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Mackays Hotel

Nestled in the centre of Wick on the North Coast 500 route, award-winning Mackays Hotel offers a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation to all our guests. Lovingly run by the same family for over 60 years, we’re the hotel with a heart. If you’re looking for a comfortable room in a modern family hotel during your time in Caithness, then book your stay with us. Choose from 30 en-suite rooms, all of which have wifi access.

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This is easily the best hotel in the highlands! Clean rooms, kind and helpful staff and maybe the best breakfast I’ve ever had! I wouldn’t stay anywhere else. Jon
We stayed here for one night on an NC500 trip. There is plenty of on street parking and the staff were very friendly. The room was comfortable, the breakfast tasty and dinner delicious. It's a great location too! David
Food of a high calibre and excellent taste. Thank you for my personalised cheese board, it made the night. Would recommend to all and hope to come back with my husband at some point. Linda
The service is excellent, and the food is always delicious! A really well-run hotel with a friendly atmosphere and very helpful staff. Definitely the best hotel in town by a mile! Gillian

Award winning service, high standards, comfortable rooms and fine food awaits you at Mackays Hotel in Wick on the NC500. We might be situated on the World’s Shortest Street but we make sure we go the extra mile to make your stay relaxing and memorable. We look forward to welcoming you.


Eat at No 1 Bistro

We also have our own in-house eatery, called No 1 Bistro. Here we serve fresh, local and delicious food for lunch and dinner. If you’re looking for a taste of the Highlands, then we’ve got a plate for you. From sandwiches to steak; burgers to brownies, we’ve got everything you need for a quick snack or filling meal. 

Dog Friendly Accommodation

We’re a dog friendly hotel too, so you don’t need to leave anyone behind! Join our friendly resident dogs Max and Bria as they lounge around the bar area or welcome you at the lobby. Your dogs are very welcome here and we have accommodation that you can all feel comfortable in together. We’re only a short hope from wonderful beaches too, so you and your dogs can breathe in the clean, fresh air! So if you are looking for dog friendly hotels in the Highlands, come an stay with us. 

North Coast 500

Mackays Hotel makes a perfect stopover for anyone undertaking the beautiful North Coast 500 drive. This route takes in the best of the highlands, from Inverness up through Wick and along the north coast before heading south. It’s a great experience, taking you to places you might never have explored otherwise. Rest up with us here and enjoy the gorgeous town of Wick. 

Events & Functions

We’re also available to hire for your events. Weddings, corporate events and other functions can all be catered for in our function room. It can be tailored to your every need, and is perfect for team away days, private dinners and funeral teas.

Whatever you are looking for in a hotel in Wick, we will make sure your stay with us is perfect.

Family Research & Geneology

Many people come to Wick in order to research their family origins. Millions of people can trace their ancestors back to Scotland, and many of those here to Caithness. 

It’s a fascinating and addictive hobby, and it’s one we love helping people with. We can help put you in touch with a local genealogist, as well as help get you access to Wick’s local library. We’ve also been running the hotel for 60 years, so if it’s insider knowledge about the area you are after, speak to us when you stay!

Whatever you are looking for in a Wick hotel – comfortable rooms, delicious food, helpful staff – you’ll find it here at Mackays. Book your stay today and start planning for your Highland adventure!

Whisky of The Month: Benromach 10-Year-Old

Mackays Whisky of The Month is Benromach 10-Year-Old


Continue the festivities with a celebratory dram of Benromach’s 10-Year-Old malt!

Benromach is a Speyside distillery that prides itself on keeping things traditional. Every cask is filled and the spirit is cut by hand, considering the distilling process an art form and giving it the respect it deserves. Try a dram for yourself at Mackays Bar!

Join us for a dram in Mackays Bar…

GuinessIcon Ebenezer Place, The World’s Shortest Street

Did You Know We Live on The World’s Shortest Street?

Caithnessians are noted for their tenacity, but we take our hats off to Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of the Guinness Book of World Records. Craig battled through gale force winds and storms to get to our hotel in Wick. After 50 hours, with many detours, he arrived in Wick and declared a new world record an hour later!

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