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Columbia, Missouri
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is an old hotel, and much used, however, my room was clean, comfortable, quiet, the right temperature and I had no complaints. The building is made up of connecting buildings so the hallways are somewhat of a maze, but not a big problem. The staff was friendly and informative. We did not eat in the hotel diningroom because of...

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Thank MissouriBlondie_1
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I stayed at this hotel while on a tour. I will not be traveling with that company ever again. Yes, I understand that there are few choices for places to stay when in the Highlands during the time I was there. BUT... The elevator didn't work, the rooms difficult to find (one person on our tour stopped at the emergency...

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Thank Autumn H
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Room comfortable and warm,bathroom small but ok,food good.WE stayed for 1 night after coming off Orkney ferry,so we could then tour along to Tongue,and then head south.The hotel is slightly dated,but staff friendly and both dinner and breakfast was good.

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Thank jimswan2016
Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The hotel is well positioned in the centre of town, it is an old hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was good. I stayed in a single room (Room 67), which was out at the back courtyard and was very small, one night was probably long enough. For the price I paid (£50) it was acceptable.

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Thank hillcrestroad
Reviewed 12 October 2016

First impression as we walked in, definitely in need of refurbishment. The lift is the oldest, ricketiest machine I have ever been in. Our room could have been bigger but had all the amenities we required even if incredibly old fashioned and in need of upgrading. Bathroom tiny and cramped with ancient electric shower and toilet. The sink was in...

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Thank Liz A
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived to a warm welcome, we got it through a web site bookings.com and we were given a room out with the hotel which felt weird at 1st but actually it was modern and clean and good heating in the chalet type room. Had food 1st night it was good and breakfast there was ample servings on the plate and...

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Thank Neil H
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Me and the wife stop in quite a few hotels for pleasure and business and I must say this is not one of the best we have stayed in gets there 10 minutes befor check-in to be told room not read yet bar doesn't open till 5 ish carpark not that big but u can park around the back on...

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Thank Dervin W
Montgomery, Alabama
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stayed here with our tour group, so we had no choice in the accommodations. The first thing that struck me about this hotel is the smell, I still cannot put my finger on it but it is peculiar. The rooms were not comfortable. The hotel is like a maze as you have to go up several stairs and then...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stayed 2 nights whilst travelling for 3 weeks....stayed in some very expensive joints and some cheaper. The Royal has very basic rooms but real clean...no glamour but...excellent food. Warm and friendly welcome and lovely nights sleep. First with wifi in rooms.! At the price....I say bang on.

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Thank Andy K
bath uk
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very tired looking hotel. It felt like the heating was on and the room was very stuffy and hot. Bit of a rabbit warren inside. Was kept awake by noisy rugby team about 2.30am (not the hotels fault). Very dated, needs big revamp. Hotel was v busy when we were there and I guess it is on the tourist trail...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the centre of Thurso, one of the most northerly towns in Mainland Scotland, the Royal Hotel provides a perfect place for business or leisure breaks. There are 103 en-suite rooms, all offering wireless Internet access, Freeview TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel is close to the beach and guests wishing to visit the exquisite scenery of Orkney can take a short ferry journey to this captivating island. Further sightseeing opportunities can be found at John O’Groats, the Castle of Mey or Old St Peter’s Church. Guests arriving for business purposes can make use of our business centre services and conference rooms, all with Wi-Fi access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Hotel, Caithness

Address: Traill Street, Thurso KW14 8EH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Price Range: $78 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel, Caithness 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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