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Ulbster Arms Hotel

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Halkirk KW12 6XY, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Halkirk
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Thurso, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

went for a bar meal which was delicious large menu to choose from I had the trio of salmon for starter. roast ham for main course and berry fruit sundae could not fault it in any way and staff very friendly and efficient. children well catered for with separate menu and pictures and colouring pencils

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in room 2. No bath but good shower. Excellent firm bed and exceptionally good pillows. Great views out over Halkirk and of the Ross Institute opposite. Can feel you are missing out on something if you are not fishing which is clearly a priority for many of the guests. Very good choice for breakfast in respect of cooked alternatives,... More 

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking to stay in Thurso but found this hotel which is only a few miles from Thurso! It was fantastic from my room to the food to my view! I found all the staff friendly and so helpful! I stayed in room 1 and the roll top bath was just what I needed to relax in after a... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here with a friend for a meal and the food was fine, nothing exceptional but what let down the evening was the service, what I think was the manager was welcoming and friendly but unfortunately this doesn't appear to have affected the waitresses who were young and obviously doing the job under duress, their attitude left a lot to... More 

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Last minute choice for lunch and was not disappointed. The menu was excellent, food wonderful with friendly staff and great service. The decor is very welcoming and attractive and the bar cosy and comfortable.

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Were taken here whilst visiting family who live in Halkirk - it's in walking distance which helps when visiting for a drink! This hotel has a lovely lounge if you want to enjoy a quiet drink The Hotel is in the middle of the village - and reading other reviews here I wouldn't mind coming for a meal when we... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We dropped in purely by chance for lunch and we weren't disappointed. The place looked uninteresting from the outside, but when you go in its completely different. The decor is very tasteful and the place has obviously had a lot of money thrown at it. The bar is very cosy and the menu is lovely. We had lunch and couldn't... More 

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Angus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Definitely one of my favourite hotels in the north of Scotland and worth a visit. The hotel is remote in Halkirk main street right next to the river. Hotel food is always excellent and bar food is great. Rooms have been refurbished to a high standard. Hotel is expensive since there is little competition locally. Local produce used for breakfast.... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stayed at the Ulbster Arms on our tour around Scotland. We had planned to visit John o Groats but struggled to find reasonable accommodation. The Ulbster was far better than expected being situated in a small town. Reception was friendly and helpful, the service from all the staff was good and efficient. Some money has been invested as our... More 

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Never having been this far north before, we were having a few days touring between sheep sales in Dingwall and Lairg, and came across this hotel on the tourist info sheet at Thurso as having good food, but certainly not disappointed by both the food and accommodation we were given. The hotel's furnishings were warm and cosy, bed very comfy... More 

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