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Royal Golf Hotel

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The First Tee, Dornoch IV25 3LG, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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124 reviews 124 reviews
54 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is on the face of it quite an old fashioned golfers' hotel on the edge of beautiful, dreamy Dornoch but once inside it's charming. The staff are really lovely and we were really pleased to be given a choice of upgraded rooms. Facilities are mainly all refurbished. The only thing missing in our suite was a surface by the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a most complimentary review following your recent stay with us at The Royal Golf Hotel. Naturally I am delighted that you both enjoyed your visit to Dornoch and the hotel. I will take on board your comment regarding lack of a surface next to the bath to place... More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, Dr Gordon Rhind, and I looked forward for 360 days to our return visit to the Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch, for five days of golf. This programme had been arranged on our behalf by Gayle, head Receptionist at the Hotel. Our previous visits had been idyllic so hopes were high! Bad news first...no Gayle (maternity leave) and no... More 

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

Dear Dr & Mrs Rhind, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us. I am sorry that Gail nor Siobhan were here this year to greet you both, however as you rightly say Gail is attending to the needs of her first baby girl (and we all send her our... More 

Oban
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a night here en-route to Orkney.Great locatation,lovely room,lovely food,nice ambiance and friendly staff.What more could you want?Sunny weather? got that too!!!All in all-splendid!!I did not play golf but was tempted since good deals available.

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for posting such a complimentary review recently following your brief stay en-route the wonderful Isle of Orkney. My family and I spent a couple of October holidays there on a few consecutive years not long ago and loved the place. I am delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit to Dornoch and The Royal... More 

norwich
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138 reviews 138 reviews
40 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are average, nothing special at all. Food is good but the ambience of the restaurant is dead. It was like being at a wake. Not really much else to say some of the staff were friendly others had a sullen look as if they did not want to be there. Apart from the tracer show from the beach in... More 

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

Dear Guests, I am sorry if your weeks stay was not as exciting as you had hoped or intended. I believe you dined just once during your weeks stay and on a particular quiet night in the Conservatory restaurant hence it was not terribly lively. I am pleased though that you enjoyed your meal. Kind Regards, Robert Ratcliffe Director &... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is great Drivers room in unclean uncomfortable. Full of cobwebs and 1 star I am sure the normal guests rooms are ok . Don't get me wrong staff are good but think my complaint whilst settling my bill fell on deaf ears . Far better b&bs in the area to put your drivers in

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

Dear Ryan, Firstly allow me to explain for the benefit of readers what is the concept of the 'drivers room' as we call it. The room is small and situated on the second floor comprising of a single bed, single wardrobe, television, telephone, and hospitality tray. Being under the eaves the room is warm hence quite often the window is... More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great meal at this little hotel on a recent golf trip with my son and 2 friends. We all had steaks. They were not as thick as we are accustomed to in the US, but were very tasty and tender. Wait staff could not have been more pleasant. Also, I happen to make what many consider to be... More 

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St. Mary's, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Another delicious lunch in the conservatory. I really would recommend taking the time to walk up the hill and have a meal here. Food is excellent, views are stunning and the service impeccable. I would also recommend a drink in the bar where there is an extensive whisky selection.

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks indeed for your extremely complimentary review following your recent luncheon in The Royal Golf Hotel Conservatory Restaurant. I am absolutely delighted that you found the short walk up the hill from the town centre to be worthwhile and that you thoroughly enjoyed your 'lunch in the sun'. I do believe that the stunning views from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

On a whim we booked a couple of nights at the end of the year . The food was gorgeous the service impeccable the entertainment great ,rooms warm and comfortable. What an end to the year and a start to the new one well done all at the Royal Golf Dornoch

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

Dear Wattie S, Many thanks for taking the time to post your most complimentary review following your stay with us at the Royal Golf Hotel for two nights over Hogmanay. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to perhaps welcome you back in the future. Thanks again and kind regards from all the team. Robert Robert Ratcliffe Director... More 

Newburgh, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were a group of 3 golfers on the "4 day golfing break". The package was a wonderful bargain! Essential, we got our rounds of golf and accommodation for what we would have paid for golf alone. The hotel is clean and comfortable, and the location is perfect. Breakfast was excellent, and the golf club storage and drying room was... More 

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

Dear Wendy, Many thanks for posting your complimentary review following your recent stay at the hotel. I have taken your comments on board regarding the lack of shelving in the shower room and will be arranging for one to be installed during our winter closure which commenced today. Having said that we are re-opening for 3 days during Hogmanay. I... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

While not a 5 star hotel, it does not portend to be. It is a clean comfortable place to stay with an excellent bar and a good restaurant. Breakfasts are above average. I would not hesitate to recommend or return. As others have said, convenience is excellent.

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

Dear Jim, Thanks for your kind review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that would recommend us and look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kind Regards, Robert Ratcliffe Director & General Manager More 

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