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5.0 of 5 Inn   |   Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SN , Scotland   |  
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Ranked #11 of 15 Dornoch B&B and Inns
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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“Needs updating”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Undoubtedly Kerensa is welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Michael's food at the Golf Club was also fine.
However, our over all experience was not the same as the reviewer in the Daily Telegraph (and other trip advisor reviews) on the basis of which we booked two nights.
Our room was on the first floor directly above the pavement and the main road. Although there is double glazing and internal shutters you can still hear vehicles passing by until quite late. We also found the room to be rather cramped and the shower room dated. The bed linen was clean but we prefer white pillow cases at least.
Dornoch is a wonderful area to visit but this B & B needs updating.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the rear or take earplugs if you are anything other than a heavy sleeper.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mirfield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

On the main street, you could miss it from the outside. Once inside, it is beautifully appointed to precise details. Makes you feel very homely, comfortable and relaxed. The room was of a very good size supported by a lovey en suite. Breakfast, all locally produced products where possible, excellently offered. Well positioned and close by the excellent Royal Dornoch Golf club, a must for all golfers. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2Quail, Owner at 2 Quail Guest House, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Guest … I am very grateful for you taking the time to write a report on your stay with us.
Positive customer comments make all the difference, so thank you, your kindness is much appreciated.
Kerensa
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Knebworth, England, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We can't thank Kerensa and Mike enough for a wonderful stay. The public rooms and bedrooms are cosy and very comfortable. Nothing is too much trouble and we felt very welcome. Most importantly, don't forget the breakfast, outstanding!
Come on, what are you waiting for? Book now!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2Quail, Owner at 2 Quail Guest House, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Guest, … Thank you very much. It is always appreciated when visitors take the trouble to write a review. Your positive remarks will make all the difference to those considering a trip to Dornoch and the Highlands. Kindest regards, Kerensa
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Nice friendly welcome, comfy room, good breakfast and loads of tea.

Bedroom had big iron frame bed and was comfortable, furniture is like a country townhouse would and should feel and the room reminded me of a room in a similar village in Ireland nearly 50 years ago. So don't expect Ikea! In fact be grateful for that.
Loads of books around. Bathroom perfect

Great alternative to the hotels in Dornoch.

Room Tip: Don't worry about a room on Main Street side. Dornoch too quiet to be disturbed
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2Quail, Owner at 2 Quail Guest House, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Blue Diamond, I much appreciate you taking the time to post a review. I am glad, despite your initial reservations over the style of decor, you did enjoy your stay and its surroundings, so thank you.
In her article, Fiona Duncan of The Telegraph was of a similar mind to you and went on to say, “… Contemporary it isn’t; idiosyncratic, consistent, well executed and refreshingly different from the norm it is. And it’s not a time warp; it’s the deliberate creation of its owner, Kerensa Carr, who is certainly not a little old lady …”
Kindest regards, Kerensa
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Hannover, Germany
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245 reviews 245 reviews
68 hotel reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We arrived in Dornoch and easily found this delightful, friendly bed & breakfast the welcome was friendly and warm The bedroom was well appointed and of an adequate size with a nice presentation of special bathroom toiletries, great towels and a superb shower. The location of the 2 Quail is excellent a very short distance away is the famous links golf course and of course the spectacular beach which was almost deserted

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2Quail, Owner at 2 Quail Guest House, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Thank you very much. I really appreciate you taking the trouble to write a review and especially pleased it was a positive one. K.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

We've stayed here a number of times and always found it excellent. Michael and Kerensa are friendly and welcoming. The rooms are very comfy and snug and the food has always been excellent. It's small but perfectly formed!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2Quail, Owner at 2 Quail Guest House, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit your kind comments. We are very pleased you enjoyed
staying at 2 Quail on more than one occasion. K
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012 via mobile

Stayed on bed and breakfast deal and it was brilliant. The hotel is tiny, but the rooms are exceptionally well appointed and very, very comfortable, bordering on luxurious. The breakfast was excellent, served in the intimate dining room. Great value stay, and would definitely stay there again. Lovely.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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2Quail, Owner at 2 Quail Guest House, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear David H … It is much appreciated when visitors take the time to send in comments. Thank you very much for your positive remarks.
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Address: Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SN , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Dornoch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — 2 Quail Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Town Centre location, a stone's throw from 13th century Dornoch Cathedral. Three first class en-suite rooms with Free wi-fi. AA Five stars, UK Friendliest B&B finalist 2012 and Breakfast Award 2012/13, 'Scotland the Best', 'Good Hotel Guide' amongst others. Licensed. ... more   less 
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2 Quail Guest House Dornoch, Scotland

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