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“Basic hotel at the end of the United Kingdom”
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St Clair Hotel
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Thurso
Tucson, AZ
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92 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Basic hotel at the end of the United Kingdom”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

This hotel is located right in town. Very friendly, helpful staff. My room was very basic but clean but I didn't travel to the end of the Earth to just sit in my room. Nice pub attached to the hotel. I slipped in a mud puddle while touring one of the sights. The staff was most helpful in getting my clothing cleaned

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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London
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66 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Thurso is located far from anywhere - it's why I wanted to go. Upon arrival at reception, I received the warmest of welcomes, and this continued throughout the stay. The staff are excellent. My room was basic, and the tv tiny, but I didn't care. I spent the evening walking along the beach and coastline. This area has great nature and the hotel was a welcome place to return to for a nightcap. Food - good. Service - excellent.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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5 Thank lewisstruppi
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Australia
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828 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2012

The hotel is in the centre of Thurso and being an older style building the rooms are quite small but extremely comfortable with good bedding and amenities including modern ensuite fittings. The hotel is very clean and well maintained. The staff were very friendly and efficient and meals were most enjoyable.
Thurso is a delightful town and there are many interseting places to visit in the surrounding area [see photos] including sandy beaches, John O'Groats, Dunnet Head which is the most northerly point of the mainland, historical Wick which has a most interesting museum and the wonderful Mey Castle which was the only residence that Elizabeth the late Queen Mother actually owned.[Her well used blue coat and wellington boots are still just inside the front door!]

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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3 Thank Betula103
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Perth Scotland
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Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

We have just spent 4 nights at the St. Clair as part of a coach party. All the staff were very pleasant & helpful. The rooms, although basic had everything you would need. The toiletries were good quality & plentiful. The food was good and there was a choice of three dishes for each course. Thurso is a small but pleasant country town. We would recommend a trip to the excellent museum.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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3 Thank mandjmcl
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Peoria, Illinois
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65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2012

A nice tiny hotel near the downtown area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room,although small, was very clean . The dining room was off the lobby and was adequate.
My husband is of the Sinclair family so this trip to Thurso was very special.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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77 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2012

Good quite location just off central square. Very friendly staff. Parking on street not an issue.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas, USA
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2011

We used this hotel as a base for going to the Castle of Mey (see photo). Beverley and Jamie, the hotel owners, were extremely friendly and helpful, and Beverley, when there were no Sunday buses to take us to the Castle of Mey, took us herself, and then picked us up when we called after visiting! That was a special case, and public buses are ordinarily available all other days, but it gives some idea of the kindness and willingness to help of the St. Clair people. They also directed us to the very interesting Caithness Horizons, an excellent local history museum. The spacious breakfast room (with free and generous cooked breakfast provided) was very pleasant, and service was courteous and attentive. The bedroom, while not large, was quite comfortable, with an excellent bathroom and shower, and with an interesting view (see photo) of the most picturesque church in town. If we go back to Thurso, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: St Clair Hotel
Address: Sinclair Street, Thurso KW14 7AJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
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Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Thurso
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Hotel Class:3 star — St Clair Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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