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Northern Sands Hotel

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Main Street, Dunnet KW14 8XD Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 01/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Small family run hotel in the northern highlands of Scotland closest hotel to Britain’s most northerly point of Dunnet Head and overlooking the spectacular Dunnet Sands. Great situation for outdoor pursuits. Well known for our fine food using the finest local produce.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Darts
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Andrew leach wrote a review Jun 7
Chelmsford, United Kingdom24 contributions12 helpful votes
Quite a nice surprise here actually, from the outside you just expect your average hotel but once you’ve checked in with the friendly staff the room has been really well modernised ! Everything was all clean and tidy. Food was lovely. Bed was comfy. Will definitely be returning at some point in the future
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Keith Dreaves, General Manager at Northern Sands Hotel
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Thank you for your kind comments and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip
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Jimmy Hendry wrote a review Jun 6
Inverness, United Kingdom44 contributions16 helpful votes
Stopped here on the morning of the 06/06/21 for a chance breakfast . Was welcomed by Keith and seated even though breakfast was finished for the day himself and the waitress Michelle were great hosts and produced a bacon and eggs with toast and a bacon and sausage roll in quick time. Tea and coffee were also provided . Excellent service
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank you for your review much appreciated and it was great to meet you
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Gordon I wrote a review Jun 2
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
Great place for lunch, good varied Menu with some of the traditional dishes as well as some alternatives, all served quickly and efficiently by friendly and efficient staff in a modern and clean environment. Ideally situated on the NC500 and highly recommended
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Dunnet Bay Distillery next door serving one of the nicest Gins I have tastee in a long time - try...
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thank you for your kind comments and recommendation
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Chris F wrote a review May 2021
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Upon arrival at the northern sands Hotel. We were greated by the lovely Heather. Very professional friendly and welcoming. Our room was very adequate and impressive as was the food at dinner. Michelle who served us our evening meal was equally lovely. Would recommend and will be returning.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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thank you for your kind comments and good to hear you were well looked after
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mutsnuts01 wrote a review Jan 2021
Lancashire, England266 contributions145 helpful votes
Only used the restaurant. Apologies for delay in writing, lost notes re-discovered in lockdown Honestly couldnt find anywhere else to eat nearby when leaving camper van at the site up the road. From the pictures on the website I wasnt expecting much, so I was pleasantly surprised. Social distancing was good. Service was lovely, the folks who looked after us couldnt do enough and the food was good. I had the fish pie followed by a waffle - yum.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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thank you for your kind words and glad you were pleasantly surprised
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PRICE RANGE
$127 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsDunnet
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Northern Sands Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Northern Sands Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Castle & Gardens of Mey (4.7 miles), Dunnet Head (2.4 miles), and Dunnet Head Lighthouse (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Northern Sands Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Northern Sands Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Northern Sands Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Northern Sands Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Northen Sands Hotel Restaurant, Castletown Chip Shop, and Castle Arms Hotel.
Is Northern Sands Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.09 miles away from the center of Dunnet.
Are there any historical sites close to Northern Sands Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old St Peter's Church (6.4 miles).
Is Northern Sands Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.