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 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

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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 July 19, 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 October 26, 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 October 22, 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 March 8, 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 June 22, 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 July 19, 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 October 22, 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 March 8, 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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Hotel surroundings *
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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 Neighborhood
  • 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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Amenities of Dornoch Castle Hotel
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live music/Performance Off-site
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
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
  • Secure 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
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Check-in

2:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Check-out

8:00 AM - 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 17 and above are considered 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 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free
Extra bed by request
£10 per child, per night
3 - 12 years
Extra bed by request
£10 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's 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 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

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

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

  • Room options at Dornoch Castle Hotel include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Single

  • 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.

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

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

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

    • Car 1h 20min

  • Dornoch Castle Hotel is 350 feet from the center of Dornoch.

  • 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

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