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Sutherland Inn Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Brora
Derby, United Kingdom
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513 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“Good value accommodation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Our room was very large (1 x double and 2 x single beds) but felt a little cluttered with too much extra furniture. That said the room was clean, possibly a little dated, but perfectly fine for our one night stay.

The staff were friendly in the well stocked bar with hundreds of different whiskies on offer at reasonable prices.

Breakfast set you up for the day although the separate breakfast room felt a bit tired - personally I would have rather had taken breakfast in the bar area as this had a warmer feel about it.

Overall a good value option in Brora which I would likely stop at again if in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Spean Bridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

Having been in the industry for near 30yrs i know what i like we go away and it tends to be 4* . We where going to Tain and thought we would look for somewhere to spend the weekend on the cheap. Being 2* normally i wouldnt have booked but the reviews i read said it was clean so we went for it and Im very glad we did. The room was very nice it was a good size, modern decor clean comfortable bed, flat screen tv, hospitality tray and bottled water. The bathroom was nicely tiled and although inside bath, sink and toilet where clean i felt a little extra time spent cleaning the outsides of facilities would serve them well or maybe its just me being fussy?!?. The staff we met at dinner where exceptional the Friday night was rather busy but the two young people on shift took it all in their stride and where totally professional a credit to any employer. Saturday nights service was much more relaxed but very friendly and efficient . The food was wonderful on both nights it was good quality food with portions that could satisfy even the biggest appetite our only complaint was my husband couldnt manage a dessert!!!. Breakfast was self service starters etc cooked breakfast made to order by a lovely girl and was delicious. Thankyou to all for a lovely weekend break

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank suzie p
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Townsville, Australia
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48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

We spent one night in this small pub while expolring the Scottish highlands with my husband and 2 month old baby. The pub rooms have recently been re-furbished and are quiet, clean and tastefully decorated. Love the claw foot bathtub in the marble bathroom, the only downfall was the toilet made a terrible noise everytime it was flushed!
The restaurant off to the side of the bar is small and intimate, a typical scottish pub. Haggis was on the menu and my husband and I were nervous to try it, but being in the Scottish highlands we bit the bullet and ordered it (with a side order of chips just incase!) The haggis was amazing!! It's a must try, we ordered it again when we went to other pubs and the Sutherland Inn's was by far the best!
Brekky was included in our room price and was a typical Scottish fry up, nothing overly flash but for a pub breakfast it hit the spot.
A great pub to use as a base for exploring the highlands!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SG_Sutherland
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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

I stayed here overnight while on a two-day hillwalking break. I really enjoyed my stay. Came off the hill damp & cold and the ensuite shower was piping hot - brilliant! The evening meal was excellent & plenty of it. Good varied menu. The room was very comfortable & cosy. Good, plentiful breakfast. The staff were very helpful & friendly. The locals who we met in the bar were also very friendly. I am really looking forward to hillwalking in this area again & making Sutherland Inn my base.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DonFerrier
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scotland
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

welcomed by friendly staff on arrival. She explained that we had a change of rooms as a member of staff had to stay overnight. We were with another couple and they were given a twin room we had the family room.we came back to our rooms at 11pm and while our room was quiet the other room had to endure a very noisy party til 02.45 in the morning our friends came to alert us to the noise at 01am there was no one on duty or a phone number to contact anyone. In the morning a complaint was lodged and the person who was in charge waved the fee for that night and a different room was allocated to them, The owners were away on holiday seemed that when the cat was away the mice will play!!!!!! The inn on the whole could do with an upgrade very tired looking.Lack of hot water needs addressing.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank missmarple51
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Markinch, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

The Sutherland Inn has good quality food with reasonable portions.
My wife, my daughter and I stayed in a rented cottage in Brora for 1 week.
The Sutherland Inn was a welcoming place with excellent whisky selection and one hand pump with real ale :)

The service was excellent and the locals were very friendly.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank qtek
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

This pub-type hotel demonstrated huge potential lost through what can only been described as total apathy on the part of the proprietor whose internet whisky business clearly took absolute priority.
We were booked in for a few days whilst visiting family nearby. First impression on entering the place was one of dark and dull. The atmosphere was filled with the smell of stale cooking fat against which the Tesco value air fresheners were fighting a losing battle. We were shown to a room that was as cold as the landlady's welcome. Dark coloured bedding did little to provide any confidence in the cleanliness of the place.
Heating of the bathroom water was controlled by a remote switch but the landlady who showed us to the the room failed to let us in on the secret.
Real ale was advertised in the bar but when ordered we were informed that this was unavailable. At dinner that evening there were more menu items unavailable than were available. A situation repeated on the second night. No surprise then that we chose to eat elsewhere that and the subsequent nights. (We can warmly recommend the local Indian restaurant - 'The Indian Ocean' - a full menu and large portions!)
Breakfast at the Sutherland was the one exception to our disappointment. Everything cooked to order, generous portions and delightful service. The breakfast room was undoubtedly the brightest and most pleasant in the place.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank PeCoW63
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Additional Information about Sutherland Inn Hotel

Property: Sutherland Inn Hotel
Address: Fountain Square, Brora KW9 6NX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Brora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Brora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sutherland Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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