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Dornoch Castle Hotel

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 26 July 2014

The hotel itself is very quaint, you have to duck to go through the original stone passageway into the dining room - but it is a castle, after all. Having to roll our suitcases through the dining area to get to our ground floor room was a bit odd, but do-able. Internet was spotty in the bar, but if you...

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Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Dornoch. The Castle hotel is ok, but maybe a bit overrated, especially the restaurant. £51 for Cullen skink/chicken liver pâté, steak/chicken, was steep. Had to wait 20 minutes for cup of coffee. Room overlooked garden and roof of restaurant - nothing special. Breakfast OK.

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1Thank Incartek
Moray,scotland
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Visited this hotel for a valentines offer with my husband in the offer was a 5 course meal this was stunning, there was a set menu but still lots of choice. Room- we were offered an upgrade of our room when we arrived the room had a 4 poster bed, jacuzzi bath and a wood burner, room was huge and...

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Moray, Scotland
Reviewed 18 July 2014

I've stayed here previously and thought of it as a good pub / restaurant with rooms. Prices seemed to have escalated but standards haven't. If my room looked anything like the one on the Tripadvisor site I may not have been disappointed! I didn't think it was great for the price. Spacious but very dated. Dinner was enjoyable but again...

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Tattooine
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Decided to stop at Dornoch Castle for a coffee and maybe a cake. Firstly, no-one seemed to know if we could have something to eat or even a snack. Secondly, asking for a coffee or hot chocolate at the bar, appeared to be against the law after 5 and thirdly we were told how the 'kitchen wasn't able' to provide...

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3Thank HonestJohnScotland
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Musty, 1960s decor, very dingy.people upstairs could have been in the room with us as we were aware of every step they took plus their plumbing knocked loudly at 6am when upstairs turned on the water.The bathroom was badly in need of refurbishing, the side of the bath a piece of board. We were told we booked a lovely garden...

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Stayed here for one night, after a wet ride on the motorbike around the far north east of Scotland, we arrived dripping wet. The room we had was vast, and the staff were very attentive and helpful. Food wise we shunned the rather pricy restaurant and went for a walk around the town center - another review to come on...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This hotel was conveniently situated for our one week stay and the welcome from the staff was excellent. In fact all the staff at the hotel were very helpful and contributed to an enjoyable stay. We had dinner once, and enjoyed it very much although the dinner was a little over priced for what it was and compared with other...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We stayed at the Castle Hotel for two nights in July and were quite happy with our choice of accommodation in Dornoch. The warm and welcoming staff and very attentive service was great after a long drive. Room was comfortable and warm (which you seem to require here even in summer!) and the plush robes provided were a nice touch....

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Prior to our stay, we received an email asking if we wanted to make reservations for their restaurant, which we did thinking it would be nice to eat on site after a day of hiking in the north. We're really glad that we did since the restaurant far exceeded our expectations. We were kind of expecting something along the lines...

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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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  • Breakfast included
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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: €145 - €217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dornoch Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Stay in the Old Courtroom!”
Allison92037, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“No elevator - you need to carry your luggage up the stairs so pack light!”
Karen5455, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“we had a garden room which was nice and sunny”
josephgN974OD, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for The Old Courtroom or a turret room.”
ArtisanLuc, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“rooms at the rear overlooking the garden are by far the better”
davidtuffley, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
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