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2 Quail Guest House
Ranked #3 of 18 Dornoch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leicester, UK
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed September 3, 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights and found the accommodation and breakfast to be of an excellent standard. Kerensa made us very welcome and provided an excellent breakfast. Our room was lovely, furnished with some antiques and we had a very comfortable bed. We would certainly recommend this B&B, just as long as you're not on a budget!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed June 20, 2009

I highly recommend this Inn. Everything was perfect. Our host was wonderful.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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New York City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2009

My friends I checked in for 2 nights on the 3rd to play golf at Dornoch. The rooms were charming, warm, and comfortable with lovely bathrooms and Molton Browns toiletries. Our breakfasts were excellent, with delicious fresh berries, quality cereals and yogurts, and perfectly prepared eggs. Most of all, Karensa is a terrific proprietress, fun and caring with a great sense of humor. We really enjoyed our 2 evenings of whiskey and conversation with her(we were the ones drinking the whiskey). We are very much looking forward to returning. Oh, and the golf at Royal Dornoch and Brora was pretty good too.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2009

We stayed here as we were in Dornoch to play golf. Fantastic B&B, great friendly service, lovely house, furnished with thought and character. Could not have been any better. Unfortunately, not a restaurant anymore as Michael is the Head Chef at the Golf Club - so make sure you book a table there.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank SGC28
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Sevenoaks, Kent, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2008

An excellent dinner, beautifully presented.
the intimate atmoshphere invited you to make conversation with fellow diners over after dinner coffweee in the library.
Our overnight room was well firnished, but the lighting was appalling, so dark it made room rather depressing with its dark furnishings. Needed stronger ligght bulbs!

Stayed October 2008
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Stonesby,Leics
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Reviewed June 15, 2008

What a little gem!! , 2 Quail owned by Michael & Kerensa Carr is a breath of fresh air.The rooms are spacious ,but with a lovely cosy feel,extremely comfortable ,everything you require for a relaxing ,peaceful and comfortable stay , a veritable haven, eclectic and period furnishings, and good quality products. Certain larger more expensive hotel establishments could learn a lot from this couple, about what works.

Then the food.....what can I say , Michael a chef trained at the Ritz,is a master of his craft. The food was superb, fresh , great presentation , without pretention, absolutely topclass.The lamb was undoubtedly,the best I have tasted, and the desert of mint souffle with chocolate sauce was superb.

This is not just your average B&B , this is a top class restaurant with super rooms to rest your head.And if your into books there are thousands of them to choose from for a good nights read.

Our hosts are friendly and enthusiastic, providing excellent service,attentive without being intrusive.Well done K & M !!

Helen & Harvey Brooks

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  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Worcester
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Reviewed March 11, 2008

Picked 2 Quail from Alastair Sawday's book. The write up as expected, was very good.

There is no doubt that the owners are justifiably proud of their exceptionally well furbished guest house. The welcome on arrival was very enthusiastic and overall it is a lovely place.

But......

Perhaps it's just that guest houses are not our thing. It is very intimate and I suppose that as we felt like guests we found it difficult to come to terms with the fact that those "serving us" were also "front of house" as it were.

I use this expression elsewhere in my reviews but I guess it is a truism. If you can't say anything nice then say nothing at all.

2 Quail Restaurant with Rooms is a lovely place and it may just be us but we felt "a bit in the way" and once more I guess that we are more Hotel people than Guest House people

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 2 Quail Guest House

Property: 2 Quail Guest House
Address: 2 Quail Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Dornoch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — 2 Quail Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Town Centre location, a stone's throw from 13th century Dornoch Cathedral. Three first class en-suite rooms with Free wi-fi. AA Five stars, UK Friendliest B&B finalist 2012 and Breakfast Award 2012/13, 'Scotland the Best', 'Good Hotel Guide' amongst others. Licensed. ... more   less 
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