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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 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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St. Mary's, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in by the Royal Golf for lunch last week, probably the best risotto I have ever tasted. My son had a delicious burger with lovely chunky chips. The view over the golf course is probably the best in Dornoch and the restaurant itself was immaculate. I felt it was a reasonable price to pay for such a high quality... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Royal Golf Hotel in Dornoch for just the one night and were made to feel as if we had been regular visitors by the whole staff. Everyone was so helpful and interested in why we had traveled to Dornoch. Breakfast was delicious....smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on lovely toast...a must!! The views were spectacular over the... More

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

Dear Lynda, Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to post such a complimentary review following your recent stay here at The Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I am naturally delighted that you had such a good time and especially enjoyed our speciality breakfast of smoked salmon and... More

Edinburgh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, fabulous bedroom overlooking the golf course and the sea, excellent food and all the staff very friendly and helpful. There is plenty to do in the area and it has sime of the best golf courses in Scotland and plentiful long walks. The town of Dornoch is interesting and has plenty of places for... More

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Linda, May I take this opportunity to thank you for posting your most complimentary review following your recent stay at The Royal Golf Hotel Dornoch. Naturally I am delighted that your enjoyed your visit to Dornoch and the hotel. You are right to say that there are some of the best golf courses in Scotland round here especially when... More

Fortrose, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

top notch place after a round of golf excellent service for food always good knowing your game is about to finish and you can call in advance ping food is ready as u walk in the door! I have not been since july but I will be back this summer.

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stuart, Many thanks for your complimentary review posted recently. Naturally I am delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and I look forward to seeing you this summer when hopefully the weather will as fine as it was last year. Kind Regards, Robert Ratcliffe Director & General Manager More

Renfrewshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We recently stayed over the New Year festivities. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, and did everything they could for all to have a wonderful time. The food was plentiful and excellent. A better location you couldn't get, with wonderful views too. All in all, a great trip and stay. I just wish, larger Hotels could afford the same... More

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear New Year Guest, Your review is very much appreciated and please be assured the team here do read guest reviews with interest; it gives everyone huge encouragement. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your Hogmanay break with us. It was a pleasure to meet everyone. I hope you enjoyed 'Harrys Quiz' on the first evening. All the best... More

cupar
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Just home from three wonderful days over the New Year at this hotel. I must start with the staff -Robert, Cameron, Gail, Siobhan, Vicky, Findlay and Sam. They were endlessly friendly and responsive to every request. I cannot praise them enough. Our room was large and well equipped with views across the championship course with the Dornoch Firth beyond. The... More

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Simon and Jean, Thank you very much for posting such a wonderful review following your Hogmanay break with us recently. It was lovely to see you both again. Your kind words and compliments are really appreciated by everyone at the hotel. We hope to see you again before too long. Kind Regards, Robert and the team. More

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lovely to sit and watch the sea, staff friendly. Food good basic fare. Hotel overall looks tired, could do with a revamp.

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sheila, Thank you for posting your review on tripadvisor following your visit here in November. I have to be honest and say that this is the first time in four years since we re-opened in 2010 that anyone has said we could do with a re-vamp; slightly unfair when you did not stay in one of our lovely rooms,... More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

On a golfing holiday of links courses including Dornoch and stayed here for 4 nights. The room was lovely, the bathroom spacious, the food wonderful and what a location. Shame the restaurant wasn't busier. Looking forward to a return visit.

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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for posting your review following your stay in October at The Royal Golf Hotel Dornoch. I am delighted that you enjoyed your four nights with us. You must have stayed as the season was drawing to a close when the restaurant can be a little quieter on some evenings. Be assured the restaurant is very busy... More

Okotoks
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124 reviews 124 reviews
27 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We loved this hotel and it's location. As an international member of Royal Dornoch it is always a treat to stay at this location. The staff are some of the friendliest I have ever met. The rooms were very spacious for the UK and were more modern than many that you find in Scotland. The breakfast and restaurant food was... More

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

Dear Gary, Thank you very much for posting such a glowing review following your recent stay at The Royal Golf Hotel. Naturally I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Your remarks regarding the hotels staff, location and food are especially welcome and greatly appreciated. Once again many thanks and I hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you... More

Perth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I am sat here in the lounge of this excellent hotel being warmed by a lovely big log fire whilst it pours down outside. A group of 12 of us have been coming now for 3years to play golf and we have been treated like royalty each and everytime. Nothing is any problem for the staff whatever the request...the bar... More

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

Dear Guest, What can I say ? This is indeed a superb review to end the season. We are delighted that you once again enjoyed our fine food and hospitality from all the team but in particular Cameron on the bar. It is a pleasure to have you stay with us. It just goes to show that even at the... More

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Additional Information about Royal Golf Hotel

Also Known As:
Royal Golf Hotel Dornoch, Scotland
Address: The First Tee, Dornoch IV25 3LG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Dornoch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Golf Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Golf Hotel,recently re-opened under private ownership,is perfectly situated overlooking the first tee of Royal Dornoch Golf Course, the 16th best golf course in the world. 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 internet access. The Conservatory Restaurant serves locally sourced,fresh seasonal food in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. ... more   less 
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