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Dornoch Castle Hotel

3.0 of 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dornoch Castle hotel is a fantastic hotel...the staff are beyond helpful and the roaring fire in the lounge was lovely. I only have two down points.....you can only get wifi in two rooms in the hotel which is ok for some couples however for us it was a bit of a pain as our room was quite a walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment I checked in I knew it was going to be a great stay. The lady on reception was so warm and welcoming and couldn't do enough to help. Food at the restaurant was delicious and the service again was second to none! I would definitely come back to Scotland to stay here again. Thanks for making my... More 

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Leigh, Lancashire
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10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed here jan 2014 but just got round to reviewing. given the time of year the huge open fire was a very welcome sight. the range of whiskies on offer and the breadth of knowledge of the bar staff was phenomenal. the rooms were warm and cosy.

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Golspie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended the hogmanay party at the Castle hotel the whole evening was excellent from start until the wee hours. Special mention has to go to the chef and his brigade, for superb function food the scallop dish was excellent and the whole experience was the best food I have eaten In dornoch for a good few years. I will... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here in December 2013 after finding a great deal on travelzoo. The team there were really helpful when we booked and we had a lovely room with a view of the water (distant). We had a meal and afternoon tea included. The food was wonderful, and we were made to feel very welcome all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancée and I stayed here for a night in November on a DBB basis. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel relaxed and the service from the staff was second to none. They were so attentive and looked after us. The dinner at night was included and the food was amazing. I had the gravadlax as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Excellent food, presentation, service and atmosphere. Goats cheese; pate and nice chutney. Scottish roast beef. Massive Yorkshires puddings. Good selection of Malts Whisky. Tip If feeding toddlers, share one child's meal between two.

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Rotselaar, Brabant, Belgium
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very nice and historical hotel with a very good restaurant and an excellent whisky bar. Situated near some of the best distilleries and near a nice golf course. Spacious rooms and a cosy lobby. When around, this is the place to be !

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Oban, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My wife and I spent 3 nights in the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We had a superior tower room which was clean and pleasant, not modern but with a traditional ambience that many would wish in such an old spectacular castle building. There was daily provision of sherry and chocolate in the room. This room requires the climbing... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Apart From Finding That The Hotel Needed Some Updating Which In This Day And Age We Have Found That Quite A Lot Of Hotels We Have Visited Lately require The Same??the Dornoch Castle Hotel Is Very Good Value For Money I.e Very Friendly Staff Comfortable Rooms And Found The Meals Very Good.The Hotel Is In A Perfect Setting And Would... More 

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Address: Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dornoch Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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