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Dornoch Castle Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD , Scotland
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Dornoch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Erchie01 Edinburgh
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had both been looking forward to staying in "The Castle" and we terribly disappointed. For the price, 260 Pounds, we expected luxury; at least clean carpets in the room and a good night's sleep. The entire castle is in need of upgrading. After one look at the dining room we cancelled our dinner and walked up to the Dornoch... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our golf society, a group of 7, stayed at The Dornoch Castle at the end of August and can't recommend it highly enough. A genuinely warm welcome, really helpful and dedicated staff, and a stunning whisky bar and restaurant. Rooms are very comfortable and spacious. We've booked again for next year, the first time we've stayed in the same hotel... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was surprise booking for anniversary. .greeted by flies everywhere in the room..had t ask reception to come up..they didnt offer to move us as said no rooms left so we used soray..which stinks to kill them ourselves!!! Nobody offered to do it...then had to escape as we couldnt stand smell..while whiskies are a plenty cant help ferling old decor... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, all friendly and helpful. Excellent food in the restaurant, real ale and huge choice of whisky. Great setting, will definately return. Room slightly old fashioned, but comfortable. Visit the glorious beach and close to DunrobinCastle.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently spent three nights in Dornoch Scotland fly fishing. The Dornoch Castle Hotel Bar is staffed with young, knowledgeable individuals who can tailor an exceptional flight of different scotch whiskeys. They are very helpful and they also serve great ales. We went there two nights and had a great time with the golfing patrons. Very nice place, well worth enjoying... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good lunchtime menu with enclosed outdoor courtyard or small/intimate bar/restaurant with friendly waitresses. Close to Tain and Golspie, both small towns with character. 12 miles from Dunrobin Castle

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just spent a week at the hotel and had a fantastic time. The room we had overlooked the garden and we had a view of the firth.The bar was atmospheric and everyone was most friendly. The food was excellent. All the staff were extremely helpful but the lady on breakfast was great .When I had kipper for breakfast she suggested... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stay in Dornoch twice a year I normally stay with bay hotels dornoch hotel but thought I'd try the castle I love Dornoch but I was shocked with the older waitress in this hotel. Very annoyed if you asked for extra items at breakfast. The hotel is nice but needs decorating and bathroom referb.

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Inverness Scotland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the third time we have stayed here since 2008. I think that now is the time to refresh parts of the hotel as it is beginning to look tired. The reception area is not really practical being in the Bar. We had a Superior Double Room no7 which is on the 1st floor of the Castle. The room... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The room we had was in the main old building, narrow corridors and low ceilings lots of character! Actually just old and worn. The room itself, the carpet could have done with being vacuumed. The bathroom very dated and very small. The bed was so uncomfortable I think I managed two hours sleep. Hard and uncomfortable. Breakfast the lady that... More

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Address: Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dornoch Castle Hotel 3*
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