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The Castletown Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Street, Castletown, Thurso KW14 8TP, Scotland (Formerly St Clair Arm Hotel)
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Thurso
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wick, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently a group of 19 pensioners had a lovely lunch at the Hotel. The set menu arranged for the group was excellent value and the helpings were generous and well presented. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the service was very good. I would recommend this Hotel for a lunch party.

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108 reviews 108 reviews
6 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came for a carvery lunch and certainly left there well fed! But I have to admit walking into Castletown Hotel was like travelling back in time about 30 years! You get a choice of 2 different soups, we all had broccoli soup which was a bit watery, but it was eatible. Then you help yourself to vegetables and you get... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a room months in advance but the day before we travelled they phoned to say that they had double booked us and that we would have to stay somewhere else. We weren't given much information about the other hotel and we did not receive the confirmation email that we asked for. Luckily it worked out OK but not the... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went one weekend and had a terrific carvery, though the waitress explained that it was available only at weekends. She brought the soup, which was very good, then showed us into a room where we had a good choice of meats, vegetables etc. The helpings were generous and the food well cooked. Then we had a choice of about... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Have visited this establishment on several occasions and went again this weekend The carvery meal" is to die for" choice of 5 starters then to the extensive carvery table with a choice of local produced sirloin of beef local bred pork local medallions of venison and delicious gammon and self service for locally sourced vegetables the last but not least... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
43 hotel reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

When planning our weekend trip from Aberdeen to the Orkneys we decided to stop off for the night in Castletown before catching the ferry from Gills Bay to the Orkneys the following morning. The Castletown Hotel was the only hotel in the area that could accommodate us all in a single room. And as it was only about 20-30 minutes... More

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Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My partner and I we here for a meal last week and I can not find fault at all!! A lovely waitress took our order, both starters were delicious, followed by 2 even better main courses! My macaroni cheese was the best ever. Very saucy with a lovely kick of English mustard and the homemade chips were a pleasant surprise... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We booked our stay at the very last minutes - a spur of the moment decision to visit the far north and it was a great decision. The hotel is very conveniently located, just a few miles east of Thurso. Granted the decor could be improved and an extractor fan installed to cope with the all pervading smell of cabbage... More

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Lochcarron, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Spent 1 night here with my partner. We were checked in to room 12 by the chef after waiting a while. Room was freezing, no phone signal, poor shower, but at least had a bath. Room was ok, shabby wallpaper which was peeling in bathroom and behind bed. Had evening meal in the bar. Very small menu, where the menu... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

When we first pulled up it looked shabby, old, out dated and scruffy. Found the parking and went in, the first thing I noticed was the smell...like an old peoples home and boiled cabbages, there were bits of furniture that had no business being anywhere scattered about, one really old grotty sofa at the back looks like it needed binned... More

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Address: Main Street, Castletown, Thurso KW14 8TP, Scotland (Formerly St Clair Arm Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Castletown Hotel 2*
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St Clair Arms Thurso
The Castletown Hotel Thurso, Scotland

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Nestled in the curve of Dunnet Bay, within the picturesque fishing village of Castletown, this family-run hotel is perfect for exploring Caithness, offering quality, affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi and parking. Run by two local brothers, this attractive 18th Century property is infused with an authentic Scottish charm and it embodies all that is great about traditional Highland Hospitality. Comfort and relaxation are very much the cornerstones of their ethos and they are committed to creating a warm and welcoming ambience. Whether business or leisure, guests are perfectly positioned to make the most of North Scotland’s rugged coastline.The Hotel features 24 en-suite bedrooms, each of which has been lovingly decorated and furnished to a very comfortable standard. All rooms come fully equipped with all the necessary amenities one needs to make their stay as cosy as possible, including free Wi-Fi access, flat screen TV with freeview, hairdryer, duvets and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities. The Hotel offers accommodation to suit all different kinds of traveller, from Classic Double and Superior Double or Twin Rooms to Single and Family options.Specialising in traditional Scottish and British cuisine, the on-site restaurant has garnered an impressive local reputation for its delicious cuisine. Committed to using locally sourced produce wherever possible, there is a strong emphasis on creating quality home-cooked food fresh from the natural larder that is the Scottish Highlands.With its spectacular location and great facilities, the Castletown Hotel is an ideal venue for hosting a wide range of events and functions. Perfect for small parties such as wedding anniversaries, birthday celebrations and family gatherings, the Hotel can supply a tailor made menu to suit all palates and budgets.The Hotel is located in the flagstone village of Castletown, just a 5 minute drive from the A9 at Thurso. What’s more with free on-site parking, it is both convenient and accessible. The nearest city is Inverness, which is roughly a 2 hour 30 minute drive through some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Scotland. Thurso train station provides regular services to Inverness and the hotel is also located on the main bus route to and from the city. There are two car-ferry ports; one at Gills Bay and another at Scrabster, each just a 15 minute drive away. For those travelling by air, Inverness Airport offers flights to a range of national and European destinations, whilst the regional Airport at Wick is just a 20 minute drive away and receives flights from Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Kirkwall. The Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Castletown within Dunnet Bay in the northernmost Highlands of Scotland. Situated just a short distance inland, this historic village features its own local harbour and heritage centre. ... more   less 
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