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Centrally located in the heart of Thurso, the family-run Pentland Hotel welcomes guests for a bite to eat, overnight accommodations, or just visiting the cosy bar for a drink. Suitable for families and business people alike, the hotel has two lounges for conferences. A night porter service ensures that late services are maintained, and early risers can enjoy a continental breakfast. The reception foyer is an attractive area where guests can relax in comfort. The focus of this room is the fireplace, with its carved wooden mantel on a Caithness stone hearth. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in and around the reception area.

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The 41 tastefully designed guestrooms at The Pentland Hotel come in a variety of shapes, sizes and configurations –  all with private ensuite facilities.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • TV with Freeview Channels
  • Direct-Dial Telephone
  • Radio Alarm Clock
  • Hairdryers
  • Tea/ Coffee Making Facilities
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the Reception Area.

The Pentland Hotel has a large split-level dining room, ideal for smaller parties of up to 30 that may enjoy extra privacy. The restaurant uses only the freshest local Caithness seafood and produce. Vegetarian choices and children’s menus are also available.

The Dining Room, along with the rest of the hotel has been recently refurbished. Tasteful carpeting and furnishings combine to create the perfect ambience for a perfect meal.

The reception foyer is an attractive area where guests can relax after their meal in comfort. The focus of this room is the fireplace with its carved wooden mantel on a Caithness stone hearth. We  have free wi-fi in and around the reception area.

Alternatively, the cosy, welcoming atmosphere of the lounge bar is an area where families can sit and where light refreshments and snacks can be eaten, in the more informal surroundings.

Thurso Town

On The Map: Thurso is located on the northern tip of mainland Scotland. The town is most easily reached via the A9 road from Inverness, some 110 miles / 2 hours to the south.

Thurso is the most northerly town on mainland Scotland, and gateway to the Orkney Islands. Thurso’s origins date from as early as the 900s, at which point Vikings settlements were well established, using the river mouth as a port and fishing base. In modern times, the often turbulent seas off Scotland’s northern coast have become a massive draw for surfers from all over the world, but Thurso is most often used as starting point for exploring the amazing scenery of the region. The 140 mile northwestern route via Durness to Ullapool, is often heralded as Scotland’s most spectacular scenic drive. Back in town, Shore Street is very picturesque and the seafront is well worth a stroll. Also of note is Caithness Horizons, a modern museum housed in the old Town Hall and Carnegie Library.