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The Castletown Hotel

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Nestled in the curve of Dunnet Bay, within the picturesque fishing village of Castletown, this family-run hotel is perfect for exploring Caithness, offering quality, affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi and parking. Run by two local brothers, this attractive 18th Century property is infused with an authentic Scottish charm and it embodies all that is great about traditional Highland Hospitality. Comfort and relaxation are very much the cornerstones of their ethos and they are committed to creating a warm and welcoming ambience. Whether business or leisure, guests are perfectly positioned to make the most of North Scotland’s rugged coastline. The Hotel features 24 en-suite bedrooms, each of which has been lovingly decorated and furnished to a very comfortable standard. All rooms come fully equipped with all the necessary amenities one needs to make their stay as cosy as possible, including free Wi-Fi access, flat screen TV with freeview, hairdryer, duvets and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities. The Hotel offers accommodation to suit all different kinds of traveller, from Classic Double and Superior Double or Twin Rooms to Single and Family options. Specialising in traditional Scottish and British cuisine, the on-site restaurant has garnered an impressive local reputation for its delicious cuisine. Committed to using locally sourced produce wherever possible, there is a strong emphasis on creating quality home-cooked food fresh from the natural larder that is the Scottish Highlands.With its spectacular location and great facilities, the Castletown Hotel is an ideal venue for hosting a wide range of events and functions. Perfect for small parties such as wedding anniversaries, birthday celebrations and family gatherings, the Hotel can supply a tailor made menu to suit all palates and budgets.The Hotel is located in the flagstone village of Castletown, just a 5 minute drive from the A9 at Thurso. What’s more with free on-site parking, it is both convenient and accessible. The nearest city is Inverness, which is roughly a 2 hour 30 minute drive through some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Scotland. Thurso train station provides regular services to Inverness and the hotel is also located on the main bus route to and from the city. There are two car-ferry ports; one at Gills Bay and another at Scrabster, each just a 15 minute drive away. For those travelling by air, Inverness Airport offers flights to a range of national and European destinations, whilst the regional Airport at Wick is just a 20 minute drive away and receives flights from Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Kirkwall. The Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Castletown within Dunnet Bay in the northernmost Highlands of Scotland. Situated just a short distance inland, this historic village features its own local harbour and heritage centre.
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Wick Airport15 mi
Kirkwall Airport30 mi
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All reviews sunday carvery steak room was clean and comfortable buffet style salmon john o'groats stuffing piping hot three courses two night stay evening meal public areas booked this hotel an absolute gem great place to stay cooked to perfection small hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a one night stay B&B and had dinner on the night of arrival. Girl that checked us in was very efficient and gave all the information required. Dinner was lovely and all waiting staff were nice and helpful. Family Room is nice and comfortable...More

Thank bahep75
Response from amccinv, Manager at The Castletown HotelResponded 5 days ago

Hello bahep75, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, your feedback is hugely appreciated! We are so pleased to hear that your stay and meal was so enjoyable, and that our staff looked after you well. Thank you for your kind words,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and bar service was excellent. Room is excellent and WARM everywhere. Large Bar menu. Really good food & wine in most pleasant area. Throughout the hotel is very warm, so important for North of Scotland.More

Thank Cosmopolitan819309
Response from amccinv, Manager at The Castletown HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Cosmopolitan819309, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We greatly appreciate your feedback from your recent visit. We are delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable stay with us, and that our staff were able to provide...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One night stay on short tour North Scotland. Friendly check-in. Room clean and comfortable. Booked table for evening meal that was delicious (salmon salad and steak). Buffet breakfast was excellent as well, especially the black pudding. Located nicely with local shop next door and long...More

Thank FellowTraveler733820
Response from amccinv, Manager at The Castletown HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello FellowTraveler733820, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated. We are glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay with us here at The Castletown, and thank you for your kind comments. We...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Sadly we stayed only one night in this clean and comfortable hotel. We were so impressed with the welcome received both for us and more importantly for our golden retriever! The friendly and helpful staff couldn't do enough to ensure we enjoyed our stay! Then...More

Thank Jude-T77
Response from amccinv, Manager at The Castletown HotelResponded 12 October 2018

Hello Jude-T77, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review your feedback is hugely appreciated! We are thrilled to hear that your stay was so enjoyable, and that our staff were able to ensure you were well looked after. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

So we found ourselves visiting The Castletown Hotel twice in 2 weeks and both times I would say the food was outstanding. Carvery was brilliant and really good value for money. Steak night really really good My husband had the sirloin steak and I had...More

Thank edayhouse
Response from amccinv, Manager at The Castletown HotelResponded 8 October 2018

Hello Edayhouse, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, your feedback is hugely appreciated. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a brilliant time visiting us on both occasions. It is a delight to hear that both our weekend...More

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"I would carry on into Thurso"
trevorg652
4 Oct 2018
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"Avoid the cooked breakfast"
Haddaway
29 Sep 2018
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"Ground floor was very quiet"
Caroljmac
2 Jul 2018
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"Nice Hotel, good location."
Ladaco
2 Apr 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$87 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
st clair arms thurso
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
St Clair Arm Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandCaithness and SutherlandThursoCastletown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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