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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Croweaters2014 Adelaide, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here with our two children aged 12 & 14. The hotel was in a great location with nice rural views. The room was a very good size and comfortable. The delicious sauce on the chicken made this one of the best meals we had in the UK. The breakfast was tasty and plentiful.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Day 3 of our cycle trip around North East Scotland saw us stay at the Northern Sands. The welcome was courteous and professional and the room I had was OK, pretty small even for a single but comfortable and, bliss, my own ensuite! As I was in for only one night, it wasn't a problem. Only minor negative issue for... More

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

Thank you for choosing The Northern Sands Hotel and on behalf of the staff and management we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking time to review the hotel as it helps us to improve the experience for future guests. we hope to see you again in the future. More

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a little drive outside thurso but worthwhile the drive. Close to a beach and the UK actual northliest point (Dinner head), it's also just a short drive away from Castle of Mey, John O'Groats and Scrabster ferry terminal. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The staff were friendly and you felt welcome from the moment you entered... More

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

On behalf of the staff and management at The Northern Sands Hotel we are glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you for your kind words and taking time to give us such a lovely review. More

South Cumbria
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a beautiful meal at the Northern Sands Hotel whilst staying in Caithness, The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Would certainly recommend to others and will visit again on our next trip.

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

Thank you for choosing to eat at The Northern sands on behalf of all here we all delighted you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again in the future. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would be more than happy to stay here again and recommend to family/friends. I traveled by motorcycle alone and stayed on a Friday night. Good first impression as I parked up outside. No-one at reception when I arrived (during the start of dinner service at about 18:30hrs) so gave the bell at reception a short ring, within a few seconds... More

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

Thank you for your feed back we appreciate the time you took to do this. On behalf of the staff and management we are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope we may see you again in the future. More

Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night for a weekend break. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Great menu and food. Comfortable bed and room. Couldn't get Internet to work properly but it was good to unplug from the grid. Would highly recommend this hotel and will be returning.

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Highlander63, Front Office Manager at Northern Sands Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of the staff and management thank you for your kind words. We hope you choose to visit again in the future. It is always very satisfying to hear such positive comments. More

Inverness, Scotland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in June - 15 of us and we took up all 12 of the hotel's rooms. We were touring the north coast of Scotland and this is an excellent base to do that from. Even Durness across the other side is only a 2-hour drive away. It was the second time I had taken a group... More

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

Thank you for your kind words we strive to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. When we receive a review like this it makes it all worth while. we look forward to seeing you again next year. More

Scotland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Stayed here in May on our way to Orkney. The hotel is set in spectacular scenery with a beautiful beach nearby. A little further along the coast are the spectacular stacks at Duncansby Head and only about ten/fifteen minutes away is the ferry port of Gills Bay. The member of staff who booked us in and served our meal was... More

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

Thank you for your review we hope you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future. We appreciate some areas are needing a bit of a slight revamp and this is all on hand. More

Co Londonderry
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

First impressions of this hotel are not good. The exterior is unimpressive and the stair carpet definitely needs to be changed. However the room I had was clean and comfortable if lacking in any view. The staff were friendly and the food was good. This is not the most beautiful part of Scotland but if you find yourself here you... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review we take all comments on board positive and negative and act on them to improve on the service we provide. We hope your stay was enjoyable and hope to see you in the future. More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed here for one night on our way to Orkney. Donald, the owner, is from Orkney and was able to advise us in the morning that our ferry was running, but would be the only one that day due to the weather, which was more than blustery. There has been a great deal of decorating and updating at the... More

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

thank you for your review we appreciate your kind words and on behalf of the staff and management at The Northern Sands Hotel wehope to see you again in the near future. 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*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Small family run hotel in the northern highlands of Scotland closest hotel to Britain’s most northerly point of Dunnet Head and overlooking the spectacular Dunnet Sands. Great situation for outdoor pursuits. Well known for our fine food using the finest local produce. ... more   less 
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