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Pentland Hotel

Princes Street, Thurso KW14 7AA Scotland
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#7 of 11 hotels in Thurso
The Pentland Hotel is located in the central of Thurso, a small town situated on the northern coastline overlooking the Orkney Islands. Thurso's history stretches back to the time of the Vikings, when it was once referred to as Thorsa, translated meaning 'Thor's River'. Thurso shares its famous history of the fishing industry with its neighbouring town Wick, but is also well known among surfers and kayakers who travel from all over the world to experience the swells our sea has to offer. Suitable for families and business people alike, this hotel will offer you comfortable accommodation and a warm welcome from staff. The Pentland Hotel has two lounges for conferences and a night porter available to ensure late services are accommodated to and early risers can enjoy a continental ​breakfast. Being based in the center of Thurso offers you many opportunities to not only explore the town but also enjoy the frequent public transport to explore other parts of the county. Stay at the Pentland Hotel and allow us to ensure that you experience a pleasant and enjoyable visit to the delights of the far north of Scotland. The hotel has 41 en-suite bedrooms made up of single, twin, double, triple, and family units. Each bedroom has been stylishly decorated and made to accommodate your various needs to ensure that your stay will be as comfortable and relaxed as possible. All rooms include a phone, TV with Freeview, a hairdryer, a radio alarm clock, and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a large split level dining room so that smaller parties of up to 30 may enjoy extra privacy. The restaurant uses only the freshest local Caithness seafood and produce. Vegetarian choices and children's menus are also available. The reception foyer is an attractive area where guests can relax after their meal in comfort. The focus of this room is the fireplace with its carved wooden mantel on a Caithness stone hearth. We have free wi-fi in and around the reception area. Alternatively, the cosy, welcoming atmosphere of the lounge bar is an area where families can sit and where light refreshments and snacks can be eaten, in the more informal surroundings.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Ironing service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
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debbwagg58 wrote a review Sep. 26
Austin, Texas14 contributions4 helpful votes
We have been travelling Europe and UK since June, We've been to 13 countries, dozens of hotels, Airbnbs and I can honestly say our 6 day stay at Pentland, Thurso was without question the best experience we've had. Every single member of the staff is cheerful, helpful and just delightful to be around. The room was clean, comfortable and well situated. The food was exceptional, literally every meal was delicious. The service throughout the property was phenomenal. I honestly cannot say enough good things about this entire property. If you are lucky enough to get a room here, don't hesitate.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Abigail McCahill, Other at Pentland Hotel
Responded yesterday
Hi debbwagg58, We are absolutely delighted that you had such a great experience during your stay. We will be sure to pass your kind words on to our whole team. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Nicole M wrote a review Sep. 18
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a lovely 4 night stay at the Pentland Hotel. The staff at breakfast were superb - very friendly and cheery. The location was good and the room was clean. I loved the new bath and shower. Thank you to all the staff.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Abigail McCahill, Other at Pentland Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi nicolemP8609DP, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a kind review. Your compliments will be passed onto all our staff. We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future!
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welshfamilyFalkirk wrote a review Sep. 12
Stenhousemuir, United Kingdom123 contributions64 helpful votes
We stayed here for three nights to explore the north coast. It’s an older hotel and refurbishment is ongoing which is great to see. It does mean some bits are a little outdated, however the friendly staff and cleanliness outweigh that. We ate in the bar one night and it was decent bar food, again friendly and good service. Loved sitting in the reception/lounge area which is traditionally decorated, looks great and very comfortable. Breakfast was buffet, had a great selection and kept very fresh by the two extremely lovely ladies working there who couldn’t have been more helpful. I’d visit again
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Abigail McCahill, Other at Pentland Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Alan, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay & meal with us. We are so happy to hear that we were able to provide you with a comfortable place to stay while you explored the North coast. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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Catherine G wrote a review Sep. 11
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The worst hotel I have been in for years. Bedroom had a strong musty smell and the carpet was filthy. The bed was small and the mattress was lumpy. Grossly overpriced given the poor facilities and neglected decor. No housekeeping; asked to fill in a form should we require anything.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Abigail McCahill, Other at Pentland Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hello catherinegF588LJ, Please accept our sincere apologies that you were left feeling this way after your recent stay at the Pentland. We have ongoing renovations throughout the hotel however this is no excuse and your comments will certainly be noted. Again we are sorry. Safe onward travels.
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keith w Roberts wrote a review Sep. 6
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Very disappointed with quality of the room however it is clean and tidy. We booked a superior double and the picture shows a comfy double settee, large set of drawers, bedside cabinets with a drawer. Our room has no drawers whatsoever, no settee but 2 chairs instead and looks a smaller room. This is more like the standard double judging by the pictures which we believe we have been given. We did ask if we could have another room but were told none available
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$100 - US$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsCaithness and SutherlandThurso
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pentland Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pentland Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lindsey Gallacher (0.4 km) and Top Joes (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pentland 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 Pentland Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Pentland Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bydand, Pride of Bengal Indian Restaurant and Takeaway, and Spice Tandoori.
Is Pentland Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Thurso.
Are pets allowed at Pentland Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Pentland Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old St Peter's Church (0.5 km).