I realise people may have early morning plans or ferries to catch and may need it earlier which I am happy enough to do. I find that given too much choice people have difficulty in deciding a time so I do that for them unless something else suits. I want people to relax when they stay with me which hopefully you did!
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We were made very welcome by our hostess Cathie..Stayed 2 nights but would have been happy to stay a week.Stunning location.Great for wildlife.No wind farms in sight.
The information on local events provided was very helpful

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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taiter, Owner at Westrow Lodge B & B, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Happy to hear you appreciated Orkney uninterrupted views. Some folk remark about the lack of trees but I think the absence of even them gives you a broad expanded view of the ground meeting the water, meeting the sky. An inspiration for the artists here and a wow factor for tourists. You are welcome back to explore further our wonderful islands!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Cathy, our host, greeted us upon arrival showed us to our rooms and gave us fresh milk for tea. My room (the largest of the three) was luxurious, with a kingsize bed, en suite and space for an extra double and two armchairs. The location is extremely quiet, with an absolute tonne of wildlife all around. The lodge has some fabulous views over the Scapa flow, and is a 15 min drive from Kirkwall or even less to Stromness.
There was a full English breakfast every morning, with cereal, fruit and toast on offer.
This is definitely one to recommend.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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taiter, Owner at Westrow Lodge B & B, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Westrow Lodge. You will have to come back on a non-business related trip to enjoy even more of what Orkney has to offer!
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Just last week spent 2 days on Orkney. I had booked B&B at Westrow Lodge for one night. 2 rooms for myself, my wife and my son and daughter-in- law. The Orkney tourist brochure showed Westrow as a luxury b&b. Luxury was what was promised and it did not disappoint as luxury was what you got. The rooms were more than adequate with huge beds. Bathrooms in both rooms were well appointed had every quality item on offer. Between the bed rooms was a communal lounge with magnificent views over Scapa Flow. The lounge had a computer with internet access for visitors use, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities. The welcome from Kathy and Keith was welcoming and friendly. We asked about a restaurant and Kathy recommended one in Stromness and booked us in.
Breakfast was made to order, freshly cooked and was an excellent start to the day. Although our time on Orkney was sometimes wet and always windy, the Orkney experience was worth the visit made more pleasurable by a superb night in Westrow. I have stayed in other B&B's and hotels on Orkney which were pretty good but Westrow was by far the best.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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taiter, Manager at Westrow Lodge B & B, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Many thanks for your wonderful review and hope to see you again soon, hopefully for a longer visit!!
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Address: A964, Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
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Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Orphir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Attractive modern purpose built Norwegian style timber house peacefully situated beside the A964 conveniently between Kirkwall and Stromness. Enjoy glorious views over Scapa Flow and the surrounding countryside. Two spacious en-suite bedrooms with superking beds on the first floor with TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Comfortable guest lounge. Full traditional breakfast or can cook to order. Local pub within walking distance for evening meal. No smoking. No pets. Treat yourself to one of the best! ... more   less 
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