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Royal Golf Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The First Tee, Dornoch IV25 3LG, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Dornoch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glenview, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel has the best location in Dornoch -- right at the first tee of Royal Dornoch; and that location explains the hotel's popularity. The rooms are pleasant in an ordinary sort of way, but nothing special. The staff is also pleasant but again nothing special. There is a pleasant bar and a nice restaurant. No reason to stay at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the ad the hotel states that it looks over the first tee of the golf course was surprised when we got up in the morning and we could see the first tee from our room, great breakfast service which I would not normally expect from a small hotel. Staff /owners are very friendly and made the stay very comfortable

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Bo'nss
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel for three nights at the end of September 2014. Our room was up two flights of stairs and there was no offer to take our luggage to our room. We stayed in room 229. We had a lovely view over the golf course to the Dornoch Firth. However we discovered that one of the handles... More

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Scotland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted to have a special end of holiday meal so after family chat decided Royal Golf as had decent meal earlier in the year. Twelve of us sat down and have to say none had a disappointing course, lovely choice on the menu, fish/meat/veggie all superbly cooked with a good standard of service. Dornoch blessed with several great eating places,... More

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for posting such a fine review following your recent family meal in our Conservatory Restaurant. I am delighted that you all had a good dining experience and that you would recommend us for a special meal occasion in Dornoch. I hope we will have an opportunity to look after you again in the near future. Kind... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visited the Royal Dornoch 17 years ago, and then again just recently to celebrate a friend's anniversary. The hotel has undergone a major renovation since our first visit, and the rooms, bathrooms, and the food are much improved. Our room, The Donald Ross Room, has a wonderful view of the Clubhouse, and the first tee. Our room was clean... More

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a splendid review, many thanks ! Your kind words are greatly appreciated by all the team and offers enormous encouragement during this busy time. The Donald Ross Suite is one of the best rooms in the hotel providing fantastic views across the golf course and Dornoch Firth beyond. However, this winter, we are planning to make it... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had been excited about our holiday in Dornoch , it was to be the highlight of the summer . On arrival the standard of cleanliness in our room was not 4star. Underneath the beds , we found one white golf tee & a bottle top ,( & dust) & the bathroom floor was not clean . The white mugs... More

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CW, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your recent stay at The Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch. I value and appreciate your comments and I sincerely apologise for the sub standard level of cleanliness in your bedroom. My housekeeper was verging on distraught upon reading your review.This is an oversight which we regret. We took... More

Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

You can forgive this hotel a lot as it is gloriously situated on the first tee of one of the best golf courses in the world. Our room (202) had a double aspect view which, for a golfer, has to be heaven. However, for discerning hotel guests it is asking for forgiveness in so many areas. Four star it definitely... More

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Royal Golf Hotel. Certainly your room has magnificent views of the golf course and Dornoch Firth with its duel aspect windows. Room 202 is a much sought after bedroom with guests who have stayed in it previously. I am sorry if your feel we are... More

Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What a lovely European hotel. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, golf course is just out the front door. Rooms were a bit small compared to American hotels, but we had a very large bathroom. Food was great, staff was very tentative to needs. Downfall....hotel does not have elevator. Town is just a hop & skip away has some lovely shops... More

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to post your most complimentary review following your recent stay with us in room 211 with its unique shower room including star-lit ceiling. Thank you for your kind comments regarding your visit especially the friendly team and the food which I am delighted you enjoyed. I admit your rooms view isn't the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I stayed at the hotel for my birthday and because I was playing golf on the course. The hotel is a location which only be described as unbeatable. The staff where lovely and the food was amazing!! The only downside to our stay was that we felt the bathrooms where dated and could so with a freshening up. The water... More

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review following your stay here recently. I hope you had a great birthday and enjoyed playing Royal Dornoch. I am delighted to read that the team looked after you so well and you enjoyed the food. I am sorry you felt your bathroom was a bit dated. Two winters... More

Glasgow
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3 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Lovely Friendly Hotel with great reception staff who were most helpful. Comfortable, clean & reasonably priced for B&B. Lounge Bar extremely comfortable of an evening. Restaurant has lovely views over the golf course. Would easily visit again.

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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wallace, Thank you for taking the time to post your very complimentary review on tripadvisor following your recent stay at The Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch. Naturally I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you would visit us again in the future should the need arise. Kind Regards, Robert Ratcliffe Director & General Manager More

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Address: The First Tee, Dornoch IV25 3LG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Golf Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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