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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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87 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you come to Dornoch to play golf - the championship golf course is exquisite and a true test of golf especially when the wind blows - you should stay in this hotel. Situated practically on the first tee. Good and well kept rooms. Very good restaurant. And with a staff who really cares for their guests, in contrast to... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night at the Golf Hotel in Dornoch whilst driving the NC 500 road route. The hotel itself is looking a little dated but our room was absolutely perfect, right on the corner of the hotel overlooking the first tee of the golf course. The room was large and comfortable and our only negative comment was that there... More 

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch. I appreciate your feedback which enables us to constantly adjust and improve our guest facilities. We did replace a few baths with large walk in showers a couple of years ago, however we do still have rooms with en-suite baths so... More 

Annapolis
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with 7 friends on a golf trip. For playing Royal Dornoch, there is no better location. It's also close to the center of town. Everything is in walking distance.The hotel is small with a nice bar and restaurant. My room was quite small, but had wonderful views of the course and had all the amenities one might... More 

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for posting your complimentary review on TripAdvisor following your very recent stay at The Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch. I am thrilled that your party enjoyed your time with us and delighted that we looked after you so well. It is true to say that our close proximity to the world famous golf course and centre of... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The hotel here and there requires some maintenance. Rooms are rather spartan. But the lounge area is rather comfortable with deep sofas that make you fall asleep quickly after your round of golf. Ask for a room with seaview

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your kind review. I am pleased that you found the hotel comfortable. We are constantly striving to keep on top of any maintenance issues and I hope you brought any that adversely affected your stay to our immediate attention to enable us to put things right promptly. I am sorry if you feel the rooms... More 

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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our brief stay here has been the highlight of our trip so far. We had lot planned on staying in Dornoch, but after booking a golf outing this hotel seemed a logical choice. It was almost worth the drive up through Scotland just for the hotel experience. Staff, especially Abigail, were very welcoming and helpful. The rooms were very well... More 

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

Dear Brandon, I am delighted that you enjoyed your golfing break with us and thank you for posting your most complimentary review. It is good to know that Abaigeal looked after you and I know she will be happy to know that her work is recognised in this way. All your feedback is very much appreciated and I hope you... More 

Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We booked on line and got an immediate response to our reservation. We were moved to an amazing room that faced the tee box and first hole. We were greeted by extremely friendly staff and when we went to the lounge for a drink they remembered us which was really personal. We had a fabulous meal in the restaurant and... More 

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

Dear Guest, What a splendid review for which we are most thankful ! It is good to read your positive comments and I know the staff take enormous encouragement from such high praise. I see you occupied room 210 which does have amazing views over the golf course and the beach beyond. I hope you will have an opportunity to... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This hotel overlooks the first tee and fairway of the Royal Dornoch course and is not 50 yards from the pro shop / clubhouse. Our twin rooms were very well appointed and comfortable. It has benefitted from recent investment. Bar area is very comfortable, there are many leather chairs and sofas to sink into while enjoying a beer or something... More 

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

Dear Brian, Many thanks for your positive review posted recently following your stay here a few weeks ago. I am very pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your visit to The Royal Golf. It is really good to know that you would recommend us and stay again if the opportunity arose. I regret we don't have a lift in... More 

dundee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Friends and I stayed here 2nd week of July and found it to be an ideal base for our golf trip. It overlooks the championship course with views out over the Dornoch Firth, stunning. The main entrance is 50 metres from the pro shop and 100 metres from the first tee. Our rooms themselves had the views described above but... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your golf trip to Dornoch whilst staying at The Royal Golf Hotel. Many of our rooms overlook the golf course and Dornoch Firth beyond and offer stunning views especially if the sun is shining which of course is most of the time ! Guests do enjoy the... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great hotel. Rooms are smallish but clean and well kept. The restaurant and bar overlooking the first tee at Royal Dornoch are exceptional. Food is better than any in the area (try the 300g filet with pepper sauce and sticky pudding). If staying at the hotel, there is no reason to wander beyond the bar with a great whiskey selection,... More 

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

Dear Darrell, Many thanks for your wonderful review following your stay at The Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch earlier this month. I am delighted that Cameron and the team looked after you so well. You clearly had a great time experiencing the food and welcoming ambiance of the bar lounge and Conservatory Restaurant. We really value your most positive review and... More 

England
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53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This hotel is sits cheek by jowl with the Royal Golf Club at Dornoch. Beyond the golf course lies an extensive beach, and the sea. Somewhat surprisingly, hidden in the dunes is a caravan park, but it does not obtrude at all on the hotel. We booked at the last minute after a decision to change our plans, and chose... More 

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your comments both complimentary and constructive. I take on board your feedback regarding service of porridge and also regarding your bedroom especially re the sticking shower room door, curtain rings not sliding so easily and safety rail in the shower area. Thank you for bringing these matters to my attention. It will be my intention... More 

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