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Hotel The Holborn (Thurso, United Kingdom)


Hotel The Holborn (Thurso, United Kingdom)

About The Holborn

A classic Scottish inn found in the northernmost town on mainland Britain, Holborn is just a five minute walk from Thurso rail station. There are single, double, twin and family rooms here, each comfortably furnished and complete with tea and coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Free Wi-Fi and off-street car parking is provided here, along with limited room service. Information on tours and local attractions is available at reception. The Red Pepper Restaurant serves an à la carte menu with fresh seafood dishes and a traditional roast dinner on Sundays. Play a game of pool or watch sports in Bar 16, which serves premium Scotch whisky and plenty of other refreshments.  The Red Pepper Restaurant serves an à la carte menu with fresh seafood dishes and a traditional roast dinner on Sundays. Play a game of pool or watch sports in Bar 16, which serves premium Scotch whiskies and plenty of other refreshments. The beach at Thurso Bay is a quick five minute walk from Holborn, and John o’ Groats is a 30 minute drive away.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

  • LocationVery good  (8.3 / 10)
  • RoomsGood  (7.5 / 10)
  • ServiceGood  (7.8 / 10)
  • CleanlinessVery good  (8.2 / 10)
  • Value for moneyGood  (7.6 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Convenient location for exploring the town.

Holborn is slap bang in the middle of Thurso town, so you can easily walk around from this hotel and explore everything the area has to offer. The seafront is also just under five minutes' stroll away.


Modest accomodation at a reasonable price.

This is no luxury hotel, but it's a great value place to stay if you just need a comfy bed and to rest up for the night. The room rates won't break the bank and everything is in reasonably good order here.


The pleasant staff are chatty and welcoming.

You'll be treated to proper Scottish hospitality here, a warm welcome and a friendly chat as soon as you arrive. You're made to feel at home and the staff will make sure you have everything you need.

Negative Reviews


Can be noisy into the wee hours on the weekend.

The down side of staying here is that there is a lively pub downstairs that often stays open late into the night, especially on the weekends. Revellers can be heard from the rooms, so it is worth packing a pair of earplugs if you need an early night.


Only a few car parking spots are available here.

There is a serious lack of car parking spaces here, and if you do get one it will often be taken by someone else if you drive off for an hour or so. There's a nearby public car park but you will have to pay for it.


Some of the rooms are a tad on the small side.

Not all of the rooms here are spacious, in fact very few are. If you are sharing a room it could feel very cramped in there, and the bathrooms are pokey too.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Parking
  2. Hotel bar
  3. Conference rooms
  4. Non-smoking rooms
  5. Restaurant
  6. Direct beach access
  7. Laundry service
  8. WiFi in public areas
  9. Doctor on site
  10. Free WiFi (public areas)
  11. Luggage storage
  12. Free WiFi
Room amenities
  1. Ironing board
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Central heating
  5. Electric kettle
  6. WiFi
  7. Free WiFi (rooms)
  1. Accessible parking


16 Princes Street , KW14 7BQ , Thurso , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1847)892771 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Holborn

  • Is there a pool area at The Holborn?

    No, The Holborn doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Holborn?

    No, The Holborn doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at The Holborn?

    Yes, The Holborn provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • Where is The Holborn located?

    The Holborn is located in 16 Princes Street, KW14 7BQ, Thurso, United Kingdom.

  • Which popular attractions are close to The Holborn?