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Royal Hotel, Caithness

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Traill St, Thurso KW14 8EH, Scotland
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Ranked #9 of 9 hotels in Thurso
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Belturbet, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel on line as we were going to the Highlands for a week. The hotel seems to cater to the coach bus business, which is fine. I am pretty sure that other then the bar tender, we were the youngest ones there that night. The hotel is old and in need of some touch-ups, touching up a... More

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Kimberling City, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical Scottish hotel. You had to walk through a maze to get to your room. The rooms are very small and extremely hot with no ventalation. Our room was next to what appeared to be a gas station which made us not want to open a window. And as another reviewer wrote the bathroom is on the bright side with... More

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Brisbane, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great old hotel with a room out the back, like others walked the maze of corridors before grinding the room. Room was cramped and thought would go through the bathroom floor as there must be boards missing. Had to ask reception to turn off heating as it was ridiculously hot and the window could only be opened a fraction at... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On entering hotel from the car park we thought, what the feck are we letting ourselves in for. Through a rabbit warren of corridors we eventually get to reception. The guy on reception was great, he took our details and gave us directions through the warrens to our room. The room is what can only be described as compact and... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We booked to stay at the Royal Hotel in Thurso because we were making a surprise visit to my elderly aunt and uncle. We were familiar with the Hotel as we had visited Thurso several times and had had afternoon tea there, although we had never stayed overnight before. We actually arrived earlier than we planned and therefore needing a... More

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Conon Bridge, Scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Can't see what all the moaning on here is all about, I enjoyed the place. A spacious twin-bedded room for myself, comfy bed, good tv and an awesome hot and powerful shower. All the staff were friendly and did an efficient job, food was good and all for £30 a night B&B. What's not to like there? My only gripe?... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This hotel was a mixed bag. The hotel was clean and pleasant, the room was nice and the food was good, however there were things that let it down. Mainly the service. The receptionist that checked us whilst quick and efficient it was hardly service with a smile nor friendly for that matter. Breakfast as much the same. While I... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The Royal wants tour groups but can't handle them very well. They have a small staff and most have to do double duty: running bags up to rooms and waiting on tables in the dining room. Even though the staff was under a lot of stress trying to do so much for so many in a short amount of time,... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Can't knock it. Room was cozy and warm. Bed was comfortable. Private parking. Hotel is obviously going through a refurbishment program but surely that can only be a good thing. Breakfast was superb with a good choice. Cooked Scottish breakfast was delicious. Ignore all the moaners and complainers. You get what you pay for and I think in this case,... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Old hotel in refurb programme. My room was fine - though single glazing tended to steam up at times. Long walk from reception - not suitable for disabled/ wheelchair users (I'm sure that the hotel staff would provide rooms that suited) as the Hotel is built around a large square. Food was very good - both Dinner in the bar... More

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Also Known As:
Royal Hotel, Caithness Hotel
Royal Hotel, Caithness Hotel Thurso
Royal Hotel Caithness
Royal Hotel Thurso
Royal Hotel, Caithness Thurso, Scotland
Address: Traill St, Thurso KW14 8EH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 9 hotels in Thurso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel, Caithness 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the centre of Thurso, one of the most northerly towns in Mainland Scotland, the Royal Hotel provides a perfect place for business or leisure breaks. There are 103 en-suite rooms, all offering wireless Internet access, Freeview TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel is close to the beach and guests wishing to visit the exquisite scenery of Orkney can take a short ferry journey to this captivating island. Further sightseeing opportunities can be found at John O’Groats, the Castle of Mey or Old St Peter’s Church. Guests arriving for business purposes can make use of our business centre services and conference rooms, all with Wi-Fi access. ... more   less 
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