......Shearings provided my Wife and I with a very affordable and enjoyable two day break (self drive), apart from the seagulls, hundreds of them, squawking day and night time too! Naturally Shearings cannot be blamed for these very noisy birds but can be congratulated for providing excellent value and service.
It must be borne in mind we are not talking The Ritz or The Grosvenor hotels here and as long as that is realised you will not be disappointed if our visit was anything to go by.
All the staff we came into contact with (including the manager who was criticised heavily in an earlier review) treated us with courtesy and friendliness. Wherever we were in the hotel and came into contact with the staff we were acknowledged with a smile and a cheery 'hello' or 'good morning'.
The restaurant service was fast and professional with all serving staff immaculately turned out, the food portions were more than adequate and of a good standard.
We paid extra for a sea view room and were not disappointed, adequately furnished, clean, serviced well and included a shower.
Despite the pesky seagulls a return visit is planned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in its own grounds overlooking the Royal Dornoch Golf Course and the beautiful sandy beaches of the Dornoch Firth this is a truly grand and impressive building. The exterior of the hotel has recently undergone tasteful redecoration and on the inside you will be greeted by a fine sweeping staircase and a warm Highland welcome. From the relaxing Sun Lounge you can admire the superb views and watch the world go by or enjoy a drink in the wood-panelled Links Lounge Bar. For the more energetic, there is a (seasonal) pitch and putt golf course in the hotel grounds where you can enjoy a round to build up your appetite for dinner. The Four Seasons and Links Restaurants within the hotel offer great dining options. This is an excellent base to visit the remote scenery of the area and to explore the lochs, moorland terrain and charm of Scotland’s far north. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dornoch Hotel Scotland