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Dornoch Castle Hotel

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Superior Double Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, bed sheets
Meeting facility
Shower, free toiletries, dressing gowns, towels

Overview of Dornoch Castle Hotel

Dornoch Castle Hotel

3.0 star property
Historic hotel in Dornoch with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.4/10 Very good

90 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Castle Street, Dornoch, Scotland, IV25 3SD
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Inverness (INV) - 57 min drive
  • Golspie Station - 13 min drive
  • Rogart Station - 14 min drive
  • Tain Station - 15 min drive


  • The Glenmorangie Distillery Co - 11 min drive
  • Milk & Honey - 2 min walk
  • The Eagle Dornoch - 3 min walk
  • Dornoch Distillery - 1 min walk
  • Greens Restaurant - 12 min drive

About this property

Dornoch Castle Hotel

When visiting Dornoch, Dornoch Castle Hotel is a great choice to consider. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Garden Restaurant, which serves local cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden are other highlights at this historic hotel. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and bar.



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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Garden Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-in between 9:00 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p> <p>This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival. </p>

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

Does Dornoch Castle Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dornoch Castle Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Dornoch Castle Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Dornoch Castle Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Dornoch Castle Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dornoch Castle Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Dornoch Castle Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Dornoch Castle Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Dornoch Castle Hotel?
Yes, Garden Restaurant offers local cuisine.
What's the area around Dornoch Castle Hotel like?
Dornoch Castle Hotel is a short 1-minute walk from Dornoch Cathedral and 16 minutes' walk from Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.



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10/10 Exceptional

Sheila, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Muhammad, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

We had a nice one night stay
Beverley, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stop on the NC500.
We only stayed one night whilst travelling the NC500 and this was a great place to rest our heads. Really comfortable bed, plenty of amenities in the room, nice shower, couldn't ask for more really. Only minor niggle is that the walls were a tad thin, or maybe those in the next room were just loud. Didn't disturb our sleep though. We also had dinner here and the food was lovely, staff really friendly, plenty of variety. Breakfast was also top notch! Beautiful beach 10 mins walk down the road if you fancied an evening or morning stroll.
stephen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic hotel and sensational area
Susan, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Gary, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Hotel in great location, furnishings & fittings very tired, food good, staff friendly & welcoming, investment / modernisation urgently required
John, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Thomas, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

james, 1-night trip with friends
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