Located in Wick in the beautiful area of Caithness, the hotel has gained wide recognition for its high standard of award winning service and fine food. Mackays offers the perfect location from which to explore the northern Highlands and Orkney Isles. Built in 1883, the hotel is regularly updated, enhancing the period features with simple yet stylish touches to provide a relaxed atmosphere. Bedrooms are all individually styled and finished with comfortable soft furnishings where guests can sit back, relax and feel truly at home. Rooms are fully equipped with all modern facilities including widescreen television, complimentary WIFI access in rooms, Tea & Coffee making facilities with biscuits, hairdryer, free newspaper and a local guide of the area written by the hotel for your convenience. No1 Bistro offers guests a warm welcome. With a friendly and relaxed atmosphere there are attentive yet unobtrusive staff there to help and provide a first class service. A wide range of dishes are available, with something to suit every taste and dietry requirement. Using only the best in local produce and fish straight from the boats of nearby Scrabster, No1 Bistro is one of Caithness s tastiest choices for lunch and dinner. The friendly bar is at the heart of the Wick community and the centre of Hotel activity. With a well stocked bar Whisky and wines are a speciality you ll find yourself in good company and good spirits! Of course, during the day you can relax with a newspaper or a board game and enjoy one of the many choices of coffees and teas. Caithness is a wonderful, mystical part of Scotland with many places to visit. Mackays Hotel in Wick gives you the perfect base from which to explore this largely unspoilt region and only a ferry ride away from the beautiful Orkney Islands. From the grandeur of The Castle of Mey, home to the Queen Mother for many years to the simplicity of the coastal views and isolated beaches, the variety of things to do and see within a short drive of Wick will amaze you. Caithness is a bird watching paradise with birds of many species. Caithness has over 4000 monuments and castle ruins dating from Prehistoric time s right up the more recent Highland Clearances era. Most are not signposted but simply ask at reception for a map and directions to enjoy a wonderful passage through time. Entry to castle and monument sites are in the main, free. Visit the nearby Distillery where the local Whisky, Pulteney, is created and enjoy a relaxing tour that allows you to sample the wonderful malt and liquer on offer.
The Nethercliffe Hotel is a family run hotel in the centre of Wick, providing 3 star Accommodation and superb home cooked meals in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Created from a dwelling built in 1824, the original building is one of the oldest in the county and has many interesting architectural features, including original cornicing and a cast iron cooking range in the cellar, which was once servants quarters. p A south facing garden, a riot of colour during the summer, is available for patrons use and is a relaxing haven to enjoy a glass of Old Pulteney, the local whisky, on a summer s night when the days stretch and darkness is reluctant to fall. Off road parking is available in a free public car park directly opposite the hotel and motorbikes can be accommodated in a secluded area of the hotel grounds. p The 6 en suite rooms are generously sized and each has flat screen digital television, tea and coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones and free access to wireless internet. The bathrooms are fully stocked with toiletries, and hairdryers are provided. Each room has a wealth of local information, but should you have any questions the resident owners are more than happy to help with any queries you may have
Just 7 miles from Wick Airport, Sinclair Bay Hotel offers traditional rooms and a cozy lounge bar. A short walk from the beautiful Sinclair Bay, the hotel has wonderful sea views. All rooms at Sinclair Bay have a TV and tea and coffee facilities. Some rooms have spacious private bathrooms, and many offer views out over the bay. Free Wi-Fi is also accessible in every room. The restaurant offers a varied menu for evening dining, and a traditional breakfast is served daily in the quaint breakfast room. The bar has a range of real ales and a selection of beverages available. In a peaceful location with free parking, The Sinclair Bay Hotel is a 15 minute drive from Wick Bay. Wick Golf Club is just 10 minutes away, and John O’ Groats can be reached in 15 minutes.