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Royal Hotel, Caithness

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   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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Lac Du Bonnet
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a two night stay here while on a bus tour. The room we had was old but clean and quite large. Bathroom was very large and, although outdated, fixtures worked. Window would not close but rad kept bathroom fairly warm. Our "laid on" supper was adequate and breakfast was good. The staff appeared attentive though there were not... More

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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here recently, and having travelled a long way we both were looking forward to a few bespoke luxuries as advertised on the website. We were greatly dissapointed by the hotel from our arrival until our departure!! After parking our car in the car park around the back, we made our way through the maze to... More

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Aberdeen
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I attended this hotel whilst on business. I found the hotel was very dated and of a very poor standard, it also unfortunately had an musty smell. The staff seemed unresponsive and fairly uninterested in their guests, whilst the bedding was clean in my room the door lock did not work if you twisted the handle, the towel was stained... More

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Telford, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Hotel has a good history but is well past its best. It is a very large Hotel but it is sad that only a limited part of it is now in use. The whole Hotel is in need of refurbishment, maybe that's why its not being fully used. The standard of food is obviously aimed at over night coach... More

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Glasgow
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Received a warm welcome from the lady at reception. The hotel is quite old fashioned. Fair enough as being too modern would be at odds with the rest of building. Hotels in other countries off the retro look. Got to my room. Pretty tired. Chipped paint on the doors and skirting. Pretty small. Very strange locking mechanism on the door.... More

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Hamish M, General Manager at Royal Hotel, Caithness, responded to this review

I take on board your comments and would like to assure you that we have an on-going refurbishment programme that is addressing your concerns re the tiredness of your room. Unfortunatley we are situated on the main road and i am sorry there was a disturbance to your sleep caused by this. I do hope that if in Thurso you... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Stayed here for one night in August and that was enough for me and my family. The receptionist could not answer our simple questions I.e. what is checking out time and breakfast. The rooms where ok in size. Curtains were to small for windows. Showers were hot and cold never stabilised the temperature. Beds were small. I had very bad... More

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Hamish M, General Manager at Royal Hotel, Caithness, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay. I do find it amazing that my receptionists, who have been here for many years do not know the times of checkout or breakfast considering they are asked many times on a daily basis and are able to answer everyone else. I would dispute that the curtains are to small for... More

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you don't mind staying in a hotel with coach parties then this would suit. It was not that exciting as an hotel. Had all the essentials but the staff were helpful. I don't think I would rush back, but it was very central and the food in the bar was nice if slightly over priced.

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Hamish M, General Manager at Royal Hotel, Caithness, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting on Tripadvisor. We do not only cater for coach parties but with 103 rooms do so along with many individuals. I am glad your overall stay was satisfactory and have noted your comment on the pricing of our bar meals. More

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stayed here for two nights as we had been to a Bespoke hotel in Oban which was okay. We were shown to our room through endless corridors. It was minute and the bathroom so small that the washbasin was in the room. Sheets and pillowcases were damp ! We were moved to another better one with larger bathroom straightaway. Had... More

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Hamish M, General Manager at Royal Hotel, Caithness, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear of the problems you encountered during your stay and have adressed these with the appropriate members of staff. I cannot comment on rates set by other hotels but believe ours to be competative to our local market and indeed value for money More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at The Royal Hotel. The hotel is of an older style but does not lack in any of the comforts of modern life. The room, at a very reasonable price, was very spacious and clean with all the facilities and provisions that anyone would need. The staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was... More

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Hamish M, General Manager at Royal Hotel, Caithness, responded to this review

Many thanks for your terrific comments. I hope to see you again should you be in Thurso in the future More

Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good things first: The room was reasonable in size and clean. The rest of the hotel was OK, but a bit old. Especially the dining room which looked like id has been designed during the dark-ages (pretty depressing). Over all it was OK. Just some advice: Try not to get the room above the bar (on the left side of... More

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Hamish M, General Manager at Royal Hotel, Caithness, responded to this review

Thanks for commenting on tripadvisor. Unfortunateley the bar you mention is outwith my control and i can only apologise for the noise you heard. I am glad you stay was satisfactory overall and look forward to welcoming you back in the future More

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Address: Traill St, Thurso KW14 8EH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel, Caithness 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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