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“Disappointing”
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The Bank House
Ranked #7 of 18 Dornoch B&B and Inns
Scots in Sussex
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Sadly the reality didn't quite match up to the way the establishment was portrayed on its website. The room was a good size but smelt damp every time we came back to it. Breakfast was well presented but we would have preferred not to have to engage in a "20 questions" session with the proprietor.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is the most special place in the Highlands. Paul and Irene Hart who own the Bank House will make you very welcome in their beautifully restored and fitted home. Pretty garden if you get the weather and right in the heart of Dornoch - wonderful beach, great golf, handy for seeing the wonderful east coast of the Highlands. If I could I would move in with them!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are good, I think the rooms at the front have a jacuzzi bath too?
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Lynn M
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Longview
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

The owners ar very nice and helpful. Breakfast is served at one large dining room table which was lovely for talking to other travelers. Our room was extremely large, clean and comfortable -I wish I coul have taken it with us!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stopped off for one night in Dornoch Scotland and found this Bed & Breakfast
The rooms were spotless it was like stepping back in time period furnishing from the minute you walk thru the door and up the stairs to your room all rooms have an ensuite with shower and bath once again the room was clean and very spacious
The breakfast menu is well worth a look first class served by host in a true Scottish friendly manner Great value for the money

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Edward S
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed overnight as we wanted to see the beach and then Dunrobin Castle, (see separate review). We were pleasantly surprised as the building used to be part bank and part accomodation for the manager. The rooms and bathrooms are clean and huge with a touch of class. The owners are very friendly and their breakfast is superb.

The town centre is full of historical buildings including a 12th century cathedral. The beach is fantastic, miles of golden sand with some moody bits - see photos.

If we go back to Dornoch we will stay at the Bank House.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

There are large king bed. The breakfast is good. Especially I like fruit salad.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this place for one night. The room was very traditional and loved all the touches around the house. It was a lovely little town and the owners were very accommodating. Would stay here again!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Additional Information about The Bank House

Property: The Bank House
Address: The Old Bank House Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Dornoch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Listed building in town center close to restaurants, shops, golf course and beach. Personally run by the owners, all bedrooms are en suite. Well behaved dogs very welcome. Small private car park in garden grounds. Super-king size beds, whirlpool or Jacuzzi baths, affordable luxury. ... more   less 
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The Bank House Dornoch, Scotland

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