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Northern Sands Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Street, Dunnet KW14 8XD, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dunnet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After trying and failing to get accommodation in John o Groats, we finely found salvation at 7pm in dunnet at the Northern Sands Hotel. At £70 for a b&b stay it was beyond our budget but at that stage in the evening we felt we had little choice. The room was old fashioned with 2 single beds pushed together. Although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stage 2 of my 5 day tour landed me at Northern Sands Hotel in Dunnet on the north coast of Scotland. Onsite parking and an excellent room plus my first taste of Haggis made this a very memorable stay. About a 20 minute drive / ride to John O'Groats and a short walk to Dunnet Bay and beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When we checked in there appeared to be a mix up about our booking. Even although manager/owner not on site the staff very quickly resolved the matter. They also provided complementary dinner for any stress/inconvenience caused.i

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Been a while since I visited the carvers, but it is still fabulous! Beautiful tady food, amazing puddings toi!mdefinately worth a visit ! Plenty of choice as well so you don't feel restricted to a set menu as such, a perfect Sunday lunch venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was treated to my dinner at The Northern Sands by my friends Mr and Mrs Mackay. What a nice little restaurant, cosy and welcoming. The portion sizes were excellent, not too big and not too small. The staff were very friendly and efficient.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Room was not the same as the piuctures I had seen. Room was dated. Carpet in the bathroom is never good and the tiles needed a regrout. Compared to other places we stayed on the trip this was the least asppealling room. There was a little noise from below which I think was the kitchen. You could see that effort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were recommended this hotel to eat at while staying at a local b&b, food was excellent, and the Orkney fudge cheesecake was so nice I have never tasted a cheesecake like it. Portions were very generous, quality was 1st class and staff was so friendly we will be back

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The room was clean and functional although it did need to be decorated (as did the whole hotel with the exception of the restaurant). The food saved the day really as it was far better than expected. Although situated on the main road, there is very little passing traffic so it is quiet. On clear nights, the Northern Lights are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Spent a night here following the completion of LEJOG. Good choice, really comfy bed and both dinner and breakfast were top quality. You will not be disappointed if you stay here even if some of the decor is not the plastic chain variety and a bit worn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

we went here for dinner one evening and it was Fantastic best food we all agreed that we had, had in a very long time. some of the waitresses need to learn to smile but most are lovely and very attentive kept our glasses filled and fast service of courses. The restaurant is clean and a lovely water feature at... More 

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Address: Main Street, Dunnet KW14 8XD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Dunnet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Northern Sands Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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