This former Victorian sporting lodge is set in the village of Tongue in the North Highlands. Overlooking the beautiful Kyle of Tongue, Ben Loyal, Ben Hope and the ruin of Castle Varrich, it offers luxurious rooms, a cosy bar and restaurant and traditional Scottish breakfasts. Rooms at the Tongue Hotel are individually designed with period features such as wood panelling, open fires and antique furniture. Each includes a decanter of sherry, sweets, as well as a TV, tea and coffee making facilities and Gilchrist and Soames toiletries. The Tongue serves an extensive breakfast menu. Porridge, fruit, cereals and yoghurts are followed by a choice of cooked Scottish breakfasts. Ingredients are locally sourced and guests can enjoy snacks and bar meals or more formal meals in the dining room, served with varied whisky and wine menus. The area is ideal for hiking, angling and climbing in the nearby Loch Fleet and Knockan Crag National Nature Reserves. Ben Loyal, the Queen of Scottish mountains is reached from Tongue Village, and the UK's most northerly Munro, Ben Hope is within 30 minutes’ drive. Tongue also marks the end of the long distance walk The Sutherland Way. This northerly coastline boasts fine sandy beaches including Coldbackie, Talmine, Achininver and Torrisdale Bay.

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
 
1 large double bed
2 single beds
3 single beds
or
1 single bed
and
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
1 double bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.3
Facilities
8.9
Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.3
Value for money
8.3
Location
9.3
Free WiFi
8.6
High score for Tongue
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Lisa
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Really liked this hotel. Very authentic and in a lovely location. Arrived and felt really welcome. Had a lovely evening in the restaurant and bar. Room was really nice and cozy. Great views from our room. Overall we really liked this hotel
  • Judith
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    A wonderful hotel in a fabulous location. Beautifully equipped bedrooms. Friendly and courteous staff. Delicious food too.
  • Charlotte
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The decor in the room and attention to detail was perfect!

Hotel surroundings

Facilities of The Tongue Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Room service
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Live music/performance
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Darts
  • Games room
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
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
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Reception services
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
Wellness
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • English

Property practice

This property has told us they implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules

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Check-in

From 16:00

Check-out

Until 10:00

 

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

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Cash The Tongue Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

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

Please note that for groups of 8 or more, an additional meal supplement of 30 GBP per person will be charged for dinner at the restaurant.

FAQs about The Tongue Hotel

  • The Tongue Hotel is 350 yards from the centre of Tongue. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, The Tongue Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at The Tongue Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Triple

  • Check-in at The Tongue Hotel is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

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

  • The Tongue Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Games room
    • Fishing
    • Darts
    • Live music/performance
    • Live sport events (broadcast)