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Dixonfield, Thurso KW14 8YN, Scotland
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Skara
Ranked #7 of 19 Thurso B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Groningen
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

2 nights we were in Skara B & B late August 2014. We had a room with a fantastic view to the The Orkney Islands. Gloria is a perfect hostess. She is genuinely interested and gives a lot of information about the area en things to do. A delicious breakfast was served every morning. We had a wonderful time and... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Gloria was the perfect host. Nothing was too much trouble for her, not that we had to ask for much. We said that we would like bigger mugs, and she gave us pint ones! She was always cheery and full of places for us to go and things to do. The rooms were spotless, the decor second to none, but... More

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Calne, England, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had booked Skara for one night on our tour of the UK. We arrived following a visit to John O'Groats to be met by Gloria at the door. A great welcome and introduction to our room, residence lounge and breakfast room. Instructed on how and where to park to ensure other guests can arrive and dept safely. The room... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in July. This B & B was in a quiet location with beautiful views - we watched the sun set over the ocean. Room was very clean with tasteful decor. Gloria was a wonderful host - she gave great advice and went out of her way to accommodate our needs - providing soya milk for... More

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

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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23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Address: Dixonfield, Thurso KW14 8YN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Skara Thurso, Scotland

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