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Can't praise this establishment highly enough. Lovely friendly staff, great meal cooked to perfection. Large portions, so good value for money. There is a varied menu and the specials always offer... more
Reviewed 7 November 2017
Great for a hunting trip
Just got back from a weeks goose shooting in Scotland staying at the Brown Trout hotel. What a lovely place and friendly people. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. It may be a little dated but... more
The Norseman Staff are fantastic - friendly, helpful and professional, nothing was too much trouble. The hotel itself is looking a little tired and stuck in the 70's (tartan carpet and all... more
Reviewed 27 November 2017
The only dog friendly place in Wick?
Travelling with our well trained and behaved collie trying to find lunch/tea etc. Rejected from café up the road 😒. Freezing winters day. Found this haven. It doesn't look great from outside but... more
This is a great place to stay. It’s right at the bridge going into Wick, with a great view over the river. We were in room 14, a refurbished double. We looked over the river which was great. The... more
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
I stayed and ate at this lovely hotel for one night and cannot fault the room or food in any way, I would definitely recommend this hotel.
Also on top of this recommendation I cannot thank Fiona from... more
Visited here with friend for carvery meal. Excellent choice and really well cooked and presented. Fabulous display of desserts. Lovely pleasant surroundings and very good value for money. Would... more
Reviewed 14 December 2017
I stayed for one night in November on business. It was a very cold night but my room was spacious and blissfully warm. The bed was very comfortable. The public areas are a little impersonal but it... more
I travelled for a few days photography and rest, unfortuntayl a family illness resulted in me cutting short the trip. However I must say this is a great hotel with very well appointed rooms and in a... more
Reviewed 11 December 2017
Superb meal in cosy friendly surroudings
Just returned from a delicious meal in
Northern sands Hotel, Dunnet. The hotel has been tastefully decorated, clean,warm and comfortable. The staff are friendly and the service was quick and... more
Stayed at the Park again - not the first time I’ve stayed but for some reason my first Tripadvisor write up on the hotel. There’s not much to say other than great staff, lovely owner, good food... more
Reviewed 17 November 2017
Friendly, value for money hotel
Spent 2 nights here recently in one of the 1 bedroom lodges behind the main hotel. It was big enough and functional. Large powerful-ish shower and a double bed with TV (limited channels but not too... more
We were here with a coach party and they were able to provide gluten free meals for my wife. Rooms are pretty basic but everything works and is clean. Breakfast offered no choice for a cooked meal... more
Reviewed 16 November 2017
Unfortunately, I am sure this is the only hotel that has enough room for 42 AAA guests. However, it is insulting to pick up my room key and see that my "single" room was 50 pounds. Boy do I feel... more
Ask for room 1 its a nice little room could be warmer but its March and 2 degrees outside but its comfy and has all the facilities. Restaurant servers great food and good prices and service. If your... more
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
I stayed here during the period of beast from the east. The staff are very friendly and professional. The room though dated was comfortable enough except for the rather draughty windows. With the... more
Friendly staff, make you feel welcome and relaxed, good food, reasonable prices, good quality, lovely rooms, the owners have a nice attention to detail for their guests. Our room was across a short... more
Reviewed 5 December 2017
Stay one night on our bicycle tour of the North Coast 500. Comfortable hotel with great rooms. Booked a table for dinner as we were told it would be busy and then waited nearly an hour to be seated... more
We stayed for two nights in a Radclyffe room, with dinner and breakfast included in our package. Our room was spacious and beautifully appointed - with a real country house hotel feel and all for a... more
Reviewed 4 December 2017
Quiet and Relaxing
A charming, traditional, Scottish country house hotel, set in a lovely elevated position above the falls on Forss Water. Rooms are comfortable, spacious and well appointed with a real homely feel... more
We stayed one night on our bicycle tour of the North Coast 500. Comfy hotel at a reasonable price. Breakfast was okay and sufficient for our needs. Clean and comfortable and friendly staff. Small bar... more
Reviewed 10 May 2017
I stayed here for one night on a cycle trip around the coast. This hotel was a great find: a friendly and helpful owner, comfy and clean room with private bathroom, great breakfast, and all at a good... more
For business people - WiFi was okay upstairs but good downstairs, no Vodaphone mobile signal in the hotel but did get in rear car park. Staff are really good, welcoming & helpful. Excellent menu... more
Reviewed 27 November 2017
Wonderful meal and accommodation
This was my first time as a guest at the Sands and it certainly won't be the last. Was taken there for a birthday treat and had a superb dinner. The vegetarian/vegan menu was both extensive and... more
We booked the Stromness Hotel for its convenience to the harbor, the dive boats and the ferry.
The hotel bar and restaurant were as good as any in town, serving both tourists and locals (old and... more
Reviewed 5 November 2017
Stuck in a bygone era
Booked here as it was the cheapest at such short notice. It wasn't a terrible hotel, just dated and the room was cold. Single glazed windows and storage heaters. Room was spacious enough and clean... more
Today my daughter treated myself and my mother to lunch here at The West End. We all very much enjoyed the Chicken Balmoral and I can safely say it is the best I have ever had. The guys waiting on us... more
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
2 night stay
Was meant to stay here for the one night after a late night ferry trip from Shetland. However due to bad weather and no ferry sailings from Orkney back to the mainland we ended up staying for 2... more
This lovely hotel is just a 10 min drive from Thurso and easily found. We stayed here one night on our NC500 trip as accommodation was far more expensive in Thurso. There was a lovely warm welcome... more
Reviewed 2 February 2018
Only stayed one night whilst in the area on business, on arrive the place was very welcoming nice and warm. Check in very quick and shown to my room ( outside in a Annex ). The room warm large nice... more
I stayed here for two nights and enjoyed it. The room was very large. The stafff were lovely. It has seen better days . I felt very at home here. The breakfast was good. Location not bad for the... more
Reviewed 13 August 2017
Good value for money
Stayed here couple of times, sometimes it was longer stay, sometimes shorter, but always it was good experience. I tried the pub and some of their meals as well and it was lovely. Rooms are always... more
Spent a night here on a quick visit from Edinburgh. Our room was one of the apartments out the back of the main hotel building. Clean and comfy enough. We found all staff to be very friendly... more
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pleasant and central
We booked the a larger room, no.27 and this was spacious with two beds and a settee and another comfortable chair. The room could be split in two with a curtain which made the sitting area very... more
This hotel has modest size rooms with single beds, a well set out en suite bathroom and a spacious dining room serving good food in a friendly way. It was very comfy and warm. While I only stayed one... more
Reviewed 2 October 2017
One night business stayovers
As I'm finding most hotels in Thurso are old buildings that are a wee bit quirky.
The St Clair facilities are all good and functional that I experienced having stayed twice now.
Whilst some... more
Good choice for North Coast, Great views, really nice feel. We liked it
We stayed here for a night when on a driving holiday around the North of Scotland. The room was spacious and very clean. The bed was fine. Great views.
We ate Pizza for dinner (this was a new... more
Reviewed 2 December 2017
We popped in here at lunch time having had the pizzas recommended to us. We weren’t disappointed. We each had a different option with two choosing to build their own. They even had a gluten free base... more
Great stop at the top of Scotland. Friendly, professional staff. Thanks Dennis and family.
Stopped off for an overnight. Wish we could have stayed longer. Denis was fantastic and couldn't do enough for us. Dinner was also amazing. Thank you Denis and family. We will return on our next trip... more
Reviewed 10 November 2017
Excellent find for a one night stop
Needed a singe room for a night at very short notice and was pleasantly surprised to find such a nice place having booked at this hotel. The room was very clean, warm and had everything needed to... more
I stayed here for 4 nights in October, the Hotel and rooms are clean and tidy, the staff are very helpful.
The bar and lounge has recently been refurbished and is really nice.
The breakfast is... more
Reviewed 11 September 2017
Would like to give more than a four but am afraid I can't. Discovered this bar well into our holidays and really liked it. The food in the bar is very good quality pub food and we enjoyed both meals... more
I was staying in Orkney on business and was put up in this gem of a hotel, friendly staff who could not do enough for you, clean and tidy, in a central location which served up first class food, I... more
Reviewed 6 February 2018
I had the pleasure of staying here last Easter on a short trip to Orkney. Comfortable room, great art and vintage photos on the walls. The restaurant on site had a hardy menu, great whisky selection... more
Stayed for two nights. Room was clean, everything worked. Looks like it’s been renovated in the not too distant past. One or two strange noises in my room but nothing too bad.
Can’t really comment on... more
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Well located for the shops etc. We got the airport bus £1.50 which takes 15 mins to the travel centre and then just a short walk away. Rooms were really lovely, well laid out and nicely decorated... more
Visited this hotel for a pre booked overnight stay. On arriving early for booking in we received a warm welcome at reception and after checking were allocated our room. The receptionist was also very... more
Reviewed 1 week ago
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this hotel. Worth the trip, we took advantage of the pool, sauna and jacuzzi facilities and all the staff were helpful and welcoming.
Food was good, room small, but... more
This harbor front gem is not luxurious but it gets the job done. We were lucky enough to ride the eye of Ophelia right here at the Ola. Being a veteran of 30 or so East Coast hurricanes I felt pretty... more
Reviewed 1 November 2017
Simple hotel, very central
Stayed there two nights. The hotel is very centrally located and the price was competitive. Parking isn't as easy as Kirkwall was quite busy. Towards the police station is a pay and display car park... more
I stayed in a Kirwall Hotel for a couple of nights, on a business occasion.
The hotel itself is an old (nice)building and it is on the great location. Food in the bar was excellent.
The hotel is... more
Reviewed 31 January 2018
Amazing staff, tired hotel.
This hotel is perfectly positioned in Kirkwall and must once have been lovely. It's pretty from the outside, but very tired and run down inside. There are new owners, however and a full refurbishment... more
Dropped in here and found the staff and locals very welcoming. It wasn’t the busiest but all clean and good selection at the bar. Seemed like it had potential to get busy although Nov is prob out of... more
Reviewed 22 October 2017
Exactly what you'd expect from a small hotel at the centre of village life.
I was very happy with my stay here. The rooms are clean and reasonably appointed; visitors and locals mix congenially in the bar, the food is good and the staff outstandingly friendly.
It exceeded... more
My Partner & I stayed at many hotels along the NC500, with this one being the most charming & welcoming of the trip. Everything from check in, to our evening meal was made to feel special. We... more
Reviewed 1 week ago
Having stayed in several hotels through the duration of our trip, I have to say this is by far the best. From arrival to leaving and everything in between, there is nothing I could fault, friendly... more
This small hotel offers rooms that are clean & comfortable. But just as important are the other areas.
There is a nicely decorated, comfortable sitting room with a few small sitting areas to enjoy... more
Reviewed 5 November 2017
We only spent one night here whilst undertaking the NC500. It was a lovely hotel.
The staff members were all helpful and friendly.
Breakfast was plentiful and made to order.
Evening meals were... more
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