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Smoo Cave Hotel

Durness IV27 4QB, Scotland
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Smoo Cave Hotel
Ranked #5 of 10 Durness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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107 reviews 107 reviews
55 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From my first email when I booked late last year the owners were warm and welcoming. We had room 5 in the extension at the back, so great view over to the coast and not a hint of noise from the very busy pub at the front of the hotel. The room seemed very recently decorated - the only minor... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed (6 cyclists) for two nights whilst on a short tour. Frances and Hugh looked after us marvellously. The rooms are clean and fresh, everything worked and was reasonably new perfectly acceptable. The hosts couldn't have done more to make our stay comfortable. The food is excellent (Frances' steak pie went down particularly well - between our 12 evening... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Came back to repeat last year's successful Spring holiday. Can be a recipe for disappointment but was just what we had hoped for; same friendly family and staff, great food (the langoustines remain our top choice, this time closely followed by the fishcakes) and comfortable rooms. We felt well looked after and relaxed. This part of Scotland remains somewhere that... More

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Inverness, Scotland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Was looking for somewhere to have a pub lunch and decided to detour to here having seen their sign at the road junction. Very glad we did. Nice atmosphere, quite an extensive public area, they have clearly invested in this hotel. Good restaurant and conservatory area but lunch was in the bar area. Their steak pies and their fresh haddock... More

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Alexandria, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Great place. Super friendly folk and accommodating in a stunning location. Food was fantastic and the haggis scotch eggs devine! Very clean & fresh in the rooms. Good location to explore the whole area around Durness. Good bar with Sky sports. Very much recommended.

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Perth, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a family run business and they are in the right business, their attention to detail and service was first class, we found the facilities well worth the money in fact if this hotel was on that tv programme were you rate with how much you would pay, they would very surprised. I had a very good nights sleep... More

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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

My husband & I have just returned for a 4 night stay at the Smoo Cave Hotel. We have had a fabulous experience staying there; the welcome was warm and friendly, the room was comfortable and warm (the weather was cold!). The bar staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the food was delicious. We absolutely recommend this hotel for a... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Our summer 2013 visit was a a capricious one & the owner did everything to accommodate our late arrival & change of rooms. Hospitality was second to none, the food was excellent & the accommodation clean, warm & homely. Highly recommended. The locale itself was a place of outstanding natural beauty with the most spectacular beaches & amazing rugged scenery.... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We spent a week in Durness, and had seen mixed reviews about this place, but we decided to give it a chance. The scallops were the best I have ever had, and my partner was very impressed with the haggis scotch egg for his first time trying haggis. Could not have faulted the food or service, the staff were friendly... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We called in on a wet, cold day and the staff were very friendly. We both had soup and a pudding and the food was delicious. Everywhere was clean and this is a good place to consider stopping off at when exploring the area.

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Address: Durness IV27 4QB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Durness
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Smoo Cave Hotel Durness, Scotland

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