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“Lovely B&B with a beautiful View”
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Donan House
Ranked #3 of 5 Dornie B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 June 2013

We stayed at Donan house just for one night but could have stayed far longer if our schedule had allowed. Jim and Dot where great hosts and very friendly and welcoming from the moment we arrived, We felt that nothing was too much trouble for them.
Our room have the most spectacular view of the castle which during daylight hours is stunning but when the castle lights up at night it certainly becomes magical, Staying at Donan house you couldn't ask for a better view.
Our bedroom had everything you could have possibly needed for a good nights sleep and breakfast was lovely a great start to the day.
We would stay here again and wish Jim and Dot every success

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lourogclay
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

From the moment we drive into Dornie, I knew it was a winner. Dot and Jim are lovely people and have a beautiful bed and breakfast. The setting is superb - being able to see the Castle from my room and also from the bathroom made my stay the best.

The information regarding food was great and they let us know what was in the vicinity. The second night Jim actually phoned along to the restaurant to let them know we were hoping to eat there - again wonderful service.

Jim also gave us a page from his map book to show us the way to go to see some stunning views.

Their hospitality is first class - hope to be back next year.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Cate1405
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

A highlight for us in Dornie is always the view of Eileen Donan Castle. The view from our room and the breakfast room looked straight out to the Castle. My Grandfather helped to restore the Castle as a young teenager so it holds a special place in my heart. We were warmly welcomed by both Dot and Jim and were taken to a large room with comfortable bathroom and facilities. The breakfast in the morning was cooked to perfection. This will definitely be our place of choice on any further trips to Dornie. Payment is by cash so please be prepared.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
1  Thank Morag R
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

My husband and I had the extreme pleasure of staying at Donan House mid September but sadly for only 2 nights. From the moment we were warmly welcomed by Jim and Dot and saw their beautiful B and B we knew we would have a wonderful stay there..and we did! Spotlessly clean and so comfortable..it really felt like a home from home. It is perfectly placed right across the street from Eilean Donan Castle. Our view of the Castle from our bedroom window (3#) was spectacular. Jim was incredibly kind to us and took us to a wonderful view point above the castle. Breakfast was great and Jim and Dot recommended a lovely pub down the road for fantastic food. Our stay there could not have been more magical. We live in NYC and we cannot wait to go back and stay there. We highly recommend Donan House.Sincerely,many thanks Jim and Dot and hope to see you soon.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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2  Thank redgerri
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

my hubby and i stayed one night here late july and were warmly welcomed to our immaculate room. we were recommended places to eat that evening where we found exellent food. our breakfast was superb. would totally recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank trevor f
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

We booked 3 nights May 2012. However, upon our arrival, early evening, we were told they had 'made a mistake and double booked us but the 5 night booking was departing the next day so 'our' room would then be available.
It is beyond belief that no effort was made by them to contact us prior to our arrival.
I read with despair the comments about the view from the window, how long do you stay in the room looking at the view? I should ask you this, 'Can you take the risk of being usurped for perhaps a better offer, are you booking just 1 or 2 nights, what if someone comes in with a 3, 4 or 5 night booking, are YOU then usurped?'
Can you take the chance? Proceed with caution.
Naturally, we didn't return nor will we.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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11  Thank JM A
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donanhouseowner, Owner at Donan House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2013

JA, Thank you for your review,
You know and i know your review is not true, Yes Dot did give your room away because you didnt fone to say you were going to be late on arrival.
We tell all bookings to say, Sorry we dont take credit cards so no deposit required, if you are later than 4.30 5pm on check in please let us know and this secures your room, sorry you didnt do this,
You also didnt say that you stayed with us two years previous and you sent us a big bunch of flowers as a thank you, To all reading this, the thank you was because they got lost on the hill and i had to call out the police & mountain rescue team to find and save them.
But you were so irresponsable not to let people know you were of the hill and sitting in the pub sipping beer while there was a search on for you, Just to add you did come back into Donan House very tipsy at 11.30pm not knowing there was a full scale search for you.
Hence the Flowers,
Please wright a review if its a honest one,

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Just back from a 2 day stay in Doran House B&B in Dornie. Accommodation is very good for a B&B, on suite rooms, modern, clean and confortable. Owners were friendly and helpful without being "in your face". Views from the house were simply stunning. Our room looked across the loch to Skye in the distance, whilst sitting at breakfast you get an amazing view of Eilan Donan Castle - doesn't get much better. Would recommend highly.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Steven T
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Additional Information about Donan House

Address: Dornie | By Kyle Ross-shire, Dornie IV40 8DX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochalsh > Dornie
Amenities:
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Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Dornie
Price Range: £25 - £30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Donan House Dornie, Scotland

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