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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2012

The room was pleasant enough with great views over the bay.. It seems they are modernising the hotel bit by bit as some of the corridoors looked a bit dated. The food in the hotel was the best of our Highlands trip, freshly caught fish for my wife and heavenly Venison in Beer with a cheese crust pie for me....

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Perth, Scotland
Reviewed 26 August 2012

The twin room was plesant, looked recently decorated, Tv was good size wall mounted and it scould be positioned. The room had a twin sette and armchair. A very nice large bathroom with a separate bath and shower.A big plus for me the bed had sheet and blanket with a additional bedding in the wardrobe. Many times I have had...

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JHendry, General Manager at Melvich Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad to have got the facilities and comfort level in your room just right - temperature control in this part of the world can be tricky! It's a shame that you didn't feel our breakfast quite hit the mark but are pleased to note that you felt our evening menu was both ambitious and...

Bra, Italy
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Along the 30-mile drive from Thurso to Melvich we were seriously wondering why the heck we had decided to book a hotel in such an isolated place for two nights. We were pretty sure we would end up somewhere shabby, run-down and damp, so we started to look out for not-too-bad-looking B&Bs along the single-track road leading to Melvich. And...

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JHendry, General Manager at Melvich Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, what a review - We are blushing! It's good to know that appearances can be deceiving and we turned your expectations on their heads. Also that you felt relaxed and welcomed here at the hotel. It is our number one priority that guests feel at home and this has clearly been the case. We are working on our tech...

Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2012

We lived in Caithness for 25 years and visited the Melvich many times. We returned after several years for a meal with a very good friend. The restaurant has been modernised and the meal we had was wonderful. One of the best in our whole trip. The service was first class and the food excellent.

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JHendry, General Manager at Melvich Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review but most importantly for being a great supporter of the hotel over the years. We're so pleased you have come back again and been pleasantly surprised and we look forward to offering you some new treats on your next trip back!

Orkney
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Very welcoming hotel with comfy, clean bedrooms and in a great location. This makes an excellent base for touring (as we were) or it would be good for a longer stay, there is plenty to do in the area, including walks, beaches, and places to visit including the fabulous chocolate shop at Coca Mountain in Durness. We were given a...

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JHendry, General Manager at Melvich Hotel, responded to this review

We're delighted to be mentioned in the same breath as Cocoa Mountain - our favourite stop further west! We're delighted that you felt at home here and that you made the most of our local menu - over eating is allowed when you're on holiday! There is a lot to do on this coastline so we do hope you come...

fife, scotland
Reviewed 19 August 2012

we just came back today from a 2 night stay and we really wish we didnt need to come home!! The staff were all very welcoming and friendly, the rooms were larger then we imagined, and all very modern. the food in the dining room was AMAZING!! steak was lovely and sticky toffee pudding with tablet ice cream is a...

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JHendry, General Manager at Melvich Hotel, responded to this review

The tablet ice cream is addictive! You need to enjoy lots of outdoor sports here in order to live in close proximity to it! We're so pleased that your stay was a good one and in particular that you enjoyed all the local produce - both food and the craic in the bar. Thank you for your lovely review and...

Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 19 August 2012

We stayed one night en route from the Orkneys and were expecting a 'standard' small hotel experience. Rob welcomed us with great friendliness and we were pleasantly surprised at the level of appointment at the hotel - our room was spacious and tastefully decorated and the hotel had some nice art and some small designer touches. In particular, the residents'...

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JHendry, General Manager at Melvich Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review - Rob is delighted to have been name checked! We are so pleased that you had the best possible stay here and enjoyed all aspects of your visit. We'll take your note on board about improving the rather hushed atmosphere at breakfast though! Do come back again when you are in the UK...

west yorkshire,
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Very welcoming hotel with very friend and helpful staff. Very clean and good quality bed, shower, tv etc. Smallish room but adequate for 1-2 night. Good breakfast but didn't use the restaurant for dinner,

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JHendry, General Manager at Melvich Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write such a positive review for us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and maybe next time you will get to enjoy the view from the restaurant for dinner too! We have several different sizes of room available here at the hotel, however even the smaller rooms afford a great view...

houston
Reviewed 7 August 2012

Great service, wonderful food, amazing location. We went with 2 children and everybody's needs were met. The rooms are beautiful, spacious and clean, the service exceeded our expectations and so did the food. I highly recommend this hotel.

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JHendry, General Manager at Melvich Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a kind review. We're delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us - and that Coco in particular was able to entertain the girls! I hope the rest of your holiday around Scotland was equally enjoyable and we'd love to welcome you back here once more, should you ever make the...

Outer London
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Wonderful food, beautifully presented. Conservatory style restaurant area overlooking beautiful garden with views to towards the sea and the stunning nearby bay. My room was fabulous, spotlessly clean, comfortable bed & great shower. Views from rooms front or back are magnificent. Very friendly, helpful staff. Good position for touring area. Highly recommended.

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JHendry, General Manager at Melvich Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review for us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us and that we helped you to enjoy the fantastic north coast. We're also glad the typically "summer weather" didn't detract from your enjoyment of our location! Do come back and see us again if...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Melvich Hotel changed ownership in October 2007 and after a lengthy six month refurbishment is now open for business again in 2008. With 14 bedrooms, a bar & restaurant, outdoor terrace and beautiful gardens overlooking Melvich Bay, it is the ideal location for anyone travelling through the North of Scotland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Melvich Hotel

Address: Melvich by Thurso, Thurso KW14 7YJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
Price Range: €106 - €155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Melvich Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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