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“Perfect holiday apartment.”
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Thurso, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Neeka48
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect holiday apartment.”
Reviewed July 12, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Had a great stay at the surf pad, it was perfect for us. It was clean, easy to access and easy to use.

Doug was great, relaxed and professional.

Would definitely stay again.

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John Y
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed June 1, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Had to go to Thurso last minute and all the hotels were booked up. Luckily for us the Surf Pad was available. I'd imagine this place would be brilliant with family groups and friends, but as a business location - you'd have to get on well with your travel mate. Luckily I did and the extra space that a cottage gives you, compared to a hotel, was very welcome. If you stay, try they St Clair Hotel, almost opposite, for an evening meal - absolutely delicious (Cullen Skink is amazing), and they have a good selection of whiskies if that's your thing. All in all a very good place to stay. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed.

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revitalis...
UK
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great pad -”
Reviewed September 8, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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This is a great place to stay with super amenities and really comfy beds. The shower was amazing (just what you need after a day on the beach). whole place was clean and well equipped - just what you want when you rent a place to stay.

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Liked best: Luxury of really comfy beds and shower
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Steve D
Penzance, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“HANDY LOCATION”
Reviewed September 6, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We found the Surf Pad with no problem at all, having just got off the ferry from a week on Orkney. For some reason we thought the kitchen etc would be on the ground floor so were surprised to find a steep flight of stairs. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and very, very quiet considering it's slap bang in the middle of town. It's handy for the shops, restaurants, buses and the train station. The steps up to the loft space are solid but a bit on the narrow side. I had no trouble getting up there but others might. The kitchen / living area is a great room to relax in at the end of the day but the bedrooms feel as if they belong in a completely different property. The shower is excellent. A few things that may come in handy for future visitors (particularly those staying for any amount of time) - an iron, ironing board and a clothes airer that stays standing up. I'm a Graphic Designer by trade and think that the place is screaming out to be decorated with surfing-related murals throughout - or at least some huge photos of the surf down at Dunnet Beach. Just how many cushions are in the place ?

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Liked best: Convenient Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
Sep 7, 2016
Thanks for the comments Steve, I will arrange for an ironing board and clothes airer to be in place by the end of the month. The pad does need some artwork up and surf photos would be my preference so I'll try and source some good ones and put them up.
Hope to see you again.
Doug
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Auslikon, Switzerland
Reviewed August 19, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 20, 2016
It was a pleasure to have you to stay.
Thanks for the review.
Doug
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Antje S
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Reviewed September 27, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
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Liked best: großzügiger Wohn-Essbereich, Lage
Liked least: Sauberkeit Küche und Bad
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Sep 28, 2016
Thanks for the review Ante, I have taken on board your comments about the cleanliness of the kitchen and shower and have made sure that in the future the cleaner is more diligent in those areas!
All the best
Doug
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S.C.A. R
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed August 2, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Management Response
Aug 3, 2016
Thanks for your kind words, we hope to come and visit us again soon.

Doug
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