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Dornoch Castle Hotel

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Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD , Scotland
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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very much enjoyed the food and whiskey selection. Room was small but nicely done. Would recommend it again. Lovely location on a charming cathedral square with nice shopping opportunities. The nearby golf at Royal Dornoch was over the top fantastic, and the seaside scenery was divine.

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Mount Pleasant
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful restoration. Great big old beds and rooms with updated baths. Food is wonderful as is the pub (great wines and whiskies). Extremely accommodating. Very helpful to my 85 YO mother. Must be able to climb stairs. A fun place that has some wonderful packages and offers at times.

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a one night stay in this quaint little town. The hotel is well situated but is in desperate repair of some taste, style and investment. We had 2 rooms for the family which were large and spacious enough but the beds were small, lumpy and the mattresses were in desperate need of replacement. There were actually visible channels in... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved the hotel and all the staff who were very helpful. The evening entertainment was very good and trips out were excellent. The negative side was the room we were allocated, it was supposed to be a double but appart from two cups in the room and two glasses in the bathroom every thing else suggested a single. The... More 

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Gore, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the courtroom and our daughter and her partner in the tower room. Both were very comfortable rooms with a chilled bottle of bubbles to greet us on our arrival. We ate at the restaurant and afterwards tasted whisky in the very well equipped bar. The barman was very knowledgeable and passionate about the whiskies of Scotland! Could... More 

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dornochcastle, Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future! Dornoch Castle Hotel Team More 

Spring, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hate to say how good it was as I want to be able to come back Breakfast the best ..full Scottish as well as continental buffet Scones the best cream tea in Scotland Also voted best whiskey bar in Scotland although we did not try the whiskey

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dornochcastle, Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We hope you can sample lots of the whiskies the next time you stay with us! Dornoch Castle Hotel Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's great to stay in a castle in Scotland. A little spendy but worth it just to say I slept in a castle!! Great breakfast, lovely location. Unfortunately only wifi in the lounge but it's a beautiful lounge so that's not too bad Dornoch is a beautiful, quaint town with a stunning beach and the people are really friendly.

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dornochcastle, Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future! Dornoch Castle Hotel Team More 

Basildon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't work out where to leave this review, BUT it's about the hotel restaurant. We rocked up on a Saturday night and tried our luck - bonus! Got a table for two no problem. Staff were helpful and most importantly these days, everyone was enthusiastic about the experience and welcomed us fully! I had the much discussed Thai mussels -... More 

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dornochcastle, Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future! Dornoch Castle Hotel Team More 

Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our stay at the Dornoch Castle Hotel. This original castle in the heart of the city is all charm. The rooms are all VERY different as they are built in the original castle, we stayed in room 2 (Royal Dornoch) and it was great, 4 post bed, great bathroom, plenty of space! Floorboards are a bit uneven/slanted, but... More 

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dornochcastle, Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future! Dornoch Castle Hotel Team More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first we walked by the Castle Hotel, thinking it a bit dark and forbidding! So glad we turned around and went in anyway. The small original entrance soon gives way to a spacious and comfortable lounge bar. The staff were very friendly, even though they were busy juggling hotel guests and restaurant bookings, all whilst serving drinks. Our waitress... More 

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dornochcastle, Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. Our staff strive to provide the highest standard of customer service and it is always wonderful to hear when it is well received. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future! Dornoch Castle Hotel Team More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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: $128 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dornoch Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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