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Westrow Lodge B & B
Ranked #1 of 9 Orphir B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Flexible and friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

I stayed here for three nights and would have loved to have stayed longer. From the very beginning, seeing the overwhelmingly positive reviews, I had good vibes about Westrow and became keen to stay here despite it being several miles away from Kirkwall or Stromness and us not having transport of our own. We put a lot of effort into planning our time to account for this, and the owners of Westrow made sure it was all worth the logistical effort!

The starting point was the wealth of information communicated to me in advance by email. Kathy really took time to find things out that would help us get around and provided a lot of useful advice which helped us a great deal in planning.

The quality of the room was outstanding- clearly kept in excellent condition with close attention to detail on a daily basis. The guest lounge was a delight, allowing independence and home comforts after long days out touring the island. Kathy and her husband were conversational and took an interest in what we got up to but without being intrusive at all.

All in all, top notch professionalism mixed with warm hospitality. I very much hope to return. Thanks!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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taiter, Owner at Westrow Lodge B & B, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Thank you for such a lovely review! I try my best to treat my guests the way I would want to be treated - welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. So glad that you appreciated this and shared with others. Please come back and stay longer- you are always welcome!
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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were recommended to stay at Westrow Lodge by friends and we loved our stay there. Kathy and Keith were so welcoming and made us feel very at home. Beautiful room with a view, lovely coffee and biscuits on arrival and delicious breakfasts every morning. It was a very peaceful place to stay and central for visiting all the sites on Orkney. We appreciated the daily Orkney bulletin that Kathy had ready for us each morning and all her recommendations were very helpful. We had a fantastic stay and hope to return.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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taiter, Owner at Westrow Lodge B & B, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Our best advertising is word of mouth from previous happy customers; so glad we lived up to the referral! Looking forward to your return visit!
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Carthage, Tunisia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

I recently had the great pleasure of staying at Westrow while exploring the beautiful islands of Orkney. Kathy was a gracious host, even before I arrived, responding promptly and helpfully to all my inquiries. She made sure I felt right at home from the start, and cooked a mean - and filling! - full breakfast. And the house itself really did feel like a home - my room was enormous, with one of the most comfortable beds I've slept during this round of summer travels and with a truly lovely view. The location is superb, also - basically equidistance from Kirkwall and Stromness, and around the corner from the ferry to Hoy. You can explore much of Orkney easily from Westrow as a base. Highly, highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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taiter, Owner at Westrow Lodge B & B, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
So happy to hear you felt at home at Westrow Lodge. Please come back and visit us again!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

We spent only two nights at Westrow Lodge and wished it could have been for longer. From booking through to pre-arrival information everything was so helpful. Kathy was the perfect host and every detail was in place to make the stay the most comfortable of our whole journey through Orkney. The location, overlooking Scapa Flow was excellent and ideal for accessing the many places of interest on Mainland Orkney. The bedroom, bathroom, sitting room were of generous proportions and in keeping with the rest of the property presented a spotless but very 'homely' impression in which we were very well cared for by wholly professional and unintrusive owner. This was a really restful couple of nights with superb breakfast and a level of B & B service which in our opinion is unmatched by any other establishment in which we have stayed.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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taiter, Owner at Westrow Lodge B & B, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Thank you for one of the kindest and most thoughtful reviews I have ever received. I only hope I can do that for some other hard working soul some day! I was literally smiling all day after reading it! I try to give people the experience I like when on holiday: clean and spacious accommodation, good food and service, cheerful help without being in your face. I am delighted you appreciated all these aspects and thanks again for a very well written review. You are always welcome back!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed 4 nights at Westrow Lodge, and found it most comfortable, room was very spacious, clean, with all the amenities one might need or desire. Bed was one of the largest I've seen and very comfy and Kathy was the ideal host and extremely helpful. Breakfasts were superb. I would certainly stay again if we decide to revisit the Orkney's.
The Noust Bar at Orphir a short distance away is well worth a visit as the meals are very good and the owners very welcoming and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Sam S
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taiter, Owner at Westrow Lodge B & B, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Thank you for your review and for picking Westrow Lodge to stay during your visit to Orkney. I am very pleased that your found it comfortable, clean and spacious. Our beds in the ensuite rooms are super king size guaranteed to afford a good night's sleep! We are very fortunate to have the Noust Bar just 2 miles down the road and very handy for our travel weary guests. Would love to have a revisit from you!
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

For us the location was great as we want to view as many of the ancient sights as possible and this we achieved
Kathy was very helpful in both assisting us with our booking and recommending local places to eat
Our rooms were of a generous size and spotlessly clean.
We chose Westrow Lodge for a rural / farm setting and Westrow Lodge fits this requirement perfectly as the views and the surrounds are total rural, a beautiful part of the island

  • Stayed June 2014
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taiter, Owner at Westrow Lodge B & B, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
You managed to get alot of touring done in just two days. Our central location makes it just that much easier! The beauty of a rural location is that the views are fantastic and it is peaceful; happy that you appreciated that. Please come visit us again as there is lots more to see and do!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

A great, scenic location and a very spacious, quiet, comfortable room (plus the most comfortable bed we found in Scotland) - we appreciated it all during our two night stay. Kathy knows her trade and it shows.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Danielle L
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taiter, Owner at Westrow Lodge B & B, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
It's wonderful having alot of room to spread out in after coming back from a full day of touring! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your spacious, quiet and comfortable room. Our beds in the ensuite rooms are super king sized to ensure a good night's sleep! Please come back and visit us again and thank you very much for your review.
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Property: Westrow Lodge B & B
Address: Westrow Lodge A964, Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
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Ranked #1 of 9 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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