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“Just what you'd expect”
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The Eagle Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Dornoch
Inverness
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Just what you'd expect”
Reviewed July 28, 2007

My husband and I stayed here for one night. There is the hotel and the Bank House down the road which is part of it, where we stayed.
The room was a decent size with a nice bathroom, although the bed wasn't very confortable.
Breakfast was ok but the staff were rushed off their feet and some guests complained that they'd had to wait too long for their food.

I can't comment on the food in the pub/restaurant as although we went there for dinner, we were seated (squashed) in between 2 other tables of pub-goers. It was too busy and loud so we left and ate at the Dornoch Inn at the end of Castle Street (fairly priced, friendly staff but not brilliant food - nice enough though).

However as the Eagle was full of locals I am sure that the food would have been nice there.

All in all it was a nice hotel and I think you couldn't really ask for more in a small village. I would stay again as the rates were reasonable for what it was and the staff were pleasant.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Bit small to cope with lots of customers
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2007

As other reviews suggest, this is a friendly and comfortable place to stay (like much accommodation in the Highlands, a little stuck in the 70s, but clean and reasonably maintained). My main problem was the noise - not from the pub or the town, but the room next door. Every amorous move the couple made was audible to me in bed, trying to sleep - which was frustrating and frankly embarrassing. And they weren't trying to be noisy - the walls meant we could hear everything.

The food in the pub is only OK - Lonely Planet implies it's better, and perhaps they used to have more local/home-cooked food? Mostly seems basic/packet stuff now.

Do visit the lovely shops (Jail, and the one opposite) in town - much higher standard of goods and presentation than you'd expect from a small town.

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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New Orleans LA
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2007

We visited Dornoch primarily for the opportunity to play the amazing Royal Dornoch Golf Course which, if anything, is underrated. We stayed at the Eagle mainly because of good reviews on this site and the fact that our late planning limited what was available on the nights we wanted. We were very pleased overall with the Eagle. It's not elegant in the least and might be considered fairly primitive in another locale, but we were treated extremely well by the friendly and competent staff and enjoyed our visit a great deal. Our room was comfortable and well kept, the food was good, and the price was fair. We'd go back to the Eagle again on a subsequent visit to Dornoch..............a return visit I hope we get to make soon.

Stayed June 2007
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Westcliff-on-Sea,Essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2006

We went upto Dorncoh for a friends wedding in September and had been booked into a B+B. Expecting a very bog standard room we were ushered over the road to a place called the Bank House that the pub owns and MY GOD, the rooms were massive with whirlpool bath and super kingsize bed. It was so lovely and the staff were amazing.

Thoroughly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, UK
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Reviewed April 23, 2006

We stayed for one night at the Eagle Hotel, Dornoch on a trip from Land's End to John O'Groats (by car!). All our e-mail dealings with the Eagle were prompt and clear. We elected to stay in the pub rather than down the road in the luxury accommodation, but we were very pleased with our rooms and with the whole atmosphere. Evening meal and breakfast were wholesome, quickly served with a smile and we felt welcome. The small town of Dornoch is delightful with a heavy golfing fraternity but, as non-golfers, we didn't feel out of it - indeed the walks along the sands trying to spot birds and seals were better than a round of golf! Would definitely revisit the Eagle.

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Property: The Eagle Hotel
Address: Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Dornoch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Eagle is a small 9 bedroom hotelsituated in the heart of Dornoch. The ambient setting is a wonderful starting point for any globetrotter looking to take in the spectacular scenery with breathtaking views. Close by is the award winning beach and the world famous championship Royal Dornoch golf course.The Eagle boasts great hospitality home made food real ales, craft lagers and an extensive Scottish gin and malt whisky collection with surroundings that have a modern take on tradition keeping true to its heritage. All of our en - suite rooms have recently been refurbished. ... more   less 
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