We stayed in this hotel for two nights arriving late on the Friday and leaving on the Sunday morning. Although only there for a short time we felt very relaxed and refreshed from our break. Right from when we arrived the staff were helpful and friendly and that approach continued all the way through the weekend.
The food is excellent - local produce well sourced and beautifully cooked; a good wine list; and pleasant and well-informed staff. We're not whisky drinkers but were guided expertly through a tasting in the bar and feel more confident with our national drink as a result!
We enjoyed our stay so much we bought a voucher for a stay in this hotel for one of our hard-working daughters as a present - she'll enjoy the huge log fire in the bar and her boyfriend will enjoy the whisky!
We'd definitely go back.
- 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