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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Forss House Hotel

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Forss House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Thurso
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Friendly and personal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

A very good place to stay, very friendly and personal reception, very,very good food, good room
excellent bathroom, very clean. Very good value. Very good service.
Would recommend this hotel to every one.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Forss, Manager at Forss House Hotel, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Buckinghamshire, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We chose this hotel for the only 3 night stay on our whistle stop tour of the north of Scotland and were not disappointed. The setting was lovely, beside the gentle waterfall in beautifully kept grounds yet close to the main road into Thurso. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble and we were well looked after, extremely well fed each evening, and had a room that allowed space to sit quietly when the day 's activities were over and the most spacious bathroom, with more views over the grounds. The intimate atmosphere of bar and dinning room made for long and enjoyable evenings. Thank you Anne, Kathy and the team.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Forss, Manager at Forss House Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We all appreciate it very much.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

A truly unique hotel with great character and warmth set on the north coast of Scotland near Thurso. This hotel provides a high level of comfort and excellent cuisine. You can learn a lot about salmon without even handling a rod.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nigel G
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Forss, Manager at Forss House Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Thank you for your kind review and we have noted your comments on the music. We have updated our MP3 players to a more mixed selection.
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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

We spend one night here on the way from the Orkneys to the NW highlands. The hotel is in a beautiful spot in the bend of a small river which provided for nice opportunities for a short evening and morning walk. The cost of BB&D is somewhat on the expensive side but the quality of the accommodation and food is certainly representative. We had a great dinner and good breakfast - we will never forget the welcome we received and delightful conversation we had with the lady of the house who welcomed us in the bar before dinner. We stayed in one of the rooms in one of the side buildings - nice and large, with a great bathroom (big tub and large separate) shower and very comfortable bed. Staff was very friendly and welcoming throughout. The only thing I might suggesting doing different is to replace the muzak that comes on at 9pm in the dinner room and plays during breakfast might be replaced by either something a little more classical or perhaps just done away with altogether.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank pcmeadery
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Forss, Manager at Forss House Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We have noted your comments on the music and have up-dated the MP3 players to a more mixed selection.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Good location for exploring top of Scotland. Wonderful friendly staff with beautiful spacious rooms with comfortable beds and lovely meals. The Hotel is a gorgeous old house beautifully renovated in lovely setting with nice walks in local grounds – very pretty.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Forss, Manager at Forss House Hotel, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We only stayed for one night but we were both very impressed with pretty much everything about the hotel - our room was nice and large with a pleasant view, the food and service were excellent (both at dinner and at breakfast) and the surroundings of the hotel are great - don't miss a walk down the river to the coast and the falls on the river, which are actually very close to the hotel.

I think I might take up fishing just so I could have plenty of excuses to return....

Room Tip: We had one of the river house rooms - which was very pleasant, had parking directly outside and was...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Forss, Manager at Forss House Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We all appreciate your kind comments and are pleased you enjoyed your stay..
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Just back from fishing trip to explore Forss River, looked good for the bottom beats, howling gale to contend with,thank the good Lord for the sanctuary of the Forss Hotel and the head Angel Annie and her band of helpers.Superb.
Food ,superb, Wine, excellent, though will improve with age.
Fishing will get better but it would be hard to improve this oasis.

Only suggestion,give Christopher box of cartridges for the Crows....

The Chief.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank chief613
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Forss, Owner at Forss House Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us despite the weather and the crows. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We all appreciate it.
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Property: Forss House Hotel
Address: Forss, Thurso KW14 7XY, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Thurso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Forss House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Forss House is a delightful 1810 country home nestling in 20 acres of woodland, below a waterfall, on the gently meandering River Forss. A 14 bedroom family owned hotel Forss House is an elegant comfortable haven that puts you instantly at ease with a welcoming staff keen to look after you. ... more   less 
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