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A 500-year-old converted Scottish castle, this hotel is in the center of Durnoch, across from a 13th-century cathedral. It has 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, while some also include a sitting area and a four-post 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 hardwood 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 a 10 minute walk away is Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Pubs and restaurants are just a few minutes’ walk.

Couples in particular 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 twin beds
or
1 full bed
2 twin beds
and
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
and
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.2
Facilities
8.2
Cleanliness
8.6
Comfort
8.6
Value for money
7.8
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
8.3
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Prissy
    Belgium Belgium
    Breakfast was amazing! Rooms Comfortable for 2 adults and one child.
  • Emily
    United States of America United States of America
    Such a beautiful building. They brought up a bed for my 5 year old that he loved.
  • Rachel
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Loved the location - Dornoch is a beautiful village and the hotel is right in the centre close to the Carnegie Whisky Cellars (highly recommended). Room was clean and comfortable, but the bar was superb and very cost with a great selection of...

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1

    No additional info available

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

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
    Off-site
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Packed lunches
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • 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 2:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Check-out

From 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Curfew

The entrance to the property is closed between 12:00 AM and 6:30 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Crib 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 cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs 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 apply.

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
Must-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 the front desk 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

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

    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding
    • Live music/Performance

  • Check-in at Dornoch Castle Hotel is from 2:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • The prices at Dornoch Castle Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • 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

  • Dornoch Castle Hotel is 350 feet from the center of Dornoch. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Dornoch Castle Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

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

  • Room options at Dornoch Castle Hotel include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Family
    • Double