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Dunnet

Highland, 

Highland, 


KW14 8XD,  United Kingdom
The family-run Northern Sands Hotel is situated in the centre of Dunnet village, and is ideally placed for a holiday in Caithness, near by is the Queen Mother's former residence The Castle of Mey, John O'Groats and mainland Britains most northerly point Dunnet Head. Close by are ferry ports to Orkney.Easily accessible by road, rail - into Thurso or air - into Wick it is 674 miles from London and is just 4 miles from Britain's most northerly mainland point, Dunnet Head.
  • Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Bar
  • Close to stunning beach
  • Free parking
  • Ideal for Orkney Ferries
  • Close to Castle of Mey
  • Walking
  • Close to Dunnet Forest
  • Bird watching
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Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for Northern Sands Hotel, Highland are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
3.7
Value:
4.0
Friendliness:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.1
Facilities:
3.7
Staff service:
4.4
Location:
4.3
Breakfast:
4.4
Guest Rating: 4.1
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nicola
Young Couple
Stayed: May '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Welcoming and friendly hotel"
Overnight stay for myself and my husband with our dog. Had evening meal on arrival after a walk along a fantastic beach only 5 minutes away, then a hearty breakfast before leaving.… Read more
"Welcoming and friendly hotel"
Overnight stay for myself and my husband with our dog. Had evening meal on arrival after a walk along a fantastic beach only 5 minutes away, then a hearty breakfast before leaving. Read less
Likes:
Food was excellent. Very accommodating and friendly and made our stay a pleasure. Staff so welcoming and accommodating for our dog too.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Northern Sands Hotel, Highland
Thilo
Mature Couple
Stayed: May '16
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
4
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
4
Location
4
Breakfast:
4
"In the middle of nowhere a good rest"
Just an overnight stay on our North Trail Tour around the top of Scotland. Dinner - Sleep - Breakfast.… Read more
"In the middle of nowhere a good rest"
Just an overnight stay on our North Trail Tour around the top of Scotland. Dinner - Sleep - Breakfast. Read less
Likes:
The location is very good, a day trip from Inverness. Dunnet Head and Thurso in short distance, a nice beach for a short stroll.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Northern Sands Hotel, Highland
Carolyn
Mature Couple
Stayed: Apr '16
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Very dog friendly with great service, in an amazing place."
We arrived very tired after a long drive. We were greeted with a lovely friendly welcome, as were our two dogs. The hotel is being slowly refurbished so don't expect boutique, but it had all the nece… Read more
"Very dog friendly with great service, in an amazing place."
We arrived very tired after a long drive. We were greeted with a lovely friendly welcome, as were our two dogs. The hotel is being slowly refurbished so don't expect boutique, but it had all the necessary facilities. We had a lovely, freshly prepared evening meal. The heater in our room wasn't working so we were provided with a plug in heater which soon warmed the room. Lovely folk running the place couldn't be more helpful. Great porridge for breakfast. Read less
Likes:
Our dogs were allowed in our room at night, and in the public bar. Food and service was excellent, as was the B&B rate.
Dislikes:
Our room was a little tired. It was however clean and adequate, at a good price.
Guest Review for Northern Sands Hotel, Highland
More Information
3 Stars Self Assessed Hotel
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking
Types of Payment Accepted at Northern Sands Hotel
Cash (Sterling), Cash (Euro), Credit card, Debit card, Cheque
Payment Cards accepted at the property
American Express Master Card Maestro Visa Visa Electron 
Check-in: 2:00 PM till 10:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Policies
Children Policy: No preference
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: Dogs
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
Our restaurant is has a reputation from both near and far away for producing delicious meals to the highest standard using localy sourced produce noteably local Caithness beef and lamb and the freshest of seafood. We have a very extensive menu which caters for all tastes and our high teas with our own fresh baking is to die for.
Our cosy and friendly lounge and public bars are the ideal place to relax and have a nice hot or cold drink after your day exploring.

Our comfortable rooms are all en-suite with tea and coffee facilities and decorated to a high standard. All rooms have flat screen t.v. with freeview. Wireless internet is also available.
The renown beach with sand dunes at Dunnet - some 2 miles long - rarely has more than a handful of people on it, it’s unlikely that you could want for more area of beach per head anywhere in the UK. It is a wonderful safe beach for children to play in, surfers, sand yachting, etc. or simply to watch the sun as it sinks down in the evening.
Also close by is Dunnet Forest with well trodden paths and professionally maintained trails, it is a great place for a meandering walk and is frequented by dog walkers from miles around. Children love the forest for it’s many hidey-holes and it’s abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna.

However if you want breathtaking then walk or drive up to Dunnet Head - the most northerly point on the UK mainland. There are superb views and a plethora of bird life. On a clear day you will have a fine view over The Pentland Firth to the Orkney Islands in the north and the breathtaking hills of Sutherland to the west.
We are situated close by the main car ferries to the Orkney Isles at Scrabster and Gills Bay and the short sea passenger only ferry at |John O'Groats being in a prime location to take in a day excurtion or longer visit to the Orkney Isles.
Style of property
Comfortable, Homely, Rustic, Secluded, Traditional
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