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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 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The owners have clearly spent a lot of time, effort and money on the property but the outcome is not quite on target as yet. For example, our room was fine in many ways with an excellent view and very comfortable beds. However the blinds at the window were too skimpy to cope with the early rising of the summer... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback following your stay with us in July. Firstly I am pleased to report that the minor issues encountered in your bedroom have been put right. We will continue to upgrade the bedrooms this winter, including improving the level of 'blackout' in some of the bedrooms which will be a priority. I regret your... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I know that is quite a title I have placed on this hotel. Yet, as an "overall experience" in a hotel...Royal Golf Hotel is # 1 on my list. I apply this evaluation based on things like: the follow through on the room reservation I made last Christmas, the staff abilities & competencies, the environment surrounding the hotel (with RDGC... More

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

Dear Kurt, Thank you very much for writing such a wonderful review. We are all delighted with your kind comments which has certainly given everyone a lift during this busy time of year. Your feedback is fantastic to read and it is most satisfying to know that the team are looking after guests so well. I do hope we will... More

Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

10 Canadian golfers had an excellent stay! Hotel is right next to the Royal Dornoch Championship and Struie courses. Hotel rooms over looking the course and the Dornoch Firth and the course were excellent. Our best meal in Scotland was in the Observatory Dining room. I think the excellent wait staff enjoyed our apres dinner guitar sing along! The lovely... More

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

Dear Peter, A huge thanks for posting your a most complimentary review following your recent stay here at The Royal Golf Hotel. Naturally I am pleased that you all enjoyed your visit to Dornoch. Your after dinner guitar accompanied sing along was enjoyed by everyone and certainly contributed to a memorable evening. I hope to welcome you upon your return... More

Pinehurst, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a perfect location for golfing in the Dornoch area. It is steps from the pro shop at Royal Dornoch. The food is very good. They have an excellent bar and the rooms were very comfortable. I would recommend it

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

Dear Andrew, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review following your very recent stay here and naturally I am delighted you would recommend us. I hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kind Regards, Robert Ratcliffe Director & General Manager More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Family weekend away turned out to be ok. Location is quite out of the way right up north of Inverness. Nice little town. Initially not impressed with room but got a better renovated room as the hotel is getting refurbished. Staff was helpful. Beds great. Room slightly cold even for the spring. Bathroom fab. Dinner was superb and probably worth... More

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for posting your recent review following your stay here with us in April. I am pleased that were able to offer you an alternative bedroom more to your liking. It is true to say that we are located just under an hours drive north of Inverness. Dornoch is a lovely small town 2 miles off the... 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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The Royal Golf Hotel, is perfectly situated overlooking the first tee of Royal Dornoch Championship Golf Course, the 6th best golf course in the world as judged by Golf Digest. All 22 bedrooms are en-suite and furnished to a high standard, most having superb views across the golf course and the Dornoch Firth beyond. Free WiFi internet access. The Conservatory Restaurant serves locally sourced,fresh seasonal food in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. ... more   less 
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