Mackays Hotel

Mackays Hotel

Luxury Hotel Accommodation in the centre of Wick, Caithness

Ebenezer Place, the Shortest Street in the World

Posted: September 6th, 2017 | Posted in: General News

Did you know that Mackays hotel is located on the Shortest Street in the world?
Measuring at 6 feet and 9 inches it is easy to overlook the importance of the shortcoming width of our home.


Yet it is a title of which we are proud of.
Not only is this achievement is something that allows us to be internationally recognised, but the history of the creation of Ebenezer Place has embodied the very heart of our hotel’s character.

For all of those needing to brush up on their Hebrew, the term Ebenezer originates from the Old Testament. It states that Prophet Samuel set up Ebenezer Stone as a commemoration for God’s faithfulness and goodness through the people’s struggles.

From this passage, the term Ebenezer is associated with recognising caring and kind acts both in people and in life.
The meaning of this title has significant meaning to the creation of Ebenezer Place.

Mackays hotel was originally built by the Sinclair family in 1883.

Upon the Council’s request, the Sinclair’s were charged with naming the street on which the hotel now stood. Having made a significant fortune in America, Alexander Sinclair declared it only fitting that the street of his new home be called Ebenezer Place – to recognise the prosperity of his life thus far.

Over a century later and the lessons of our history influence everyday life at our hotel.
We make it our mission that kindness and caring is what you will receive when you stay with us.

We spare no effort to ensure that whilst you are under our care you can truly relax and rejuvenate at your home away from home.

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