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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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Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a week back in March, initially had a room at the front, Do not get a room at the front, the music from the bar below is epically loud and you will get zero sleep.plus the room was freezing cold. Got moved into a room at the rear of the hotel after complaining, this room was better... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First impression from the outside made one think this would be a good place to stay. How wrong can you be! The whole interior needed a décor 'update'. However the bedroom and bathroom were clean, but it felt like a 'route march' getting to our room. The dining-room was rather dismal, and apart from a good selection of cereals the... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would have rated this hotel as very good, but a few things let it down. The décor is very tired and needs some updating, although the rooms are clean and well appointed. The bed was very comfortable and the linen clean and soft. We had to ask for a room change on the first night due to loud music filtering... More 

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Vevey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a corner room with a bay window which was lovely. However, the bathroom was basic and we had to walk through endless corridors and fire doors to get to the room. Also, the breakfast room was like something from a horror movie, with glum unfriendly staff.

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Kennoway, Fife
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My friend and I were using this hotel to overnight en route to and from Orkney, so this report covers two separate stays. From the outside the hotel looks pleasant and parking is easy. However, from our point of view everything went downhill after that. Very few members of staff seemed to be able to smile or look as though... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Good budget hotel. Room was clean, bed was comfortable, breakfast was extremely basic but looked ok. We stayed there just for a night before boarding the ferry to Orkney so it was a very convenient location. The reception girls were very pleasant and helpful. Give it a go....

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