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Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Good lunchtime menu with enclosed outdoor courtyard or small/intimate bar/restaurant with friendly waitresses. Close to Tain and Golspie, both small towns with character. 12 miles from Dunrobin Castle

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Just spent a week at the hotel and had a fantastic time. The room we had overlooked the garden and we had a view of the firth.The bar was atmospheric and everyone was most friendly. The food was excellent. All the staff were extremely helpful but the lady on breakfast was great .When I had kipper for breakfast she suggested...

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Thank 427golfmad
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

I stay in Dornoch twice a year I normally stay with bay hotels dornoch hotel but thought I'd try the castle I love Dornoch but I was shocked with the older waitress in this hotel. Very annoyed if you asked for extra items at breakfast. The hotel is nice but needs decorating and bathroom referb.

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4Thank oaponabudget
Inverness Scotland
Reviewed 16 August 2014

This is the third time we have stayed here since 2008. I think that now is the time to refresh parts of the hotel as it is beginning to look tired. The reception area is not really practical being in the Bar. We had a Superior Double Room no7 which is on the 1st floor of the Castle. The room...

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1Thank Corran9
London
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The room we had was in the main old building, narrow corridors and low ceilings lots of character! Actually just old and worn. The room itself, the carpet could have done with being vacuumed. The bathroom very dated and very small. The bed was so uncomfortable I think I managed two hours sleep. Hard and uncomfortable. Breakfast the lady that...

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7Thank Aj2509
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This was our 4th stay at the Dornoch castle hotel. My husband adores this place and whenever we are in the very north of Scotland he makes a huge detour so he can stay here. We have stayed in an ordinary room, the cathedral room, the old courthouse room in the tower and this time the top tower suite. It...

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4Thank Travel_Teddybears
Brentwood
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Really enjoyed lunch at this hotel, very good restaurant and a great whisky bar. The service was very good, as was the menu. The prices were reasonable. We went on a sunday and the restaurant soon filled so a reservation may be wise

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Orpington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2014

As travellers we were looking for unusual places to stop by for lunch. The Dornoch Castle restaurant was a perfect solution. A quaint village and where better to enjoy a good meal than a beautifully renovated castle. The ambience was superb and the waitress was an amazing lady with a whacky sense of humour. The place was kids friendly and...

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Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Prob a 3.5 rating. In all honesty, we had tried to get into the hotel by the golf club (The Royal) but they couldn't accommodate us. The Castle worked out well; it's right in the centre of town and handy for everything. They have a good bar with great whiskies and proper ale. The room was standard but fine. Two...

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1Thank d_jones25
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 30 July 2014

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...

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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: $207 - $307 (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 ArtisanLuc, 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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