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Dornoch Castle Hotel

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/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 sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Castle Street, Dornoch, Scotland, IV25 3SD

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 on a nearby golf course, 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


  • Garden Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Alex's Chinese Takeaway - 3 min walk
  • Links House - 5 min walk
  • Harry Gow - 12 min drive
  • William Grant Bakery - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Tain Station - 12 min drive
  • Inverness (INV) - 57 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 on-site. 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 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and complimentary bathrobes. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
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

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free off-site parking

Food and drink

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


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms - 2


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any 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 only accessible by stairs


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • 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
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
The host will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Host will greet you


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 cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • 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

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
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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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 34 out of 72 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 23 out of 72 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 12 out of 72 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 72 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 72 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled 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
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

Travelled 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

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Small room but nicely furnished with a lovely bathroom. Ideal location right in the heart of the town. The restaurant food was delicious. Would go back.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Dornoch Castle
The setting and castle itself was beautiful. With that said we were there with other family who had a different room and both rooms whilst showering the water stopped for sometime. Addressed this with reception to be told that there was nothing wrong with the water pressure.....doesnt help when you are washing your hair and have no water to rinse with. Still awaiting apology or acknowledgement of this, not what you expect when you £240 for the night. Food... Can not fault the breakfast it was lovely but due to very limit choice for dinner went elsewhere Drinks.... Only IPA beer was offered, very limited choice again. Would I recommend or stay there again, sorry but I would stay elsewhere. TRY THE HILTON NEXT TO THE GOLF CLUB
Stayed 1 night in May 2021