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Dornoch Castle Hotel

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is NOT a resort hotel. Rather, it is a piece of history built in a small castle in the northern highlands of Scotland in a quaint small town call Dornoch. We loved this place for its general feel - warm, lodge-like. There are only 23 rooms. Ours was located on the third floor. It had a large poster bed...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very disappointing. It seemed such a lovely place on the internet but the Rooms are a real let down. The website says "EXPERIENCE HISTORY AND LUXURY IN OUR SCOTTISH CASTLE ROOMS" We are still looking for a glimpse of Luxury :( So long overdue for a face lift. I understand it is a real castle but it is 2017 now....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at Dornoch Castle. The setting was lovely, the staff were extremely friendly and there was a great atmosphere overall. Yes, for the price you pay, the decor could do with some sprucing up, and the bathroom fan sounded as if a helicopter was taking off, but the bed and room was very comfortable and any hotel...

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Symington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a lovely location in the middle of the town. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. What stood out was the reception staff who was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble and they were incredibly helpful. I would recommend this as a place to stay.

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

AVOID, AVOID this hotel is lacklustre, NOT luxury. Perhaps some of the guests forking out £250 for DBB get what they pay for but we weren't among them. We were excited to have a weekend away to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary and had decided that the price tag was worth the romance of a stay in a room with...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed visiting the town and Dunrobbin Had a pleasant dinner in the restaurant but thought the breakfast selection was a bit wanting Have stayed in a number of castles on this holiday and felt this one to be overpriced

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long walk round to Dornoch Point and beyond we had a couple of lovely ciders in the beer garden. Like a little sun trap with comfy chairs. Lovely helpful staff. Very peaceful and relaxing. We nt back the next eve

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal with the wife here last sunday. Staff are very attentive and friendly and the food was very good quality. I would reccomend the venison main very highly. The salmon with the gin sorbet was also delicious. If your in dornoch poo in here

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time dining at Dornoch castle hotel. Ate in very light conservatory. Small choice on menu but was a Sunday and the roast of day did not disappoint. Kids portions were generous and local gin and tonic delicious.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meal was suberb, staff were very attentive, bar is everything it says on the tin. Only down side was restaurant was very bland and lacking in atmosphere, not in fitting with the castle theme. In saying that, the food did outweigh the surroundings.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Castle is located in the historic town of Dornoch across from the stunning 13th century Cathedral, boasting stunning views of the town. The central position of the hotel makes it ideal for exploring Dornoch, home to the world famous Royal Dornoch Golf Course, which overlooks the breath taking golden sand beach. Dornoch is also well situated for those looking to explore more of what the Highlands have to offer. The historic Castle is built on the site of the original Bishop’s Palace of St Gilbert, who founded the Cathedral in the early 13th century. The building eventually sold on and in 1947 became a hotel after some extensive work, which maintain much of the character of the Castle as a stately, historic and comfortable home. The Castle boasts a total of 22 en-suite bedrooms situated both within the original castle and the modern garden extension. There is a variety of room types available including; standard, superior, deluxe and our award winning Old Courtroom. Due to the castle’s layout each bedroom has its own special ambiance, great care has been taking in creating a distinctive character in each bedroom. The Castle's restaurant has retained an AA rosette standard, through the exceptional work from the chefs. The malt whisky selection is second to none and can be enjoyed in the cosy stone-lined whisky bar with the roaring fire to protect you from the Scottish winds, in the summer the walled garden is the perfect setting to relax during the long summer nights. Coming Summer 2016: The Dornoch Distillery will be opening soon on the grounds of the Dornoch Castle Hotel producing 'Old Style' Whisky and Hand Crafted Organic Gin from scratch. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dornoch Castle Hotel

Address: Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Price Range: $124 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dornoch Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“There are no elevators in this hotel and the stairs are steep. If you have difficulty walking, I'd request a room on the first floor.”
Lakeview80, 2 days ago | Read review
“Stay in the Old Courtroom!”
Allison92037, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“No elevator - you need to carry your luggage up the stairs so pack light!”
Karen5455, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“we had a garden room which was nice and sunny”
josephgN974OD, Feb 19, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for The Old Courtroom or a turret room.”
ArtisanLuc, Dec 19, 2016 | Read review
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