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Northern Sands Hotel

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Room & Suite (25)
Dining (17)
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Great View
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Traveller rating
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  • English
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Having camped the previous time we were here, 30 years ago, we booked the Northern Sands several months in advance based on TA recommendations for the area. So glad we did. We arrived quite late in the day, and in spite of the dining room being full, were quickly seated, and
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great hotel great food nice people, we had friends from ireland so went away for a night clean hotel friendly locals. i would go back again in summer plenty to see and do. room was massive bed comfortable
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Response from KeithD2056, General Manager at Northern Sands Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you in the summer
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What a team of people, having travelled extensively thoughout the world ! A great welcome backed up by a smiling friendly team of people is just a fantastic feeling! The Hotel has been modernised! That have down a particular good job . It’s clean fresh but still retaining its
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Response from KeithD2056, General Manager at Northern Sands Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Nick, it was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for the kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future many thanks Keith
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my sister and I have never been so far north to john of groats. stayed at the northern sands hotel Wednesday night. we arrived in the dark and had a lovely meal . the rooms were very good. but the thing that got us was the scenery.you could see the beach from our room and it was
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Response from KeithD2056, General Manager at Northern Sands Hotel
Responded 15 Dec 2018
Thank you Chris for your lovely review and it was great to meet you both.
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Lovely meal before a visit next door to the gin distillery. Food was of a high standard and the service had a personal touch. Would recommend stopping here, as well as a great hotel, restaurant and bar, you have a lovely gin distillery and an amazing beach a short walk down
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Response from Teritoots, General Manager at Northern Sands Hotel
Responded 12 Dec 2018
Thank you James for your lovely review and kind comments. We appreciate you taking the time to let people know many thanks
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very confused about this hotel is this a pet friendly accomodation ?
I dont think so, but a quick email to the owner will clear up any doubt, I found them very friendly
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"book in advance not many good hotel in the area"
"Request a room at the front of the hotel. The room we had at the back overlooked the yard"
"Book direct."
"Dining there is a must"
"Not Miller room as partly overlooked cemetery"
US$ 112 - US$ 167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandDunnet
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