We stayed there in Sept/Oct 2010 when we were in Scotland for our honeymoon. We stayed for two nights and as this was our "treat" for our honeymoon we went all out and got the deluxe "Old Courtroom" room. Both my husband and I loved it. This is the room to get if you actually want the "feel" of being in a castle. The tub and shower and bathroom were very modern though and tucked away. Fireplace and four poster bed. Complimentary sherry. The place had lovely gardens and the food at the restaurant was great for both dinners and our lunch. The only complaint was that the mattress itself wasn't the greatest quality/the best, but it also wasn't the worst I've slep on, so totally worth it, especially if you can grab a deal/package. I believe they also cut us a bit of a deal when I mentioned that we were on our honeymoon but on a tight budget...either they gave us a bit of a discount or extended a deal that would have expired by the time we got there...something like that. It's also across the street from Dornoch Cathedral and walking distance to the beach, which I'm sure would be fantastic in the summer, but was still nice to walk along in the fall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Castle is located in the historic town of Dornoch across from the stunning 13th century Cathedral, boasting stunning views of the town. The central position of the hotel makes it ideal for exploring Dornoch, home to the world famous Royal Dornoch Golf Course, which overlooks the breath taking golden sand beach. Dornoch is also well situated for those looking to explore more of what the Highlands have to offer. The historic Castle is built on the site of the original Bishop’s Palace of St Gilbert, who founded the Cathedral in the early 13th century. The building eventually sold on and in 1947 became a hotel after some extensive work, which maintain much of the character of the Castle as a stately, historic and comfortable home. The Castle boasts a total of 22 en-suite bedrooms situated both within the original castle and the modern garden extension. There is a variety of room types available including; standard, superior, deluxe and our award winning Old Courtroom. Due to the castle’s layout each bedroom has its own special ambiance, great care has been taking in creating a distinctive character in each bedroom. The Castle's restaurant has retained an AA rosette standard, through the exceptional work from the chefs. The malt whisky selection is second to none and can be enjoyed in the cosy stone-lined whisky bar with the roaring fire to protect you from the Scottish winds, in the summer the walled garden is the perfect setting to relax during the long summer nights. Coming Summer 2016: The Dornoch Distillery will be opening soon on the grounds of the Dornoch Castle Hotel producing 'Old Style' Whisky and Hand Crafted Organic Gin from scratch. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dornoch Castle Hotel Scotland