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Dornoch Castle Hotel

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

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

Thank Beverley C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for a quiet pint, and it is certainly a very smart looking bar. It is not however what you would call a pub - and I don't expect the owners want it to be like a pubbanyway, but the bottom line...More

Thank johnhouston2
Response from dornochcastle, General Manager at Dornoch Castle HotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest Thank you for visiting our whisky bar - we are glad you enjoyed our good levels of service. Our beer section is very local - we are lucky in the Highlands to have lots of great breweries nearby who supply great craft lager...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved staying in a castle. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They even had breakfast ready for us a half hour early when we needed to leave earlier than their stated time. The food in the restaurant was excellent, one of our favorite...More

1  Thank joanne f
Response from dornochcastle, General Manager at Dornoch Castle HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear Joanne Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards, Matt

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were touring Scotland without booking accommodation in August this year when we arrived in Dornoch. We walked into the hotel and were offered a room with breakfast for £80. Fabulous place to stay, very clean room and a good breakfast. Couldn’t get through all...More

1  Thank Jonathan F
Response from dornochcastle, General Manager at Dornoch Castle HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest Thank you for your great review, it was a pleasure having you stay here and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, Matt

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looks great from the outside and boasts a “lovely secluded garden” - just what we were looking for on a pleasant afternoon, lunch in a lovely garden. We went into a very atmospheric and exceedingly well stocked though gloomy whisky bar and through this was...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
Free Parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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US$161 - US$247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Dornoch Castle Hotel Scotland
United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
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Room & Suite (80)
Dining (35)
Pool & Beach (4)
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Michael R
2 October 2016|
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Response from Gemfinding | Reviewed 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 ?6am... More
23 January 2016|
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Response from Lesley S | Reviewed this property |
I think they have a couple of rooms in the ground where dogs may be allowed but not 100% sure
Sarah Z
18 September 2015|
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The Royal Golf Hotel has hair dryers in every room.
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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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