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 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Dornoch Castle Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 6 Oct 2009.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Breakfast info

Continental

Free parking available at the hotel


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  • The staff speak English

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  • Hi my name is Tina Pitre. I have been trying to get ahold of you but to no avail. I have a booking for this July 25th. I need to cancel due to covid

    Good afternoon Tina, Please let us know when your booking is for and i shall look into this for you Kind Regards Laura


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    Answered on 19 July 2021
  • Do you have an 'Acessible' room with a walk-in shower rather than over the bath? And do you have a lift?

    There are standard rooms on the ground floor with disable accessible showers which is a bigger walk-in shower. Unfortunately we do not have a lift in the hotel. Kind Regards Bea


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    Answered on 26 October 2021
  • Aloha my dates are flexible. What is the best way to find available dates for June 2022?

    Good afternoon, Please feel free to call us on 01862810216 and we can go over our availability with you


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    Answered on 22 October 2021
  • Is the room in the castle?

    A selection of superior rooms are in the modern extension with all of the standard rooms. Most of the superior rooms are located in the castle


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    Asked about: Double or Twin Room • Answered on 8 March 2020
  • Is there a transfer service from airport to hotel

    Unfortunately we do not offer a transfer service but we are happy to provide you contact numbers for local taxi companies


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    Answered on 22 June 2020
  • Hi, l note you provide bathrobes in rooms, does that also include slippers? Thanks

    Hello, At the moment we have removed bathrobes from our standard rooms due to covid but these are available on request from reception. i hope this helps? Kind Regards Laura


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    Asked about: Double or Twin Room • Answered on 19 July 2021
  • are dogs aloud

    Good afternoon, We do have some rooms in the hotel which are suitable for dogs at an additional £10.00 supplement. Please call us on 01862810216 to check availability


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    Answered on 22 October 2021
  • Do you have a lift to upper levels, please?Thank you from Australia. Pam Garmony

    Unfortunately we do not have a lift in the hotel. There are standard rooms on the ground floor if stairs are an issue.


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    Asked about: Superior Double/Twin Room • Answered on 8 March 2020
  • Do you allow a dog to stay?

    Good afternoon, We do allow dogs in only 2 of our ground floor standard rooms It is best to book direct with the hotel for these rooms so we can allocate you the correct room We charge an additional £10.00 per dog per night supplement


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    Answered on 19 July 2021
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Carnegie Club Skibo Castle
    0 miles
  • Royal Dornoch Golf Club
    0.2 miles
  • Dunrobin Castle
    7.8 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Embo Beach
    2.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Inverness Airport
    23.5 miles
  • Wick John O’Groats Airport
    52.8 miles
How to get to Dornoch Castle Hotel from Inverness Airport
    Car
    Free parking is available.
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Facilities of Dornoch Castle Hotel
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live music/performance Off-site
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
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
  • Secured 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
General
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
Languages spoken
  • English
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House rules
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Check-in

14:30 - 21:00

Check-out

08:00 - 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 aged 17 years and above are considered 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 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Free
Extra bed upon request
£10 per child, per night
3 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
£10 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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

The fine print

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

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

  • The nearest beach is just 0.6 miles from Dornoch Castle Hotel.

  • Guests staying at Dornoch Castle Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • À la carte

  • Room options at Dornoch Castle Hotel include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Single

  • Dornoch Castle Hotel is 100 yards from the centre of Dornoch.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Dornoch Castle Hotel by:

    • Car 1h 20min

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

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

  • 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.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Dornoch Castle Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking