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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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff very helpful. Was allowed to park in small car park at rear of Hotel as Disabled spaces at front all used. The Meals were original and out of this world. Big walk in shower allowed my wife easy access. Very enjoyable trip. Intend to go back for longer stay.

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New York City, New York
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136 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our annual golf trip, we started w 3 nights at the dornoch castle. Ok, there's another hotel on the first tee at Royal Dornoch, but this is in the center of a charming town, and only a couple of blocks to golf. Nice garden view room, decent bath, good shower and nice breakfast selection, all at a very good... More 

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45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got married in Dornoch Cathedral and had our meal in the Castle Hotel. The attention to detail, the staff and the food made our special day even more special. Ros had helped us with all the details all the way through the planning and her advice was spot on. We have been regulars at the Castle for a number... More 

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

Thank you for your review Nickeir, I am happy to hear that we made your special day run to plan, our staff do their upmost to provide the best service and i am glad to hear this does not go unnoticed. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Dornoch castle hotel Please see our other page ‘Castle Whisky... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OHs family from area and we have always wanted to stay in the hotel as it is such an old building and has so much history. We got the 2 nights we stayed on a deal, maybe that's why things weren't quite as we wanted them to be. We stayed in the garden annexe, out the back of the castle... More 

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

Thank you for your review gmac61, We take all of our reviews onboard in order to continually improve our product and service. I am sorry that you felt the hotel was not to your liking but with many guest returning year after year maybe The Dornoch Castle hotel was not for you. Please see our other page ‘Castle Whisky Bar... More 

Greenock, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great first stay and will definately be back. Room was very comfortable with good facilities and a complimentary sherry which was a nice touch after a long drive. The bar has a great range of whisky's and local ales with a really nice quiet atmosphere. I had dinner in the restaurant and was delighted with my thai mussels followed by... More 

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

Thank you for your review Transcend167, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Dornoch castle hotel, we hope to welcome you back sometime in the future. Please see our other page ‘Castle Whisky Bar and Bistro’ for more reviews on our fantastic whisky bar and restaurant Kind Regards Management More 

Sudbury, MA
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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel last week during our vacation. We found the hotel to be quite nice with the staff all being excellent. The hotel is a tad in need of updating, but still ok. We were hoping that being a "castle" hotel our room would have exposed stone walls to give the real feel of a castle but... More 

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

Thank you for your review JJantech, Our staff all strive to provide excellent customer service to all our guests and I am glad that this did not go unnoticed – thank you for your kind comments. Unfortunately all of our rooms do not have exposed stone walls, this is only featured in our ‘Old Courtroom’ and ‘Cathedral View’ rooms, please... More 

North Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good: A lovely and very helpful young lady checked us in. The bedroom was gorgeous. The sherry and chocolates were a very nice touch. Both dinner and breakfast was excellent. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive. The bar is classic. The less good: While the food was top drawer, the ambiance was lacking a bit. Still the food is... More 

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

Thank you for your review CeciGiltenan, I am glad to hear that you had a good well rounded experience at our hotel. It is comments like yours that help us continually improve our business. As the hotel is open all year round it is difficult to undergo large renovations, however over our quieter winter months we try our best to... More 

London, Canada
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding service and a fine Scotch collection. Food is very good. Very conviently located with many activities and attractions within walking distance. No lift so getting up and down stairs is an issue.

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

Thank you for your review Jrobert123, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Dornoch Castle Hotel and we hope to welcome you back sometime! Please see our other page ‘Castle Whisky Bar and Bistro’ for more reviews on our fantastic whisky bar and restaurant Kind Regards Management More 

Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a one night stay here recently, the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The bar/reception area was very quaint and had a lovely atmosphere. Great choice of whisky! We had a garden room, which was very spacious, having the usual tea/coffee, TV, bathroom with shower. It was clean and well presented, if a little tired and grubby in... More 

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

Thank you for your review Heather P, Here at the Dornoch Castle our staff give their up most to provide the best customer service to all our guests and i would like to thank you for your kind comments. We are currently on a rolling refurbishment of the hotel, i apologize that you found your room a little tired –... More 

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this hotel , great whisky, roaring fire . Fabulous historical rooms if you're prepared to pay a bit extra . We found the staff friendly & helpful . No pretentiousness , good old Scottish hospitality

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

Thank you for your review Sunchaser172, I am happy to hear that you found our bar area homely, many people enjoy a dram by the fire after dinner to round off their evening. I hope you will return to enjoy many more nights in front of the fire. Please see our other page ‘Castle Whisky Bar and Bistro’ for more... More 

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