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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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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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MikeH98 wrote a review 25 Sep
Letchworth, United Kingdom376 contributions168 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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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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Storyteller98724 wrote a review 18 Sep
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Booked table for 7, mains arrived at 8.45. Little menu choice just fixed. Bathroom door didn’t shut which meant the dripping toilet could be heard all night. Internet didn’t work in room just in main hotel. Only one chair in a room costing over £200 is poor but i guess they want you spending money in the bar. When issues mentioned at check out, no interest in them. Lock on front door was also tricky, even for the lady who showed us the room. If the stay was £150 we could accept some of these problems but at over £300 for 1 night with dinner, we were very disappointed. Worst stay during our NC500 tour, B&Bs far better abd a fraction of the price.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Storyteller98724, Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your experience. Please feel assured that we take all of our guest feedback extremely seriously, and your feedback is incredibly important in helping us to improve our services. With this in mind, please accept our sincerest apologies that your stay with us here at Forss House didn't meet your expectations. Thank you for raising the issues you faced during your stay, we will be sure to look into these problems immediately and please accept our apologies for the inconveniences these problems caused. It is disheartening to hear that as a result you felt as though this was the worst stay on your NC500 tour. We pride ourselves on offering special Highland stays here at Forss, and so please allow us to extend our apologies that you felt let down on this occasion. It is our top priority to ensure that all of our guests enjoy a comfortable stay, so we would like to assure you that your concerns would have been listened to and taken extremely seriously upon departure, however please accept our apologies if you felt as though this was not the case. We would like to highlight again that your experience and feedback is highly valuable to us, with which we will review your comments carefully in order to take appropriate measures to improve our guest experience. We hope upon a future visit to Thurso you will consider giving us a second try. We wish for all of our guests to experience a truly wonderful Highland retreat here at Forss, with which we hope in the future we will get the opportunity to deliver for you. Best wishes, Marketing.
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Andybell616 wrote a review 5 Sep
Wirral, United Kingdom22 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights as part of our honeymoon. Fabulous, friendly staff. Delicious food. Huge copper bath. Amazing selection of whiskey. Could not fault anything. There is waterfall in the grounds, not to be missed. Our base for a couple of days, taking in John O’Groats and Smoo Cave.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Andybell616, Thank you ever so much for your fantastic 5* review and for choosing to stay with us here at Forss House for such a special occasion. We are so pleased to learn that you had a really lovely stay, it was our pleasure! We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Marketing.
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horse1uk wrote a review Aug 2021
Rye, United Kingdom250 contributions112 helpful votes
We stayed in the Cottage "Hairy Mary" and not in the hotel, we had a family room and the room and bathroom was spacious and clean as you would expect. We was warmly welcomed and shown to our room, the hotel is located off the road down a private drive, you can walk to the sea from the hotel through the fields and there is also an old watermill in the grounds that you can walk around to. We ate in the Hotel Dinner and Breakfast and the Dinner was the best fayre we had in Scotland for a reasonable price, the breakfast was also great and couldn't be faulted. We would without doubt return.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear horse1uk, Thank you ever so much for your fantastic 5* review; we are so thrilled to learn that you enjoyed a wonderful stay! We are incredibly proud to have a 2AA Rosette restaurant here in our hotel, so we are over the moon to read that you thought our delicious food was the best you've had in Scotland...Wow! Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience, it is greatly appreciated! We look forward to seeing you again really soon for another excellent stay. Best wishes, Marketing.
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travellingmatt572 wrote a review Aug 2021
11 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed for a couple of nights on a tour of Scotland with the family. We were in the Mill House which had 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms over three floors and some of the old mill machinery still there. The beds were really comfortable and the only noise was from the waterfall beside the mill. The main house has that eclectic individuality that you only seem to get in old country house hotels. Staff were fantastic.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear travellingmatt572, Thank you ever so much for your fantastic 5* review and for choosing to stay with us here at Forss House Hotel. We are delighted to learn that you and your family enjoyed a really wonderful stay in our new Mill House accommodation on the waterfall's edge. We have designed these cottages with family stays in mind, so it is wonderful that you and your family got to experience all that they have to offer. We hope to see you again 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.