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Dornoch Castle Hotel

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The Castle is located in the historic town of Dornoch across from the stunning 13th century Cathedral, boasting stunning views of the town. The central position of the hotel makes it ideal for exploring Dornoch, home to the world famous Royal Dornoch Golf Course, which overlooks the breath taking golden sand beach. Dornoch is also well situated for those looking to explore more of what the Highlands have to offer. The historic Castle is built on the site of the original Bishop’s Palace of St Gilbert, who founded the Cathedral in the early 13th century. The building eventually sold on and in 1947 became a hotel after some extensive work, which maintain much of the character of the Castle as a stately, historic and comfortable home. The Castle boasts a total of 22 en-suite bedrooms situated both within the original castle and the modern garden extension. There is a variety of room types available including; standard, superior, deluxe and our award winning Old Courtroom. Due to the castle’s layout each bedroom has its own special ambiance, great care has been taking in creating a distinctive character in each bedroom. The Castle's restaurant has retained an AA rosette standard, through the exceptional work from the chefs. The malt whisky selection is second to none and can be enjoyed in the cosy stone-lined whisky bar with the roaring fire to protect you from the Scottish winds, in the summer the walled garden is the perfect setting to relax during the long summer nights. Coming Summer 2016: The Dornoch Distillery will be opening soon on the grounds of the Dornoch Castle Hotel producing 'Old Style' Whisky and Hand Crafted Organic Gin from scratch.
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We stayed at Dornoch Castle late november, and everything was great. Our room (number 2) was spacious and full of charm. Four poster bed, nice bathroom with a large bath, lots of small and nice details. The lounge downstairs has a really good atmosphere with the big log fire. We
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The first ting we should say is that , the rooms were spacious and clean , the staff were friendly and welcoming and breakfast was above average , the bar area was really quaint and well stocked .

Downside, and I do appreciate there are older rooms with more character( at a far
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Brilliant weekend with family and friends at Dornoch Castle Hotel. Lovely rooms all with their own individual style, welcoming, friendly and efficient staff. Lovely ambience in the bar sitting beside the open fire. Fabulous food. Local produce prepared with invention and flair by
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Response from dornochcastle, General Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Lorna Thank you for your review and for staying with us - we are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Matt
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My wife wanted to sleep in an authentic old Scottish Castle before she was not able to so - as well as to give myself (with Celtic heritage) and my daughter a chance to reconnect with our cultural roots. We traveled across Scotland visiting the most enigmatic sights but had Dorno
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The room we had was a distance a way from the main part of the hotel but was very comfortable and well furnished. The breakfast was excellent with the cooked breakfast not being greasy in any way.
The hotel has the biggest selection of whiskies I have ever seen in one place and w
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Response from dornochcastle, General Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel
Responded 3 Nov. 2018
Good Afternoon Iain Thank you for your great review - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again soon! Kind Regards, Matt
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The Old Courtroom deluxe room
Cracked slate around sink, Old Court Room
Base of bath covered in chips, Old CourtRoom
Hi there, We are going to Dornoch Castle to celebrate my birthday (New Year's Eve) with two friends. We are travelling up from Hull by train, not got times etc as they are not published yet. What would be the best way to get to Dornoch Castle assuming that the train line stops at Inverness ?? Regards
I agree with the previous writer that bus is convenient from Inverness to Dornoch BUT it leaves early (?9.20am) so you would need an overnight stay in in Inverness unless you were doing sleeper which arrives Inverness ?6am. Train connection goes to Tain and a taxi would be feasible from there approx.8 miles.
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Are dogs allowed.we have two labradors
I think they have a couple of rooms in the ground where dogs may be allowed but not 100% sure
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Wondering if anyone knows if the hotel provides a hair dryer in the room? Thanks!! :)
The Royal Golf Hotel has hair dryers in every room.
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Do you serve coffee in an evening to non residents? I;e local customers?
II am sure they would as it is a bar and a restaurant so coffee is available. They were very friendly so would be sure to serve you.
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"Stay in the castle!"
"Watch out for their offer on " Restricted View""
"Rooms in the main castle building are more spacious"
"Just book in!"
"I cannot rate the hotel because the site will not let me when i am using my iPad but i will give it full marks across the range."
USD 166 - USD 230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandCaithness and SutherlandDornoch
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