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The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle

Skibo Castle, Dornoch IV25 3RQ, Scotland
The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Westchester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a glorious trip to Skibo with my husband and my father. From the moment we arrived, I felt like I was in an episode of Downton Abbey! I was greeted at the front door by the hostess, Amanda, who showed me to the Montrose room, a large wood-paneled room with a canopied bed, fireplace, writing desk and... More 

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SkiboTeam, General Manager at The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle, responded to this review

Dear HHenkind Thank you so much for your glowing review of your stay. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time and we will make sure to pass on your thoughts to all the team. With best wishes P.S. The correct spelling is ceilidh :) More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is, without doubt, the most beatiful place I have ever stayed. To say the service is outstanding is an understatement, the staff seemed to know what I wanted almost before I did! I truly felt special when I stayed here and it is in a league of its own. Quite rightly, it is not a hotel but rather a... More 

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SkiboTeam, Manager at The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle, responded to this review

Dear A S Thank you so much for your review of The Carnegie Club. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and very look forward to receiving your application for membership soon! With best wishes More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Have had the chance to be at Skibo a couple of times in the last few years. This no ordinary place, you get the best of the Best. The quality of the service is superb, i did all of the activities you can imagine, swimming in the largest stainless steel pool in the world, shooting, horseback riding, a little golf,... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

As has been mentioned it is important to note that Skibo Castle is NOT an hotel, it is a private members club. While one may make an initial visit for further visits it is necessary to join The Carnegie Club. The Skibo estate was purchased in 1898 by the late Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish born American industrialist and philanthropist. He... More 

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SkiboTeam, General Manager at The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle, responded to this review

Dear Iagain, Thank you for your kind comments. It so good to know how special we are to our members, as they are very special to us. May you continue to enjoy the Carnegie Club for many years to come. Peter Crome - Chairman More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A little slice of heaven on earth. A stunningly beautiful property, set within grounds that are breathtaking. The service is faultless, creating first class service with a homely feel. The gold course is one of the best I've played anywhere in the world, combining stunning views with a stern test.

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SkiboTeam, General Manager at The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle, responded to this review

Dear Graham S, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review of The Carnegie Club and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The staff here at Skibo work hard to try and create a 'homely' environment for members and guests, so it is fantastic to hear that this is what you experienced.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have been fortunate enough to visit Skibo Castle on many occasions over the last decade. The golf course is my passion and I have played at many great venues all around the globe, and as a professional I can honestly say that Skibo is top of my list. The course design is faultless with some of the best bunkering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Just played The Carnegie Club and it is incredible in so many ways. The layout is magnificent with not one weak hole and breathtaking scenery as an added bonus. I was fortunate to play with a member and this course is way better than most of the "old" links courses around the country but I just can't believe the rating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I spent three days at Skibo.it is not a hotel it is a private members club and you go by invitation of a member or as a member. I have stayed in beautiful places all round the world but this was the most exclusive and personalised experience I have ever had! The staff were polite, gracious and non intrusive you... More 

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SkiboTeam, General Manager at The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle, responded to this review

Dear Nadia Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about the club. The staff are always thrilled to receive such glowing feedback. Many thanks again More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I hate to speak badly about such a beautiful place and about what I hoped and expected to be a fantastic experience, but I will just post my honest opinion. The castle and grounds are truly magnificent , the facilities excellent and we had fantastic service from the activities coordinators, golfing and fishing etc. the room was beautiful and comfortable... More 

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SkiboTeam, General Manager at The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle. For the benefit of those who may read this review I feel it is important to make it clear at the outset that The Carnegie Club is a private members’ club, rather than a hotel and, as such, is not open to the general public. The only way... More 

Austin, Texas
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31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Period. Not much more to say about Skibo. The Castle, the golf, the staff, the food, the views, the activities, the atmosphere. My favorite place on Earth. I've been coming here for 10 years and it just keeps getting better and better.

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