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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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QLD, AUSTRALIA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and 1 year old son stayed at this hotel for one night. Staff were very nice and informative. The selection of drinks (especially Whiskey) are fantastic!! Wish we tried more!! Room was cosy with a lovely 4 poster bed - with views of the castle's garden and further views of the sea. Dinner was AMAZING!! Scallops, prawns, mussels... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

"Castle" is a little bit of a stretch. It's part of what was once a Castle but it is very nice. No lifts so the 3rd floor tower with luggage was a bit tough but the adjoining rooms were ideal for 3 of us. Bed was a little lumpy but not terrible and it is an old hotel. The restaurant... More 

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant in this lovely hotel offers excellent quality food using local ingredients and cooked with style. Loved the atmosphere, children were welcome in the dining room (we had an early table) and the bar has an amazing array of whisky to choose from. What more could you ask? Relaxing evening was had by all, and when the weather is... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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416 reviews 416 reviews
117 hotel reviews
439 helpful votes 439 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just a great place, situated in the heart of the village it's just so quaint it's almost English! The castle is great. Historical and atmospheric. The food is great the coffee great the service great the whiskey even better. And. The place is clean and well appointed.

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norwich
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135 reviews 135 reviews
38 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a week. A few problems like no hot water one morning and breakfast not served until 8 but we were starting work early. Hotel is clean and quirky and the bathroom in my room was freezing as the toilet door closed there was no heat in it. Cold enough to make you shudder walking in there in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great food and excellent whisky meny. I can't say much about the wine list, since I seldom drink wine. But those in my company that drink wine, think it has a good selection. The room is one of the better have seen, in the UK. The staff is polite, passionate (about whiskies) and professional.

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Aviemore and the Cairngorms, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Stayed one night at this hotel in a superior room. Check in was friendly and efficient. Our room, the Royal Dornoch was beautifully appointed. Proper coffee in the hospitality box and a lovely touch of a decanter of sherry. Our food was sublime. My partner had mussels to start followed by duck. I had the salmon gravadlax to start. Butter... More 

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London, England
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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

An afternoon visit for tea; ask about their special whiskies; see the internal decor and warm ourselves beside the huge fire that is kept built-up. With all levels of whisky here, from £3 to well over £20, I tried a a superlative one at £7 after expert advice from one of the owners. Come here for good service; knowledge and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Really disappointed as for the last 8 weeks myself and my partner have been travelling to Dornoch for a coffee in the evening every Thursday to be precise. The service has been nice until last week, we were served by a rude young man that I haven't seen before, short spiky hair, he informed us as we weren't hotel guests... More 

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dornochcastle, Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tillytutu22, I was so disappointed when I first read your review First of all I would like to thank you for your continued custom to The Dornoch Castle hotel, and considering you have such a long commute to come and see us makes us even more saddened by your review In the past we would stop serving coffees to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Sold on the history and romance of a room in the castle tower with an open fire and a four poster bed plus jacuzzi and bottle of sparkles on arrival we had looked forward to a wonderful overnight stay at the haunted castle. When we arrived we were impressed by the old building and lovely cosy bar where reception was... More 

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dornochcastle, Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jane S, Thank you for your review on our hotel I am sad to see that even though the room was ‘everything we had imagined’ and that the food was ‘first class’ you have only given us 1 star. ‘The Old Courtroom’ in which your stayed is a very popular room with people returning year after year to stay... More 

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