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Dornoch Castle Hotel (Dornoch, United Kingdom)

Dornoch Castle Hotel (Dornoch, United Kingdom)

About Dornoch Castle Hotel

Guests staying at Hotel Dornoch Castle, Scotland, can enjoy afternoon tea on the hotel’s lawn and during cooler weather relax with their favourite book in front of the cosy open fire in the bar. The rooms feature flat-screen TV’s, desks, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities, telephones, irons and ironing boards, complimentary toiletries and free Wi-Fi. Hotel Dornoch Castle boasts 25 en-suite rooms, a restaurant, a bar/lounge as well as private gardens, conference facilities and free on-site parking. Popular Scottish dishes are on offer at the on-site restaurant as well as freshly prepared breakfasts and afternoon cream teas. Guests can enjoy light snacks and an extensive variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the bar. Dornoch Cathedral, Histirylinks Museum, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Dornoch Beach, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Glenmorangie Distillery are all in close proximity to the hotel. Big Burn Walk, and Tain Golf Club are also close by.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index® based on 1527  reviews from:
  • Hotels.com(8.4/10)
  • LocationExcellent  (9.1 / 10)
  • RoomsVery good  (8.1 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (8.7 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (8.8 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.1 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Picturesque location close to local attractions.

Guests thoroughly enjoyed the picture-post-card views of the Highlands from their rooms and appreciated the air of peace and tranquillity surrounding the castle. Keen golfers were pleased to find several courses just a short distance away whilst many also appreciated being close to the beach and local amenities.


Lots of places to relax and socialise.

During their free time guests enjoyed sitting out on the patio with a few drinks whilst admiring the views. The on-site bar also proved very popular especially during cooler weather when guests said that sitting in front of the open fire was a real treat.


On-site restaurant ticks all the boxes.

The food served at the hotel restaurant was highly complimented by the majority of the guests who said that the dishes were well-prepared and made using quality local produce. The menus were said to be extensive and catered for various tastes and dietary requirements. The freshly made breakfasts were also said to be very tasty and the portions ample.

Negative Reviews


Wi-Fi issues.

Guests who wanted to connect to the Internet from their rooms were disappointed to find that the Wi-Fi signal was rather weak and intermittent. Many had to take their devices closer to the reception area where the signal was said to be stronger.


Tiring climb to the rooms.

Those whose rooms were located on the upper floors said that they found it quite tiring climbing several flights of stairs on a daily basis as there is no lift on the premises. If you have any mobility issues it's advisable to ask for a room on the lower floors.


Dated interiors.

Some of the guests mentioned that the rooms were starting to show their age as they objected to the dated furniture and tired-looking upholstery.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Entrance hall/lobby
  3. Parking
  4. Pets allowed
  5. Hotel bar
  6. Non-smoking rooms
  7. Restaurant
  8. On-site boutique shopping
  9. Laundry service
  10. WiFi in public areas
  11. Free WiFi (public areas)
  12. Luggage storage
For children
  1. Cot
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Ironing board
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
  5. Central heating
  6. Electric kettle
  7. Satellite TV
  8. Desk
  9. Sitting area
  10. Cable TV
  11. Free WiFi (rooms)
  12. Coffee machine
Sports facilities
  1. Golf course
  2. Horse riding
  3. Hiking trail
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00


Castle Street,  IV25 3SD,  Dornoch,  United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1862)810216 | Fax: +44(1862)810981 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about Dornoch Castle Hotel

  • Is there a pool area at Dornoch Castle Hotel?

    No, Dornoch Castle Hotel doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at Dornoch Castle Hotel?

    Yes, Dornoch Castle Hotel has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at Dornoch Castle Hotel?

    Yes, Dornoch Castle Hotel provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • Where is Dornoch Castle Hotel located?

    Dornoch Castle Hotel is located in Castle Street, IV25 3SD, Dornoch, United Kingdom.

  • Which popular attractions are close to Dornoch Castle Hotel?