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The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle

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Skibo Castle, Dornoch IV25 3RQ, Scotland
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Stockholm Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far the best castle experience I have had. Very personal, private and exclusive. Majestic Scottish castle in the middle of nowhere which huge land including fishing lakes, golf course etc. The castle itself is in superb condition and the rooms are incredible. Very large, with beautiful old style furniture. Many with excellent views of the property. Large bathrooms with... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We were guests, for a long weekend. So, so lucky. The weather was warm for time of year but very windy. Golf a total delight. Hotel and service....just amazing. Lots of lively little touches that make the place really special. Last night we were the only guests in the hotel ahead of build up to Christmas. Swimming pool is fabulous.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We just returned from a memorable, magical visit to Skibo Castle and the Carnegie Club. Everything, from the unbelievably beautiful setting with endless views - to the gorgeous, historic castle, outstanding golf course and clubhouse - to the warm and professional service provided by the attentive but discrete staff, was perfect. From the moment the estate gates opened and we... More 

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

Dear Julie P Thank you so much for your wonderful review of The Carnegie Club. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and very much hope that we will see you again soon. With best wishes The Skibo Team More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Potentially one of the nicest places I have ever stayed It's a private club so you have to go with a member but SO worth it!! Rooms are amazing Staff is the best ever Sports are endless golf is insane Grounds are immaculate I would go here any day of the week seriously Need I say more?

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

Dear Craigp33 Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. With best wishes The Skibo Team More 

Westchester, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

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 4 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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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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