Northern Sands Hotel is situated in the village of Dunnet, 3 km from Dunnet Head and 13 km from Thurso. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are equipped with a HD Smart TV and feature private bathrooms with either a bath or shower, complimentary Scottish toiletries and a hairdryer. Northern Sands Hotel features free WiFi. A variety of menus are available throughout the day, all year round, using an extensive list of local produce. A full Scottish breakfast is provided. Guests can relax in the on site bar and guest lounge featuring a Sky TV. Activities in the local area include walking, running, surfing, wind surfing, horse riding and kite buggying. The family-run Dunnet Bay Distillery is a 1-minute walk away. John O Groats is 16 km from Northern Sands Hotel, while Kirkwall is 46 km from the property. The nearest airport is Wick Airport, 23 km from Northern Sands Hotel.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Free private parking available at the hotel


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
2 single beds
and
1 sofa bed
or
1 extra-large double bed
and
1 sofa bed
2 single beds
or
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
or
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.6
Facilities
9.0
Cleanliness
9.5
Comfort
9.4
Value for money
8.9
Location
9.3
Free WiFi
8.4
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Robert
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Lovely hotel, great room with comfy bed. Food great
  • Michael
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Everything exlent staff could not do enough for me after a long ride in the rain help with my luggage, food was some of the best tasted.
  • Sarah
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The property is really well looked after l, the reception area is clean. The rooms are tidy. The restaurant was amazing, food and alcohol are locally sourced. Best fish we have ever had! The staff are really friendly.

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
3 restaurants on site

  • The Pentland Lounge
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free
  • Logan's Bar
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional • Modern
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free
  • Restaurant #3

    No additional info available

Facilities of Northern Sands Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 3 restaurants
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
View
  • View
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Live music/performance
  • Themed dinner nights
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Darts
  • Games room
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Packed lunches
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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Check-in

From 16:00 to 22:00

Check-out

From 06:00 to 10:30

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

All bedrooms are on the first floor and accessed via stairs as there is no lift.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

FAQs about Northern Sands Hotel

  • Northern Sands Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Games room
    • Fishing
    • Darts
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Beachfront
    • Horse riding
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Live sport events (broadcast)
    • Walking tours
    • Beach
    • Live music/performance

  • Room options at Northern Sands Hotel include:

    • Single
    • Family
    • Twin
    • Double

  • Northern Sands Hotel is 6.8 miles from the centre of Dunnet. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, Northern Sands Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Northern Sands Hotel is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • The prices at Northern Sands Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Northern Sands Hotel has 3 restaurants:

    • Logan's Bar
    • Restaurant #3
    • The Pentland Lounge