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Altnaharra Hotel

A836, Altnaharra IV27 4UF Scotland
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Originally a drover's inn, and with a history dating back to the late 17th Century, the Altnaharra Hotel has been attracting fishing enthusiasts from far and wide for over 190 years, earning itself a much-deserved reputation as a world class fishing destination.Retaining many of its period features reflecting its long history, the Altnaharra Hotel has been lovingly and meticulously restored to provide a getaway for fishing and shooting enthusiasts, as well as those looking for a relaxing and tranquil retreat.In addition, The Altnaharra offers two beautifully restored self-catering cottages, each with two bedrooms. We can also offer very affordable rooms in our log cabin, exclusively for LEJOG cyclists and Munro Baggers.
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Free breakfast
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A836, Altnaharra IV27 4UF Scotland
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Barney P wrote a review 01 Jun
London, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
A lovely old-school hotel many miles from any town, set in spectacular landscape. Anja was a friendly and helpful host, and our room (Hope) was charming with a gigantic and comfortable bed. Nice breakfast, dinner and a good selection of single malts. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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StridingJ wrote a review May 2021
England66 contributions28 helpful votes
We arrived early at this wonderfully located hotel, in the middle of the ‘Flow’, that huge area of peat plateau, to find that we had booked for a month later! Fortunately, Alan had one room left. And a lovely room it was, spacious, beautifully furnished, and quiet, with a bath tub with plenty of hot water. Our dinner was really excellent, scallops followed by beef, and chocolate tart to finish. This place is a gem, favoured by fishermen, and with an efficient and hard working staff. It deserves support!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Carole Hall & Vicky Hogg wrote a review May 2021
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We booked two rooms for an overnight stay. On arrival we found only 1 room was booked with no space in the hotel for our second room. The manager/owner took no responsibility for his mistake and offered no apology. We had received an email to confirm the booking yet nothing...... Room was nice and bathroom clean. However there was the most awful noise in the water system which sounded like a hammer drill!! Went on and off all night as other guests used their bathrooms. The above spoilt our stay and we will not return.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
paulawiddowson wrote a review May 2021
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom168 contributions67 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights to climb Ben Kilbreck & Benn Hope,. The weather was very, very wet but the manager ensured all our kit was dry for the following day. Good food selection and a good selection of whisky and beer - a little dated but clean.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Kevin C wrote a review May 2021
Glasgow49 contributions53 helpful votes
We were looking for a base for a 4 day break in Sutherland with our dog. A short email exchange with the owner to confirm that dogs were allowed (everywhere except the restaurant) and we booked. The hotel appears to be in the middle of nowhere and not much to look at driving past but it's a real gem. Its south of Tongue so about 30 mins off the main NC500 route which is a good thing. Easy to get to and with good availability. The staff are wonderful - we were checked in by Anya, who was very efficient and helpful. We dined in the Ghillies Bar where dogs are allowed and the menu was the same as the restaurant (it will change slightly later in the season). A very friendly bar frequented by one of the local Ghillies (Walter) who is a great font of local knowledge while Isla and Anya worked incredibly hard to keep the bar and the restaurant on track. I don't know who the chef is but the menu offers a good selection of superbly prepared food. The scallops and seafood bisque was outstanding. Breakfast was hearty and set us up well for a day of exploring. The hotel itself has an old world feel and charm with several open fires, plenty of chairs/armchairs and a few sitting areas. There's also no doubt of its heritage as a fishing/hunting lodge. Walter appeared to be much in demand as a fishing guide. The room was very comfortable and well appointed. Its not the most modern hotel but we expected that and were actually delighted with what we got. We used the hotel as a base for hillwalking (Ben Hope in the sunshine was a treat) and exploring the north coast. We always returned to the hotel looking forward to a comfortable, relaxing evening. The people make the difference and there's no doubt that Anya and Isla worked hard to make sure that everyone enjoyed their stay. Hopefully the hotel will have a great season as the world recovers. We'll definitely be back - there's another Munro on the list!
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Date of stay: May 2021
US$120 - US$188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsCaithness and SutherlandAltnaharra
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Frequently Asked Questions about Altnaharra Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Altnaharra Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Altnaharra Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Altnaharra Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Altnaharra Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Altnaharra.
Are pets allowed at Altnaharra Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Altnaharra Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dun Dornaigil Broch (14.8 km).