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Dunnet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We haven't been to this Hotel for some time. We arrived a few minutes before 17.00 hrs and were attended by Kyle, our waiter for the evening. I ordered Turkey and Karen ordered Salmon. The menu engendered us to have patience and after about 20 minutes the meal was served. Our patience was rewarded by two delicious meals which were...

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Came to the hotel for a night whilst on a tour around Scotland. Hotel is on the 'main' road to John 0' Groats and has a quirky entrance. The double rooms we had were massive!! One was modern and obviously refurbished and the other was older with a tiny TV! The bathrooms in both rooms were beautiful, lovely modern showers...

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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Great food all home cooked and we highly recommend the specials board. The only let down was the seafood platter. Too oily and everything battered but that was the only disappointment. Rooms are in need of a refurb and the TVs are way too small although Kyle couldn't have been more helpful. He conjured up a larger one. The hospitality...

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Prestwick
Reviewed 11 November 2016

One night stay on business up North. Hotel lived up to previous Trip reviews. Dunnet mushrooms to start and the Hunter`s chicken to follow. Both freshly made and very tasty. Breakfast also fresh and tasty. Comfortable room and staff very friendly and helpful. Will remember next time when heading north.

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Lochearnhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had the hot seafood platter, excellent value, well cooked fresh seafood. Came with salad and yummy chips, also Marie Rose and tartare sauces. Can't fault anything, waiter was great, food was served quickly and looked as amazing as it tasted.

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Brackley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We overnighted at this very pleasant hotel just outside Thurso and found it very relaxing after a long days drive up the west coast. The staff were very accomodating and the food was good. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Another one night halt on my tour. Staff was very welcoming and helpful. The single room was very comfortable, but is beginning to show signs of needing a little care, but most importantly was clean. Dinner was very nice, but the breakfast was the best I've had on this tour and was the first to include Haggis. In room WiFi...

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Goole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We visited the restaurant 2 years ago and found the food superb so when we knew we were visiting the area again we thought perfect place to stay, we were wrong the room was old and dated there was no central heating in the room just a very noisy wall mounted heater, every piece of wallpaper was peeling away from...

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Thurso, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This was a very nice meal until my husband found a long dark hair in his Apple and Strawberry Crumble. As he has short grey hair it clearly wasn't his! He gave the hair to the waitress who apologised and took it into the chef who sent his apologies! That's all we got! There is no disabled toilet so I...

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed a couple of nights before crossing to Orkney to allow me to indulge my cliffs and headlands and beaches habit (Dunnet Head, Dunnet Bay and Duncansby Head, all well worth a visit). Excellent location, especially with being able to see Dunnet Bay Distillers from the window. The room was OK, but as another reviewer recently noted a little...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small family run hotel in the northern highlands of Scotland closest hotel to Britain’s most northerly point of Dunnet Head and overlooking the spectacular Dunnet Sands. Great situation for outdoor pursuits. Well known for our fine food using the finest local produce. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Northern Sands Hotel

Address: Main Street, Dunnet KW14 8XD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Dunnet
Price Range: $70 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Northern Sands Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“we live in Dunnet so haven't stayed at the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 900colinl, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Wif-fi is limited in some rooms, no.12 has no connectivity but is a lovely room.”
 of 5 bubbles 617sammig, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We didn't stay at the hotel, just ate there”
 of 5 bubbles Wilmamc1959, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't think there are any good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles SandrS10, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Can't help there i'm afraid”
 of 5 bubbles BryanB83, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
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