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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked this hotel for 34 people as we had a rugby game at Caithness RFC and were travelling from Glasgow. From the onset, the hotel could not have been more helpful to make the booking and on arrival, were so helpful and pleasant - just what you want after a 6 hour journey! Everything ran so smoothly from dinner,... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A traditional high street hotel offering excellent value for money - a grand old building needing a little updating but it's clean, warm and tidy with pleasant staff. The cooked breakfast is very good. Limited parking at the side of the building but this is no problem as there is plenty of free parking within yards of the hotel. With... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed at, the rooms are grubby and smell awful. The staff need to go on a customer service course as I think being rude to guests and virtually throwing your breakfast on the table is not acceptable. If this hotel does by some miracle stay open, I think they should rethink their... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Royal dominates the main street in Thurso. It's a large, rambling, maze of a place. I've stayed there for over ten years and in that time it's not changed much. That said it's cheap as chips, the rooms are basic but do the job and it's warm and cosy. Breakfasts included and is also good if you dig a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are limited places to stay in Thurso, our room was very dated, a slight smell of mustiness and the bathroom had mildew adorning the tiles. If there had of been anywhere else to stay and we had drove 6 hours to get there we would have left. Needs to be updated.

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Columbia, Missouri
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49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

This is an old hotel, and much used, however, my room was clean, comfortable, quiet, the right temperature and I had no complaints. The building is made up of connecting buildings so the hallways are somewhat of a maze, but not a big problem. The staff was friendly and informative. We did not eat in the hotel diningroom because of... More 

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Reviewed October 25, 2016

I stayed at this hotel while on a tour. I will not be traveling with that company ever again. Yes, I understand that there are few choices for places to stay when in the Highlands during the time I was there. BUT... The elevator didn't work, the rooms difficult to find (one person on our tour stopped at the emergency... More 

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Room comfortable and warm,bathroom small but ok,food good.WE stayed for 1 night after coming off Orkney ferry,so we could then tour along to Tongue,and then head south.The hotel is slightly dated,but staff friendly and both dinner and breakfast was good.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2016

The hotel is well positioned in the centre of town, it is an old hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was good. I stayed in a single room (Room 67), which was out at the back courtyard and was very small, one night was probably long enough. For the price I paid (£50) it was acceptable.

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Reviewed October 12, 2016

First impression as we walked in, definitely in need of refurbishment. The lift is the oldest, ricketiest machine I have ever been in. Our room could have been bigger but had all the amenities we required even if incredibly old fashioned and in need of upgrading. Bathroom tiny and cramped with ancient electric shower and toilet. The sink was in... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the centre of Thurso, one of the most northerly towns in Mainland Scotland, the Royal Hotel provides a perfect place for business or leisure breaks. There are 103 en-suite rooms, all offering wireless Internet access, Freeview TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel is close to the beach and guests wishing to visit the exquisite scenery of Orkney can take a short ferry journey to this captivating island. Further sightseeing opportunities can be found at John O’Groats, the Castle of Mey or Old St Peter’s Church. Guests arriving for business purposes can make use of our business centre services and conference rooms, all with Wi-Fi access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Hotel, Caithness

Address: Traill Street, Thurso KW14 8EH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Price Range: $59 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel, Caithness 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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“Some rooms are a long walk so if you've got a heavy bag or don't like mazes then ask for a room near reception/car park.”
 of 5 bubbles ThatSharpy, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“My room was second floor front and was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles MissouriBlondie_1, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Find another hotel...”
 of 5 bubbles 467autumnh, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“If your room is in the front of the hotel the traffic and bar will keep you up till the wee hours of the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles Eaglemapper, Sep 22, 2016 | Read review
“Best Tip: Find another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Mr-Mrs-Jolly, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
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