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Dundee
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice and clean inside, everything we needed for a night. The menu wasn't varied as I couldn't find anything i liked. Otherwise it was fine. Staff were okay but a bit forward and offered us to sit in the dining room twice as though they wanted to hurry even though we had just been there for a minute... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and i just had a two night break staying at the castle arms,we both received a warm welcome from our hosts Michael and his wife. The room was spotless and well equipped the food was first class especially the fish and chips,breakfast was a real treat with a plentiful menu. We will definitely be visiting again thank you... More 

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4 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We landed later in the day but our hosts, whom have recently taken over, were accommodating. Our room was a good size and warm, the bed was so comfortable and the food was outstanding (we recommend the smoked platter and the poached chicken and haggis). Our hosts were friendly, a good laugh, informative and they helped us plan our trip... More 

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Hilton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my boyfriend for three nights dinner, bed & breakfast. I would recommend staying here if you are visiting the area. Our room (number 8) was lovely, comfortable and clean. The menu was varied & all the food we tried was delicious. Even if you aren't staying here, it's worth visiting for an evening meal. The owners... More 

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24 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night in Oct 2016. Room was comfortable, with the bathroom being fantastic. Nothing flash but good bar food and breakfast. Close to John O Groats, Castle of Mey in walking distance. Ideal for exploring Dunnet Head or stop-off on way to Orkney.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The rooms are small but cosy. Bed and bedding very comfortable. Great shower. Food was really good - I had the steak pie - it was superb! The breakfast was really tasty , all really good quality food used. There isn't anything else nearby so once you get here , you are here for the night. The staff were really... More 

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Thank Tracey P
Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We advised that we might arrive quite late, and the hosts were very accommodating! Our courtyard en-suite room was clean, warm and welcoming. The bed was ridiculously comfortable and we had a fabulous night's sleep. One of our group had a birthday, and the hosts went out of their way to help us organise a surprise cake presentation at breakfast!... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night with two adults and two children. The hosts were very kind and welcoming. The hotel is a very clean and comfortable. Our rooms were lovely, beautiful beds, clean and modern bathroom with amazing big towels. The beds were very comfortable. The room was quiet and warm. We ate dinner in the restaurant. Lovely service by the... More 

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Thank MerylVanPelt
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Castle Arms Hotel in Mey,Thurso was a welcome find for us as we had just finished the highlands portion of the North Coast 500 route. The location on the A836 is easy to find and It's understandable why Castle Arms has high marks as a top notch small hotel; it offers wonderful, clean accommodation and our double en-suite room... More 

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night during our North Coast 500 trip. Room was clean and bed comfy. Good value for money. Tasty breakfast with reasonable choices. Would stay here again. We didn't eat here so can't comment on the evening meals

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Hotel was originally a 19th. century coaching inn which has been updated and extended over the years. We took over the Hotel on 7th. September 2012 and have carried out extensive refurbishments over the winter months, beginning with totally new en-suites for each room which were completed by the end of February, 2013.We have added new furniture and lamps and will be redecorating every room and adding new beds and other furniture to present a higher standard than before.The exterior of the Hotel is currently being repainted and this work should be completed before the end of May, 2013. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castle Arms Hotel

Address: Mey, Thurso KW14 8XH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Price Range: $147 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Castle Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Courtyard rooms allow easy access if returning late.”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you sleep in the outside rooms, ask for more blankets.”
 of 5 bubbles missesnix2016, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The hotel has 4 rooms in a downstairs annex at the back which are accessible and very convenient if you have heavy luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles SuffolkmanSuffolk_UK, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 4 tiny - maybe go for a bigger room if you can afford it.”
 of 5 bubbles 618fionas, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms to the rear of the hotel are quieter as they are away from the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles campbellbarbara2, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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