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Northern Sands Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Dunnet Bay Beach

9.2/10 Superb

84 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Guests rated location

  • Quiet39 positive mentions
  • Easy Parking31 positive mentions
  • Safe24 positive mentions
  • Convenient12 positive mentions

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
The price is AU$229
Price available on 4/7/2022
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Dunnet, Dunnet Head, Thurso, Scotland, KW14 8XD
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Conference center
  • Airport shuttle
  • UNESCO Sustainable Property
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathtub or shower
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Dunnet Head Lighthouse - 17 min drive
  • Castle of Mey - 10 min drive
  • Gills Bay Ferry Port - 12 min drive
  • Scrabster Ferry Terminal - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Wick (WIC) - 29 min drive
  • Kirkwall (KOI) - 100 min drive
  • Thurso Station - 13 min drive
  • Georgemas Junction Station - 20 min drive
  • Wick Station - 30 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Northern Sands Hotel

Northern Sands Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for GBP 70 per vehicle one-way. You can relax with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges, and the 2 restaurants are nice spots to grab a bite to eat. The beach location and comfortable guestrooms get great marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Select Comfort mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • 12 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free local calls

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

Logans Bar - This bar specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Pentland Lounge - Onsite restaurant. Open daily.
The Links - Onsite restaurant. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of GBP 70 per vehicle (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Northern Sands Hotel
Northern Sands Hotel Thurso
Northern Sands Thurso
Northern Sands
Northern Sands Hotel Hotel
Northern Sands Hotel Thurso
Northern Sands Hotel Hotel Thurso

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Overall score and ratings

9.2

Superb

9.5/10

Cleanliness

9.3/10

Staff & service

9.1/10

Amenities

9.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.6/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Alister, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location for the NC500
Comfortable, clean and well located for a stop on the NC500 route.
Chris, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel, spacious and immaculate room. Excellent food and very friendly welcome We would recommend this hotel to everyone.
Norman, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Elizabeth, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel
Staff all lovely and hotel was really clean food was really nice what else could you want we really enjoyed our stay.
Lindsay, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent, very clean and comfortable rooms; and great beach so close!
John, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Glenn, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great Place in a grand spot.
Excellent choice of hotel. Best hotel staff I have come across in a long time and I am a world traveller. Fully recommend this hotel. Thanks to all the staff.
Robert, 1-night trip
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