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Ulbster Arms Hotel

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Changchun, China
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stopped there on may through Scotland's highlands, heading off for Orkney Islands. It was a lovely and quiet place with a delicious kitchen for dinner and a small breakfast. I can recommend it to people who enjoy the luxury quietness and feeling of an ancient manor house, just around 20 minutes away from the ferry to the Orkneys.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice hotel in a little village on the river Thurso. We enjoyed a very comfortable bed in a newly decorated room, tasty supper and a hearty Scottish breakfast. The staff were helpful and friendly. I found out that the hotel is a central hub for salmon fishing. Many of the other guests were regular visitors. We would definitely go... More 

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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 your bed was comfortable and your food and service was good! We hope to see you again! More 

County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic hotel with comfortable rooms. Breakfast and evening meal both good. No lift in the hotel so getting to the top floor was taxing for older guests. Also, one of our rooms had a bath with shower in the bedroom (separate toilet). Difficult to avoid water going everywhere! The other room had an en suite bathroom which was lovely and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Its great to know the rooms were comfortable, We appreciate your comments and will have a look into the difficulty with the bath/shower We hope you visit us again! More 

Dunblane
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for somewhere to have lunch with vegan friends. I phoned the Ulbster Arms Hotel. The receptionist said she'd tell the chef and he'd "put his thinking cap on" When I called back, I was assured everything would be fine. It was no problem. Well! It was fantastic. Wonderful. The chef offered a choice of two dishes. My... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! It was myself you spoke to on the phone and im very glad to know they were able to meet your needs and serve you all a lovely meal, Thanks for your kind words it really pleases us to know you all enjoyed your food so much! We hope... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The enjoyed 3 days in the area and the Ulbster Arms was our base. The hotel was very comfortable, the staff were very keen to help and the service was very thoughtfully delivered. The food is excellent and hearty sized. Fishermen will also enjoy the facilities specifically for them, and the services of a Ghaille if required. An excellent choice... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy to know that your found our hotel comfortable and our staff helpful. Great to hear you enjoyed your meal We hope you visit us again next time you are in the area More 

Thurso, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Had to book a week in advance to get a table , Served drinks right away and given menu, was told what specials were, We didnt have o wait to long and the food was great and plenty of it,Not expensive for the quality Will certainly go again

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Great to hear your service was fast and you enjoyed your food We look forward to your next visit! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Just stayed at this hotel in one of there chalet room it was excellent room was lovely large shower room communal sitting area which we did use. Food in hotel I could not fault breakfast good choice and meals at night were so good the first night we stayed in for the next night. Tends to have a lot of... More 

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

thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! That would be our lodge that you stayed in - Room 'Red Braes' and its great to know how much you enjoyed the lodge and use of the living room area. We appreciate your compliments on the food and that everything was good for you both! Thanks again and we... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Its good to know that you enjoyed your food and room, and appreciated the decor! We understand that a bath can be difficult if you are on business! Many of our rooms do have a shower, If you are visiting back in the area again feel free to request... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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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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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170 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 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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Elly J, Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are sorry to hear of your mixed experience, The restaurant has been very busy and is usually pre booked, we apologise for the mix up! If you are visiting the area again we do hope you stop in to see us Apologies again and we hope that you... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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: $184 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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