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Dornoch Castle Hotel

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Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD , Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Lexington Park, MD
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were able to snag a last minute room in this 15th Century castle in Sutherland and we couldn't believe our luck!! The hotel was beautiful and just quirky enough to make it interesting. Our room and bathroom were very large (especially for Europe) and there was a welcoming small carafe of whisky and a few dark chocolates. We had... More 

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Suffolk
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Increasingly rare to turn up at a hotel with friendly staff and building allowed to express personality. No sign of them delivering the company line...we love it when it rains in the garden and they still deliver tea with aplomb. Plus a bar where the locals are welcome.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights in one of the Garden view rooms, which was adequate in size and comfort although not especially luxurious.These are not situated in the old Castle itself but in a much newer addition. We ate in the restaurant the first evening, the service and food were very good. We did not try the bar but found a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a night in early August. The hotel is very well located, a stone throw from the Cathedral and short walk from Royal Dornoch Golf Club and has a pleasant ambience. Rooms a bit dated but offset by the fantastic malt selection in the bar and a superb breakfast. Would recommend.

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Northcliffe, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband bought me at night at the Dornoch castle hotel as a birthday gift. The staff were lovely, the day manger took us personally to our rooms. Whilst the castle is most like a castle in the bar section and I suspect, the more upmarket rooms, the hospitality they offer and the dinner experience was fabulous. At night, we... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a comfortable 2 night stay at the hotel, but came away a little disappointed in the room. The location was great, being in the centre of the charming town. Service was very friendly and helpful. There was a good choice at breakfast with good quality ingredients for the cooked option and nice croissants. The hotel has bags of... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed for one night and paid extra for a larger room. There was several stairs to climb to get to our room but the room was very clean and comfortable. Nice window seat overlooking the large garden. We didn't eat a meal in the hotel at night but enjoyed a nice breakfast in the morning before we left.... More 

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good time during our two night stay in Dornoch.The room was very nice and traditional, the staff couldn't have been more helpful and the food in the restaurant was of good quality. The bar staff are very knowledgable when it comes to whisky and beer, support for the local brewery Cromarty is encouraging. Areas for improvement would... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Dornoch for a wedding at Skibo Castle. The hotel was centrally located in a charming town. The staff was so accommodating and couldn't have been more helpful. My husband had rented a kilt and the restaurant staff and the bar staff made sure he was properly attired! The rooms were very comfortable and clean.

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Castle hotel is well situated in the centre of Dornoch. There is a cosy bar with an extensive whiskey selection. We did not eat at the restaurant as the food selection was not to our taste but prior to arriving we met people who raved about the food. Our hotel room was quite small but clean and had everything... More 

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