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Dornoch Castle Hotel

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, bed sheets

Overview of Dornoch Castle Hotel

Dornoch Castle Hotel

3 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDornoch Cathedral1 min walk
  • Popular LocationHistorylinks16 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Dornoch Golf Club16 min walk
  • AirportInverness (INV)57 min drive

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About this area


Located in Dornoch, Dornoch Castle Hotel is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Dornoch Beach and Embo Beach, while Historylinks and Tarbat Discovery Centre are cultural highlights. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course nearby, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dornoch Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • Dornoch Beach - 11 min walk
  • Historylinks - 16 min walk
  • Royal Dornoch Golf Club - 16 min walk
  • Embo Beach - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Tain Station - 12 min drive
  • Inverness (INV) - 57 min drive


  • Garden Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Alex's Chinese Takeaway — 3 min walk
  • Links House — 5 min walk
  • Harry Gow — 12 min drive
  • Sunflowers Café — 12 min drive

About this property

Dornoch Castle Hotel

Historic hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and laundry facilities. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance, and wedding services are onsite. All 25 rooms offer TVs, coffee makers, and showers. Other amenities available to guests include phones, ironing boards, and desks.
Dornoch Castle Hotel offers 25 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and bathrobes. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free offsite parking

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms - 2


  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 2:30 PM - 11:00 PM


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Castle Dornoch
Castle Hotel Dornoch
Dornoch Castle
Dornoch Castle Hotel
Dornoch Hotel
Hotel Dornoch
Dornoch Castle Hotel Scotland
Dornoch Castle Hotel Hotel
Dornoch Castle Hotel Dornoch
Dornoch Castle Hotel Hotel Dornoch

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Very Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 31 out of 66 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 22 out of 66 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 10 out of 66 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 66 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 66 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Terrible Room and no callback as promised!
My partner and I booked a night in the hotel to break up our week in a campervan. The room was £120 for the night which to us was a bit of a splurge but after looking at pictures and reading some reviews, we figured it would be worth the treat. Upon arrival everything was very well done with regards to covid regulations. Our room was sadly dissapointing on so many levels. The furniture was wobbly, the mirror cracked, the television not visible from the bed, the socket had a light that flashed all night long, the tap in our bathroom broke off, the metal fixings in the bathroom were rusted and frankly just looked tattered. The room itself was definitely not worth £120 and we regretted paying for it. We were left feeling like we should have just stayed in our campervan, it would have been more enjoyable and saved us wasting money. We did raise our concerns with a member of staff on checkout who didn't even seem shocked or concerned about what we had to say. She explained that the hotel don't actually charge that much for the room we stayed in and the rate was higher as we booked through another site. We were told she would raise our issue with a manager and get someone to call us to discuss some sort of refund. It has now been over a week and no phone call, another let down. I would like to add that the staff were all lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed both our food and service when in the restaurant. It's a shame we were left with a bitter taste from our stay!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Room update needed
Staff, food and service great. Room needed an update.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020