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“A Gem net to the club house”

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Links House at Royal Dornoch
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Dornoch
Certificate of Excellence
Switzerland
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58 reviews
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“A Gem net to the club house”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

What a great surprise this smalll luxurious Hotel right next to the Club house at Royal Dornoch
Well furnished with great taste very efficient Service and Beverly is always there to help
Diner is in a lovely Dining room you feel like home.A very well Chosen wine list with some good treasures.Definitly the place to stay in Dornoch

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Beverley N, General Manager at Links House at Royal Dornoch, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Thank you for your kind review after your visit to Links House. I am especially pleased that you enjoyed dinner and liked our wine list as we have taken great care to select wines that offer quality and something a little different for our guests. We are always happy to see non residents here enjoying the Links House Experience and we hope that you come back again soon.

Thank you again

Beverley
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We checked in to this hotel while we were staying in Dornoch to play golf at Royal Dornoch. From the moment we wLed into the front door until we left, we were well treated. The staff truly knows the meaning of five star service. They are all delightful as much as they are helpful. The hotel is small, but it was decorated by someone with wonderful taste. It is beautiful and they paid attention to even the smallest detail.

The food was equally delightful. For dinner, we sat in the living room and were served drinks before being called into the dining room.

The hotel has it's own special spot to store clubs and is literally steps away from the Royal Dornoch Golf Club.

This has to be one of the loveliest hotels we have ever stayed at.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Beverley N, General Manager at Links House at Royal Dornoch, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
We really appreciated you review, thank you for taking the time to do it. Service and quality are always at the forefront of everything we aim to do at Links House so that guests can relax and be looked after. We are always looking for ways to improve and all feedback from our guests is most welcome. You are right to identify that the rooms in the Mews , the new building, are larger and also have large roll top baths as well as large walk in showers. We were able to build these to our preferred specification whereas the rooms in the original house are slightly smaller but all to the same high standard of finishings and facilities.

I do hope that we see you back again at Links House
Beverley Navarro
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I love going to Dornoch every year - the golf course is magnificent, the air pure, and the local residents welcoming. This year's trip was all the more enjoyable because of the Links House at Royal Dornoch. There wasn't a thing about our stay that I would have wished to be any different - the staff were warm and professional, the food the finest we've found in Scotland, the rooms beautifully designed, comfortable and decorated. The House is filled with art and books about the Highlands, gently and thoughtfully promoting the culture and history of the area, obviously selected with care and admiration. Links House manages to be elegant and yet very relaxed - a rare feat and something that is no accident, but the product of an excellent vision, and perfect execution, every day.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Beverley N, General Manager at Links House at Royal Dornoch, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you for your review, we are so pleased that Links House added to your annual trip to Dornoch. I am particularly pleased that you noticed and enjoyed the art and the books, they have all been selected carefully by our owners and are there for all to enjoy. We hope to see you back here another time

Beverley Navarro
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Oxford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Another great stay at Links House at Royal Dornoch, our other favourite Highland home. Gets better and better each and every stay. Loved the selection of materials for every outdoor sport or pastime which are now in the Sporting Bothy, from Hardy fly rods and reels to sketching and art materials. The gardens are also looking spectacular and established one year on. Thanks to Todd, Beverley, Darren, Sam and Carmen, especially with the care and cotton wool treatment on this particular trip.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fonthill, Canada
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Our stay at the Links House at Royal Dornoch was organized through Platinum Golf Scotland. We were thrilled that the golf tour operator chose this hotel as part of our package. This hotel was like nothing we have ever experienced before. I thought that the staff (Sam, Frazer) really stood out as being extremely well trained. The entire facility was designed and decorated with the greatest attention to detail. As an example, the rooms did not have numbers but were named and decorated based on one of the local fishing rivers. Diners are asked to come down to the lounge or library 30 minutes before dinner to enjoy drinks and appetizers. Beverly, the manager is a sophisticated woman who is very well informed and who easily engages you in conversation. The meal is served at one sitting and is created by the talented chef each day according to the availability of local produce. I must admit that I had to take photos of his food as it was exquisitely presented. After our meal, I retired to the library and really felt relaxed lounging in their comfortable furniture with the wood fire crackling in the fireplace. I can still recall how extremely content I was at that moment. An exceptional experience!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Royal Dornoch, Dornoch Scotland, is a sensational golf course rightly ranked as one of the finest in the world and the inspiration for native son, Donald Ross, one of the world's greatest golf course architects and whose birthplace is just around the corner from this wonderful jewel of a hotel. Dornoch's first tee is situated so close to the hotel's front door that one could easily roll a golf ball by hand. Proprietor Todd Warnock has thought of everything for you.Did you forget to bring your electrical appliance converter from the states? No problem, just plug it in directly into the USA-compatible outlet featured in every exquisite room. Need help with local or on-going travel arrangements? No problem, Beverly the uber-efficient manager, can arrange the most comlex details into simplicity. Did you get caught in one of Scotland's epic storms? No problem, the hotel's sauna-hot drying room, just off the practice green, will have everthing completely dry by the time you have consumed your delicious breakfast. I am in complete agreement with the other favorable reviews that travelers have taken valuable time to write. I highly recommend this wonderful hotel and I look forward to returning as often as I possibly can.

Room Tip: Every room is perfectly appointed.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Beverley N, General Manager at Links House at Royal Dornoch, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that your stay at Links House was memorable in the right way and that you really experienced the feel of the highlands
This is always our goal and we work hard as a team to achieve this every time. We read all feedback and welcome all comments to help us improve.

Hopefully you will be able to stay for longer next time

Beverley Navarro
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

If you enjoy true comfort and the feeling of being at home after your round of golf, hunting, fishing or just exploring the highlands of northern Scotland, you should try the Links House. The hotel has been designed for the maximum comfort and enjoyment of its guests. The rooms, including public spaces, are beautifully appointed and meticulously designed. The artwork of Scotland is ever-present throughout and tends to further immerse one into the culture. The bathrooms are beautiful and have awesome showers! The location is approximately 200 paces from the first tee at the famed Royal Dornoch golf course and offers beautiful views of the Dornoch Firth.

The service, always with a smile, at the Links House is second to none and charmingly Scottish. Whether its drinks when you return to the Links House after a long day out and about, or breakfast in the morning, you are always being looked after by the attentive staff.

The food is five star prepared by an executive chef who is a native Scot. Breakfast each morning was hearty with many different selections including selections of granola and yogurt for the more health conscious. We had salmon, lamb and beef the nights we dined at Links House and the quality and preparation was second to none. The wine selection is extensive and easily paired with the meal you have chosen.

A perfect destination for your weekly foursome, with or without your wife or significant other. You can putt on the hotel's private putting green until the sun goes down, which depending on when you are there, might not happen.

I did have one gripe, I couldn't stay another week!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank DavidJK58
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Beverley N, General Manager at Links House at Royal Dornoch, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that your stay at Links House was memorable in the right way and that you really experienced the feel of the highlands
This is always our goal and we work hard as a team to achieve this every time. We read all feedback and welcome all comments to help us improve.

Hopefully you will be able to stay for longer next time

Beverley Navarro
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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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Links House At Royal Dornoch Scotland

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