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Basildon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have an evening meal here and were pleasantly surprised. It was a basic menu and a simple local restaurant with an atmosphere that suggested it catered for the traveler who had some work connection to the local Nuclear Power Station ? Nobody was glowing green or anything ! It's just how it felt 😂

Thank OutDog
Dunnet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a charity bash we were directed to the dining room. Quite quickly our orders for drinks were taken and served. Then our orders for meals were taken. Luckily we were in good company and chartered for thirty minutes until our meals arrived. I had chicken curry & Chips. Chips were OK but the curry was outstanding. The staff were...

Thank Colin L
durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I have been staying at the pentland hotel for a number of nights and the food on offer is of a good standard the Carvery on a Sunday was first class , the hotel benefits from a good polite and hardworking team of staff as well as good management , so full praise to them all , on a personal...

Thank chefpc2
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have eaten at the Pentland more times than I care to remember but never previously stayed. This time we decided not to impose ourselves on the family and plumped for the Pentland, the places we have stayed previously being full. Yes, despite its small size and remote position, there is a certain businesslike element in the guests, even if...

Thank mykanaud
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Room comfortable enough but very dated. No fluffy towels or facecloth here! Bed was comfy and everything was clean. Breakfast was all there but the bacon (and everything else) had been under the heat lamps for a while and nothing was cooked to order. Reception area again dated with awful "Scottish" music playing all the time. This is 2016 not...

Thank astroman042000
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I stayed here in October 2016 whilst on a solo cycle trip through the area & was allocated a single room which was in suite. Clean comfortable room with good facilities. Pleasant & helpful reception staff. Cycle friendly with secure cycle storage facility. Superb buffet breakfast - plenty of choice to eat! I would stay here again!

Thank NytramEssex
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely hotel with wonderful people, comfy beds and great Scottish breakfasts. The staff goes the extra mile to help in any way they can Rooms are clean Location can be a bit tricky as it is on a small side street but once there parking is great It's within walking distance of town. Try Le Bistro for...

Thank Avis A
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Me and my friends went here for lunch on our travels up north. I had the goats cheese salad which for the price and amount of it,was worth it! They had glasses of wine and the toasted and soup that were on offer.

Thank Surfergirlgj
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Needs updating. Victorian style dining room with Victorian style staff. Food was basic buffet style. The room was basic and the floors really creaked badly. At one stage we thought somebody was in the room but turned out to be somebody upstairs.

Thank 1050rat
Reviewed 24 September 2016

single room a bit small rear of the hotel no view surface coming of bath around tap in my room blood stained sheet on my bed when i got in room but quickly changed when i complained, food was good staff very friendly and helpfull , the tour had it,s own dinning room , in the centre of thurso ,...

Thank Cedric J

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Pentland Hotel is located in the central of Thurso, a small town situated on the northern coastline overlooking the Orkney Islands. Thurso's history stretches back to the time of the Vikings, when it was once referred to as Thorsa, translated meaning 'Thor's River'. Thurso shares its famous history of the fishing industry with its neighbouring town Wick, but is also well known among surfers and kayakers who travel from all over the world to experience the swells our sea has to offer. Suitable for families and business people alike, this hotel will offer you comfortable accommodation and a warm welcome from staff. The Pentland Hotel has two lounges for conferences and a night porter available to ensure late services are accommodated to and early risers can enjoy a continental ​breakfast. Being based in the center of Thurso offers you many opportunities to not only explore the town but also enjoy the frequent public transport to explore other parts of the county. Stay at the Pentland Hotel and allow us to ensure that you experience a pleasant and enjoyable visit to the delights of the far north of Scotland. The hotel has 41 en-suite bedrooms made up of single, twin, double, triple, and family units. Each bedroom has been stylishly decorated and made to accommodate your various needs to ensure that your stay will be as comfortable and relaxed as possible. All rooms include a phone, TV with Freeview, a hairdryer, a radio alarm clock, and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a large split level dining room so that smaller parties of up to 30 may enjoy extra privacy. The restaurant uses only the freshest local Caithness seafood and produce. Vegetarian choices and children's menus are also available. The reception foyer is an attractive area where guests can relax after their meal in comfort. The focus of this room is the fireplace with its carved wooden mantel on a Caithness stone hearth. We have free wi-fi in and around the reception area. Alternatively, the cosy, welcoming atmosphere of the lounge bar is an area where families can sit and where light refreshments and snacks can be eaten, in the more informal surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pentland Hotel

Address: Princes Street, Thurso KW14 7AA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Price Range: $98 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pentland Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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“Light sleepers should avoid rooms overlooking the church - the clock chimes quietly during the night.”
 of 5 bubbles mykanaud, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sqeaky floors in some rooms. Street isn't too busy late at night so if the room is at the front it shouldn't be a problem.”
 of 5 bubbles astroman042000, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book early seems to be popular”
 of 5 bubbles NytramEssex, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best for your budget”
 of 5 bubbles Surfergirlgj, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“if you think there is a lift there is not if you not manage stairs it is no good as you have to carry your on bags ,”
 of 5 bubbles 425cedricj, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
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