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Overview of The Portland Hotel

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Laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

The Portland Hotel

3.5 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDunbeath Heritage Centre11 min drive
    Popular LocationGrey Cairn Camsters11 min drive
    Popular LocationPulteney Distillery18 min drive
    AirportWick (WIC)19 min drive

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Executive Super King Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Economy Double Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

King Size Room with Canopy Bed

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Twin Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Super King Four Poster Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Single Room

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

King Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Family Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

About this area


The Portland Hotel is located in Lybster. Local points of interest include Grey Cairn Camsters, Dunbeath Heritage Centre, and Pulteney Distillery. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dunbeath Heritage Centre - 11 min drive
  • Grey Cairn Camsters - 11 min drive
  • Pulteney Distillery - 18 min drive
  • Badbea Historical Village Car Park - 22 min drive
  • Timespan Heritage Centre - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Wick Station - 18 min drive
  • Wick (WIC) - 19 min drive


  • Forse of Nature - 7 min drive

About this property

The Portland Hotel

3.5-star hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a garden. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 13 rooms offer flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and free bottled water. Hairdryers and free toiletries are also available to guests.
The Portland Hotel offers 13 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Romanian

Business services

  • 2 meeting rooms


  • Garden


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace

Similar properties

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Check-in from 2 PM - 11 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 23 February 2021 to 13 April 2021 (dates subject to change).
The property is closed during March, February, January, November and December.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher

Property is also known as

Portland Arms Hotel
Portland Arms Hotel Lybster
Portland Arms Lybster
Portland Arms Hotel Lybster, Scotland
Portland Hotel Lybster
Portland Lybster
The Portland Hotel Hotel
The Portland Hotel Lybster
The Portland Hotel Hotel Lybster

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Portland Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Portland Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Portland Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Portland Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Portland Hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Portland Hotel?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 11 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at The Portland Hotel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is The Portland Hotel located?
Situated in Lybster, this hotel is 6.2 mi (9.9 km) from Grey Cairn Camsters and 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from Dunbeath Heritage Centre. Pulteney Distillery and Badbea Historical Village Car Park are also within 20 miles (32 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 38 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 38 reviews
4 - Good 47%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 38 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 38 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 38 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very welcoming hotel made for pleasant overnight stop. Room large and comfortable. Dinner and breakfast both had good choice and well cooked. Staff were excellent - efficient and friendly
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Old scottish inn. Dated in parts but warm, clean and comfortable. Staff friendly and helpful
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very happy with our stay at the hotel everything was superb . The staff very friendly and helpful. Room was clean , warm and very comfortable bed. Food was very tasty and freshly cooked. Definitely will recommend and will stay again . Thank you
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great from start to finish; friendly staff at check in/out nice room, excellent bed, and best full Scottish breakfast I had during my 7 night NC 500 tour. Bar/restaurant seems to be frequented by non-residents, which is usually a good sign, our meals were good. would defiantly come back
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

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