My family and I recently spent two nights at the castle hotel in dornoch, scotland. I found the hotel online. I was intrigued by the concept of a renovated castle. I required a family room because there are three in my family. From the outside it looks like the website. The staff were very friendly. Our room was not in the main castle part so I can't speak to those rooms. Our was at the very back of the hotel, up the stairs from the garbage dump and new heating system which spewed smoke into our hall outside our room. Parking was right behind our room down the stairs. Openly three spaces though. Otherwise street parking. We had breakfast there for two days which was very good. Our bathroom was small and the toilet continually ran. Our room was just ok in size for three people. Free wifi is advertised but you have to be in the bar to get it and it barely worked there. A plus was that this hotel is very near to the Royal Dornoch golf club which has a wonderful golf course. Also eat in the golf course restaurant. It has great food and wonderful service!!!!
- 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