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Ulbster Arms Hotel

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently stayed for 3 nights on a business trip. After a long drive the room in which I was staying was perfection, clean, warm and welcoming! The food was out of this world and every member of staff I encountered was of the highest level. definitely worth the 8 hour drive!!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a two night stay recently and honestly cant fault the hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great selection of food and drinks and food of a high standard and reasonably priced. Rooms very well decorated and exceptionally clean. Well worth a visit and a great base for exploring the surrounding area. Other highland hotels take note this is... More 

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Thank Andy M
Elly J, Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your lovely comments and its great to know how much you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you visit us again when you are next in the highlands! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hotel on a business trip in the area. The hotel itself is lovely, very welcoming and nicely decorated. I stayed in room 12 and it had everything you'd need for a comfortable stay. My only main gripes were that the lighting in the room was poor. Whilst I appreciate the use of energy saving bulbs, it... More 

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Thank debbiemcn85
Elly J, Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We really appreciate your comments and take on board your mention of the lighting and shower and we have looked into both! Its greats to know you enjoyed everything else! We hope you visit us again, thank you More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely well kept old hotel... everything is quality especially the service from start to finish. Normally older hotels appear tired and cheap ....not this one... I would highly recommend it. Reasonably priced food and drink ...great menu and very tasty was a welcome bonus. I'll not think twice about booking this again next time I'm in the area. Thanks to... More 

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Elly J, Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Delighted to know how much you enjoyed staying here and the food and service was to a high standard for you We hope you visit us again soon, thank you for your kind words! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stayed for 2 nights at this lovely hotel in Halkirk with work colleagues, was checked in by Sarah, and given room 8. This room was very comfortable, with a double bed and a single bed, large en suite with a shower that was a jet wash in a previous life. The double bed was very comfy and gave me a... More 

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Elly J, Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Great to know you were so impressed with the room and en suite! The burgers are a great choice, glad you enjoyed it! Lovely to hear the staff, both evenings looked after you so well and the food was good both nights We really appreicate your kind words and... More 

Thurso, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Called in for an evening meal without booking. Although they had most tables reserved for parties we were directed to a table for two. Staff very helpful and friendly, and the food of high quality. This was our second time eating here and we will be back !

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Elly J, Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Its great to hear our staff managed to fit you in and you enjoyed the service and food! We look forward to your next visit, thanks again More 

Changchun, China
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I stopped there on may through Scotland's highlands, heading off for Orkney Islands. It was a lovely and quiet place with a delicious kitchen for dinner and a small breakfast. I can recommend it to people who enjoy the luxury quietness and feeling of an ancient manor house, just around 20 minutes away from the ferry to the Orkneys.

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Elly J, Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us review! We are glad you found us on your travels through scotland and enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the recommendation, we hope you visit us again some time! More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

A nice hotel in a little village on the river Thurso. We enjoyed a very comfortable bed in a newly decorated room, tasty supper and a hearty Scottish breakfast. The staff were helpful and friendly. I found out that the hotel is a central hub for salmon fishing. Many of the other guests were regular visitors. We would definitely go... More 

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Elly J, Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Great to know your bed was comfortable and your food and service was good! We hope to see you again! More 

County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Classic hotel with comfortable rooms. Breakfast and evening meal both good. No lift in the hotel so getting to the top floor was taxing for older guests. Also, one of our rooms had a bath with shower in the bedroom (separate toilet). Difficult to avoid water going everywhere! The other room had an en suite bathroom which was lovely and... More 

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Thank Henry M
Elly J, Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Its great to know the rooms were comfortable, We appreciate your comments and will have a look into the difficulty with the bath/shower We hope you visit us again! More 

Dunblane
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

I was looking for somewhere to have lunch with vegan friends. I phoned the Ulbster Arms Hotel. The receptionist said she'd tell the chef and he'd "put his thinking cap on" When I called back, I was assured everything would be fine. It was no problem. Well! It was fantastic. Wonderful. The chef offered a choice of two dishes. My... More 

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Elly J, Manager at Ulbster Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! It was myself you spoke to on the phone and im very glad to know they were able to meet your needs and serve you all a lovely meal, Thanks for your kind words it really pleases us to know you all enjoyed your food so much! We hope... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Ulbster Arms Hotel

Address: Halkirk KW12 6XY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Halkirk
Price Range: ₹ 11,969 - ₹ 12,243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“Room 1 on the 2nd floor, bath with shower attachment, no separate shower enclosure though, if you prefer an over bath shower then try room 5”
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