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Melvich Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Melvich by Thurso, Thurso KW14 7YJ, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Thurso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A colleague booked me a room for a one night stay while working locally. We were greeted and escorted to our room by somebody in chef's whites who went out of his way to welcome us and tell us about the facilities. The room was big, simply furnished and tastefully decorated; it had everything we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A clean and tastefully decorated hotel with very comfortable beds. If you are a fan of single malt whisky the bar has a plentiful selection to choose from. We were travelling with a baby, the staff were very attentive making sure we had everything we need. Will stay again when we return to the area.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
38 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner greeted us and organised a continental breakfast as we were off to orkney on the 08:45. As you have to be scrabster 30 mins before and the drive was 30 mins we could not make cooled breakfast which starts at 08:00. Anyway food was good, rooms clean and comfy. The guests lounge was cost and spent a jive... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's so much to like about this hotel. We felt valued as guests and thought the tour on arrival and being shown to our room added a welcome personal touch. The room itself was exceptional - large, comfortable and tastefully decorated in neutral colours and with a spacious, modern bathroom and spectacular views. I've sometimes paid twice as much for... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had another great visit to the Melvich Hotel whilst working in the area. This place is getting to feel like home from home as I would have no hesitation staying here again and again and again. Good food, local ales, fantastic seascapes and brilliant surroundings. I think one of the things that I like about this Hotel is its a... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We loved the Melvich Hotel and Rob, the owner, has worked wonders on the fabric of this beautiful old Victorian building.; so we had a warm comfortable and very spacious double room facing south (Room 10). The dining room, too, has had a makeover and offers crisp and clear lines, gorgeous windows and a view to die for! It is... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stayed at the Melvich Hotel for two days to explore the North Coast. The location is ideal for John O Groats to the East and Cape Wrath to the West and all the places in between. The rooms are clean and tidy, with ours overlooking the Bay. The food is excellent, myself having fish each night that was fresh... More

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We booked here having visited the Castle of Mey earlier in the day. The welcome was warm and our room was very comfortable with an excellent bathroom with bath and separate shower. The room was spacious and had a great view. We had high expectations of the food but found the wait rather long and the main course could have... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I know this hotel intimately as a young child - my grandmother was the Hotel Manager and we went there every year. Fond memories from my childhood were brought back as I walked through the entrance door, many things had changed for the better but the warm character of the hotel remains - and probably always will. This is a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is a nice enough hotel, well decked out with updated comfortable rooms overlooking bay or gardens. Good residents lounge but disappointed no fire blazing late September. Evening meal was a very nice experience, well presented and interesting thoughtful dishes. Breakfast, however, was rather poor. Not because of the quality of food but simply the portion size and options. Porridge... More

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Address: Melvich by Thurso, Thurso KW14 7YJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Melvich Hotel 3*
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The Melvich Hotel changed ownership in October 2007 and after a lengthy six month refurbishment is now open for business again in 2008. With 14 bedrooms, a bar & restaurant, outdoor terrace and beautiful gardens overlooking Melvich Bay, it is the ideal location for anyone travelling through the North of Scotland. ... more   less 
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