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Royal Hotel, Caithness

Traill St, Thurso KW14 8EH, Scotland
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a coach trip to Orkney and the Highlands and this was our main hotel for 3 nights of the 6 day trip. Our room was perfectly ok although some of our party had to be moved as got attic room which were very pokey. Very clean and in our case comfortable room and most staff friendly and accommodating... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a coach tour, I spent 2 nights at this hotel. The hotel exceeded my expectations, and my room - which was small - was very comfortable, clean and quiet. Meals served as part of the tour package were very good. I did think the staff, whilst attentive, could have been a bit more pleasant.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the night in a family room as we were attending a rugby tournament - we don't know the area and this was the only hotel where we could find a family room. The room was cheap so we didn't expect too much. The room was large, clean and warm and served its purpose, however, the shower room/ toilet... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in Thurso for 2 nights in the Royal Hotel. Very big hotel, many corridors to get lost in. We stayed on the second floor. Room was comfortable and warm, quiet night. Shower was rather weak, but adequate. Room was clean. Hotel was interesting, looked like it had last been renovated in the 1970s. Breakfast was alright. I would use... More 

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stayed for the weekend recently as we were attending a nearby festival. Check in is easy and the hotel staff are all very pleasant. The hotel rooms are basic but adequate. The electric shower does not control very well and is very hot or very cold. The room we had overlooked a busy junction, so getting a good nights sleep... More 

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shetland
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I've just returned from my 12th annual visit to the Royal Hotel in Thurso and as always I thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to returning to the hotel each year as I think it's absolutely brilliant! The rooms are always immaculately clean each with an en- suite, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries in the bathroom... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was terrible very old fashioned food terrible dinning room was very cold it really needs a BI GMAKEOVER .Positive thing the receptionist and the staff were great We would never go back.we had an alarm that went of before 2 am never saw any staff till I was outside people crowing the front door they should have beenn told... More 

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Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you are expecting a sleek, modern hotel, then this isn't for you. But if you want decent, clean room near the center of town, with a good breakfast to start your day, with a reception staff that was helpful and knows the area ~ this should work for you.

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21 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Did the job, just, saved by the breakfast. Tired, tatty, maze like, won't be back in a hurry. Parking was not great. When I rang and spoke to the receptionist I was given the impression that it was well run and friendly, I was fooled.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The hotel is homely and our room warm and cosy. We found the staff were friendly and helpful. The cooked breakfast is excellent and the plates warm enough to cause full thickness burns on prolonged contact with flesh. The Royal is a great centre from which to explore the region with a great Indian, Chinese and Fish and Chip shop... More 

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