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Review of Links House at Royal Dornoch

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Links House at Royal Dornoch
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Dornoch
Certificate of Excellence
Invergordon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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“Well done!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

My partner and I Dined here a couple of months ago, not long after they opened.

I'm not overly keen on the set menu, everyone dining together scenario but we really enjoyed our evening.

Michael, Restaurant Manager, is the consumate professional and puts you at ease immediately.

Darren, the chef, has skills above his years and portrays that on the plate.

The Links House is a special occasion destination but i do suggest you visit at least once.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

They say time slows down in the Scottish Highlands. We just spent a fabulous week at the Links House in Dornoch. It's a special place and we felt very much like we were in our own home. Our days were busy with golf, fishing and site seeing, but we never had that harried feeling.
We statrted our mornings over a leisurely breakfast, knowing that Royal Dornoch's first Tee was just a half wedge from our table! In the evenings we were greeted with cocktails in the drawing room, followed by memorable dinners thanks to chef Darren. Links House is the only way to take it slow in the Highlands!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

I just returned from Scotland last week after playing Royal Dornoch and staying at the Links House. The Links House is just spectacular. It is a smaller hotel with 8 or so very nicely appointed rooms in a lovely manor house steps from the first tee. Perfect for our group of 8 experienced golfers. We have traveled all over on our annual UK trip for over 20 years and I don't think we ever stayed in a nicer place. Beverley the manager did an awesome job making our trip special and feeling like we were at home. We all agreed Royal Dornock is one of our top five courses we have played-- on par with Royal County Down, the old Course and a few others. Links House is truly special.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Louis K
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Winnetka, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Links House is a first class travel experience. Impeccable attention to detail in every facet: rooms, food, drink, service, amenities, etc. Set in an absolutely perfect location for playing Royal Dornoch, Links House added to an already amazing day. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. It has the warm feel of a beautiful home, highlighted by commissioned artwork, personalized tartan fabrics blended into the decor, and a crackling fire in the dining room. Truly outstanding.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Doug S
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Big Sky, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

The Links House is a spectacular, newly open conversion of a historic and charming home in Dornoch, Scotland. 8 finely bedrooms (can accomodate 16) decorated with Scottish antiques with the finest beds, linens and furnishings of any private estate home. Incredible fine dining - feels like your own private chef. Situated the distance of a long putt from the first tee of Royal Dornoch Golf Club (ranked #4 among all U.K. and Irish course), the world class accomodations and golf is reason enough to come. But the true enjoyment is taking in all the Scottish Highlands has to offer. We fly fished and caught large Atlantic Salmon led by terrific local guides. Toured Dunrobie Castle. Rode bikes in town and along the countryside. Visited charming nearby towns.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank David K
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

The Links House is one of the best small hotels I've ever visited. My wife and I visited in July and when we return, which will be as soon as possible, will not stay anywhere else. The décor, rooms, and setting are second to none. The staff caters to every need and make guests feel like they are the only ones in the place. The chef is outstanding and takes great care creating the menu using fresh local ingredients. I have been visiting Dornoch since 1984 and The Links House is as superior as the golf and views. In my opinion, there is no other place to stay.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jeff D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

I just returned from 5 great days of golf, fishing and a little sightseeing. Links house offers all of the old world charm and elegance that one would hope for at a 5 star resort. I enjoyed excellent gourmet food, a wide selection of fine wine, four great rounds of world class golf (royal dornockand castle Stewart), rainbow trout "catching" as well as catching a four pound salmon on fly rod. All of this was arranged and orchestrated by a professional , friendly and experienced staff. I anxiously await my return to links house only this time with my wife, she will love it as I did. "This place really offers everything".

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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