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Northern Sands Hotel, Thurso

3 stars
DunnetDunnet Head, ThursoScotlandKW14 8XDUnited Kingdom, 800-491-6126
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Good3.7 / 5
Delicious food
Great location
Room needs to be redecorated
More comfort would be nice
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From 137 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating
  • Wick (WIC) 32-min drive; 18.1 miles/29.1 km
  • Kirkwall (KOI) 125-min drive; 58.4 miles/94 km
  • Thurso Station 15-min drive; 8.6 miles/13.9 km
  • Free self parking
  • Free extended parking

Northern Sands Hotel, Thurso

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $50
  • Family Room, Ensuite
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room, Ensuite (Room 8)
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Triple Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Family Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofabed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free extended parking

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Recent reviews

Good 3.7 /5 from 116 reviews

Northern Sands Hotel, Thurso
Good3.0 / 5
Proximity to John O'Groats ferry
Stayed over for early am departure to ferry to Orkney. Ate dinner there. Breakfsst ( continental)placed outside our door) as breakfast provided would have made us too late for the ferry! Unable to get shower to correct temp so we took cold showers. If we stayed more than one night would have asked about shower. Twin beds ok, parking good. Quiet place to overnight.
1 night romance trip
Northern Sands Hotel, Thurso
Good3.0 / 5
Probably better to look around . . .
This hotel has definitely seen its better days. An effort has been made to keep the lobby and restaurant current but the room was tired and a bit dingy. Positives, however, were the food and cheerful service at the front desk.
1 night trip with friends
Northern Sands Hotel, Thurso
Excellent4.0 / 5
Location was great to catch the Ferry to the Orkney Islands.
1 night trip with friends
Northern Sands Hotel, Thurso
Excellent4.0 / 5
Not in Thurso
The address on says Main Street in Thurso... The hotel is about half an hour from Thurso, roughly half way between Thurso and John O'Groats. The hotel is right around the corner from the beach and is in decent condition with a great restaraunt, although the wi-fi didn't quite reach our room. Not a bad base for the Orkney Islands tours. No stores in the tiny village it is in, but I suppose that is part of the charm. Great for a vacation to get away from everything, just verify the address first!
2 night trip
Northern Sands Hotel, Thurso
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Super little hotel
Short overnight stop the owner was very accomodatinas I checked in very late due to delays on my journey . Room was a single and very comfortable breakfast lovely and hot . Would love to stay again
1 night business trip

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Northern Sands Hotel, Thurso

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