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Orkneylodge

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 September 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...

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8Thank Michael M
Tysons Corner VA
Reviewed 5 September 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...

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4Thank 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...

Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 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...

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9Thank 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...

Edinburgh
Reviewed 25 August 2015

I have just returned from my trip to Orkney staying in The Houton Bay Lodge. I stayed there 9 years ago and was delighted that Lynda & Alfie were still the proprietors. The hotel has had a lot of changes since I was last there,although I could not fault it 1st time round. The room has everything you need. Coffee/tea...

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11Thank DebbyB09
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...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We booked five nights in order to explore the island and ran out of time. So much to do, especially if you like historic sites. We would start each day with a tasty breakfast buffet with plenty of choice, including porridge. Linda and her team were always unfailingly cheerful and efficient and genuinely interested in their guests' plans for the...

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10Thank jacquirose99
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest. Thank you so much for your Fantastic Review. It is very kind of you to go to the trouble to give Houton Bay Lodge such a Fantastic Review. We are really Happy you enjoyed your stay at Houton Bay Lodge and that your would highly recommend Houton Bay Lodge to all your friends and family...

Birsay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Clean, spacious well equipped rooms. The complementary breakfast was lovely, fresh fruit on offer every morning. Would highly recommend. Will return in future as it was an extremely peaceful place to escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

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10Thank Karen A
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, responded to this review

Dear Houton Bay Lodge Guest. Thank you for your review. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay here in your very spacious room also that you enjoyed our Continental Breakfasts with many fresh berries on offer each day. I have no doubt we will see you again and again over many years. Thank you for your review of...

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 25 July 2015

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...

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9Thank William H
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, 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...

Drumnadrochit, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2015

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....

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6Thank KeithfromDrum
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, 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....

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2015

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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3Thank lizzielu65
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, 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...

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 July 2015

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...

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2Thank HuddMary
Lynda B, General Manager at Orkneylodge, 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 :)

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • 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 )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
Price Range: $201 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Orkneylodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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