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Royal Golf Hotel

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The First Tee, Dornoch IV25 3LG, Scotland
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Baldock, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

A great location for Royal Dornoch Golf Course and a wonderful conclusion to our Highlands Road trip. Comfortable room. Well appointed with the most fantastic shower to warm up after our late afternoon round. Great service, food and location.

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1 Thank Racey7
managerroyalgolf, Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Racey7, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us in November. I am pleased that your enjoyed your visit to Dornoch and hope that we will have an opportunity to welcome you back to The Royal Golf in the not too distant future. Kind Regards, Robert Ratcliffe Director and General Manager More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We were looking forward to this visit to Dornoch. The hotel is well situated within easy walking distance to the lovely town square in Dornoch. Our room was comfortable and we were delighted to have a view over the golf course to the beach. The bed was large and provided a good night's sleep. The bathroom appeared excellent on first... More 

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Thank Dani H
managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dani H, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us in November. I am delighted that you enjoyed most aspects of your visit including breakfast and your bedroom with its golf course views. I sincerely regret the unpleasant odour experienced and having fully investigated the issue I can assure you the problem... More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This was my 5th visit here on my annual pilgrimage to play golf with 11 of my other friends. I am running out of superlatives to describe just how good this place is and how it fits our need perfectly and ticks all the necessary boxes. Cosy and homely - check. Well stocked bar - check. Great food in restaurant... More 

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Thank wbdodds
managerroyalgolf, Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your kind review following your stay with us in November. I am absolutely delighted that everything was to your liking. Your comments are wonderful and enormously appreciated by the team. If you would like the same room next time, which as you say looks straight down the first fairway, then do please just let me... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Had an overnight stay as I was returning my nephew to the university. Unfortunately It was late in the evening before I arrived and I was unable to take advantage of the log fired lounge. The room was excellent in its size, beds very comfortable and a lily breakfast. have been to the other big hotel in Dornoch which caters... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth, Many thanks for taking the time to post your most complimentary review following your stay with us very recently. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and that we organised sandwiches for your late arrival. Sorry that the WiFi was a bit patchy. I am happy to report that the issue has been resolved. We... More 

Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I was travelling from England up to Thurso and wanted to stay somewhere along the way I hadn't been to before. After a search of various sites I found this hotel which was almost on the beach. Between the hotel and the beach was a golf club, and the views from the restaurant where excellent.

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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, My word, you were travelling quite a distance ! Naturally I am pleased that you found us on the internet. It is true to say that we are a stones throw from the golf course and the beach is about half a mile further on. There are miles of unspoilt sandy beaches on this coastline. Truly wonderful !... More 

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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

As locals we eat here on a regular basis and love the menu which changes often enough for us to keep trying new dishes. The staff go out of their way to accommodate us and this all adds to our enjoyment. Special thanks to Pip who makes our every visit a special one by being a sweetie and thanks also... More 

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2 Thank highland38
managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lousar, Many thanks for your most complimentary review posted recently following your recent meal at The Royal Golf Hotel. Naturally I am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience and thanks for you particular mention of Phillippa and Cameron who are thrilled that you have singled them out for special praise, although I know they would the first to... More 

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Stayed here with husband for a birthday celebration Pros- -Amazing views from room, it was a corner room and you had views over golf course towards the sea. -Bar area has a cosy feel to it with the open fire. -Breakfast was very good using quality produce. -Service was good throughout our stay -Great location 5 min walk into village... More 

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3 Thank saz30134
managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to post your review following your recent stay at the Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch. I believe you occupied room 210 which is in our West Wing and does indeed benefit from stunning views across the world famous golf course and towards Dornoch Firth and beaches beyond. I very much appreciate your feedback... More 

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47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

It isn't often you find a hotel in the more rural areas of Scotland with the ideal level of old school charm and modern amenities. The rooms are a good size and quite comfortable. However, if you have mobility challenges this might be an issue. Contact them to ask about ground floor rooms - there can be a lot of... More 

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1 Thank Chris S
managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Many thanks for your kind review following your very recent stay here. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit in particular the food, shower and spectacular views from the restaurant. You are quite right, we do have a couple of rooms, both with great views, on the ground floor for guests who find stairs challenging. I hope... More 

Brisbane
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108 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We were passing through Dornoch for just one night and stayed in a suite overlooking the first tee. Not a cheap room but it had a spectacular view of the golf course and out to sea. The ensuite was large though the shower was needing a little maintenance. Would happily stay again. Only complaints are the very slow wifi in... More 

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2 Thank CDJ-Bne
managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest from Brisbane, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review following your most recent stay here at The Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch. I am naturally pleased that you enjoyed your nights visit and that you happily stay again. I am sorry about the slow WiFi, This issue has now been resolved - one of the access... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We had two nights staying in a suite which, though very nice, was quite expensive. The staff were charming and helpful, however our room was inadequately serviced (twice) and the restaurant has a poor wine list- the house white was horrible and their is a limited selection of pretty ordinary wine by the bottle. The Championship course is excellent; however... More 

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1 Thank Jackie P
managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jackie P, Thank you for posting your review following your recent stay in our Ross Suite in mid September. As you are aware the Ross Suite benefits from stunning views across the golf course and to Dornoch Firth and its fine beaches beyond. However I have to say I find your comments rather extreme, for example the Struie course... More 

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