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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:
3.6
Value:
3.9
Friendliness:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.1
Facilities:
3.6
Staff service:
4.4
Location:
4.3
Breakfast:
4.4
Guest Rating: 4
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Maria Nunzia
Family with older Children
Stayed: Aug '16
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
2
Location
5
Breakfast:
4
"Manca un sorriso"
Una notte con cena. Tutto ok tranne la scortesia dei dipendenti. Mio marito ci ha raggiunto a colazione alle 9.03, la cameriera si è avvicinata al tavolo alle 9.10 e non ha voluto servire la colazione… Read more
"Manca un sorriso"
Una notte con cena. Tutto ok tranne la scortesia dei dipendenti. Mio marito ci ha raggiunto a colazione alle 9.03, la cameriera si è avvicinata al tavolo alle 9.10 e non ha voluto servire la colazione perché il servizio era chiuso. Poi le hanno ordinato di continuare e con scortesia lo ha fatto. È un peccato rovinare quella bella atmosfera che avete con dipendenti che non amano il proprio lavoro. Read less
Likes:
L'atmosfera meravigliosa
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Northern Sands Hotel, Highland
Chris
With a colleague
Stayed: Jul '16
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
4
Breakfast:
5
"Relaxing stay with access to neqrby walks"
Plesantly surprised by the quality and choice of food in the restaurant, ended up eating their every night of our stay.… Read more
"Relaxing stay with access to neqrby walks"
Plesantly surprised by the quality and choice of food in the restaurant, ended up eating their every night of our stay. Read less
Likes:
Did not have to rely upon own transport. Mnaged to incorporate a tour of Orkneys with walks across Dunnet Bay and walk to Dunnet Head.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Northern Sands Hotel, Highland
Debbie
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '16
2
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
2
Value:
2
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
2
Facilities:
2
Staff service:
4
Location
4
Breakfast:
4
"Served a purpose"
Two night stay while touring Scotland. Hotel an older building and decor represented this a little tired. Shower powerful enough but only a midget would be able to get under it was like going back in… Read more
"Served a purpose"
Two night stay while touring Scotland. Hotel an older building and decor represented this a little tired. Shower powerful enough but only a midget would be able to get under it was like going back in time having to hold the shower head and wash my hair. Read less
Likes:
Breakfast was plentiful and enjoyable.
Dislikes:
Not really would recommend to any one that just needs basic over night accommodation
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
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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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