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Forss House Hotel

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Forss, Thurso KW14 7XY Scotland
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
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Malcolm R wrote a review Oct. 18
Bristol, United Kingdom268 contributions86 helpful votes
Forss House is a delightful - if slightly expensive - place to stay on the NC500 near to Thurso - but it only has about 8 bedrooms in the main house - all other rooms are in outbuildings - mine was in the Millers Cottage - this has the disadvantage of being a 3/4 minute walk from the house - but it is far larger than the rooms in the house - so on balance is OK. Breakfast is served in the Orangery by very friendly staff and is first class - it was slightly irritating to pay an additional £15 for this - but I believe that is the problem of not booking direct with Forss House. Definitely worth staying - if in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Try to get into main house - but book early and book direct with hotel!!
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Malcolm R, Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay with us here at Forss House. We have a variety of different rooms here on our beautiful estate, all varying in size, however we are thrilled to learn that you were impressed with the facilities of one of our new cottages here on the waterfall's edge. Your kind words of recommendation are greatly appreciated, and we hope you'll be back to stay with us again in the future! Best wishes, Marketing.
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buzzthecat wrote a review Oct. 16
UK137 contributions90 helpful votes
This hotel is worthy in being selected to feature in the Telegraph's 'Best Hotels in the Highlands' online guide. A fabulous location on the banks of the River Forss the rooms in the main house are very comfortable with stylish and spotless bathrooms. The staff are very welcoming and the stand-out feature is the food served in the evenings in their 2-rosette award wining restaurant. Local walks along the river are lovely and peaceful. Whilst not cheap this 14-room hotel does represent very good value for money.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Modern rooms in the adjoining buildings (pet friendly), period rooms in the main house - the...
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Response from Helen Laing, Other at Forss House Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Dear buzzthecat, Thank you for your excellent 5* review and for choosing to stay with us here at Forss House. We pride ourselves here at Forss for our quality stays and first-class service, so we are delighted to learn that you experienced a really wonderful stay. It was our pleasure! We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Marketing.
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BMLM wrote a review Oct. 9
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom70 contributions35 helpful votes
We were slightly surprised on arrival that our room wasn't in the main hotel but it and the bathroom were large and the room had patio doors opened out on to a garden area which would have been nice if the weather had been better. We were able to park the car by our room which was an advantage when getting our luggage in. The staff were very friendly and the bar was nice. Our evening meal was very good as was breakfast. We had a nice stay but it was expensive and we didn't quite feel as if we had got the whole Forss House Hotel experience.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Helen Laing, Other at Forss House Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Laurence M, Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay with us here at Forss House, we are really pleased to learn that there were many aspects of your stay which you enjoyed. We are extremely proud to have a 2 AA Rosette restaurant here in our hotel, so we are delighted to learn that you enjoyed two fantastic dining experiences during your stay. Thank you for your feedback regarding the value of your stay, and please accept our sincerest apologies that you felt as though not everything met your expectations. It is incredibly important to us that we understand how we can improve our guest experience here at Forss, so please feel assured that we will take your feedback on board in order to improve our services going forward. We hope to see you again. Best wishes, Marketing.
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mariatoppah wrote a review Oct. 6
Scotland, United Kingdom113 contributions46 helpful votes
House very nice and well decorated with an interesting display of about 50 old clocks on staircase wall. Another display in conservatory of oil paintings of flowers all shapes and sizes. Staff very friendly and attentive. Enjoyable dinner and good quality breakfast menu, Large bedroom with a large bath and large shower very nice. At the end of garden the river runs down from a waterfall to the sea nice easy walk.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear mariatoppah, Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay with us here at Forss House Hotel, we are delighted to learn that you enjoyed a really excellent stay. We will be sure to share your kind words with our team. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Marketing.
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MikeH98 wrote a review Sep. 2021
Letchworth, United Kingdom379 contributions170 helpful votes
Treated ourselves to a luxury night stay in one of the premium rooms which was massive with a huge bathroom. Nice grounds and waterfall. Had the taster menu which was great. Wine pairing worth going for.. the servers don’t really explain the drinks but delivered the largest glass of dessert wine I’ve ever seen! Service was decent, although not quite seamless. Took a while to be attended to when we arrived. An expensive night but glad we stayed
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear MikeH98, Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay with us here at Forss House Hotel. We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed a comfortable night's stay in one of our Radclyffe rooms; these are our most special rooms! It is fantastic that you were so impressed with our tasting menu, however thank you for your feedback regarding the service and the explanations about our drinks offerings. Please accept our apologies that you felt as though these areas could have been better during your stay, and we will be sure to take your feedback on board in order to find new ways to improve our guest experience going forward. We're really pleased that overall you enjoyed a really fantastic stay, and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Best wishes, Marketing.
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PRICE RANGE
US$142 - US$317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsCaithness and SutherlandThurso
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forss House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Forss House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Merlin Cinema Thurso (7.3 km), Holburn Head Lighthouse (6.6 km), and Kaithness Clays (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Forss House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Forss House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Forss House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Forss House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pride of Bengal Indian Restaurant and Takeaway, Capilla Tapas Restaurant, and The Captain's Galley Seafood Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Forss House Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Forss House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old St Peter's Church (8.4 km).
Does Forss House Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.