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Forss House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Thurso
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Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“A lucky find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

Not really too much on offer around Thurso, so I landed on Forss House...the TA reviews were good.

I was glad to make this my base for a couple of days - much to explore in the region.

My room was one of the king-bedded rooms in a purpose built row, and it had just been freshly redecorated. It smelled new, and all the linen and furnishings complemented the style of the place - a little bit old, and a little bit new. Eclectic is the word. The ensuite bathroom had everything desired though not to five star standard. The grand home is lovely, and my reception was warm and friendly. didn't see in-house guestrooms. Free wifi in reception too!!! (insert applause here).

Stayed in for dinner each night rather than driving a few miles back to Thurso. Food delightful (could have managed bigger helpings though!) and well served in the formal dining room. Breakfasts were great - freshly cooked, and with fresh orange juice! The grounds surrounding Forss House are peaceful and I wandered far - to the sea, actually, which is beautiful here and there are ruins to check out.

In all, worth the stay. I will go back if I'm in the area again.

Room Tip: King rooms in the garden are spacious and sunny
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Superb, stunning, welcoming, and a jewel of a place.

Room Tip: Lodges are quiet, secluded and very, very nice
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

Thank you Ann, Kathy and the team for a wonderful couple of days staying at your lovely hotel. We enjoyed everything about it. The room was fabulous, as was the service and the food. We look forward to coming back and would heartily recommend anyone reading this to stay there.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

The owner lady is very friendly and helpfull.Rooms are very clean and beautiful.we will stay again, because this is what scotish friendliness means.The diner was very great

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

We only had one free night to stay there in a busy work schedule in the north - and it was just what we needed. Warm welcome, very comfortable room and excellent food. The atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing.

Room Tip: There is little interference from noise on any side of the hotel. We chose one of the cheaper rooms...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Forss House Hotel
Address: Forss, Thurso KW14 7XY, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Thurso
Price range (per night): $141 - $317
Hotel Class:4 star — Forss House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Forss House is a delightful 1810 country home nestling in 20 acres of woodland, below a waterfall, on the gently meandering River Forss. A 14 bedroom family owned hotel Forss House is an elegant comfortable haven that puts you instantly at ease with a welcoming staff keen to look after you. ... more   less 
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