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Holborn Hotel
Ranked #19 of 19 Thurso B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Stayed here 9th July 2016 whilst on the 500 North Coast tour. Room very disappointing. In much need of a makeover and a clean as the top of the door was thick with dust. No staff on reception evenings or mornings so couldn't complain. My husband had a beer in the bar but was very watery and disgusting. Will not be staying here again. This was the worst hotel of the tour. And to top it all off there was a live band playing in the bar 10 til late so didn't get much sleep.Absolutely DREADFUL. I DO NOT recommend this hotel. Very small carpark opposite for 5 cars. Ok if you park on the end near road no room to manouvre if you park further in the carpark.

Room Tip: Don't recommend anyone stays here.
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I came to the Holborn Hotel with my family, we were looking forward to a nice meal out. Unfortunately we were not impressed with the food we received. Almost £5 for 2 haggis balls and some mashed potato when you can get a full plate on nachos for almost the same price. Then for our mains one family member ordered the haddock for almost £11 what came out of the kitchen was worth a fiver at most. We complained about the fish and got the response that there was nothing that could be done as the size of the fish was outwith their control. The piece of fish we received looked like the fish served as their fish Friday deal. We were very dissapointed in this meaning that the family member who ordered the food had to then have another main meal to fill his hunger. I feel this restaurant/bar is very overpriced for average food. The menu could do with a change and include new dishes.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Ate here with my family for lunch. Place was dead, lunch was basic tuna on my panini was too wet, my son had a milkshake and it was tiny and cost £1.50 and was basically crusha, didn't even put a straw in it for him. Person who served us was extremely dry and barely smiled.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night at the Holborn hotel whilst travelling back to Orkney after a holiday. We arrived at 10pm after a very long train journey and were greeted by a friendly and efficient young man.
We stayed in the annexe which was perfectly suited to our needs with two bedrooms and a bathroom accessed through a private door.
Having settled the younger children, and left them with our adult daughter, we were able to enjoy a relaxing drink in the bar, and a very enjoyable chat with the young man mentioned earlier.
The rooms themselves are nice enough, clean and tidy, if a little basic. Shower could do with a mat as floor is slippery, and bathroom is basic, but warm and clean.
Breakfast was very nice, full Scottish breakfast, cereal, and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon were sampled, and the lady serving was helpful and friendly.
Pretty good value for money, and perfectly adequate, the staff here, particularly the chap on the bar, make all the difference.

Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

The service is a joke never seen such a sour faced depressed service staff she
just grunted and give dirty looks at us and customers
It made me and my girlfriend feel very unwelcome and uncomfortable
Prices are way overpriced for the food and drink feel like I have been mugged to some degree
food is good but the major let down is the staff and service there's a more friendly welcoming atmosphere in a morgue
I will not be returning again I don't recommend this place to anyone

Stayed: February 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Holborn Hotel

Address: 16 Princes Street, Thurso KW14 7BQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
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Ranked #19 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Thurso
Price Range: $123 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Holborn Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the town centre this 7 bedroom, family run hotel offers modern, comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation. All rooms recently renovated with en-suite shower, TV, tea/coffee facilities. ... more   less 
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