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“Delightful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Royal Golf Hotel

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Royal Golf Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Dornoch
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“Delightful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

My wife and I enjoyed a spring weekend based at this hotel; the room (207) had a view of the first tee at Royal Dornoch GC with the sea beyond. The staff were universally friendly to the point of remembering guests' names - always a good sign. Dinner of fresh venison was perfect as was the location - possible one of the best sited dining rooms in Scotland. The front of house/manager, Cameron, was welcoming, friendly and efficient. We intend to return. Michael and Jane Stitt.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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6 Thank MichaelSHolywood
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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2012
Dear Michael and Jane,
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor following your stay last weekend.
Naturally I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Royal Golf Hotel. Your kind remarks are much appreciated by the team who take great encouragent from such feedback. At our team meeting this morning I pointed out to Cameron your mention of him and he sends his thanks! Cameron has worked for the hotel under different owners for over 10 years and is well known and respected by many of our returning guests. I totally agree when you say the dining room is arguably one of the best sited in Scotland - the views are truly splendid across the golf course and towards the sea.
Thank you again for your review. We look forward to seeing you both again in the not too distant future.
Kind Regards
Robert Ratcliffe
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

We recently stayed at the hotel for two nights and would highly recommend it. The staff were excellent and the food was freshly cooked and very high quality. Even though we checked in at 8pm there was no problem booking a table in the dining room and when we sat down there was no rush to get the meal served and have us out quickly. I have absolutely no faults and highly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012
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5 Thank AJG1271690
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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2012
Dear AJG1271690,
Many thanks for your glowing review following your recent stay at the Royal Golf Hotel.
It is rewarding to know that we are offering a high level of service to our guests and that nothing is too much trouble which of course is exactly as it should be!
We have recruited a few new people this year especially in the restaurant and so it is pleasing to hear they are doing a good job.
I hope you will consider visiting again in the future.
Kind Regards
Robert Ratcliffe
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

Stayed as part of a golfing break combining Royal Dornoch with Castle Stuart in Inverness. Turned out to be an excellent choice as the Royal Golf Hotel really made our stay very enjoyable. Staff were helpful throughout, room was very comfortable and the food, both breakfast and evening meal were of a very high standard. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this hotel, and if you are a golfer - two of the best courses in the world complemented by an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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5 Thank DavidMGlasgow
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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
Dear David,
Following your recent stay at The Royal Golf Hotel as part of our Highland Stay and Play Golf Package, I should like to thank you for taking the time to post a very complimentary review. I am pleased that you did not overlook us and naturally I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
I hope we will see you again in the near future.
Kind Regards,
Robert Ratcliffe
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

Excellent Hotel from the personal welcome followed by a lovely room,enjoyable evening meal and brekfast. Our room was first class, overlooking the golf course with a hugh comfortable bed and excellent shower.Our teenage daughter, travelling with us had a lovely single room again with a large ensuite. The dinner menu was varied, something for everyone, and well cooked. All staff were proffesional, friendly and helpful . We certainly hope to stay there again. You don't have to play golf to enjoy the stay!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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5 Thank Kim F
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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 11 May 2012
Dear Kim,
Thank you for posting your very complimentary review recently on tripadvisor.
Naturally I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay here at The Royal Golf Hotel.
It is rewarding to hear that everything was satisfactory and yes, although many of our guests are indeed golfers, it is absolutely true when you say the hotel is not just for golfers and can be enjoyed by anyone looking for a relaxing break in this beautiful corner of Scotland.
Thank you again and we hope to see you once more in the future.
Kind Regards,
Robert Ratcliffe
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

We stayed here after completing the Land's End to John O'Groats cycle ride and everything was as you would wish in a privately run hotel. Bedrooms were very well presented, very clean and beds extremely comfortable. Newly refurbished bathrooms are well appointed. Food in the restaurant was very good and the staff were all very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was well made and quickly produced. If I played golf I am sure this would be a good place to stay too!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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5 Thank Peter C
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managerroyalgolf, General Manager at Royal Golf Hotel, responded to this review, 11 May 2012
Dear Peter,
Thankyou for taking time out to post your review recently on tripadvisor following your stay here after completing your marathon journey to John O' Groats by bicycle.
Your comments are very kind and much appreciated and I image you were ready for a comfortable bed after all that time in the saddle! Your enjoyable stay here proves that you don't have to be a golfer to enjoy the food, comfort and relaxing surroundings of the hotel.
If ever you decide to cycle to the roof of Scotland again, you know where we are.
All the best and kind regards,
Robert Ratcliffe
General Manager
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Additional Information about Royal Golf Hotel

Property: Royal Golf Hotel
Address: The First Tee Grange Road, Dornoch IV25 3LG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Dornoch
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,832 - ₹ 13,026
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Golf Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Golf Hotel, is perfectly situated overlooking the first tee of Royal Dornoch Championship Golf Course, the 6th best golf course in the world as judged by Golf Digest. All 22 bedrooms are en-suite and furnished to a high standard, most having superb views across the golf course and the Dornoch Firth beyond. Free WiFi internet access. The Conservatory Restaurant serves locally sourced,fresh seasonal food in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. ... more   less 
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