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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newburgh, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Houston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Worthing, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Royal Golf has recently been the subject of extensive refurbishment and is now an excellent hotel, however as I was settling into my room the occupant of the adjoining room started to bark ! I know that different people have different views on dogs, mine is that they have no place in a hotel bedroom. Some years ago I... 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 recent stay with us. I am sorry you feel you would not stay with us again because we are dog friendly. Having been re-opened for 5 years, in all that time we have had no issues with dogs in the hotel. Obviously they are not permitted... More

Glasgow
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We visited this hotel in October and it was relatively quiet toward the end of the golfing season. The service was excellent, our Morris Suite was first class with great views over the first tee of the golf course and sands beyond. You can walk easily to a lovely Scottish sandy beach. We were particularly impressed by the hotel cuisine... More

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks indeed for your lovely review. Naturally I am delighted that you appear to have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of your stay. It is interesting that you mention 'some aspects of the rooms are slightly tired' because in the new year we are planning a complete refurbishment of both Suites, namely The Tom Morris Suite (where you... More

Glenview, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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

Dear sw1945, Thanks for your review. I am sorry we didn't seem to wow you on this occasion but delighted that you enjoyed the golf. I would argue that our popularity, hopefully, is founded on our passion to provide first class food & hospitality in addition to our superb location. Kind regards, Robert Ratcliffe Director & General Manager. More

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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to post your kind review following your recent stay at The Royal Golf Hotel. Yes we are literally a matter of a few yards from the club house and first tee of the magnificent Royal Dornoch Golf Course. The beauty is that many of our rooms look across the golf course and... More

Bo'nss
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

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

Dear Ann, Many thanks for your review following your recent stay at The Royal Golf Hotel Dornoch. I have thoroughly investigated your points and am happy to respond. I understand from Vicki my receptionist who checked you in that, as expected, we offered help with your luggage. As a four star hotel it is a standard which is embedded into... More

Scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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
48 helpful votes 48 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

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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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