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Dornoch Castle Hotel

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Overview
Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD Scotland See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Suites
Bar/Lounge
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at Dornoch Castle late november, and everything was great. Our room (number 2) was spacious and full of charm. Four poster bed, nice bathroom with a large bath, lots of small and nice details. The lounge downstairs has a really good atmosphere with...More

Thank Knut S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The first ting we should say is that , the rooms were spacious and clean , the staff were friendly and welcoming and breakfast was above average , the bar area was really quaint and well stocked . Downside, and I do appreciate there are...More

Thank FellowTraveler593090
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant weekend with family and friends at Dornoch Castle Hotel. Lovely rooms all with their own individual style, welcoming, friendly and efficient staff. Lovely ambience in the bar sitting beside the open fire. Fabulous food. Local produce prepared with invention and flair by Head chef...More

Thank Lorna M
Response from dornochcastle, General Manager at Dornoch Castle HotelResponded 5 days ago

Dear Lorna Thank you for your review and for staying with us - we are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Matt

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife wanted to sleep in an authentic old Scottish Castle before she was not able to so - as well as to give myself (with Celtic heritage) and my daughter a chance to reconnect with our cultural roots. We traveled across Scotland visiting the...More

Thank francisf180
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room we had was a distance a way from the main part of the hotel but was very comfortable and well furnished. The breakfast was excellent with the cooked breakfast not being greasy in any way. The hotel has the biggest selection of whiskies...More

Thank Iain S
Response from dornochcastle, General Manager at Dornoch Castle HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Iain Thank you for your great review - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again soon! Kind Regards, Matt

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About
Description
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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
22
Price range
US$166 - US$243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
22
Price range
US$166 - US$243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
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Dining (37)
Pool & Beach (4)
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Michael R
2 October 2016|
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Response from Gemfinding | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous writer that bus is convenient from Inverness to Dornoch BUT it leaves early (?9.20am) so you would need an overnight stay in in Inverness unless you were doing sleeper which arrives Inverness ?6am... More
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JimK673
23 January 2016|
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Response from Lesley S | Reviewed this property |
I think they have a couple of rooms in the ground where dogs may be allowed but not 100% sure
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Sarah Z
18 September 2015|
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Response from G7675AUrobertr |
The Royal Golf Hotel has hair dryers in every room.
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Room Tips
"Stay in the castle!"
knuts288
3 days ago
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"Watch out for their offer on " Restricted View""
jimbo537
3 weeks ago
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"Rooms in the main castle building are more spacious"
MrShadwell
4 weeks ago
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"Just book in!"
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4 weeks ago
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