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Keith, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to stay, in a beautiful area. Informative and welcoming staff. Room very comfortable and view was amazing, continental breakfast was well thought out with plenty of choice. will definitely return.

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Thank carolmcdonald2016
Thinking_of_y0u, Guest Relations Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Orkneylodge Guest, Thank you so much for your wonderful Review about the Staff and your experience at Orkneylodge. It was a pleasure to meet you. We hope you come again and soon. Kindest Regards Orkneylodge Staff :) More 

South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Lovely visit to Orkney with family. Out from the town centre but what an amazing place with an amazing family running it. Beautiful views and authentic Scottish feel! Couldn't have done more for you, always happy to help, such a lovely place! Thank you for a great stay!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We were made to feel at home and upgraded room as we were on our 10 year anniversary...to the honeymoon suite! The food was fresh and very tasty...exactly as we wanted. The hosts were so friendly and welcoming and left as friends...we will definetely go back.

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1 Thank Sandrine G
Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Sorry never had time to sign the book ! Stayed here last week on business (3 of us). Great clean warm rooms and friendly staff who couldn't do enough for you. Super fast wi-fi. Great place to stay. Lovely location and views.

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1 Thank billhicks2016
Oceanside, United States
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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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Concord, Massachusetts
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 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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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 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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4 Thank Tommyg2230
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, 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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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9 Thank David G A
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, 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 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Houton Bay Lodge is in a rural, farming area also coastal on the Scapa Flow. 1 Mile from The Bu and Viking Center in Oprhir. Many coastal and rural walks. Ferries going to the South Islands near and there are 5 return trips to Hoy and Flotta most days except Sataurday/Sunday when there are only three trips per day. Requires a car. Nearest village Orphir 1.5 miles to nearest seasonal restaurant. 8 Miles to nearest city Kirkwall. 8 Miles to nearest town Stromness. 5 buses per day. No restaurant or bar on premises. We are an accommodation provider similar to Travelodges or Premier Inns. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orkneylodge

Address: Houton | on the Scapa Flow, Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland (Formerly Houton Bay Lodge)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
Price Range: $109 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Orkneylodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Orkneylodge Orkney Islands/Orphir
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