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Union Street, Wick KW1 5ED Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 16/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 4 in Wick
Travellers' Choice
Mackays Hotel is located in Wick, in the beautiful area of Caithness. The hotel has gained wide recognition for its high standard of award-winning service and fine food. You'll find yourself relaxing from the moment you arrive with our uniquely warm rooms, each furnished to capture the gentility of a Highland getaway. The No 1 Bistro is one of Caithness's tastiest dining choices and takes pride being the only restaurant in Wick recognised for culinary excellence with an AA Rosette. Using only the best local produce and fish straight from the boats at Scrabster, our No 1 Bistro has gone to great lengths to ensure a mouth-watering Highland menu which offers something for everyone. Our guests can also take advantage of free entry to the local pool and gym and fast WiFi throughout the building. At Mackays, we like to keep things simple. Affordable luxury and excellent company. After all, caring for you is what we do.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Simon D wrote a review 7 May
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom110 contributions23 helpful votes
With Scotland just coming out of COVID regulations, it was understandable that some staff were still cautious in welcoming new visitors. This hotel, somewhat dour in its style and presentation, provided us with a friendly if cautious welcome and our room was clean and suitable for a one night stay. breakfast was fine and the attached bistro restaurant provided us with an evening meal.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Groatstravelers wrote a review 3 May
John O'Groats, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
My Wife and I attended a wedding in the MacKays Hotel Wick, stayed for a night. The event was excellent, well organised and brilliantly hosted by the proprietors. They ensured that we all felt like a part of what is a very well family run Hotel. Every single member of staff were brilliant and couldn't do more to make the wedding day and our stay go any better. A brilliant experience from start to finish.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: Rooms on the North Side look out over the river and out to sea.
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Response from Ellie Lamont, Owner at Mackays Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the wedding, I think we all enjoyed the wedding as much as the guests! The team will be as delighted as I am with your kind words 🥰 Ellie
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Alexandra D wrote a review 2 May
12 contributions4 helpful votes
Easy to find, easy to park, welcoming staff, great food and a good nights sleep! We ate in the restaurant and would recommend if you are staying as it's great food and service :) Maybe the bathrooms could do with an update but not a necessity!
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Date of stay: April 2022
Response from Ellie Lamont, Owner at Mackays Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and felt well looked after, hope you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful area! Thank you Ellie
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Valerie B wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
Wick is fascinating but quite down at heal. This hotel was a real find. Great tasting freshly cooked food. Well presented and friendly staff. A surprising bit of class. Looks like it would be quite a pleasant place to stay as well. Fun to know it’s on the shortest street in the world!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Ellie Lamont, Owner at Mackays Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Valerie B Thank you for your kind comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us! Hope you enjoy your visit to our beautiful county. Warm regards Ellie
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tom millar wrote a review Apr 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom29 contributions10 helpful votes
We booked this at the last minute and were delighted. The manager upgraded us and the room was beautifully clean and warm. Definitely one of the best hotels on our North Coast 500 trip. The staff are very welcoming too - it feels like you're a part of the family here. The restaurant too is superb and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Ellie Lamont, Owner at Mackays Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Tom M Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay. Love it that you felt like part of the family, that’s our aim! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip on the NC500. Warm regards Ellie
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US$128 - US$208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
mackays hotel wick
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsCaithness and SutherlandWick
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mackays Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Mackays Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Wick Heritage Museum (0.2 miles), Caithness Seacoast Ltd (0.4 miles), and Ebenezer Place (0.01 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mackays 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 Mackays Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mackays Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mackays Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bord de L'eau, No 1 Bistro, and Devitas Pizzeria & Cafe.
Is Mackays Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Wick.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mackays Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mackays Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Mackays Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ebenezer Place (0.01 miles).
Does Mackays Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.