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Ulbster Arms Hotel

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, Halkirk KW12 6XY, Scotland
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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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we have stayed here a few times when working in the area, the hotel is lovely and set near the river, rooms are of a hgh standard and are furnished well with everything you need for your stay, staff are friendly and helpful and they serve food in the evening which is handy as there is not a lot of... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most professional run hotel. Staff are outstanding in their skills and approach in dealing with guests. There are Bar Meals and Beat 4 Resturant. The food choice is sound and elegant and well prepared, presented and good value. Calmness can be found in the "Library" - very pleasant room. This hotel is patronised by fishermen. However, well worth a visit... More 

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Edinburgh
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambiance, style and service at the Ulbster Arms Hotel are all second to none. The public rooms are all tastefully decorated with a fishing/hunting theme throughout. The bar was very nice and the food delicious. My only suggestion would be a light fish dish as a main meal as an addition to the pub grub. Our room was again... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

arrived to find that hey we're having some Highland Games in Halkirk. The Manager of the hotel took great pains to direct us to the restaurant for our evening meal as locals were in. The food was very good and so was the service. It was busy with other guests who had obviously been fishing!.

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have been travelling to Halkirk on Business over the last couple of months, and each time I have stayed at the Ulbster Arms Hotel. This is truly a Wee Gem of a Hotel. Having recently been refurbished, the beds including pillows are above average, and the rooms have been well kept by the housekeeping staff. I have stayed in... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stayed here Friday the 10th of July and must say I was pleasantly surprised. We stayed for one night for a wedding nearby. Greeted at reception with a very friendly welcome and a quick tour of the facilities (lovely lounge and library) We stayed in room 6 which was very tastefully furnished (as was most of the hotel) with a... More 

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Dunnet, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

With my wife and a party of other people we went to the Ulbster Arms hotel. The restaurant was beautifully laid out with plenty of room for each diner. The meal was of the highest quality as was the service provided by the waiting staff. The hotel's amenities were of superb standard. I highly recommend this hotel for their their... More 

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

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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