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Northern Sands Hotel

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Main Street, Dunnet KW14 8XD, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Fife
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed here for one night whilst travelling the North Coast 500 route in Early August. The welcome was fine, the room was a large room, which attracted a small premium. The room was clean and well appointed, as was the en suite bathroom. The only downside in the room was the small TV, which is easily... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was met at the front desk by a girl that didnt seem interested & we had to ask where our room was, didnt show us. Room was a family with ample storage etc. Nice size. Clean. Sink was loose from wall. Draft in through bathroom window. Telly not good. We were not allowed into the public bar with our 8yr... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Northern Sands for 3 nights in a family room. Our room looked to have been recently modernised and was very comfortable - although a mirror in the bedroom (there was only one in the bathroom) would have been a very helpful addition. Throughout our stay all stay were friendly and helpful. Breakfasts were very good and... More 

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Moretonhampstead, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well placed Hotel right by the beach, close to John O'Groats and Thurso. Very friendly staff, fantastic breakfast. Very well run. Lovely kept beer, try the Scapa from Orkeney, delicious. Hubbie drinks John Smiths creamflow and he said it's the best he has ever tasted! Rooms fully equipped but a little on the small side, and shower cubicle could be... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In mid July, my daughter, wife and I, stayed here for 1 night on the far northern coast of Scotland between Thurso and John O Groats and in sight of Dunnets Bay and mainland Britain‘s northern most point, Dunnets Head. We found it to be a nice well put together hotel. Our family room had a distant view back down... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Imagine on a very cold Saturday afternoon in July, we ended up to spend our Scotland adventure tour in this hotel. We warmly welcomed by the guy at reception. He was the only man in hotel. Working behind the bar, kitchen and reception. Hotel itself is not luxury or great, but it turned up we had a memorable evening. We... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nice room, but quite small. The en-suite were well appointed and more importantly the shower had good power and temperature control, even though it is an electric type. All the staff were friendly and the food provide was good but not cheap. There is not a lot around the hotel, but the views are good. I could not get wifi,... More 

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Highlander63, Owner at Northern Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we appreciate you taking the time to do this. Our internet had been down for a few days and were waiting for a new router which has now been installed. We explained this to all guests and gave our apologies for the inconvenience. We hope this did not spoil your stay and we hope to... More 

Oosterhout, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

On a sunday afternoon we hopped in for a quick lunch. 14:10 hours. There were 4 other people having a roast. We just wanted a quick bar meal. We were ordered to the dining lounge. Got our drinks within 1 minute and ordered 2 baked potatoes. The staff was clearing the roast buffet in between. We saw at least 7... More 

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Highlander63, Owner at Northern Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I have spoken to the staff regarding your visit and have dealt with this issue accordingly. I hope this did not spoil your visit and your lunch with us. We hope everyone enjoys a pleasant experience with us and we give our apologies for any thing that spoiled your visit More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We haven't been here for a meal since we moved from Dunnet back in 2000, The meal we had was good and there was plenty of it, the biggest change we noticed is that the dining room is now so much brighter and inviting. We enjoyed our meal and the surroundings. we didn't have a desert but looking at other... More 

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Dunnet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We haven't been to the hotel for some time even though it is local to us. We were informed of the pensioners two course meal and decided to give it a try. We were a party of six and none of us were disappointed. The ambience, food and service were excellent and I haven't any hesitation in recommending it to... More 

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