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Scapa Flow Lodges

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, modern house with all mod cons. Superb showers and comfy beds... and with fantastic views too. We spent a week in Rysa lodga and really enjoyed our stay. Margaret (the owner) stays in the house next door and is a charming lady who gave us tips for our stay. Very recommended !!!

Thank Mannzer
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We were very satisfied about that self catering house! Clean, well furnished, good equipped kitchen,.... everything O.K. One can eat outside with magnificent views over Scapa Flow! Well located to visit Orkney and its islands. Good restaurants in neighbourhood. Gerda and Hugo from Belgium

Thank Bob_Herne
Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2016

This was our first experience of self catering. We prefer to stay in hotels and have everything done for us but this was far more relaxing and if we didn't want to cook we could go out to a restaurant or bars. The detached lodge was very well appointed, tastefully furnished and decorated, very clean, every convenience on hand and...

Thank Hillary S
Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I found this accommodation via the internet and it looked very modern and clean, when we arrived we found it was as described on the web site, excellent with fantastic views over Scapa Flow and Flotta, everything was just perfect! Later that evening we met the owner Margret Coulston and we had a great 'Blether' over a nice glass of...

Thank Peter B
Margaret C, Owner at Scapa Flow Lodges, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a nice review. It is very much appreciated and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to seeing you next year. Margaret

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We had a week here, first visit to Orkney. The self catering units are clustered together, with the owner's house situated in the middle. There is a big shed alongside, and another small cottage immediately behind. So, it seemed more like a tiny village, but once inside our lodge, it all felt very private and quiet. In fact, we didn't...

Thank Allcorners
Margaret C, Owner at Scapa Flow Lodges, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice comments. it is always nice to see guest coming back to our Lodges on more than one occasion. Hope you will maybe come back and see us again. Kind Regards Margaret

Reviewed 9 August 2015

Excellent lodge with good views. Spacious and all the amenities needed great having a dishwasher. Very peaceful spot with outside space. Very close to all sites we wanted to see. with excellent roads. Margaret was very friendly and helpful. Only thing would be remember to bring extra dishwasher tablets etc.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Four of us stayed in Cava Lodge for a week. Very comfortable and well kitted out with a great view over Scapa Flow. Margaret is a lovely person and very welcoming. No hesitation whatsoever in recommending, Orkney is a wonderful place to visit if you like the outdoors and bird life especially. Make sure you visit the RSPB reserves and...

Thank martin B
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Stayed for a week in 'Cava' and had a wonderful holiday. The lodge has spectacular views over Scapa Flow and is very well equipped and comfortable. The owner, Margaret, lives next door and she could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Good location for getting to ferries and airport which made exploring Orkney a real pleasure. There is so...

Thank MAH48
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We stayed in Rysa for 2 weeks at the beginning of June 2015. It was a marvellous place. Fabulous views over the ever changing Scapa Flow and a great base for exploring the wonders of wild and ancient Orkney. Rysa is lovely and spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. Margaret is just next door if there are any queries and...

Thank Ali W
Machynlleth, Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Just perfect self catering accommodation lodges. Our family of 8 adults stayed in both Fara and Cava.Immaculately clean and comfortable. So very well equipped with Heavenly under floor heating!!! Fabulous welcome from Margaret :) :) When we return to Orkney we will absolutely be staying at these Lodges again

Thank FiskK76

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Scapa Flow Lodges are three newly constructed luxury two bedroom lodges built looking down over the magnificent views of Scapa Flow.Considerable thought and planning has gone into the design and build quality of the lodges, providing you with an environment which has all the comfort you could wish for. The accommodation provides every modern appliance necessary to make your stay a relaxing and memorable experience. The lodges are situated in the Parish of Orphir, sitting centrally between Orkney's two main towns, Kirkwall and Stromness; it only takes a 10 minute drive to each. There is a Pub and a Post Office within a two mile radius of the development. The area is ideally situated for those who have an interest in walking, archaeological sites, beach combing and wildlife observation. The award winning beach at Waukmill Bay has both stunning views and wildlife in abundance. There are also a number of lochs suitable for trout fishing, all within a short drive. The Ferry Terminal of Houton is only one mile down the road and from there you can visit the South Isles of Flotta and Hoy which has the world famous Old Man of Hoy rock stack. On entering the lodges you will be impressed with the modern decor and the bright open surroundings. The amazing views from the windows will have you hooked on the beautiful seas of Scapa Flow with all its history of the World War 1 naval conflict buried beneath it. (Cava & Fara Lodges have a cosy upstairs retreat where you can relax with a glass of wine while admiring the sunset) Accommodation: Rysa Lodge: - Open plan design in the living room/dining area - Wall mounted flat screen TV c/w freeview - 2 bedrooms (one en suite) - Fully fitted kitchen with integrated modern appliances - Tasteful lighting designed to create a relaxing environment - Under floor heating - Patio area overlooking the lawn Cava & Fara Lodges: - Open plan design in the living room/dining area incorporating an open roof space - Wall mounted flat screen TV c/w freeview - 2 bedrooms (one en suite) - Fully fitted kitchen with integrated modern appliances - Fitted stairway with concealed lighting - An upstairs lounge area with velux roof lights and comfortable seating - Glass balustrade to mezzanine level to emphasize space and light - Tasteful lighting designed to create a relaxing environment - Under floor heating - Patio area overlooking the lawn These superior lodges have been designed and furnished to the highest standards and it is our hope that our accommodation and hospitality will make your visit to Orkney a most memorable experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Scapa Flow Lodges

Address: Scorralea Scorradale Road, Orphir KW17 2RF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Orphir
Price Range: $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Scapa Flow Lodges Orkney Islands/Orphir
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“Fantastic views”
PeterB758, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Car hire a necessity :)”
FiskK76, 9 Apr 2015 | Read review
“It's not a hotel, these are excellent self catering cottages.”
RobZwaan, 30 Aug 2014 | Read review
“This is not a hotel so have not answered some of the questions above.”
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