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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent only one night here on our way back from the north west coast but will definitely return. The staff were very friendly and helpful especially in the restaurant . The food in the restaurant was excellent and good value for money. Our room,although only a standard was light and spacious and even bathrobes were provided. The perfect end... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're booking a stay here, I would recommend contacting the hotel directly, in order to request a room in the actual castle part of the hotel. Booking online pretty much guarantees you a, still very nice, room in the newer addition. However. The bar downstairs is fantastic well stocked with whisky, and the barkeep was great and super knowledgeable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in the old courtroom on 5th and 6th. Exceptional friendly staff. Stunning room, loved the fire. Dinner and breakfast were fantastic and we were well looked after by Heather in the evening and her mother in the mornings. Will definitely be returning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

"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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

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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118 hotel reviews
453 helpful votes 453 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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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40 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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