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Dornoch Castle Hotel

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Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD Scotland See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Suites
Bar/Lounge
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed at the Dornach Castle Hotel for 1 night of our 10 night tour of Scotland. We arranged a tour at the nearby Glenmorganie and were delighted to discover the Dornach Castle Hotel while searching for hotels (only 10 minutes from Glenmorangie). The whisky...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Dornoch to play golf and wanted a decent room. The write up on the hotel was a lot nicer than the real thing. It is a castle so old and creaky. It was a long haul to the far end of the...More

Thank Glen P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant as part of a party of 6. The service was very good. The whisky menu is very impressive - they must have a 100 plus different types of whisky. The menu was good. The food was ok - it perhaps didn’t...More

Thank Donald F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fabulous hotel in a great location. Everything was first class from the room we were allocated to the friendly and helpful staff. Food was wonderful and served in lovely surroundings. I would return here with no second thoughts.

Thank Trip575863
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really looking forward to our visit here as it was our very favourite place few years ago. We were put in room 7 (Cathedral View) - a gorgeous room. It was quiet and warm. The bed was really comfy and the decor lovely....More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
22
Price range
USD 164 - USD 247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Dornoch Castle Hotel Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
22
Price range
USD 164 - USD 247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Dornoch Castle Hotel Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
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Traveller (320)
Room & Suite (80)
Dining (35)
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Nearby AttractionsSee all 12 attractions in Dornoch
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Michael R
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
2 October 2016
  • Response from GemfindingReviewed this property
    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...More
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JimK673
Are dogs allowed.we have two labradors
23 January 2016
  • Response from Lesley SReviewed this property
    I think they have a couple of rooms in the ground where dogs may be allowed but not 100% sure
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Sarah Z
Wondering if anyone knows if the hotel provides a hair dryer in the room? Thanks!! :)
18 September 2015
  • Response from G7675AUrobertr
    The Royal Golf Hotel has hair dryers in every room.
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"We did not stay at the hotel so cannot advise. We had rented a cottage for the week so went to the hotel..."
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"First floor wasn’t that nice so I’d suggest upstairs."
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"Rooms in the add-on section need windows that open more easily in hot weather!"
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