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A 500-year-old converted Scottish castle, this hotel is set in the centre of Durnoch, opposite a 13th-century cathedral. It boasts period features throughout the property, as well as fine dining and quiet walled gardens. Bright rooms all have a TV, tea/coffee and a private bathroom, whilst some also include a seating area and a four-poster bed. Many rooms have views of the hotel’s walled garden, Dornoch Firth or Dornoch Cathedral. The award-winning Garden Restaurant has original 15th-century stone walls and wooden floors. It offers traditional Scottish dishes using local produce including local seafood, Aberdeen Angus beef and Highland venison. Dornoch Castle Hotel is a 15-minute walk from the seashore and 10 minutes’ walk away is Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Pubs and restaurants are just a few minutes’ walk.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast info

Continental, Buffet

Free parking available at the hotel


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Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
2 single beds
or
1 double bed
2 single beds
and
1 large double bed
1 single bed
and
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
1 double bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.3
Facilities
8.2
Cleanliness
8.6
Comfort
8.7
Value for money
7.8
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
8.3
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Nigel
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Dining area a bit impersonal, but dinnner delicious ( grilled cod) and staff very efficient and friendly
  • Jennifer
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The location is stunning, the rooms also very nicely decorated and presented. The hotel staff were lovely and we had a lovely evening in the restaurant and then in front of the open fire in the cosy bar. There is a stunning back court to take in...
  • Ingrid
    Australia Australia
    What could be better than staying in a castle??? Facilities were modern enough but the vibe was the best.

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1

    No additional info available

Facilities of Dornoch Castle Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Live music/performance
    Off-site
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Packed lunches
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
General
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
Languages spoken
  • English

Property practices

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House rules

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Check-in

From 14:30 to 21:00

Check-out

From 08:00 to 10:30

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Curfew

Entry to the property will be closed between the hours of 00:00 and 06:30

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 18 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Cot upon request
Free
2 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
£15 per child, per night
13 - 17 years
Extra bed upon request
£20 per child, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash Dornoch Castle Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Check-In Information:

If you are due to arrive outside of the hotel’s published check-in times, please contact reception in advance, in order to inform them of your estimated time of arrival. You can contact reception by telephone or via email, using the contact details supplied on your confirmation email.

If you would like to dine please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

FAQs about Dornoch Castle Hotel

  • Room options at Dornoch Castle Hotel include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Family
    • Double

  • The prices at Dornoch Castle Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Dornoch Castle Hotel is 100 yards from the centre of Dornoch. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The nearest beach is just 0.6 miles from Dornoch Castle Hotel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Dornoch Castle Hotel is from 14:30, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Dornoch Castle Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding
    • Live music/performance

  • Dornoch Castle Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Guests staying at Dornoch Castle Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet