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Links House at Royal Dornoch
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Dornoch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 May 2014

It is rare to find a place which is tastefully restored with an eye to every detail and every comfort, has a warm and welcoming staff and which is perfectly located if you want to play golf, fish in or near the Firth of Moray or view the falconry at the spectacular Dunrobin Castle. The Links House offers you all of this and then some.

The Links House is a recently restored old stone building. It is immediately apparently upon entering that this restoration has been completed in impeccable taste and with first rate workmanship from the furnishings to the wood panelling and brick and mortar work. It is elegant and beyond the ordinary by a good measure.

The staff is friendly, knowledgable and professional. No request is too small or too large; after a few hours at The Links House it is a little bit like staying at home with good friends attending to you. The breakfast and dinner are excellent with a chef who understand the art ot presentation as well as the preparation of food.

The location is unsurpassed. I am a golfer and walked all of half a minute to the Royal Dornoch pre shop and first tee. My wife and I also enjoy history and cultural events and visited Dunrobin Castle with a spectacular falconry performance and a castle second to none in Scotland with a museum of Pictish stone carvings, which is not easy to come by.

The Links House is exceptional: do not miss staying there. It is an experience you will remember. We do and we loved our "Shin" room.

Room Tip: Ask four the Shin Room
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Warm and cosy fires in the fireplaces invited us into the comfortable luxury of the inn after a day of travel and wet weather. The antique fishing gear and art work featuring Scotish golf scenes and countryside landscapes heightened the anticipation of the next days activites. Skillfully created and prepared dishes were presented by a jovial Scotish waiter in traditional garb complete with kilt and a twinkle in his eye. The spacious guest room offered exquisite intimacy and privacy. We'll be back!!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Beverley N, General Manager at Links House at Royal Dornoch, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Links House. I am especially pleased that you found the house inviting and cosy after a cold wet day out, this is exactly what we have hoped to achieve, somewhere that guests can feel they can relax without fuss. We hope that you return soon

Beverley Navarro
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

I stayed at this very beautiful little luxurious hotel not long after it opened. The room we had was as good as i've experienced. Very tastefully furnished and beautifully appointed. We were a very late booking and the restaurant was already fully booked, however the chef went out of his way to cook us an amazing meal just for the two of us. The food was spectacular. We had a great stay. We also enjoyed a spot of putting on the beautiful putting green.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

The Links House is a gem! New in 2013, it is the must stay place in Dornoch, especially if you are playing golf at Royal Dornoch. The rooms are large--as are the baths. All features are modern.
The staff, led by Beverley Navarro, is exceptional. The chef is truly outstanding. The ambiance of the common areas is cozy and inviting. Throughout, the owners' enthusiasm, commitment and attention to detail makes for a wonderful guest experience.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

He was at a loss to find something new for my birthday, and surrendered with "I'll take you out to lunch". We have a few very good restaurants nearby, but when we arrived at Links House, we were taken aback, we had heard that it was very expensive.
The food, wine,service and ambiance of Links House was way beyond expectation. Michel received us with great cordiality and we lived, for the time we were there, like Lords.
The decor ,furnishings and artwork were so tasteful and well planned. Not only will we give the meal and service five stars, but also it is a beautiful, cultured and homely place, worthy of a visit if you are in Dornoch.
Finally, we were pleasantly surprised at the reasonable bill.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

My husband and I stayed at Links House for a couple of nights.....wish it could have been longer. We have promised ourselves to return. What a discovery, the service, care and attention to our every need was perfection. Beverley, the Manager, was welcoming, warm and informative - a true professional with our comfort and desires constantly in mind. We dined in the restaurant and were not disappointed with the flavours of the dishes, presentation and attention to detail. The chef is a welcome surprising talent. All the staff were friendly, approachable and attentive. The library and lounge are elegantly furnished and still homely and relaxing.
Dornoch town is delightful beautiful historic buildings. Near to the hotel walks by the sea and Links golf course. We ventured put to Shin Falls and watched the salmon run..unforgettable experience. We are looking forward to our return and will stay longer to rejuvenate and de stress.
A true gem, we highly recommend!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the new extension of the hotel on the first floor. Beautiful room, extremely spacious...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Links House reflects the Spirit of Dornoch and the Highlands like no other. The warmth of welcome and professionalism shown by the Manager and restaurant manager are matched by the attention to detail and appointment of the rooms and the building. Though we were first time visitors and only booked for Sunday lunch we were greeted at the door by name and made to feel like it was our home for the afternoon. A superb set menu accompanied by a very nice house wine with each course made for a magical afternoon. Seasonal and local ingredients displayed the passion that was evident in all aspects of the House and hosts. A show round of the house after lunch made it very tempting to cancel our return to London and book a room for the night or nights. We are looking forward to returning to this amazing retreat at the earliest opportunity and for longer the next time.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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: £215 - £350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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