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Ulbster Arms Hotel

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is one of the better places I have stayed at in Caithness. My room was recently refurbished and well equipped. The TV reception was a bit marginal at time.... but that is Caithness.... I was on a quick business trip, and while the beautiful roll top bath looked great I would have preferred a shower -- holding a shower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location on the river Thurso for a fishing trip. Service and Highland hospitality in adundence. Food is fantastic and has been consistently good over many visits. Fishing chalets are basic, but more than adequate for a fishing trip. Hotel bedrooms, by contrast are beautifully presented. Hotel staff merit a special commendation, who are always so friendly and happy to... More 

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Thank Graham W
Elly J, Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Great to know how much you have enjoyed fishing on the river and staying within the hotel! We are so glad to here compliments about our staff, Jessica is a gem and we pride her on all her great work, she does a great job! Thank you for the... More 

England
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168 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel looks great with its Farrow and Ball colours and nice decor downstairs. Our room was fine although the curtains didn't meet properly. Bathroom was good. We did not receive an overly warm reception and the front desk manager had an odd manner, over familiar, verging on rudeness! We had requested dinner in the restaurant and were told he'd... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The ulbster has a very cozy atmosphere we ate here a few months back for steak night and left quite happy reasonable priced and quick service and the steaks well seasoned my wifes was slightly over cooked but wont be putting us from returning.

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Thank Bcorette2016
Elly J, Front Office Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Lovely to know you enjoy the hotels atmosphere and food We apologise for your wifes steak but glad that you enjoyed it all anyway and we look forward to seeing you again! Thank you More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The Ulbster Arms Hotel, is a fantastic place to stay, my fourth year now and it just gets better. The food, accommodation and staff are all first class. It cannot be faulted. Thank you to all the staff.

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Thank Jon6464
Elly J, Front Office Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are delighted to know how much you enjoy staying with us, and we hope to see you for a fifth year! thank you again More 

Thurso, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Had a 3 course meal on 22 April which was first absolutely first class. The starter and main meal were delicious, and pudding was top notch. The staff were friendly, polite and efficient. Highly recommend !!!!!! Will go again

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Thank Mrfrow
Elly J, Front Office Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Great to know that your food was so good and our staff made you feel welcome! We look forward to your next visit thank you More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Went here for dinner on a trip up North. Very friendly staff, lovely food, well worth a visit. I had the haggis starter followed by a great bit of fish covered in crispy batter while my wife enjoyed two of the specials, a crayfish cocktail and beef stroganoff which she couldn't finish.

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Thank mrheart1874
Elly J, Front Office Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review Great to know you enjoyed the food and the staff were friendly, very pleased that the specials went down well! We appreciate your comments and we hope you visit us again soon! More 

Dunnet, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

As a result of a recommendation from friends we decided to join them for the advertised steak night. We were shown to the restaurant by Ellie, the manageress and joined our friends at a reserved table. We were offered pre-meal drinks and then our orders were taken. After a few minutes our meals were served. The steaks were cooked to... More 

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Thank Colin L
Elly J, Front Office Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review! I am very happy to know that you all enjoyed your meal and evening. Our steak nights on a Wednesday are popular and its great to know how much you enjoyed the food, service and overall experience. We appreciate your kind words and recommending us to your... More 

Campbeltown, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

I drove up after a 6 hour journey and thought the outside looked in need of care, however as soon as I entered I felt relief. The hotel is very comfortable, clean and staff very helpful. Great choice of food and an excellent standard. I'm glad I didn't have starters, I surely couldn't manage one. I ate in the very... More 

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Elly J, Front Office Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Its great to here that you enjoyed your meal and found the hotel to be comfortable and staff to be helpful! Sorry to hear the the phone reception was poor, certain mobile networks where we are do struggle to get a good service and it can be frustrating, unfortunately... More 

Thatcham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Beautiful room in the lodge away from the main building, very helpful staff. Amazing choice of breakfasts. Ideal location as a base to explore the local area. Nice choice of local ales. Easy to find - even in the snow and ice.

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Thank 1976ASG
Elly J, Front Office Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! we appreciate your lovely comments and are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us... (even in the snow and ice) !! Glad to know our staff were helpful and you enjoyed the breakfasts and Ales. We hope to see you again! More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Ulbster Arms Hotel

Address: Halkirk KW12 6XY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Halkirk
Price Range: $183 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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