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“A very well run Hotel”
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Ulbster Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Halkirk
Certificate of Excellence
Ledbury, United Kingdom
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“A very well run Hotel”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights on a fishing trip. The hotel has obviously been refurbished recently. Very stylish and comfortable. We had rooms 4 and 6 both where well furnished and spotless. The staff were all very pleasant. The food was good and reasonably priced.
I will look forward to my next visit

  • Stayed April 2013
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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us, I am delighted that everything was to your liking and you enjoyed your break with us.

Hope to see you up in the North with us again soon when you get another opportunity for a break.
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Initially we were looking for a nice B&B in the area whilst visiting friends in Caithness but decided to stay at the Ulbster Arms Hotel as their prices were very reasonable. And what a lovely hotel it is! Staff couldnt have been more welcoming. The hotel is beautifully furnished with lovely quality, traditional furniture. We too opted for a deluxe room for the extra £10 - and there wasnt a thing we could complain about down to all the finishing touches. Certainly would hope to stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Many thanks for your review,

I'm delighted that the room and the staff here made your stay a pleasant one. I hope you will give us a call the next time you are up in Caithness visiting your friends!

Hope to see you back soon with us.
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

My wife and I were touring the North of Scotland an hadn,t booked a hotel in the Thurso area.
We came across the Ulbster Arms after asking in a local petrol station for a decent local hotel.
When we pulled up outside, it was cold but the sun shone and the river looked beautiful.
At reception we were asked if we wanted a standard or deluxe room. For the sake of an extra £10, we opted for the deluxe.(room 4).
11/10! King size bed, chairs and a sofa, local fudge, large bathroom and shower, and a view over looking the river.
Dinner was excellent, and at breakfast Porridge with a "wee nip" was an option to set you up for the day.
We have travelled all over the world, stayed in many hotels.The Ulbster is right up there with the best of them.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thank you for your review, all the staff here appreciate the time taken by guests to share their experience.

I am very happy that the room was to your liking and the breakfast gave you a good start to your day. Its lovely when guests find us by chance so we can become your regular place to stay when you find yourselves up in the highlands again.

Many thanks and hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is one of my favourite hotels. The rooms are spacious, clean and modern. The staff are always helpful and friendly. The food is always really amazing both bar suppers, restaurant and breakfast. I would definitely recommend this hotel for any visits to the Caithness area even if it means coming off the main roads to visit Halkirk. A great find and you won't be disappointed. Prices for accommodation can be on the expensive side so any deals available will make a difference. Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write your review, Its important for all of our staff here at the Ulbster to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable - each and every time you visit.

We look forward to seeing you up here with us again so you can use our newly decorated lounge area.
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Seville, Spain
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Ulbster Arms Hotel is a hotel that the local fishermen rate very highly, it iis also a perfect place to relax and to use as a home base for sight seeing trips along the coast line of Northern Scotland. It combines the charm of an old gentlemen's club and a modern run hotel. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, and much attention is paid to the little finishing touches that makes your stay so special.We stayed for dinner and our compliments where heartily given to the resident chef for a wonderful menu, featuring a wide variety of winter warming food, very competitively priced and good sized portions.
The staff at the Hotel create a wonderful welcome and our thanks go to Anthony Kevill the General Manager of the hotel for ensuring ALL our needs were catered for. We will certainly be back for a return visit as soon as we go back up there for a visit.
Many many thanks.
Mr Dany Boesmans. Seville, Spain.

Room Tip: All rooms are wonderful.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Many thanks for your review,

I'm delighted that we were able to give you a great meal with good service. I hope your trip back to Spain the following day went smoothly and you dont miss our British cuisine too much!

Looking forward to your next visit with us hopefully soon
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

3 course meal in the dining room for 16 of us - fast service with a smile. Food choices were great and tasted fantastic. Nice wine choices too! Lovely, friendly staff and a super homely atmosphere - thanks!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Many thanks for your review,

Its encouraging to see that we are getting it right for our Locals as well as guests, it was a pleasure to serve you and your party and the chef is happy that the food was to your liking - I am looking into getting some nice Zinfandel or White grenache for you and your party for your next visit !
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Vellinge, Sweden
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Came in late evening but was really surprised to see my room being as cosy and clean. The bed was very good and I sleept like a baby.

The breakfast was also very good and for me as a Scandinavian it was a pleasant surprise that it was not the usual dry white toasts that were served, but really nice toasted bread. I also loved the way that I could just order egg and bacon or full English breakfast and it was prepared directly in the kitchen.

I would certainly come back again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Anthony K, General Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thanks for your review,

I am very pleased that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed your breakfast.
We will be happy to do it all again on your next visit!
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Property: Ulbster Arms Hotel
Address: Halkirk KW12 6XY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Halkirk
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Halkirk
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ulbster Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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