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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
HWilkes London, United Kingdom
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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 4 days ago NEW

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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Elgin, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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United Kingdom
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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Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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Bornheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here as part of a fishing package which offered very good value even though the salmon were not so cooperative. Excellent restaurant meals, good bar and very comfortable rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff especially Jess and Lauren who were especially attentive. This hotel would be ideal also for other travellers who are just visiting Caithness as an alternative... More

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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We spent a night here two weeks ago and it was fantastic. We had a beautiful room in the lodge, the decor was lovely and had a huge comfy bed. Staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We ate in the bar and food was fantastic with excellent selection of wines on the menu. It was a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Ulbster arms is truly a remarkable hotel with quite some character. I would highly recommend it to anyone fishing the Thurso or passing by. The staff have been incredibly welcoming and friendly to such a high degree. Really a pleasant stay here and would defiantly return in the future to what is such a classy, comfortable and welcoming hotel.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I stayed at the Ulbster Arms Hotel for one night just before moving into my own house in Halkirk the following day.I was pleasantly surprised at the exceptionally high standard of the hotel.I say surprised because the hotel is located in a remote village near the top of Scotland wherein there isn't much else anywhere around the area to warrant... More

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