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Dornoch Castle Hotel

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Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD , Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Follow Outlander, then live a couple of nights like the Laird in Dornoch Castle. We had the "old Court Room", and the whole trip was just perfect. Love the room, open fire, food and the bar. Easy drive to Glenrobbin House, and north to Wick. Lots to see and do.

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Treated ourselves to 2 nights in their fabulous "The Old Courtroom" suite with 4 poster and magnificent fireplace, Stunning, comfortable and cozy... Although expensive it was worth it. Meals were tasty in their restaurant and their extensive selection of Malt Whisky took a deserved hammering too.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

I have had meals here in the past and was expecting better than the experience on this visit. I had the soup which was ok. The verdict on the gravadlax was disappointing with the whisky curing not apparent. The venison on the main was well cooked but lacked seasoning. This is not fine dining. When potatoes are described as part... More 

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Thank Anne D
Bredene, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Great service, friendly reception, good food and a great whisky bar! High recommendable!!! The owner's are very capable in their knowledge about single malt and know the way around the distilleries. Also located close to some Nice distilleries worth visiting as Balblair, Clynelish, Dalmore and Glen Ord

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

what an amazing stay again ,good rooms friendly staff and a whiskylist in the cosy bar that is amazing ! my place to stay when in Dornoch I was there with some friends to celebrate a 30y birthdayparty! We had loads of fun and nothing was too much for the staff to help us out .

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Pizzo, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Why oh why I am always unlucky with trying to have lunch here?? Every time I pop over, in the last month, I am so disappointed . Closed due to a wedding, closed but tea and scones only, or, closed due to a private function. Maybe it's also because of the season closing down, not sure, but I will keep... More 

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

Dear Roseanna H, I am sorry for your missed opportunities to sample our lunch or evening dinner menu. The hotel on occasion does shut for exclusive use, private parties and weddings, but this is only a handful of times over the season. In 2015 we have closed to the public a total of 8 days for private functions, without such... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I was on a golfing break with three of my golfing partners on a three night stay at this hotel. Rooms were comfortable and airy with all the amenities .We were on a B&B break so cant rate dinner, for breakfast there was ample cereals and fruit and the cooked breakfast was excellent. would stay here again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here with my partner on night 2 of the NC500. Not much to do in Dornoch but hotel was in a good location. Rooms were dated but clean. Bar downstairs was very cosy with a huge woodburning fire surrounded by couches - very welcoming and all guest chatted together. Shower was a really good size, bed was comfortable, tea/coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a friend's wedding the room was clean and comfortable, the wedding meal was outstanding and the house keeping, waiting and bar staff were fantastic. It is a lovely place to sit back and relax!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We spent a night at this wonderful hotel staying in the Courtroom. Wow, was so glad that we decided to upgrade as this room is fantastic. It has a huge 4 poster bed, open fire and spa bath. We really liked the bar and it had an impressive selection of different whiskies. We ate in the restaurant and the food... More 

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