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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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Annapolis
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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49 reviews
23 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 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Royal Golf Hotel must have the finest hotel staff member that I have ever met - Cameron. A group of 8 if us arrived late one night during a very rushed week (many miles, many courses) that we had in Scotland in June 2015. Cameron handled our group flawlessly - getting us to our rooms, storing our golf clubs,... More 

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

Dear Kevin, What can I say ? What a tremendous review. Cameron is delighted with your high praise and we are all bowled over by your generous comments and superb feedback. I realise that Cameron and the team are true assets to the hotel and I know he has a passion for looking after guests requirements and thrives on feedback... More 

Ubud
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great venue, with terrific lunch menu. Great atmosphere and surround. Lovely view out across the links to the sea. Easy parking and access. Big comfy sofas to spend the afternoon in, very relaxing and classic

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

Dear Kate, Many thanks for taking the time to post such a wonderful review following your relaxing lunch stop here recently. I am delighted that you enjoyed the atmosphere and surrounding area with its stunning views. I hope you will visit us again before too long. Kind Regards, Robert Ratcliffe General Manager More 

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