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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Most expensive accommodation during our 10 day motorbike tour in the Highlands. Performance low: tv no signal, shower nozzle defect, several lights in the room defect. Fawlty Towers would be the heaven.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had a very friendly welcome from the owner (and chef) and good tour of the hotel. Our room was spacious and clean with a good view of Melvich Bay. The 6 course set menu dinner (alternatives choices were offered) was beautifully presented and sensible portion sizes, using local fresh produce, including Mey Selections. The owners are a young couple... More

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We booked at the last minute and so were a little worried to be told that the rooms were smaller than the other double rooms in the hotel. We needn't have been. They were much larger than in many hotels and we have stayed in a few. We were welcomed by Rob who showed us around the hotel before taking... More

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Holland, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This charming country hotel is run by a young couple who go the extra mile to ensure that their guests are happy and well cared for. Our room was very large and the bathroom new and immaculate. We arrived a little late but got a warm and friendly reception. The highlight was the 6-course dinner (GBP 30,00/person), was of an... 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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