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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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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... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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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... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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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bath uk
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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... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Royal is a dated hotel that really needs some serious revamping. Initial check in was slow with a receptionist who didn't have a lot of interest. The hotel is "maze" like to try and find some of the rooms whether it's up or downstairs around the whole building without and really clue to where the rooms are. Didn't bother... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is the worst hotel I have stayed in ever!! Yes, the linen and bed sheets were clean. Yes, everything worked. Yes, the breakfast was adequate. But how this hotel can claim to be 3 star I will never ever know! I booked a single room at the Royal online and looking at the photos it didn't look too bad.... More 

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Go for a back room if you want to sleep through the night. We had a front facing room and every night when the bars let out there would be drunk shenanigans going on very loudly. As other reviewers indicated the hotel is not sound proofed at all. I had my ear plugs and closed the window so it only... More 

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London
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a couple of nights ago while cycling the 500 with a friend and couldn't find fault. It was welcoming, spotless, friendly, the breakfast was speedy and good quality, and great value. It is a little traditional but that adds to the charm.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

First impressions are so important in the hospitality business and unfortunately ours were not good. Whether approaching from the front entrance or the back, this hotel shouted "tired and can't be bothered". The staff member at reception was lethargic and disinterested, the back entrance was flooded so we had to paddle in; the lift was barely operational and it was... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: RM263 - RM330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel, Caithness 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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Royal Hotel, Caithness Hotel Thurso
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Royal Hotel, Caithness UK/Thurso, Scotland
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“Some rooms are a long walk so if you've got a heavy bag or don't like mazes then ask for a room near reception/car park.”
 of 5 bubbles ThatSharpy, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“My room was second floor front and was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles MissouriBlondie_1, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Find another hotel...”
 of 5 bubbles 467autumnh, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If your room is in the front of the hotel the traffic and bar will keep you up till the wee hours of the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles Eaglemapper, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Best Tip: Find another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Mr-Mrs-Jolly, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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