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Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, linens
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, linens
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, linens
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, linens

Guest reviews

4.3/5 Excellent
61 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Hand sanitiser provided
Personal protective equipment


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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  • Superior Double Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 2088 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSuperior Double Room
  • garden double

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 1733 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsgarden double
  • Single Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 1389 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsSingle Room

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 Glenmorangie Distillery 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.

Visit our Dornoch travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dornoch Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • Dornoch Beach - 11 min walk
  • Royal Dornoch Golf Club - 16 min walk
  • Skibo Castle - 7 min drive
  • Glenmorangie Distillery - 10 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Garden Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Links House - 5 min walk
  • Railway Hotel - 12 min drive
  • Fish and Chips - 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 on-site. All 25 rooms offer TVs, coffee/tea 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.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and 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 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
  • Free nearby parking

Food and drink

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

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 2 meeting rooms


  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Linens


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone



Check-in between 2:30 PM and 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)

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types at the property

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
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser
Contactless check-out is available

National rating

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

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

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.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
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 this property?
Check-in is from 2:30 PM to 11:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Dornoch Castle Hotel?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Where is this property 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 mile (2 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Dornoch Castle Hotel

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Fabulous location, super nice staff. Little annoying you have to give your key back each time you leave and have to ask for it back by 11pm, but otherwise wonderful. Li e the slippers, robe, sherry and chocolates!

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Old world charm with modern superb food.

A little older place but super quaint with great staff and a fantastic restaurant and bar. Those used to large rooms will have to make a little adjustment but it's an old castle for goodness sake. We ate both meals at the restaurant - venison (fresh, killed by the chefs brother), lamb, chateaubriand (amazing) and ribeye (prepared exactly as ordered) fantastic selection of whiskey (over 400 types) and walking distance to one of the best golf course I have had the good fortune to play - Royal Dornoch! Beautiful garden out back.

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Our room was small. It was cold upon our arrival. The heat did not work. The receptionist was contacting someone to fix the heat. I heard others complain. The fan in the bathroom was loaded with dust and was filthy. The heat came on a little later. From our room we heard an occasional loud noise from an outside machine. If it was not for the excellent dinner I would have given an overall rating much lower. The breakfast was OK.

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019