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“New management, good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sutherland Inn Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Brora
Sutherland, Scotland
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“New management, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

We ate here last night, I think it was only the second night of them doing food since the new management took over. The bar was buzzing.
Lovely menu, not too big, it included local produce and the food we had (fish, salmon cakes, home made burger and a sirloin) were well cooked. Real ale on tap from the Isle of Skye brewery. Thank you.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • 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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Garelochhead, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

I was working in the area for a couple of days and since this was the only establishment selling food at night decided to eat here.
On the second night it would not have mattered if a 5 star eaterie had opened next door i would have still gone back to the Sutherland.
The food is top notch and the service is excellent, When you order chips as a side you get enough to feed a family.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wullie C
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Stromness, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

Having read the reviews I thought we'd give this a go but greatly regret it now! The staff were fine enough but there was a really shabby look about the whole place and the tables in the bar and the breakfast room table mats were definitely in need of a clean. The steak was inedible and the breakfast, though plentiful, was very average. Had we realised there was another hotel round the corner we would have gone there. Pity because the inn has a good central situation and with some cleaning and refurbishing could be okay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

The room furnishings were older, but the bed was comfortable. The walk from/to the train station was ten minutes or less. This is not the most posh hotel I have ever stayed in, but most of my time was spent outside of the hotel sight-seeing so it met all my needs. Definitely the best part of the hotel is the bar - I can't recommend it highly enough.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

We were staying at the Brora Caravan club site a 3 mile walk along the golf course by the sea, stunning views, we had seen the Inn as we drove to the site in the north of the town. So we walked along the beach, and planned to have a meal. We ordered a real ale, which wasn't very good, and after 30 minutes we decided to leave, and seek a better place to eat, It was lunch time but nowhere else, served food, so we walked back via the harbour, and the golf club house. The Whisky shop within the Inn looked great, shame about the untidy pub.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Two night stay on birdwatching tour. There is no private parking area at the Sutherland Inn, you park across the road about 200 metres away in the town's general parking area. Room was average, noisy toilet that dripped water into the cistern for a long time after flushing. Bed ok but not great. I ate in the restaurant one night, food was plentiful and good quality and value. The owner is a whiskey collector, the walls of the bar are lined with display cabinets containing rare and unusual bottles of whiskey and the bar has around 100 different ones available, only one real ale - hand pumped. Breakfast slow and restricted times, coffee is DIY using pump type vacuum flask of hot water and instant coffee, surprising in this day and age. The dining room was also a storeroom with cases stored under the table at one end and a child's bicycle propped against the serving table - not really what one expects to find at breakfast. Overall an acceptable stay but not really good value for money.

Room Tip: Roast of the day was good value and lots of food.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Alan C
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MA
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68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We chose this hotel because of its convince to a bus drop off. Reviews on tripadvisor had been mixed and I can see why. We stayed for two nights prior to going on a riding vacation and stayed a week later for one night before setting off to tour Scotland. Our first room had mold in the shower and on the ceiling though the room itself was quiet and appeared clean. I spoke with the staff in the morning and requested either the bathroom be cleaned or we be moved. When we arrived back that evening the ceiling had been painted over with fresh paint but the mold in the shower tiles had not been cleaned. Due to this fact I am unsure if the mold had been removed from the ceiling prior to its painting. We could not be moved for the night and on our return a week later planned to make sure the room we were given was mold free. The staff was/attempted to be helpful and for the most part those who waited tables were friendly - there is a waitress who appeared just generally not to care if you were there or not - but she was the exception not the rule. The dinning room food was plan fair and somewhat bland depending on the dish but edible with large portions. Breakfast was the better meal of the day. They had put us in a different room on our return - no mold and appeared to be slightly updated. Though it required the use of a pump to expel the waste water so every time you turned on the tap or used the toilet it sounded as if the room was coming apart. I am unsure if I would stay here again if I had the option for a local B&B but if there was no other option it would be okay.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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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