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Altnaharra Hotel

Altnaharra, Altnaharra IV274UE, Scotland
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Altnaharra Hotel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We stayed here for a night in August and found the hotel to be absolutely fine for our needs. We stayed in the Chieftan room which was spacious and had a coal fire, not lit in August but would be nice on a cold winter's night. There is a small bar that does bar food as well which seemed to... More

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Duncan M, Owner at Altnaharra Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. My only comment would be to mention that we do intentionally run a realtively small restaurant menu - generally with a choice of about three starters, main courses and desserts. This is based on the fresh local/seasonal produce available at the time, and literally changes every day. The level of choice provided is designed to... More

Ashbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

There were 7 of us travelling from various points in the UK, bound for a week in a lodge near Cape Wrath. We wanted somewhere to have a traditional Sunday lunch and a place to act as a meeting up point. The staff could not have been more helpful and despite putting lunch back 45 minutes at the last moment... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Having read some of the reviews for this hotel I can only think some people just like to complain. Some even said it was expensive, they want to try finding a London hotel! The Altnaharra was perfect for our 3 day fishing trip. In fact much better than I expected for the price. The staff were friendly and helpful to... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I was travelling by bike in early May 2013 and had booked a room in the hotel a few months earlier. I arrived around 13:30 hoping to be able to get some lunch before checking into the hotel. The hotel was deserted and all doors were closed. I had no mobile reception and I thought that the place might have... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had per booked as my partner has visited before. The room we had was excellent and the food super - the chef is a great find as his his mum. I agree with one other review about the cleaning of the room and public areas they need hoovering and cleaning more. However this was a beautiful place - maybe... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

In the middle of nowhere and with no competition, but with some stunning scenery all around. The public rooms of the hotel have a comfortable and inviting feel about them and are well equipped with games, books and maps, quite possibly for those occasions when the hotel is snowed-in. Whilst I was there on a warm Summer’s day, I daresay... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in August. If we hadn't prebooked I wouldn't have entered. Swallows had nested above the front door and the droppings on the doorstep were disgusting. All it needed was a few strands of polythene pinned to the eaves and the birds would have nested elsewhere. We saw several cars stop, one person... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I ate at the hotel's restaurant in the evening - the menu, at £32 for 4 courses and coffee, etc. (not including wine) was good value. The food was well-prepared and the chef is making a considerable effort to raise standards. He is, however, let down by appallingly slow, uninformed, and ungracious service. The kitchen is very close to the... More

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Midlands, England
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Was going to write a long review but comfort1st's review of August 3rd has really said everything I was going to say and I endorse their comments wholeheartedly. We stayed for four nights at the end of July, the fishing was poor but then the hotel can't control the weather. Blazing sunshine and lochs two feet below normal does not... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We came for dinner to the hotel restaurant. We used to come a lot - every wedding anniversary, but for the last few years the place has either been closed or devoid of a chef so this is our first visit for a while. It now has new owners and a new manager who has a real feeling for the... More

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Additional Information about Altnaharra Hotel

Also Known As:
Altnaharra Hotel Caithness And Sutherland
Address: Altnaharra, Altnaharra IV274UE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Altnaharra
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Altnaharra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally a drover’s inn, and with a history dating back to the late 17th Century, the Altnaharra Hotel has been attracting fishing enthusiasts from far and wide for over 170 years, earning itself a much-deserved reputation as a world class fishing destination.Retaining many of its period features reflecting its long history, the Altnaharra Hotel has been lovingly and meticulously restored to provide a getaway for fishing and shooting enthusiasts, as well as those looking for a relaxing and tranquil retreat.In addition, The Altnaharra offers two beautifully restored self-catering cottages, each with two bedrooms. We can also offer very affordable rooms in our log cabin, exclusively for LEJOG cyclists and Munro Baggers. ... more   less 

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