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Yokohama, Japan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed in the extension part of the hotel, so this review is reflective on this room. I cannot comment on the castle rooms, which from previous reviews are very favorable. The room in this section of the hotel was very average and quite disappointing. The room was cold and the bathroom really cold. They did try to fix the...

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used an itison deal and it was good value. The food is really good especially the breakfast, and they have gluten free bread. The whiskey bar is very cosy and staff are all friendly and helpful. The beach nearby is worth visiting.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our fourth visit to the castle, we upgraded to the tower room and it was well worth the extra. Obviously being an old hotel there is no lift, so walking up 3 flights of stairs to our room while heavily pregnant wasn't easy, but it was worth it. The wood burner in room was absolutely lovely and easy...

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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 enjoyed your stay in our Tower Room. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the restaurant, unfortunately during the quieter months we have to limited our menu. We hope you consider staying with us again in the near future! Dornoch...

Portmahomack, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dornoch is not short of eating places within a couple of miles of the centre of the town. I can think of six others that I've eaten in and been happy to recommend. However I'd never been to the Dornoch Castle hotel before. Situated right in the middle of the town, on the main square and directly opposite the cathedral,...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to Dornoch and visiting the Castle Hotel for over 30 years now ( as a 18year old onwards )... I have always found the staff very welcoming and friendly.. It's been a decade since my family or friends are at the hotel. I had low expectations I'm afraid ( don't know why), but I was very pleasantly...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We are delighted to hear that we surpassed your expectations, our staff work exceptionally hard to provide the highest standard of customer service. We look forward to your next visit, hopefully in the near future! Dornoch Castle Hotel Team

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Dornoch with friends and although we always come here for drinks we never eat as had heard not great reviews. Well we had to change this as we ate here on Saturday night and our food was superb. From succulent venison to beautiful fried fish, not forgetting our huge plate of mussels to start, everything was...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future! Dornoch Castle Hotel Team

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my life partner Dave stayed here for 2 nights to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and couldn't of been happier with our choice. The lovely girl on the reception was very professional yet friendly and made us feel very welcome and accepted. After the long drive a stiff drink was exactly what we both needed, the bar was...

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

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

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I do not often write reviews, but I felt compelled to tell the world about my fantastic stay at the castle hotel in Dornoch. I stayed with friends for a weekend whilst passing through the highlands. Great history, great authentic "Scottish" feel. Drams on tap and staff on reception- particularly Rebecca (I think she was called)- professional, polite and extremely...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed time at the Dornoch Castle Hotel and we hope to see you again in the near future. Dornoch Castle Hotel Team

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

On appearance this hotel looks amazing from the outside. We caught this hotel on an itison deal which appeared great value. We checked in at a wee table in the bar - quite uncomfortable considering we had all of our walking hear in and there were couples in having a dram. The receptionist showed us to our room, which was...

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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 happy to take on board all constructive criticism, our hotel is currently undergoing some renovations and unfortunately this is not something that can be achieved over night on a building as large as the Dornoch Castle. We hope that you will consider coming to stay with us in...

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

we stayed here 2 nights which our daughter gave us as a Christmas present, A fabulous hotel ,they are doing some renovations at the moment so the reception was near the bar which was very useful, we had a choice of a whisky or gin cocktail with gin truffles on arrival very nice touch, we had meals there both nights...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write to such a kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, we hope that you will consider staying with us again in the near future. Dornoch Castle Hotel Team

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  • Free Parking
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  • 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: ₹ 10,119 - ₹ 15,016 (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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