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Royal Golf Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Dornoch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 26, 2014

top notch place after a round of golf excellent service for food always good knowing your game is about to finish and you can call in advance ping food is ready as u walk in the door!
I have not been since july but I will be back this summer.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2014

Dear Stuart,

Many thanks for your complimentary review posted recently. Naturally I am delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us and I look forward to seeing you this summer when hopefully the weather will as fine as it was last year.

Kind Regards,

Robert Ratcliffe
Director & General Manager

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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We recently stayed over the New Year festivities.
The staff were very pleasant and helpful, and did everything they could for all to have a wonderful time.
The food was plentiful and excellent.
A better location you couldn't get, with wonderful views too.
All in all, a great trip and stay.
I just wish, larger Hotels could afford the same civility to their guests.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2014

Dear New Year Guest,

Your review is very much appreciated and please be assured the team here do read guest reviews with interest; it gives everyone huge encouragement.
I am really pleased that you enjoyed your Hogmanay break with us. It was a pleasure to meet everyone. I hope you enjoyed 'Harrys Quiz' on the first evening.
All the best for 2014,

Kind Regards,

Robert Ratcliffe
General Manager

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Just home from three wonderful days over the New Year at this hotel. I must start with the staff -Robert, Cameron, Gail, Siobhan, Vicky, Findlay and Sam. They were endlessly friendly and responsive to every request. I cannot praise them enough. Our room was large and well equipped with views across the championship course with the Dornoch Firth beyond. The public rooms are very well presented and comfortable. The cuisine presented by Sam from Sri Lanka is a highlight. Whether breakfast, afternoon tea, champagne and canapes or gala dinners the standard was exceptional. I hope we will return to repeat a wonderful experience.

Simon and Jean Andrews

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

Dear Simon and Jean,

Thank you very much for posting such a wonderful review following your Hogmanay break with us recently. It was lovely to see you both again. Your kind words and compliments are really appreciated by everyone at the hotel.

We hope to see you again before too long.

Kind Regards,

Robert and the team.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lovely to sit and watch the sea, staff friendly. Food good basic fare.
Hotel overall looks tired, could do with a revamp.

1  Thank SheilaB1
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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Dear Sheila,
Thank you for posting your review on tripadvisor following your visit here in November.
I have to be honest and say that this is the first time in four years since we re-opened in 2010 that anyone has said we could do with a re-vamp; slightly unfair when you did not stay in one of our lovely rooms, many benefitting from stunning views over the golf course and Dornoch Firth beyond ! Having said that we are constantly striving to improve our standard of furnishings and fittings. We are a four star hotel with bags of character and a warm friendly ambience which many of our golfing friends and customers love and admire. We appeal to golfers and leisure guests alike as you can clearly see from previous and more recent reviews. Once again Sheila, thank you for your feedback and I hope you will visit Dornoch again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Robert Ratcliffe
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

On a golfing holiday of links courses including Dornoch and stayed here for 4 nights. The room was lovely, the bathroom spacious, the food wonderful and what a location. Shame the restaurant wasn't busier. Looking forward to a return visit.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Robert R, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for posting your review following your stay in October at The Royal Golf Hotel Dornoch. I am delighted that you enjoyed your four nights with us. You must have stayed as the season was drawing to a close when the restaurant can be a little quieter on some evenings. Be assured the restaurant is very busy on most evenings during the season when quite often advanced bookings are advisable. However once again thanks very much for taking the time to write your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Kind Regards,
Robert Ratcliffe
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We loved this hotel and it's location. As an international member of Royal Dornoch it is always a treat to stay at this location. The staff are some of the friendliest I have ever met. The rooms were very spacious for the UK and were more modern than many that you find in Scotland. The breakfast and restaurant food was vey good. The mussels were to die for!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2013

Dear Gary,

Thank you very much for posting such a glowing review following your recent stay at The Royal Golf Hotel. Naturally I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Your remarks regarding the hotels staff, location and food are especially welcome and greatly appreciated.
Once again many thanks and I hope we will have an opportunity to welcome you to Dornoch and The Royal Golf again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Robert Ratcliffe
Director & General Manager

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Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

I am sat here in the lounge of this excellent hotel being warmed by a lovely big log fire whilst it pours down outside.
A group of 12 of us have been coming now for 3years to play golf and we have been treated like royalty each and everytime.
Nothing is any problem for the staff whatever the request...the bar is well staffed the food in the restaurant is tippity top notch and Cameron is quite simple THE perfect host and looks after us all brilliantly.
Needless to say the 12 of us will be back again 1st weekend of November next year.
HIGHLY recommended.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Dear Guest,

What can I say ? This is indeed a superb review to end the season. We are delighted that you once again enjoyed our fine food and hospitality from all the team but in particular Cameron on the bar. It is a pleasure to have you stay with us. It just goes to show that even at the beginning of November golf can be enjoyed in relatively fine weather and with stunning local scenery and spectacular views there is no better place. The Highland Stay & Play package you enjoyed is truly remarkable value considering three rounds of championship golf and two nights accommodation are included.
Thanks again for posting your most complimentary review and we look forward to seeing you next November.

Kind Regards,

Robert Ratcliffe
Director and General Manager

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Address: The First Tee Grange Road, Dornoch IV25 3LG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Dornoch
Price Range: $128 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Golf Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Golf Hotel, is perfectly situated overlooking the first tee of Royal Dornoch Championship Golf Course, the 6th best golf course in the world as judged by Golf Digest. All 22 bedrooms are en-suite and furnished to a high standard, most having superb views across the golf course and the Dornoch Firth beyond. Free WiFi internet access. The Conservatory Restaurant serves locally sourced,fresh seasonal food in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. ... more   less 
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