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Dixonfield, Thurso KW14 8YN, Scotland
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Skara
Ranked #6 of 19 Thurso B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bed and breakfast was excellent we stayed two nights and found everything was excellent. Gloria gave us a warm welcome and a very good breakfast, rooms were clean with good views and everything one expected. A twenty minute stroll into the town and Gloria gave us a few suggestions of where to eat etc

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Andover, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Needed extra day on this trip (too much stuff between Glasgow and Orkney. Gloria had several excellent suggestions for local happenings - Thurso pipe band was playing that night. we went into town, had dinner and watched band. Room had good view. Room was very nice.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Skara was my favorite B&B of my two week trip. The twin room was a bit small, but this wasn't a problem because Gloria has a comfortable lounge area with books and DVDs. I sat for a while and caught up on my notes and e-mail and such. Best of all it was toasty warm (unfortunately, my dad was not... More

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Troon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights while exploring the area on our bikes and found Gloria extremely helpful and friendly. Views are stunning, breakfasts excellent and rooms very comfortable. Skara is ideally placed, about 10 minutes cycle from the railway station, on National Cycle Route 1 heading to John O'Groats. All in all a great B & B at a very... More

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Bromborough, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed in the newer part of the B&B which was clean, fresh, modern & well appointed. The propritor was welcoming & helpful & the room offered stunning views. Situated in the countryside but within a few minutes drive of Thurso. Offered a good breakfast.

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cheadle, Staffordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here with some friends on our way to Orkney. Gloria was very helpful warm and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Her knowledge of the area was outstanding. The rooms were beautifully appointed and the breakfast superb. Could not recommend highly enough. Thanks for a wonderful stay

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Wordsley, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

well almost, you need a boat to go any further north. We had a great few days, Gloria a perfect host, taking us down to the town on Saturday night for us to catch a bus to see Skerryvore in Strathy. She had also picked up a couple from the Scrabster Ferry, how many B&B proprietors do that. Excellent food,... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Skara B&B has great views of the ferry boats arriving or leaving to/from the Orkney Islands. Gloria was very accommodating. She made breakfast for us before we catch the early morning ferry to the Orkney Islands.

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Archiestown, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We had a very warm welcome. The room was extremely nice, the view was excellent looking out on the Pentland firth, Dunnet head and hoy. Gloria was extremely helpfull on places to visit, and restaurants use. The breakfast plenty of choice and excellent. There was ample parking. Gloria was the perfect hostess. We are looking forward to returning. Thoroughly recommend... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is one of the best B & Bs we have ever used. The views are stunning matched by the service & quality. Decor and facilities top notch. Although located on the outskirts of Thurso it is certainly worth the short trip up past the co-op to this first class accommodation. Very friendly and polite service. Will be back.

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Address: Dixonfield, Thurso KW14 8YN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Also Known As:
Skara Thurso, Scotland

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