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Holborn Hotel

16 Princes Street, Thurso KW14 7BQ, Scotland
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Ranked #18 of 20 Thurso B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Graham S Reading, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights. Room on top floor, sloping ceiling and small en-suite, all of which worked OK and was clean and tidy, but not hugely luxurious; view over rooftops only. Wifi was patchy - when it worked, OK. No lift - would be a problem for someone with limited mobility. Breakfast normal fare, cooked to order, but service slow even... More 

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Lasswade
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thurso being so far north it was a refreshing break from the long drive as far north as the mainland offers. Holborn is more hotel than B&B and therefore lost a little in the service but I expected this. But it has a pub bar and modest restaurant - "red pepper" only there 1 night so limited my review rather... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Very welcoming, friendly staff, great food. Clean and well presented rooms. Great restaurant served a great steak. Although room services was not a regular service, was brought my dinner by great staff, could not have asked for more, had an early departure the following morning (too early for breakfast) so staff packed a great lunch for me with fruits, juices... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was up in the area on business for 4 days / 3 nights the 3rd week of January staying just around the corner, but on night 2 I ate in the Public Bar here and had a bowl of their Cullen Skink as a starter. It was so good on a cold January night that the following night I... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed one night in a clean and comfortable room on the top floor, with a small but functional en-suite. Also had a very nice dinner and a few beers in the bar. Good value and a nice place to stay.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

From our B&B in Granville Crescent it was a pleasant walk into town to find somewhere for Dinner. After a look around we selected Red Pepper and entered. The welcome was warm and friendly and the menu attractive. This was not a plush sort of place but the tables and chairs were clean and ready for occupation. The menu was... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Stayed here as our the booking company my employer uses were struggling to find anywhere else. Rooms were clean and appeared to have been recently been decorated. I was on the top floor so had sloping ceilings to contend with. The shower room was tiny but I had a powerful shower and plenty of hot water. Not the sort of... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We recently had a meal at The Holburn Hotel and it was very disappointing to say the least. There was really nothing to say about the service as there wasn't any. This was very overpriced and really poor quality - Do not order the steak baguette the steak is terrible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The ouside of this hotel isn't very inviting but inside it's a different story. My single room was very clean and of a high standard , as was the en-suite bathroom. I ate in the downstairs bar which had excellent real ale (hard to find in Thurso....) from the Orkney Brewery, and a large plate of vegetarian pasta with garlic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in 4 hotels across Scotland all prebooked. The holborn was the one that I was worried about due to the mixed reviews. I shouldn't have been worried as it was a pleasant surprise. Room Very clean and comfortable , ok small tv with a freeview box but not a problem it does the job. Very friendly staff , great... More 

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