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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed in Thurso for 2 nights in the Royal Hotel. Very big hotel, many corridors to get lost in. We stayed on the second floor. Room was comfortable and warm, quiet night. Shower was rather weak, but adequate. Room was clean. Hotel was interesting, looked like it had last been renovated in the 1970s. Breakfast was alright. I would use...

Thank Lynette P
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Stayed for the weekend recently as we were attending a nearby festival. Check in is easy and the hotel staff are all very pleasant. The hotel rooms are basic but adequate. The electric shower does not control very well and is very hot or very cold. The room we had overlooked a busy junction, so getting a good nights sleep...

Thank Rangers9
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

I've just returned from my 12th annual visit to the Royal Hotel in Thurso and as always I thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to returning to the hotel each year as I think it's absolutely brilliant! The rooms are always immaculately clean each with an en- suite, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries in the bathroom...

1Thank garr80
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2015

It was terrible very old fashioned food terrible dinning room was very cold it really needs a BI GMAKEOVER .Positive thing the receptionist and the staff were great We would never go back.we had an alarm that went of before 2 am never saw any staff till I was outside people crowing the front door they should have beenn told...

2Thank dundeegirl54
Reviewed 29 March 2015

If you are expecting a sleek, modern hotel, then this isn't for you. But if you want decent, clean room near the center of town, with a good breakfast to start your day, with a reception staff that was helpful and knows the area ~ this should work for you.

1Thank killearnan
Heanor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Did the job, just, saved by the breakfast. Tired, tatty, maze like, won't be back in a hurry. Parking was not great. When I rang and spoke to the receptionist I was given the impression that it was well run and friendly, I was fooled.

Thank Chris W
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2015

The hotel is homely and our room warm and cosy. We found the staff were friendly and helpful. The cooked breakfast is excellent and the plates warm enough to cause full thickness burns on prolonged contact with flesh. The Royal is a great centre from which to explore the region with a great Indian, Chinese and Fish and Chip shop...

1Thank Lloyd W
Brit in Gulf
Reviewed 21 March 2015

In recent months, I have tried about 5 low-value hotel/guest houses in the North Highlands in single rooms. All 5 were acceptable for the price but the Royal Hotel was overall the winner for me and I had a most comfortable stay The room had everything I needed; it was clean, warm and perfectly located for my onward journey. The...

1Thank Richie-In-Oxon
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2015

An old fashioned hotel that has been in Thurso for decades so you have to accept that a few things might squeak. I enjoyed my one night stay here. From the quaint revolving door to the cheery woman on reception and the great nights sleep followed by a gut busting fry up for breakfast. We were in room 2 which...

2Thank janice84
Troon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Me and my father stayed at this hotel. We had previously booked and payed for the room so had no choice but to stay or else lose our money. We parked in the rear carpark and came in through the back door.....the whole place looked dirty and old, we actually thought about just walking back out and actually that's what...

1Thank MrPBSmith
Hamish M, General Manager at Royal Hotel, Caithness, responded to this review

Many thanks for commenting on Trip Advisor though i find it strange that you have decided to do so 5 months after you claim to have stayed. As always, if our guests, (who have actually booked and stayed with us) have a concern we will always do our upmost to address the issues and where possable rectify them.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the centre of Thurso, one of the most northerly towns in Mainland Scotland, the Royal Hotel provides a perfect place for business or leisure breaks. There are 103 en-suite rooms, all offering wireless Internet access, Freeview TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel is close to the beach and guests wishing to visit the exquisite scenery of Orkney can take a short ferry journey to this captivating island. Further sightseeing opportunities can be found at John O’Groats, the Castle of Mey or Old St Peter’s Church. Guests arriving for business purposes can make use of our business centre services and conference rooms, all with Wi-Fi access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Hotel, Caithness

Address: Traill Street, Thurso KW14 8EH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Price Range: $95 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel, Caithness 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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Royal Hotel, Caithness Thurso, Scotland
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