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John O'Groats Guest House

The Broo, John O'Groats KW1 4YR, Scotland
John O'Groats Guest House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely guesthouse and a welcome retreat after the 7 hour drive to get here. Mark and Mary make you feel at home the minute you arrive, with a"nothing is too much trouble" approach which is genuine and warm. Looking forward to booking my return visit in July

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mary & Mark were very welcoming and flexible. We arrived late but still had dinner in the evening. Great food and great value. Breakfast was huge and lots of options. Bed was comfortable in a well decorated room.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cycled solo from Lands End to John O'Groats and decided to book my final accommodation here after looking at previous reviews. As I approached the Guest House at the end of my adventure I was greeted by Mary and Mark who were so generous with their congratulations. They then offered to drive down to the official end and take... More 

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Haute savoie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we arrived quite late at the guest house and were welcome with a lovely cuppa to warm us up. The welcome was second to none. As it was quiet we got upgraded to a family room (we only wanted a twin originally). The rooms was just refurbished so perfect. Thanks for a lovely stay in John O Groat.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I stayed here for only one night on my way to Orkney, but I was made very welcome. The room had been recently renovated, and although it was a little on the small side, it was very clean and comfortable and ideal for a short stay. I'd definitely go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I did Lejog in May this year and so am late writing this review. Mary was a real pleasure to deal with on the phone and extremely helpful with the logistics. She even went out of her way to pick up some special whiskey for us to drink that night. Finally finishing the bike ride Mary and family greeted us... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed just one night with Mary and Mark and could not have been made to feel more at home. As hosts they are attentive and friendly. The Guest house was warm and beautifully presented and Mary and Mark went out of their way to meet and greet us and open our eyes to the possible exploration... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Mark and Mary really make this guest house special, their friendliness and willingness to go the extra mile is comendable and it is clear these two have found their vocation in life, as for the accommodation,it is clean,quiet,and has everything you could wish for

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stayed 2 nights at the guest house so I could do the day trip to Orkney. I was travelling solo and by bus, so was a little nervous about staying off the beaten track. I was offered a ride to the ferry but got a lot more than I expected, with Mark acting as my personal driver for 2 days.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stayed here Sept 22nd and was very pleasantly surprised. Rooms really clean plus there were facilities (by the lounge area) to heat up and eat own food. I am lactose intolerant and so Mary cooked me some porridge made with soya milk and also some Scottish Pancakes made with soya milk in the morning. I would happily/eagerly return to this... More 

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