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Dornoch Castle Hotel

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Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD , Scotland
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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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125 reviews 125 reviews
37 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 1 week ago

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a wonderful two night break here. First time here and we will come back. Hubby and I had a lovely garden facing room on the first floor. Really comfortable bed. Breakfast is delicious! Lots of nice cereals and fruit before having a truly delicious cooked breakfast. Kept us going for the rest of the day. Dinner also was delicious.... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again, we would like to thank ALL the hard working and friendly staff at Dornoch Castle for the wonderful 4 nights spent at this superb hotel. The food this year was exceptional, and as a Hogmanay break, the package with all the extras couldn't be faulted. Dornoch in the square is definitely the place to see in the new... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stayed here for two nights on an It Is On deal. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room (21) was disabled friendly, hence shower only, but it was clean and warm. Only (minor) complaint was the positioning of the television - quite small and difficult to see. The staff in the hotel were all very friendly and knowledgeable, especially the barman.... More 

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I spent two nights in The Old Courtroom and have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The room was bigger than it seemed on the pictures and very in keeping with what I felt a castle room should be - stunning and a beautiful log fire. A glass of sherry in the room was a nice touch. Bathroom needs some... More 

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