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

3.0 star property

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
  • Social distancing
Castle Street, Dornoch, Scotland, IV25 3SD

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDornoch Cathedral1 min walk
  • Popular LocationDornoch Beach11 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.

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

  • Golspie Station - 13 min drive
  • Inverness (INV) - 57 min drive


  • Alex's Chinese Takeaway - 3 min walk
  • Links House - 5 min walk
  • Highland Larder - 11 min walk
  • Harry Gow - 12 min drive
  • William Grant Bakery - 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.
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.



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

Restaurants on site

  • Garden Restaurant

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

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

Business services

  • Meeting rooms - 2


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • 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
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee for check-in between 9:00 PM and midnight (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The host will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Host will greet you


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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Late check-in fee for check-in between 9:00 PM and midnight (amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Dornoch Castle Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Dornoch Castle Hotel?

As of Aug 17, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dornoch Castle Hotel on Aug 30, 2022 start from $180.81, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Dornoch Castle Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.

What time is check-in at Dornoch Castle Hotel?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Late check-in is available from 9:00 PM–midnight for a fee (amount varies).

What time is check-out at Dornoch Castle Hotel?

Check-out is at 10:30 AM.

Where is Dornoch Castle Hotel located?

Situated near the beach, this historic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dornoch Cathedral and Dornoch Beach. Historylinks and Royal Dornoch Golf Club are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Dornoch Castle Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Dornoch Castle Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Dornoch Castle Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 37 out of 82 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 27 out of 82 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 15 out of 82 reviews
3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 82 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 82 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Poor breakfast
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

3/5 Okay

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Old world comfort and service
The Tower Room in the original castle is sumptuous. Four poster, log burner, easy chairs, shower, whirlpool bath. A great place to sit out the snow and storm. Dinner and breakfast were excellent. Service was friendly and efficient.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely castle hotel in a lovely location
It was a special feeling to be staying overnight in a real castle and this castle did not disappoint. Rooms were nicely decorated, clean and very comfortable. Dinner and breakfast were excellent and the quality local produce alluded to in the menus went down very well indeed. Wine list was not cheap however a good selection was available. Staff were all very helpful and friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not quite as good as it thinks!
Didn't quite live up to expectations, considering the prices. Brilliant for whisky buffs. Not so good if you don't like children doing a war dance in the room above you! Lounge area rather small for such a sized hotel, and also dark.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely hotel
The hotel was easy to find on the main street in Dornoch. The building itself looked beautiful at night as we arrived after dark. Our room was cozy and comfortable and we got a good night’s sleep. We enjoyed breakfast in the morning before checking out.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The stay was comfortable, staff were friendly and helpful.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
One night stay at the Dornoch Castle hotel. Hotel is situated in the centre of Dornoch, check in was quick and painless. The room is comfortable, clean and looks on to the beer garden. The hotel bar is a delight for whisky drinkers.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hotel in a lovely place.
A very special hotel with lots of character, comfort and history in a beautiful location. Our room had recently been renovated to a high standard. We would strongly recommend the restaurant for dinner and breakfast. Overall this hotel was a very good find and one to which we'll be returning.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Decent hotel
Decent hotel. Rooms could use some minor repairs. This quality of the rooms reflect a 2-3 star hotel.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021