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“Little Gem”
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Brown Trout Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Watten
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Little Gem”
Reviewed 7 December 2012

We arrived at the hotel around 10am as we had been travelling all night. The owner could not have been more accomodating, providing us with tea and biscuits until the room could be cleaned.
The following day the breakfast was freshly cooked and couldn't be faulted.
If you are visiting Wick or the surrounding area we would thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Badenoch and Strathspey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

Whilst kerbside appeal is lacking a warm & genuine welcome awaits in this compact, clean & comfortable privately owned hotel. There is an ongoing refurbishment programme the results of which are apparent indicating a willingness to ensure guests are comfortable. Food plentiful and of a good standard. A credit to Scottish hospitality.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Schepdaal, Belgium
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2012

On arrival the hotel looked closed and abandoned; after the many positive reviews on tripadvisor we were a bit upset and ready to search somewhere else, when suddenly the owner appeared. He explained the hotel was in process of renovation but that rooms and restaurant were ready; Indeed, our room was clean and comfortable, the restaurant nice and cosy, breakfast was super just as the meals in the evening. We got an excellent service and the staff was very friendly. We appreciated that the owner immediately put a paper outside the hotel to inform and warn other guests of the ongoing restoration works. Should we return to John O'Groats and the Orkneys, we will certainly first have a stop in this small but nice hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Very welcoming, friendly and helpful staff. Well-appointed accommodation - clean, neat, tidy with everything fully functional (shower, TV etc). Lots of parking space, so none of the city-based "parking angst". Good food with more than enough menu choice for a few days stay. Only drawback for me, as a light sleeper, internal doors are capable of being slammed by inconsiderate guests - not that there are many of those. Bit of muffling round the doors? Should I ever again need a place to stay in Caithness, I'd certainly look forward to coming here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Roslin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

Was recommended this from Ann and Robbie Flett at Corrigal B&B - good food and decently priced. Kids thoroughly enjoyed their food and there was enough on the kids menu to please even our pickiest eater! The scampi was lovely and fresh and there was plenty of it. Thank you.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Oban, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2011

We have just come back from a few days stay at the brown trout hotel and can only recommend it to all. Donna and the girls are friendly and only to willing do to the bit extra to make your stay memorable.
Good food, whether you eat in the bar or in the dinning room
We will be back next year.

Craig, Eddie, Iain and Jim

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Perth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

one of the best small hotels in the north we have we have stayed in. The Ritz it is not, no Michelin stars or fancy food. What it does have is good highland hospitality ,friendly owners and top class staff. Donna and Colin are excellent hosts and cant do enough for you. You can forget about packed lunches because once you have had breakfast you don't need anything till dinner. evening meals are top class bar food. Room was clean and comfortable,shower was very compact and was the only downside but we are told work is on going.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Brown Trout Hotel
Address: Brown Trout Hotel Station Road, Watten KW1 5YN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Watten
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Watten
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is a family run hotel offering comfortable clean accommodation, home cooked food and a friendly atmosphere, only 7 miles from Wick and 14 miles from Thurso. It is an ideal base for all your needs while in Caithness. ... more   less 
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