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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for an evening meal. Much better and friendlier than the Sango Sands Oasis which we also tried. Great steak pie, monkfish tails. Orcadian beer in the bar. Very good value. A bit further out of Durness but not too far.

Thank billobe1
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and i completed the NC500 in August 2016, we stayed for 1 night in the Smoo cave Hotel, what a Great place, fantastic room, great good and great craic in the bar in the evening.. completely recommend it. 5 stars

Thank Mark W
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful scenic Hotel on the North coast . Room 5 was great. Had everything you need.Tv, hot shower, tea and coffee,kettle,nice view. Staff and owners friendly and proffesional. Great Craic in the bar with owners and locals. Food was great, Haggis scotch egg. Great selection of beers and malt whiskys.Got early check-in and late checkout. Ryder cup golf on TV,... More 

Thank highlander2472000
Goole, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is the worst place I have ever stayed if we had been staying more than 1 night I would have walked out. It smelt like someone had been applying some sort of muscle linnament the bed was 2 singles pushed together, the shower door didn't close properly and the cover for the on off switch was missing so you... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I had this hotel and restaurant booked for about 6 months. The staff were really wonderful, friendly, helpful and pleasant. However the room was atrocious with canvas wardrobe, broken lamp shades and the foulest smell coming from a very dirty looking en suite. Disgusting. We had also booked a table at the restaurant, but the booking appeared to have gone... More 

Thank Helenlightning
Troon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night as part of our NC500 road trip. Booked only a few days beforehand, we had the upstairs rooms - a double and a twin with shared bathroom. What a great hotel! It was clean & comfortable. Dinner was delicious (between us we sampled the steak pie, venison burger and cajun chicken) and breakfast was lovely... More 

Thank Lynty22
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We arrived late about 9pm on our bikes (me & Stephen) doing part of NC500 and Francis and all the bar staff were really helpful and very friendly. It was Francis day off too but she still was really helpful. We got some good food and I was really enjoying the Orkney Gold lager and later on the powerful chilli... More 

Thank Doogal12
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A most friendly place to stay. We loved Smoo Cave Hotel, our room was ground floor behind the restaurant, comfortable bed, good ensuite, free wifi, everything spotlessly clean and room quiet. The evening meal was superb, local scallops cooked perfectly, fresh fish and an excellent steak pie, all served by lovely friendly young ladies. Nothing was too much trouble for... More 

Thank sunshinelover978
Queensland, Australia
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65 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Check in was at the public bar, which was very busy at the time and we had to wait for the drinkers to be served first. But once that was overcome, the staff were very friendly and helpful. We were led out a side door to a cabin behind the hotel which comprised an oversize bedroom with a double and... More 

Thank bundybear61
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Stayed here for a night in September 2016. It's just a couple hundred yards from Smoo cave and maybe a mile from Durness. The cave is worth a visit, but I digress. We were cycling and leaving the bikes in their shed was no problem. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere friendly and accommodating. The rooms were as the... More 

Thank curmudgeonlydrift

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Smoo Cave Hotel

Address: Durness IV27 4QB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Durness
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Smoo Cave Hotel Durness, Scotland
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“Choose a room recommended by another traveller. Ours was abominable.”
  • Some of the black damp in the shower.
  • For the price we expected more than a canvas wardrobe.
  • Both bedside lampshades were cracked and damaged.
  • Chunks of porcelain missing under the sink.
 of 5 bubbles Helenlightning, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't worry about the rooms being close to the restaurant. The sound-proofing is very good.”
 of 5 bubbles limeyferg, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor overlooking the back towards to the cliffs - nice view”
 of 5 bubbles michele395, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We had the family room on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles GadgetGirlie, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you can get a room in this hotel you will be very very lucky...Take anything you can get...you wont regret it.”
 of 5 bubbles Monolithos, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
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