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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, Scotland
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98 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly I must correct info that a previous reviewer made (PGNevis) - there is a lift in the hotel - many of our party used it. We stayed here as part of a coach trip to John O'Groats and Orkney. Yes the hotel is a little dated but our experience was that the staff were very friendly and helpful, both... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much Royal business here no doubt. Called in the bar just for a drink, greeted by a board, disinterested barman, who was intolerant of my deafness, and quite surly. The main entrance door could do with a like of paint. Was surprised since I know this hotels management group and have stayed in many of their hotels.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently had the unfortunate opportunity to stay in this hotel as part of a tour. My room was a damp horrible experience that smelled damp and disgusting. The meals were were even less inspiring and of very poor quality, so much so that on the second evening half the tour went elsewhere for dinner even though there dinner had... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

turned out okay. Provided everything we needed. Has an excellent downtown location. We stayed here for our visit to the Orkney's. Staff was friendly and helpful in recommending a good restaurant for dinner. Be aware that there isn't a lift but there is some free parking available behind the hotel.

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Hameln, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 1 night in Jun for a work appointment and paid £50 for a room. It was decent value for money but it's not somewhere I'd stay for pleasure. My single glazed room overlooking the High St resulted in a poor nights sleep and the room was chilly. It seemed every boy racer in town was out that... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at this hotel in a coach. This hotel seems to get a lot of coach parties probably because it is the largest hotel in Thurso. Stayed three nights. Old building in the centre of town with stonework which looks as if it good do with a good clean. A sprawling internal layout. I had to go through 8 sets... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I stayed here a few nights ago, the room for one was spacious, clean and very comfortable. The hotel its self is a old building but inside has a warm felling after a cold windy travel up the road. The staff are to be commended whom all made the difference during my stay. In ate in the bar the first... More 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Room was a single. Very small shower/toilet. Sink was in the room in front of big window facing the main road with no net curtains up! Hotel shows signs of wear, would benefit from a clean and a lick of paint. Room was over a bar and very noisy and the traffic was noisy. Breakfast was not particularly nice, tried... More 

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Willow Vale, Australia
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Firstly can I say that your options in this little town are rather limited and this would be a good choice. Thurso is in a time warp. It's kind of stuck in the 50's and all the hotels are in the same boat. This is a really old building and has had loads of money spent on it renovating bathrooms... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here 1 night, before going to Orkney, the hotel is handy for town and the coop, I was in a single room at the end of the hotel, near the traffic lights, very noisy, the windows I don't think we're double glazed...it is a bit of a warren to find your room. The hotel needs a little TLC, the... More 

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