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New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a room with single beds in the newer part of the hotel. Rooms were warm and clean. Great location if in town golfing. Parking is provided but can be rather tight depending on how other guests park. The bar and restaurant were great in the evening. Breakfast was pretty typical but good nonetheless.

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dornochcastle, Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to the Dornoch Castle Hotel in the near future. Dornoch Castle Hotel Team

Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We couldn't have asked for a more romantic venue for a special occasion. Hospitality, facilities and friendliness were impeccable. We stayed in The Old Courtroom with comfortable four-poster bed and spa bath.

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dornochcastle, Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you both stay with us again in the very near future! Dornoch Castle Hotel Team

Kuching, Malaysia
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I can't speak highly enough of the hotel's staff. Very welcoming and helpful. My family and I were on a 2 week vacation to Scotland and wanted to top it off with a stay at a castle. Dornoch turned out to be the right decision. We got a massive family room with a very comfortable 4 poster bed. The evening...

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

My partner and I love the area around Dornoch and had promised to return for a long weekend having passed through in the summer. There are plenty of places to stay and we decided on the Castle Hotel, seeing as it has the whole castle thing going on and the web site makes the whole thing look quite impressive. We...

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dornochcastle, Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay, our staff work exceptionally hard to ensure all guests have an enjoyable experience. We hope that you consider staying with us again in the near future and we can improve on your previous stay. Dornoch Castle Hotel Team

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of staying here for an overnight stay in the spectacular old courtroom room what a truly wonderful experience! On arrival at the hotel we were welcomed by a lovely girl (can't believe I can't remember her name she has a friend studying in Glasgow city college ) she checked us in and then took us personally to...

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dornochcastle, Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We a delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, our staff work exceptionally hard to ensure all our customers have an enjoyable experience whilst staying with us so it is wonderful to hear when it is well received! We look forward to having you both...

Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My wife booked us a winter spa weekend as a birthday treat for me. From the moment we arrived until we left, the staff were amazing and couldn't do enough for us. The food was fantastic - from the venison carpaccio to the venison main course. Absolute perfection. On Saturday night, we had pan fried venison which has to be...

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dornochcastle, Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are delighted to hear that you continue to enjoy your time here at the Dornoch Castle Hotel and look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future! Dornoch Castle Hotel Team

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Another night away from home travelling for business. We were met on reception by a delightful young gentleman who was very knowledgeable and he actually showed us to our room . The ambience off the room was lovely, lamps on cosy dressing gowns on the bed. We booked a table to eat in the bar area. We lounged in front...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoy your stay with us. And look forward to having you visit us again in the near future! Dornoch Castle Hotel Team

Sandhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for an evening in the Tower Room. Room was well presented with a lovely oak 4 poster bed, nice traditional furniture and a wood burning stove which was great to sit and have a "dram" in front of!!! The bathroom had a jet bath which was good but the water pressure wasn't great for the shower. The bar area...

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dornochcastle, Manager at Dornoch Castle Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your staying and we look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future. Dornoch Castle Hotel Team

Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Two nights here wasn't cheap. The rooms in the main building, which is actually a castle, are historic and dark so if you prefer lighter rooms go for the Garden Rooms. We had a deluxe garden room with a view over the garden, large sunny windows, bath robes and slippers. Service is excellent and the rooms are very well equipped....

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Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you to the Dornoch Castle Hotel again in the near future. Dornoch Castle Hotel Team

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We love the Dornoch Castle Hotel restaurant and have eaten there many times, to date we've never had a bad meal, the wines are good and the extensive whiskey collection is an absolute must. I can't comment on the hotel because we've never stayed, but I can't imagine it would be anything other than great.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you continue to enjoy your time at the Dornoch Castle Hotel and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Dornoch Castle Hotel Team

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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 

Additional Information about Dornoch Castle Hotel

Address: Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Price Range: $224 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dornoch Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“we had a garden room which was nice and sunny”
 of 5 bubbles josephgN974OD, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for The Old Courtroom or a turret room.”
 of 5 bubbles GrandpaAlexNZ, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“rooms at the rear overlooking the garden are by far the better”
 of 5 bubbles davidtuffley, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a room at the back - view non-existent but very quiet so suited us.”
 of 5 bubbles Tuppenny42, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the Tower Room was worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles LynnoP, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
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