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Forss House Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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Forss House is a delightful 1810 country home nestling in 20 acres of woodland, below a waterfall, on the gently meandering River Forss. A 14 bedroom family owned hotel Forss House is an elegant comfortable haven that puts you instantly at ease with a welcoming staff keen to look after you.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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I was travelling to Caithness for work and couldn’t have asked for a nicer place to stay. The room I stayed in is in the annex building and is huge, with patio doors out to woodland from which I heard an owl twit-twooing during the night! The bathroom has a double shower and
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Response from Management_General, General Manager at Forss House Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Greetings benwanderlust, We thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review and choosing to stay at our North Highland retreat. Your compliments are a joy to read and we're thrilled to learn that you had a great stay and enjoyed our delicious quality fo food, welcoming hospitality and overall experience! Please be sure to visit us again very soon. Warm regards, Anne Mackenzie General Manager
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We received a voucher for a one night D,B&B stay as a Christmas present. We were greeted by the lovely Anne, who straight away upgraded us to a bigger room. The rooms are a breath of fresh air - after all the bland ‘neutral’ decor of the chains we’ve stayed in lately - cute
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Response from Management_General, General Manager at Forss House Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Greetings msgoodvibes, We're overjoyed to see your perfect rating and read your wonderful review! Thank you for your kind comments about our hotel decor, delicious quality of food and overall experience is sincerely appreciated by all of us here at Forss House Hotel. It was our pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Warm wishes, Anne Mackenzie General Manager
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Another Faulty Towers property. As an interior designer I’m bored with the 1980’s decor in ALL the properties we’ve stayed in ... 20 year old carpet, beds that look like 2 corpses were just removed (permanent dints where people have slept over the decades) .... the bathroom &
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Response from Management_General, General Manager at Forss House Hotel
Responded 14 Dec 2018
Dear map6, We appreciate you taking the time to provide your insightful feedback and choosing to stay at Forss House Hotel. It is disappointing to hear that our traditional Scottish interiors fell short of meeting expectations, we are in the process of refurbishing certain aspects of the hotel, so hopefully when you return in the near future you will be impressed by our renovated look. Thank you for your lovely comments about our welcoming hospitality and excellent quality of food, we will be sure to share this with our team. Please be sure to join us again soon. Warm regards, Anne Mackenzie General Manager
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We stayed for a short break and were hugely impressed from the outset. The room was spotless and spacious with a full range of facilities. The bar was stocked with an impressive array of whiskies and the restaurant menu was well-chosen, with every dish prepared and served with
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Response from Management_General, General Manager at Forss House Hotel
Responded 14 Dec 2018
Greetings Alex M, It is such a pleasure to read your wonderful review and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Thank you for your kind words about our comfortable rooms, extensive collection of whisky, delicious quality of food, welcoming hospitality and our traditional Scottish interiors. We hope to welcome you back again to our Highland retreat very soon. Best wishes, Anne Mackenzie General Manager
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Do not book with this hotel. I booked for my partners 50th in May 18 for a night in May 19. It stated free cancellation. I paid £195 in full. In October 18 we chose to go elsewhere and cancelled. They still have not refunded the £195 and are coming up with every excuse
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Thank you for your enquiry. I have one of the twin rooms in the annexe where we allow dogs available on the 16th September for one night only. It is already booked on the 17th. The cost of the room is £135 for two people bed and breakfast. I am sorry we do not allow dogs in the main building. You will need to go to our web site to see pictures of bedrooms. If you wish to book the room, please call me on 01847 861201. Kind Regards Anne
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Breakfast price included in bed and breakfast booking: Good Morning! Please help yourself to our selection of fruits, juices, yoghurts and cereals on the buffet table ~oOo~ Freshly Made Porridge Full Scottish Breakfast Lightly Cured & Smoked Caithness Bacon Harrolds of Wick Pork Sausages Grilled Tomato Sautéed Mushrooms Aultbea Black Pudding Lochquoy Free Range Eggs - Fried, Poached, Scrambled in Double Cream or Boiled From Caithness Smoke House Natural Smoked Haddock Poached in milk with poached egg or Smoked Salmon with scrambled eggs or Whole Grilled Kipper ~oOo~ White or Brown Toast or Freshly Baked Croissants with a selection of home made preserves A Coffee cafetiere or one of our speciality Teas Dinner: £35 per person Salad of Peas, Fennel & Basil parmesan & quail egg Smoked Ardgay Venison Loin kohlrabi, caramelised onion ketchup Scrabster Scallops crab rilette, apple and hazelnut Leek & Potato Soup truffle cream, chive oil Caithness Beef Fillet braised shin, carrot, fondant potato, red wine sauce Scrabster Monkfish beetroot, saffron potatoes, shellfish bisque Rump and Breast of Caithness Lamb heritage tomato, mint, polenta, and jus New Potatoes black olive, chickpea purée, pine nuts, roasted red pepper, herb oil Halkirk Blackberry & Elderflower Jelly granny smith sorbet Cranachan “2017” Dark Chocolate Mousse strawberries, sesame Selection of Tain Fine Cheeses served with oatcakes and quince Freshly Ground Coffee and Home-made Petit Fours
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The ferry is five miles away but a pre-arranged taxi is available.
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is there a lift?
We do not have a lift but do have a number of ground floor bedrooms.
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"Ask for a river view"
"Twin garden room was better the the main house double"
"River house good"
"Upstairs in main house"
"The Radclyffe rooms are superb"
US$133 - US$280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
forss hotel thurso
United KingdomScotlandCaithness and SutherlandThurso
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