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“fabulous inn right off first tee at dornoch”

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Links House at Royal Dornoch
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Dornoch
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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“fabulous inn right off first tee at dornoch”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Brand new beautiful small hotel right on first tee at royal dornoch. We stayed only one night. travelled with my 2 sons on our annual golf trip to Scotland Would return for longer and use it as a base for the other highland golf courses rather than stay in inverness or nairn. beautifully appointed, with comfortable beds, lovely public rooms and fabulous personal service. Dinner was great, the wines and scotch selections were exceptional. Kudos to Beverly and Michael. We will be back....... also the course is one of the best i've ever played. In my top 5.

Room Tip: cant go wrong. only 8 rooms
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 June 2013 via mobile

An exceptional investment with lots of attention to detail to fixtures and aesthetics. The home baking and fine dining is impressive and service from Michael is always thoughtful and attentive. We used the business as an exclusive meeting facility accommodating 16 people. Lunch was a delightful soup, seafood linguine and stew. Lots of coffee top ups and generous home made cakes.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Morar
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

What a wonderful gem of a hotel. Many top end highland hotels boast of being 'country houses' - but this really did feel like you were staying as a guest in an old friend's house. Attention to details was outstanding at every level, the staff were attentive and friendly and the food was some of the best I have found anywhere in Scotland. To add to the attraction, the front door is yards from the first tee at Royal Dornoch golf course! As both a golfer and a salmon fisherman, and with Links House placed amongst some of the best rivers and courses in the country, I have just found my new highland hideaway!

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Oxford
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

A truly wonderful 3 night stay at newly opened Links House. Staff were exceptionally friendly and enthusiastic at making guest's stay as relaxing as possible. The ambition of the food and beverage team will make Links House a culinary destination before long; exceptional dining experience with chef discussing with guests the evening menu and sourcing everything locally. Great quality cellar and the 'honesty bar' is a nice touch. Royal Dornoch is next door and although golf is clearly high on the agenda, the ambiance and furnishings of Links House reflects its broader Highland location. Boutique (8 wonderful rooms) in nature, and whilst very new, this place is going to be talked about. Great to see the owner's vision has been accomplished in every regard; completely relaxing and our "other home in the Highlands"!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

This is simply the best hotel I have ever visited. Every detail from arrival to departure had been thought out with care and attention. The service is personal, hospitable, and efficient. It is more like staying with old friends than visiting a hotel. The restaurant is excellent, with the chef coming to talk over his plans before and after meals.
Immense care has been taken with fittings, mostly traditional with a modern twist, and even the hotel's own tartan. The use and quality of timber is a work of art in itself.
Location is stunning, Royal Dornoch Golf Club is next door, and you can see the first tee from Links House own putting green.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Links House at Royal Dornoch

Property: Links House at Royal Dornoch
Address: Links House Golf Road, Dornoch IV25 3LW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Dornoch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Links House at Royal Dornoch 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Links House at Royal Dornoch combines luxury accommodation with the charm, grace & elegance of the world's finest hotels.Overlooking the first tee at Royal Dornoch Golf Club and with just eight bedrooms, a stay at Links House is like visiting your own country house. Each en-suite bedroom is finished with bespoke fabrics & every piece of furniture has been selected for its timeless beauty. Dinner served May - September 6.30 - 9.30pm Other months - 6.30 - 8.30pm Reservations essential ... more   less 
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