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Melvich Hotel

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4.5
#3 of 11 hotels in Thurso
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
With 13 bedrooms, a bar & restaurant, outdoor terrace and beautiful gardens overlooking Melvich Bay, The Melvich Hotel is the ideal central location for anyone travelling along the North Coast.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Room features
Desk
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Business
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Czech and 1 more
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Ian C wrote a review Aug 2021
132 contributions84 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
y wife and I stopped overnight as part of a road trip around Scotland.

Check in was easy and given a wee tour of the hotel and shown to our room.

The room was small, but had all we needed. A lack of water pressure in the shower though.

The room could benefit from a little make over on the furniture and replacing the ripped curtains, not sure if they set a good standard, when paying over £100 for B&B.

We both had pizzas for our evening meal.
The pizzas are excellent, as good, if not
better than any Italian restaurant I have dined in.

There was no comfy lounge to sit in,post evening meal, only solid wooden chairs as extra tables are set up in the lounge area.

Breakfast was pre ordered the evening
before. A decent breakfast with self service on toast, ceral and fruit juices.

Easy walk to the beach from the hotel.

The staff were excellent and very helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pgoodys wrote a review Jul 2022
Ibstock, United Kingdom28 contributions2 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel doesn't look that attractive from the exterior and maybe more could be done for this to give it some kerb appeal and presence; also to be sure you've arrived at the right location and where the entrance is. Our room had a sea view and was really spacious for the 3 of us. The bed had a thick topper on it with good quality linen which made a difference. All clean, tidy and a little dated here and there but not worn out. Automatically booked in for tea and we were looking forward to the stone baked pizza's which we all enjoyed and devoured. My 8yo also had the zeppoles for desert which were a treat. Breakfast was generally good. Service and staff was really good and we would definitely come back again.
The beach at Strathy is worth a visit and said to have some good breaks(flat when we was there). Also puffin bay was a good find
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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BinkyBoo1 wrote a review Jul 2022
Perth, United Kingdom63 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First thing to say is don’t judge a book by its cover .
Having had a most disappointing stay elsewhere the previous night my heart sank a bit as I pulled up . The parking is at the rear of the hotel which lacks curb appeal . However once inside a warm welcome awaits . I was given a tour showing me where the residents lounge , dining room , gardens were before going to my room . My room was large , freshly decorated and spotless . If I was being picky the curtains don’t close easily & the shower pressure was low however perfectly adequate . But I was perfectly happy here , it was very quiet & I had a good nights sleep . The restaurant is a very good size so not over crowded , it is bright & overlooks the beautiful bay. The menu was modest in size but I’d rather a be offered a small well thought out offering that is well executed than a promise of cuisines from all over the globe that they don’t have a hope in hells chance of landing well . The home made pizzas were very popular , there are some pizzas suggested but also the opportunity to build your own . They were very good & all diners looked to be pleased with their food. Breakfast was either cooked ( vegetarian or Scottish ) or porridge , toast cereal were also available - you are requested to pre order the evening before .There is a residents lounge where you can sit & read / play puzzles etc which was nice as I don’t always just want to sit in my room. If I had been travelling with my other half I would have liked a bar to have a pre or post dinner drink so if there is a space that could be converted that would be a great addition & another revenue stream. This is a really nice place to stay , friendly and great value & I would have no hesitation in recommending .
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Tim wrote a review Jul 2021
Callow End, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There were 13 of us in 8 rooms for an overnight stop on the NC500. The rooms were very good, clean, modern and with all the facilities you’d expect. The breakfast was super but what really stood out was them meeting our unreasonable request a couple of days in advance of our stay.

With England playing Denmark in the semi final of the Euros they agreed to try and organise somewhere in their dining room for us to watch the match all together, rather than in one of our rooms.

They were able to source a massive projector TV so we were able to watch England win from a Scottish hotel……it doesn’t get much better. Thank you Jo!

Another stand out moment was the dinner. We decided to make it a pizza night to watch the match and boy oh boy, what pizzas they were. Magnificent!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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codmum wrote a review Aug 2021
Fleetwood, United Kingdom67 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a last minute emergency booking as I needed to find somewhere with rooms with just 3 days notice. Having now stayed here I was very very happy with this hotel. It’s a great stop on the NC500. It’s on the main Tongue Thurso road so easy to find. It’s gardens have amazing views of coast and the beach is only a 10 min walk. Melvich Beach is unspoiled and beautiful. The hotel is on its own - couldn’t see any bars or restaurants in walking distance but that’s not a problem as the hotel bar is nice and food is good and not expensive. The breakfast was ‘proper Scottish’ the only square sausage of the holiday and it tasted fabulous. Our room was small (knew that on booking. Larger rooms are available if not fully booked). It was spotless. The bathroom was brand new. It was perfect for our one night stay over. Hard working very friendly staff. Would recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If staying for more than one night try and book larger room
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Pedro Z wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My spouse and I stayed here for a night. The location was incredibly beautiful and convenient, as it was within walking distance of the beach and across the street from a bus stop. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The compact room was nice and clean and, though smaller, was still large enough for the two of us plus our dog to be comfortable. The food, including the pizza and full Scottish breakfast, was lovely. Overall, it was a great stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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LittleSa wrote a review Jul 2021
Rotherham, United Kingdom27 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here during our NC500 trip & we had a great time, I couldn’t fault the hotel at all.
We received a warm welcome on arrival, all the staff we interacted with were lovely & nothing was too much trouble.
Our room was a very good size & overlooked the sea which was great.
The hotel was very clean, our room had clearly had new carpets and bathroom floor fitted recently.
We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel, both meals were great - definitely recommend the pizza!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RuthLizzy wrote a review Aug 2022
Torquay, United Kingdom93 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here on my Lands End to John O Groats cycle. From the outside it doesn't look much but inside it is lovely.
The room was very comfortable, great sea view. The shower was good.
The evening pizza was delicious. Breakfast was a standard cooked breakfast. The staff were all friendly and engaging. I was able to securely leave my bicycle overnight.
Only thing that would improve it would be cafetiere coffee in the morning but that is pretty picky!
Loved the fairtrade stuff in the room and trying to reduce plastic. Would stay again
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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simon c wrote a review Jul 2023
6 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly, amazing views in a beautiful location.
On arrival the host was friendly and showed us to our room.
The room itself was a good size and clean however the divan sheet (skirt) was absolutely filthy.
Dinner was superb (extra) and highly recommended.
Breakfast was good overall with good ingredients but no Orange Juice which was odd.
All in all we felt it was good but could be a lot better as the place felt a little run down and drab.
Also found it odd that the dining room windows were cluttered with dusty large ornaments that obscured the wonderful view.
The bar was also the same clutter.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Coopss78 wrote a review Aug 2021
pontefract31 contributions22 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed on night 3 of our NC500 trip and I have to admit, on arrival I nearly reversed the car out of the car park and carried on. So glad I didn’t !! The arrival is at the rear of the hotel into the little car park and it looked a bit grim - not much by way of signage etc but as soon as you open the door to reception it comes into its own. Clean, tidy, great welcome from the lady on reception and a lovely big family room with views out to sea. Ate in the restaurant that evening and the food was superb, the waiting staff polite and good fun - it was a really welcoming and relaxing place to be. Had a great nights sleep and a lovely breakfast before we checked out. A real gem of a place; absolutely recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Munnypenny wrote a tip Jun 2023
Cheshire, United Kingdom37 contributions36 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dog friendly, convenient for ferry to Orkney"
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loloettheo wrote a tip Jul 2022
Vidauban, France52 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking just in front"
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codmum wrote a tip Aug 2021
Fleetwood, United Kingdom67 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If staying for more than one night try and book larger room"
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Jenny wrote a tip Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom26 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They serve dinner until 8.30pm, so arrive before then as it's well worth it!"
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Leslianne M wrote a tip Aug 2021
Ardersier, United Kingdom32 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Compact room (14) small but extremely reaonably priced"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melvich Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Melvich Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Melvich Beach (0.7 miles), Strathy Beach (2.2 miles), and Dounreay (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Melvich Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Melvich Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Melvich Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Melvich Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Halladale Inn Café & Bistro, Strathy Inn, and Coastline Coffee Shop.
Are pets allowed at Melvich Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Melvich Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Czech.
Does Melvich Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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