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The Castletown Hotel

Main Street | By Thurso, Castletown, Thurso KW14 8TP, Scotland (Formerly St Clair Arm Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our second visit - almost a year to the day after the first. Improvements are being made, the food is excellent (fillet steak fantastic) and the staff just could not be more friendly and welcoming. The rooms are clean and comfortable. What more could you ask?The location is great for exploring the far north. We will be staying... More 

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woodsetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We travelling to the Orkneys on our way home and found this hotel on the Internet. This hotel is welcoming and comfortable, and the staff are lovely. It has the warmest and most comfortable beds. The room was spotless and the taps were shined like new pennies!! We ate the steak pie for our evening meal, I have never eaten... More 

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Andrew M, Owner at The Castletown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear helnb112, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff to be accommodating and welcoming. It is very important to us that guests are welcomed into a warm and comfortable environment. We take great pride in our... More 

Thurso, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Sunday carvery is exceptional and great value for money ! I would definitely recommend to everyone The dining room is lovely decorated very modern and simple the tables would maybe look better with a table cloth on but otherwise décor is lovely The service is very good we were served by a young lass with brown hair called Sarah... More 

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Andrew M, Owner at The Castletown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tudan, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your meal and have done so in the past as well. We take pride in our food and it is encouraging to hear that they continued to be received positively. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It had been a year or so since we had last been on a sunday for their carvery. We found the dining room had been redecorate for the better. We have been to a few carveries in our time but none better than here. Three courses for £13 odd is excellent value. So much so we don't have a starter.... More 

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Andrew M, Owner at The Castletown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gerry M, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We take pride in our meals, having our food locally sourced. It is important to us that all customers, no matter how brief or long their visits, are welcomed into a friendly and comfortable... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Staying at this hotel was like going back to the 1960's especially as far as the decor was concerned. The room was very small i.e. only one person could walk around the bed at any time. The shower was small (i could get in the shower, but couldn't do much once I was in it). The toilet cistern was noisy... More 

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Andrew M, Owner at The Castletown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tony M, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are delighted that the staff were friendly and accommodating during your visit. We are currently working on updating the hotel, including making a central lounge area for guests to enjoy and making improvments in the bedrooms to better accommodate the guests. So far this has been... More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

We went to the Sunday carvery after a very long journey the day before. The hotel is tired and run down, all the other customers eating the carvery were aged 70+. It wasn't cheap and the service was very poor. We were kept waiting for our drinks which we had ordered for at least half an hour whilst many other... More 

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Andrew M, Owner at The Castletown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth P, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are currently working on improving our hotel, including moving the updated reception to create a central lounge area and refurbishing bedrooms. This will be a long project but one will be worthwhile. I must also apologise sincerly that you were disappointed with various aspects of your... More 

Thurso, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The customer service is top notch the young girl with brown hair was brilliant very polite and helpful ! the older staff also very good. The food is excellent all 3 of us really enjoyed each course . i had lasagne and i must say it was exceptional defo best one yet ! The soup was lovely only thing i... More 

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Andrew M, Owner at The Castletown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tanya M, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. Our food is something of pride for us and it is always positive to hear such great feedback. If ever you find yourself back again please do not hesitate to ask for more sauce or any... More 

scotland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
61 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Stayed here for 1 night on buisness, first room was obviously part of the hotel that is yet to be renovated, Contacted the ladies in reception asking for an alternative room, Was given a newly furbished room upstairs which was delightful quiet and warm. Ate here at night, food was excellent and good value. My ferry trip was cancelled the... More 

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Andrew M, Owner at The Castletown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tudan, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are currently working on refurbishing more of the bedrooms, it will be a long but worthwhile project which is already being met with optimisim. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and the service you recieved was accommodating and friendly. It is important to us... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Old building in centre of village. Changed hands a few years ago and local owners are gradually improving the facilities. Rooms are not large but adequate, clean and comfortable. Staff are very friendly and helpful and Sunday carvery is very good and popular with locals.

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Andrew M, Owner at The Castletown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Abain33333, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are currently working on improving the hotel. Improvements at the reception and a new central lounge have already been made, and have so far been met positively. We are currently making investments into updating the bedrooms to create a more modern appearence, one which will hopefully been seen... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We really didn't know what to expect. This is a tiny town, just beside Thurso and we needed to find a dog friendly hotel, as cheap as possible, near to the ferry to the Orkneys. It could have been awful but it really is not. We have had a warm welcome from Evelyn who appears to be a very hard-working... More 

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Andrew M, Owner at The Castletown Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Liz J, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are currently working on updating our bedrooms to give them a new and more modern appearence. It will be a long project but worthwhile in the end. We are delighted that the staff made you feel accommodated to and that you found them friendly and warm. It... More 

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