My wife and I stayed at the hotel for our joint 30th birthdays for a long weekend. We desperately wanted a quiet getaway where we could relax, enjoy beatiful surroundings, eat good food and generally just recharge our batteries.
The hotel exceeded our expectations - amazing food, friendly staff, warm & welcoming atmosphere. Then there was our room - The Old Courtroom. We cannot possibly describe just how great it was in one review - you really just have to experience it to fully appreciate it !
There were also lots of "little things" that we really enjoyed like the small decanter of spirits topped up in our room every day (free of charge), the fresh fire that was built for us ready on our return to our room so that all we had to do was light it, and that you could sit be the open fire in the bar downstairs without being pestered to buy drinks (we recommend the fruit scones !).
The town is not exactly the liveliest, but that was exactly what we were looking for on a relaxing break.
We will definitely be back - hoping to make it an annual event !!!
- 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