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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 6 Hotels in Dornoch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
ndlptmom54 Cincinnati, Ohio
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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just returned from a golfing vacation in Scotland and I must say the highlight was our stay in Dornoch. I cannot say enough about the Royal Golf Hotel, from the perfect location, nicely appointed rooms, comfortable lounge and dining room and very good food. But the very best part of the experience was the unbelievable attention and service... More

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

Dear Doug, Thank you ever so much for posting your most complimentary review following your recent stay at The Royal Golf Hotel. High praise indeed which is enormously appreciated by all the team. Thank you for your special mention to Gail and Lewis. I am indeed extremely happy and proud to work with such dedicated and professional staff throughout the... More

London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner for 5 at the Royal Golf, the setting was beautiful with a lovely big round table that could have seated 7 or 8 with lovely views of the golf course and the coast. We were lucky enough to be serenaded by a local pipe band (not for us be we benefited nonetheless). Service was lovely, friendly but... More

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

Dear Anne, Thank you for your kind words following your visit to the hotel for dinner last Wednesday evening. I am delighted that you all enjoyed your meal. It is good to receive such complimentary feedback which is greatly appreciated. You were indeed fortunate to coincide your visit with the Dornoch Pipe Band playing who were here to welcome a... More

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This hotelier full of character and is situated in the very pleasant village of Dornoch which boast it's own cathedral. A very good hotel with its own golf courses but you don't have to play to enjoy this hotel. The staff are ALL excellent and attentive. Nothing too much trouble. The rooms are tastefully furnished and very comfortable with modern... More

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your most kind review and complimentary comments following your very recent stay here in July. I am delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. However just in case anyone might be misled, we don't actually own the adjacent Royal Dornoch golf course. We are just very fortunate to be a matter... More

toronto
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

the simplest way to say how great this was is we went for lunch and went back for dinner. We only went in for lunch since the clubhouse looked full and it turned out we were by ourselves in the restaurant looking out over the golf course on a picture perfect day. The food and the service were so good... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking time to review our restaurant following your visit in June. Naturally I am pleased that you enjoyed both lunch and dinner with us recently. The view from the Conservatory restaurant is indeed quite stunning especially on a fine day. You will be most welcome to stay with us next time you are... 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*
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