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Castle Arms Hotel

Mey, Thurso KW14 8XH Scotland
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#4 of 11 hotels in Thurso
Our Hotel was originally a 19th. century coaching inn which has been updated and extended over the years. We have returned to the hotel late March 2019 having previously taken over in September 2012. We have added new furniture and lamps and will be redecorating every room and adding new beds and other furniture to present a higher standard than before. New landlords took over in July 2016, but have had to leave suddenly for personal reasons. The exterior of the Hotel is currently being repainted again and this work should be completed before the end of May, 2019. As we have been unable to recruit a chef the restaurant will have a limited menu and is available to residents only and meals must be booked before arrival.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Bar / lounge
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Picnic area
Sun terrace
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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67Smiths44 wrote a review Jun 4
Kent, United Kingdom45 contributions27 helpful votes
Bill and Jean very friendly although they were without a cook when we stayed, but they still provided first class food, especially the lamb shank. Cute rooms with modern bathrooms and just a 10 second walk to the restaurant. Bar prices amazingly low. Great stop for NC500
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Date of stay: June 2021
Unknown wrote a review Aug 2020
Telford, United Kingdom115 contributions32 helpful votes
Stayed here on the car park in a Motorhome by chance! We were doing the NC500 and couldn’t find anywhere else so by chance we looked on the search for sites app where they recommended here! So glad we did! The people were so accommodating! Lovely spot even in the mist! The little dog was gorgeous too!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mrsb007Leeds wrote a review Sep 2019
Leeds69 contributions29 helpful votes
We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the rooms. The room had everything we expected and needed. The hotel is on a quiet road and the rooms are in the courtyard at the back of the hotel. The evening meal, although a limited menu was very nice and we both enjoyed the home cooked food. The only niggle was being asked to book a time for breakfast. We are on holiday and do not want to have to set an alarm so we don't miss our time slot! The breakfast again was lovely cooked to order food
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Jacqui wrote a review Sep 2019
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Castle Arms Hotel is a great place to stay on the north coast of Scotland. We booked a disabled room, it was perfect. Going through the back garden there was a slope for wheelchair access. The room had plenty of space and a wet room with a stool in the shower. The people were very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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WallyBaby wrote a review Jun 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
This is my original review, which I feel compelled to downgrade: Our room was basic but entirely adequate, except for the lack of WiFi access. We understand they tried to get WiFi extended to their guest rooms but couldn't because of technical problems. But I couldn't get access to the lounge (where the WiFi reaches) until 7:00 a.m., which left me to twiddle my thumbs for an hour after waking early. When I did get into the lounge, I felt as though I was intruding by drinking a glass of orange juice and asking for coffee. Apparently, these amenities are on offer only as part of the breakfast that was included in the room price. Honestly, what difference does it make? I negected to mention in this review that we had a dirty towel and an unwashed mug when we checked in. The owner's response to my original review rather proves my point. I know of no hotel anywhere that limits access to its common areas to specific times or that lays out a buffet table that it doesn't want guests to freely use. I had *one* small glass of orange juice before breakfast and *one* during. I asked if coffee were available in the hope that there was a machine somewhere, and I made clear to the person who waited on me that I didn't wish them to go to any trouble to get me a cup. I didn't drink any coffee an hour later when my wife and I had our custom-cooked breakfast.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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$103 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsCaithness and SutherlandThurso
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castle Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Castle Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Castle & Gardens of Mey (0.8 miles) and Dunnet Bay (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Castle Arms 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 Castle Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Castle Arms Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castle Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Northen Sands Hotel Restaurant, Annies Bakery, and Castle Arms Hotel.
Are pets allowed at Castle Arms Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Castle Arms Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.