Dornoch Castle Hotel57.87978, -4.02963
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom
Dornoch Castle Hotel is a superior 3-star property with 24 rooms to stay in. Dornoch Castle Hotel was opened in 1500 and offers bright rooms.
Dornoch center can be reached within 10 minutes' walk. It will take 35 minutes to get from the hotel to Inverness by car.
Guests may find Fort George within 34 km and The Nairn Golf Club within 34 km of the property.
Inverness airport can be reached in 45 minutes by car from Dornoch Castle Hotel.
While staying at Dornoch Castle Hotel guests can make use of satellite TV, heating, coffee/tea makers, a sitting area and a personal computer provided in the rooms. Some rooms have the garden view. They also feature private bathrooms fitted with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.
Eat & Drink
The award-winning restaurant serves local dishes. Offering various dining options, The Eagle Hotel Restaurant and 2 Quail Restaurant are about 5-minute walk away.
The hotel provides free self parking, a baggage storage and a hairdresser along with a meeting room and a copier to fit the needs of all guests.
On-site sport activities include lawn tennis, mini golf and table tennis.
Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.
Public parking is possible on site for free.
Number of rooms: 24.
Free Wi-Fi in public areas
On-site car park
Bar/ Lounge area
Leisure/ TV room
Sports & Fitness
- Golf course
- Table tennis
- Shops/Commercial services
- Newspaper service
- Breakfast room
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Special diet menus
Spa & Leisure
- Garden area
- Leisure/ TV room
- Garden view
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
In the Room
1 Single bed
2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
In the Room
- City landmarks
The hotel was only alright, we paid £175.00 per night for 5 nights bed and breakfast, yet there were far better deals offered which we enquired about but the hotel management decided to charge us full rate, dissappointing. The rooms were dated and not very well cleaned. All in all unfortunetely just alright, not worth the money.
I found the level of service from the staff very high as they were very welcoming and very attentive. I was upgraded room free of charge as the hotel was quiet that evening which was a nice touch. Having a drink in front of the open fire was a real luxury.
My only dissapointment was that I was not arriving until 7.45pm and I was told the kitchen closed at 8pm. I felt a bit as if it was suggested I have something to eat before I arrived. A party of 4 young people also came into the hotel around 8.30pm looking for a meal but were turned away. I think in the current economic climate the hotel should not be turning away potential business
I had planned a golfing outing at the Royal Dornoch Golf Course and wanted a bit of a splurge, something besides the B&B route. You filled the bill magnificently. Wonderful staff, lovely room, excellent all around.
We stayed in a garden room which was perfectly adequate for our two night stay to visit friends in the area. Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful and the room and shower room very clean. The Hotel is perfectly situated in Dornoch and parking very easy.
Perhaps as the temperature outside drops some extra heating in the garden restaurant at breakfast time would be appreciated as it was on the cool side.
Central location in town. Very comfortable, staff were very nice and the breakfast excellent. The setting and decoration were delightful.
I thought the prices in the dining room for dinner, both the set menu and the a la carte were pricey. I chose to eat elsewhere in the town and had excellent food and service for half the price.
Friendly Cosy and comfortable. Quiet area Beautiful surroundings with many beautiful places to visit close by. Good food No worries
One tiny thing - I had no facecloth.
Very pleasant stay and was upgraded from single to double.
I reserved a room months before I arrived. However, I did not get a Castle room. Only one "left" was in the newer wing. I was not pleased about this as I could have gone elsewhere for the price I paid.
Intimate, cozy, charming, peaceful. Great food. Great bar. A bit rustic but not lacking in comfort or convenience. A great escape. Pleasant, helpful staff.
It was a very pleasant stay, with good staff who showed a caring attitude.
A little bit of Olde Worlde professionally managed
Having stayed in many hotels with a higher star rating I can say that the Dornoch Castle hotel measures up to many 4 star hotels , the food goes even higher and would recommend this hotel to any one who enjoys a hotel with something extra.
The situation was perfect, the staff were very courteous and helpful and we had a most enjoyable and relaxing stay.
The bed almost spoiled our stay - it was very soft and extremely "wobbly" - when one turned over, the other one was shaken! Consequently the nights were not restful.
The staff were polite and friendly, most of the character of the castle was still intact. It was clean with some very nice touches added, beyond expectation for the cost of the stay. It made a very nice central point of origin for local points of interest. A very enjoyable mini break.
Breakfast was not as good as was expected, the full Scottish was identical to a full English. Was expecting a few differences.
It is obviously old, but has been updated to be luxuriously comfortable. It has a superb setting, knowledgable and friendly staff, and memorably excellent cuisine. It is, if not unique, then in a small and exclusive club: high standards in a small and rural location.
I have no adverse comments....except that it is so far away from where I now live.