Fantastic hotel, wonderful staff and marvellous food! Booked a deal through travelzoo and not disappointed. Log fire in the bar just the tonic on a cold winter day. Rooms full of old fashioned charm. Can't wait for my next visitMore
Fantastic hotel, wonderful staff and marvellous food! Booked a deal through travelzoo and not disappointed. Log fire in the bar just the tonic on a cold winter day. Rooms full of old fashioned charm. Can't wait for my next visitMoreShow less
Good Evening Fiona H,
Thank you very much for your review.
All of your comments are very much appreciated! We all try to make our guests have a relaxing visit to the Dornoch Castle Hotel - and there is nothing better than knowing that our guests have really enjoyed themselves!
We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the Dornoch Castle hotel in the near future!
All of the staff at the Castle
Had a great stay here on the itison voucher. Room was basic but comfortable, staff were very friendly and dinner was delicious! The barmans knowledge of booze is first class, which led us to get rather boozy sat in front of the roaring coal fire! The staff's honesty is rare and welcomed- when booking I was debating whether to bring my dogs. The receptionist advised that, if she were me, she'd leave the dogs at home as dogs are only permitted in the Garden Rooms and the rooms in the main castle are so much nicer. Having seen the Garden Rooms I have to say I'm glad she offered this advice. Also, at dinner (2 courses were included with the deal) my boyfriend and I were going to order cheeseboards. The waiter told us one board would be fine for 2 of us as there is quite a pile of cheese on it. This is true!! They just gave us one board and a few extra oatcakes. Considering we were on a voucher deal they could've squeezed any extra cash out of us but I found this honesty refreshing. We loved our stay, and dornoch is a beautiful wee village.
Would've happily paid full price for our night there, and if we're ever in the highlands again we would definitely return.
Good Afternoon Gem,
Thank you very much for your review!
We are all delighted that you enjoyed many aspects of your stay with us! Especially the friendly staff, the comfort of your room and the dinner!
Your comments on our honesty are very highly valued as this is what we really aim for, and it is something that we all really take pride in too!
We hope that you will return to the Dornoch Castle Hotel soon!
All of the staff at the Castle
Just returned from a two day stay at Dornoch castle hotel for special anniversary trip. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The old court room lovely, bed extremely comfortable and log fire a fabulous bonus. Excellent Home baking by the log fire in bar a great way to spend a few hours.
Good Afternoon Stuart B,
Thank you very much for all of your comments.
We are all really pleased that you enjoyed your Anniversary trip to Dornoch and are also delighted that you thought the Old Court Room was lovely and comfortable! We have 4 open fires through-out the hotel too, which is just brilliant with our typical Scottish weather!
We are glad that your stay was friendly and welcoming and hope that you will join us again soon for some of our home baking at the Dornoch Castle Hotel!
All of the Staff at the Castle.
Mine was an itison deal and to be honest it was fine. We had a very warm welcome and first impression on arrival was good with lovely roaring fire. Receptionist very friendly. Our rooms were on the top floor which was a fair climb so first point if you not too fit make sure when booking that you tell them you need not too many stairs. On the top floor the rooms were fine, both quite large with lovely views. Room 12 had a 4 poster bed which was very comfortable. It had an adjoining room with two single beds. We just closed this off. Room 10 was fine although definitely a bit tired. There were some nice touches with complimentary water, chocolate and liqueur and it was cosy. It was very pleasant sitting in the bar/reception being toasted in front of the log fire. Our meal was superb apart from mussels which were tasteless in a bowl of milk which should have been white wine and garlic, totally disappointing, so avoid them. We then went to the bar for our complimentary whiskey with two vouchers, there were four of us and they only offered two whiskey. As none of us drank whiskey we did not challenge this. All in all it was a very nice experience which was for my two brothers and sister who were celebrating my birthday with me. I think it was well worth the cost I paid for four because it was a deal. I don't think they skimped on anything the regular guests would have got. Oh breakfast was superb.
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at the Dornoch Castle Hotel.
We very much appreciate all of your kind comments, especially those of the rooms being nice and large, with extra touches, and those of the breakfast being superb! We treat all of our guests in the same professional way, regardless of the package/offers they arrive on, and are glad you enjoyed it!
We apologise if you feel that the Mussels were not to your taste, however, they are one of the most requested meals and our regulars love them! Had you mentioned this at the time, the chef would have been very happy to deal with your concerns.
Thank you once again and we hope you will return in the future!
All of the staff at the Dornoch Castle Hotel.
Had a great relaxing stay with my wife food was first class and service was amazing the choice of whiskeys was amazing and the barmans experience about them was first class. Thanks for a great relaxing weekend
Thank you for your recent Trip Advisor review!
We would all like to thank you for your lovely comments. The chefs all work very hard to create nice, tasty meals and are always looking for new ways to improve!
The bar men have an extensive knowledge of Whisky and love to share it with our willing guests!
We hope you will return to the Dornoch Castle hotel in the near future!
All of the staff at the Dornoch Castle
All round excellent stay - food, room, cleanliness and service could not be faulted. Receptionist was lovely - this can make or break a place so look after her! Waiter was attentive and efficient but not dressed appropriately for the ambience of the place and I felt this let your restaurant down although the meal was lovely. Only negative for us was the temporary office set up in the lounge which felt intrusive on conversation as it was so quiet. I suggest work/research takes place a little more discreetly out of sight of clients. Don't lose sight of formality. Thank you for a lovely stay.