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Royal Golf Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Dornoch
Certificate of Excellence
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Lovely hotel in a great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Stayed at the hotel for the first time in July and was very impressed by the welcoming, friendly and knowledgable staff. Stayed in a lovely comfortable room and had a very nice meal in the restaurant overlooking the golf course and sea. Great location with the beach at one side and the town at the other making it easy to get everywhere. Hope to return again in future.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank LHenders0n
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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting your most complimentary review on tripadvisor following your recent visit to The Royal Golf Hotel.
I am delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Robert Ratcliffe
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

This is our fourth visit to the hotel and each time we have been delighted with the accommodation, the warm welcome and the excellent quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. It's a delight to stay here.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your highly complimentary review on tripadvisor recently.
We are delighted that you have once again enjoyed every aspect of your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards,

Robert Ratcliffe
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

to the first tee at Dornoch...the staff is superb -- Robert, Cameron, Gail, Siobhan, Katie -- and couldn't have been more helpful, the atmosphere relaxed, the view spectacular, and the food surprisingly good....stayed 12 nights and felt just like family. Can't wait to get back!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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2 Thank dmj2013
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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 12 July 2013
Dear Guest,

Thankyou very much for taking the time to write such a complimentary review on tripadvisor.
We are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay, felt at home and part of the family. That is exactly how I want my guests to feel. It is most rewarding to know you feel that way.
It is also true to say you can't get much closer to the famous Royal Dornoch Golf Course than we are ! Glad you can't wait to return - See you next time.

All the best and kind regards,

Robert
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Friendly and competent staff, comfortable room and excellent meals.Not golfers, we used hotel as stopover and the situation with the links in front and the charming town were an added bonus. Dog was also made welcome.

Room Tip: Worthwhile to get a better room with a sea view [apologies to B Fawlty]
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2013
Dear Rab,

Many thanks for taking the time to post such a glowing review following your recent stay at the hotel. The team do read all reviews and take much encouragement from them. I am really pleased that you you enjoyed your brief stay. We realise how fortunate we are to be in such a fantastic location just a few yards from the world famous links golf course and only 5 minutes walk from the beach and Dornochs charming town centre. If you are in this neck of the woods again you must try to extend your visit allowing time to explore the surrounding countryside and visitor attractions such as Dunrobin Castle and The Falls of Shin not to mention Glenmorangie Distillery !
Wishing you both a good summer and I hope to welcome you again in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Robert
General Manager
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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

My wife and I had an excellent meal at the Royal Dornoch Hotel in the Conservatory. First class food, beautifully presented, and not too pricey. Very friendly staff. Excellent quick service. We've tried most of the hotels and restaurants in and around Dornoch but we found this one to be the best.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Ian B
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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2013
Hello Ian,

Thank you for posting such a complimentary review following your dining experience recently in our Conservatory Restaurant. You are obviously a local chap so naturally I am delighted that you feel we rank as one of your most favoured restaurants in the area.
Since we re-opened just over three years ago, we have been working hard to develop a local following in addition of course to the hotel diners who visit from all around the globe.
We have certainly seen a marked increase this year in the number of local guests who come to us for meals and with the stunning view to be enjoyed from the conservatory I hope it is proving to be a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Thanks again Ian and please do call in again.

Kind Regards,

Robert
General Manager
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Scot in West Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

Perfect spot for golfers visiting Dornoch.Large and comfortable room with views to die for.Excellent breakfast and innovative restaurant, chef adding a fresh twist to the best Scottish ingredients.Staff always happy to help with a smile.Cameron a good host in the Bar.
Look forward to our next trip.

Robin and Pat Brown

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 6 June 2013
Dear Pat and Robin,

Thank you so much for your lovely review posted recently following your stay in May.

I am so pleased you enjoyed your 3 day visit to Dornoch and really appreciate your kind comments. Cameron sends his regards.

I hope to welcome you both back to The Royal Golf in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Robert Ratcliffe
General Manager
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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

This hotel has a perfect location for playing Royal Dornoch. Literally 30 steps from the First Tee. Food in the hotel is fine, and they have a great barman with a fine selection of single malts. The staff was very helpful, and was very accommodating to our early departure for breakfast, help with luggage to the rooms, etc. We stayed in room 210, which was large, and very comfortable with great views to the sea and of the first hole of the golf course.

Room Tip: Room 210 has the best view, but wifi was a problem for the stay in that room. Lobby wifi worked gre...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank gtcamper
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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 30 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for posting your most complimentary review on tripadvisor following your recent stay here.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Your bedroom, room 210 with all its windows, is indeed a highly requested room for return guests who have stayed in it previously, having magnificent views of the great golf course and the sea beyond.
Many other rooms enjoy equally spectacular views, however they do get booked early !
Thirty steps to the first tee is about right ! I reckon it's arguably the shortest walk from a hotel reception to the first tee of a golf course anywhere in the world. I may be wrong but so far I have not heard to the contrary.
Anyway once again many thanks and I hope we can welcome you here once more in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Robert Ratcliffe
General Manager
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Property: Royal Golf Hotel
Address: The First Tee Grange Road, Dornoch IV25 3LG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Dornoch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Golf Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Golf Hotel, is perfectly situated overlooking the first tee of Royal Dornoch Championship Golf Course, the 6th best golf course in the world as judged by Golf Digest. All 22 bedrooms are en-suite and furnished to a high standard, most having superb views across the golf course and the Dornoch Firth beyond. Free WiFi internet access. The Conservatory Restaurant serves locally sourced,fresh seasonal food in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. ... more   less 
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