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Ulbster Arms Hotel

Halkirk KW12 6XY, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Halkirk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Salisbury UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, comfortable rooms, good food and top fishing banter with the other guests make this one of the UK's great fishing hotels. The welcome could not be warmer and the whole experience - including wonderful fishing - was truly memotrable. Our group of 4 (including a novice) caught 16 salmon despite difficult conditions. We will be back!

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated my birthday with afternoon tea at the Ulbster Arms hotel in Halkirk ,Caithness. We had lovely experience with excellent sandwiches ,scones and cakes. Would certainly recommend afternoon high tea at the Ulbster Arms.

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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time out to write a review, Its great that you enjoyed our afternoon tea and hope that you will be back in very soon for another helping! More

Cupar
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not often you find a hidden gem in as far north as Caithness but at the ulbster arms hotel you'll find just that. From the exterior it looks like a typical traditional highland hotel - traditional it certainly is but it's anything but typical. A warm friendly welcome from local staff, surprising luxury in the library and public rooms... More

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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review, I am delighted that you appreciated our decor, and found the staff friendly and polite. Thanks as well for the comments on the food - Its great when you can use the benefit of both the restaurant and the bar (Keeping the kids happy with a hearty bar meal... More

Inverness, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had one night in the Ulbster Arms recently and found it to be a fine hotel in a very peaceful location. Unlike many older hotels in the countryside this is well maintained and very comfortable. My room was tastefully decorated and everything worked well from the TV to the shower and there were plenty of towels and toiletries. The... More

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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time out to write a review. Its really encouraging to see that we are getting it right for so many of our guests, I'm delighted that both the rooms and food met your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We love the fact that we are now your hotel of choice... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed at the Ulbster Arms recently with a fishing party. The staff at the hotel made everyone feel extremely welcome. They are friendly, welcoming and use their initiative to make everyone's stay as happy and relaxed as possible. Guests and locals had plenty of space to mix in the lounges, bar and restaurant. There is also a rear garden... More

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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review, I was delighted to read your comments about the hotel and the quality of the food. We try and ensure that our customer service is always as friendly and professional as possible and that we meet and exceed customer expectations. We all very much look forward to you returning next... More

Elgin, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Tried to book in here for one night after visiting Castle of Mey but was fully booked. We were offered a chalet, the last one, which we accepted. Very clean but basic as you would expect from a chalet. Went for a meal in the hotel which was first class and they gave you time between courses to digest so... More

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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, I'm glad that the hotel met your expectations and as you say although the chalets are not the most luxurious of accommodation we do indeed ensure they are clean and warm. Thanks for the comments on the good food and friendly staff which we all pride ourselves here at the Ulbster Arms - we look... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I recently used the Ulbster Arms during a trip away with work, and I have to say, it was a little oasis of sheer foodie pleasure to make a long and arduous work schedule bearable. The service was always cheerful, friendly and relaxed, nothing was too much trouble for the staff, and the food was excellent every time. Not one... More

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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review - Its good to hear that even if the reason for your trip up here was an arduous one, we made it a bit more bearable with the atmosphere, food and staff. We hope to see you again - (As a tourist maybe next time!) More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Service very slow 3/4 of an hour to get starters, then when it arrived so small you wondered why bother. Then another age to wait for the main course. When it arrived could not eat the french fries they were so hard. Been eating here for years and must say it has gone down hill.

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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I was disappointed to read your comments, although I can definitely say that this is very much an isolated incident and not the 'norm'. I understand that as with ALL establishments there will be occasions that we don't get it quite right - this obviously being one of them. However for me its about how... More

Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Staff were perfect, always happy to help, food was excellent, catered for my extra garlic kicks, will be back there in August!! I went in for my breakfast and after this booked my evening meal in advance, did not have too but I was happy to do this, Haggis starter to die for, garlic mushrooms a must, in fact try... More

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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review, I remember the request for extra garlic on your steak ! Glad you enjoyed your week with us and it made your work and shifts slightly easier to deal with. Look forward to your return! More

Inverness
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Have been to the hotel 3 times now with family and friends. All meals have been tasty, however Every time at least one of the meals has been a small portion that has left us hungry. I now would not order blackened chicken, smoked ham or scampi. For example, smoked ham was 3 small slices of ham (bacon size) on... More

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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, Its disappointing to read that your meals with us left you wanting more, did you bring this to the attention of your server at the time as its much more difficult to deal with after the event. The changes that you mentioned were down to a change in menu as oppose to a change in... More

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Address: Halkirk KW12 6XY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Halkirk
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