Orkney Guide Book:
Where to Stay En-route

References: Getting to Orkney - Where to Stay in Orkney
Dornoch Castle Hotel, Castle Street, DORNOCH, Sutherland  IV25 3SD Tel (01862) 810216, Fax (01862) 810981
website  www.host.co.uk
Formerly a Bishop’s Palace, only a few minutes walk from the Royal Dornoch Championship course, the hotel has one of the finest restaurants in the area - “Taste of Scotland” member - and an outstanding wine list.  Panelled bar, elegant lounge and enclosed formal garden.  STB ** HOTEL, 17 bedrooms (all en-suite). 1½ hours from Scrabster.

Dunbeath Hotel, DUNBEATH, Caithness KW6 6EG Tel (01593) 731208 Fax (01593) 731242
website www.host.co.uk
Amidst glorious coastal and moorland scenery, Dunbeath Hotel is an excellent centre for touring this fascinating area and visiting Orkney.  Comfortable en-suite bedrooms, memorable food and wine.  Special rates for short breaks.  STB *** HOTEL, 7 bedrooms (all en-suite).  ½ hour from Scrabster.

Melvich Hotel, Melvich, by Thurso, SUTHERLAND  KW14 7YJ  Tel (01641) 531206,  Fax (01641) 531347
Friendly country hotel with superb views over the Pentland Firth to Orkney and unique countryside.  Large garden.  Excellent cuisine with seafood and game specialities and a wide range of malt whiskies and wines.  Open peat fires.  STB ** HOTEL, 14 bedrooms all en-suite. ½ hour from Scrabster.

Navidale House Hotel, HELMSDALE, Sutherland KW8 6JS  Tel (01431) 821258
 Fax (01431) 821531
website  www.host.co.uk
Comfortable country house hotel in a beautiful cliff top location.  Refurbished to a high standard.  15 rooms with en-suite facilities.  Restaurant with extensive menu based on fresh local produce, particularly fish and seafood.  The ideal base for the north east Highlands.  STB *** HOTEL, 15 bedrooms (all en-suite).  1 hour from Scrabster.

Pentland Hotel, Princes Street, THURSO, Caithness KW14 7AA
Tel (01847) 893202, Fax (01847) 892761
Recently refurbished, central Thurso and handy for Orkney ferry. Comprehensive a la carte menu.  Personally supervised by resident owners.  Great pride taken in giving a warm welcome and a high standard of comfort and service in a relaxed atmosphere.   STB ** HOTEL, 42 bedrooms (41 en-suite).  5 minutes from the Orkney ferry.

Portland Arms Hotel, LYBSTER, Caithness    Tel (01593) 721208 Fax (01593) 721446
website   www.host.co.uk
Built in the early 1800s as a staging post on the Parliamentary Road, the Portland Arms has maintained a high quality of personal service and offers the same warm welcome to the passing traveller as it did 100 years ago. “Taste of Scotland” member.   STB *** HOTEL, 20 bedrooms (all en-suite).  ½ hour from Scrabster.


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