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Dornoch Castle Hotel

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Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD Scotland See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Suites
Bar/Lounge
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday

Cosy warm bar with huge log fire and welcoming ambience. Same welcoming personnel confirming that nothing has changed except for a new chef. The dining experience was out of this world for quality and flavour. The service is excellent with everything running smoothly without fuss....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I begin! From start to finish our stay was outstanding! My fiancé and I stayed here on the night of our engagement and we booked the old courtroom which exceeded our expectations. Lovely spacious room with lots of character and a real cosy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Dornoch Castle. Great bar with a staff that could tell you about whiskey and a very cosy restaurant with excellent food. The rooms were fresh, a good bed and the bathrooms were new. At least in the room we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Castle for 3 nights during our stay in Scotland. I chose this hotel because of it's Sutherland history (I am a Sutherland :)) and of it's location in the Highlands. Upon arrival we were greeted by very friendly staff. We quickly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dornoch Castle Hotel is interesting. Had a few problems, though. Low water pressure, water did not warm up for 20 minutes (cold showers are not fun), and the bed was small. Otherwise, the room temperature was nice, the view of the beer garden was...More

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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.

Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
 
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels, Romantic, Mid-range, Great View
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
22
PRICE RANGE
$174 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United KingdomScotlandCaithness and SutherlandDornoch
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Traveler (328)
Room & Suite (80)
Dining (35)
Pool & Beach (4)
Business Center & Event Rooms (5)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Michael R
October 2, 2016|
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Response from Gemfinding | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous writer that bus is convenient from Inverness to Dornoch BUT it leaves early (?9.20am) so you would need an overnight stay in in Inverness unless you were doing sleeper which arrives Inverness ?6am... More
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JimK673
January 23, 2016|
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Response from Lesley S | Reviewed this property |
I think they have a couple of rooms in the ground where dogs may be allowed but not 100% sure
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Sarah Z
September 18, 2015|
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The Royal Golf Hotel has hair dryers in every room.
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tablefan
2 days ago
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"I cannot rate the hotel because the site will not let me when i am using my iPad but i will give it full..."
JonathanF694
Sep 1, 2018
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"We did not stay at the hotel so cannot advise. We had rented a cottage for the week so went to the hotel..."
colleens796
Aug 19, 2018
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"First floor wasn’t that nice so I’d suggest upstairs."
540amyg
Aug 17, 2018
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