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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 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't stay here but if we come back we will. We had our first meal of Fish and Chips here. The fish was huge and I could not eat it all. Lightly battered and fresh. I believe it was the best fish and chips we had in Scotland. The bar was a flurry of activity and the service was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Afternoon tea at the Ulbster Arms 28/9/14. Excellent food in the beautiful and tasteful surroundings of The Library. A super time with very special friends and the company of a wonderful and extremely interesting lady.

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Salisbury UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Address: Halkirk KW12 6XY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Halkirk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
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