Unlike other golf resorts, Dornoch it doesn’t have a large capacity hotel. If you leave your reservation late, we might encounter some issues. One of the solutions is the independent bed and breakfast guesthouse, the cornerstone of the UK accommodation industry. Indeed, there’s something very ‘British’ about this institution, and it’s quite legitimate to want to experience one in its own right..
It is by no means unheard of for a well run ‘superior’ B&B to match, and in some cases exceed, the better resourced hotel. These establishments are almost always managed by their owners and consequently the subject of much affection and pride. It’s often a primary. Guests staying in them are equally adopted as ‘quasi’ family. Their reputations are for warmth and friendliness and an altogether more intimate travel experience
At Number 9
Situated on the High Street in Dornoch, adjacent to the Cathedral and just a short walk from the Golf Club. ‘At Number 9’ is warm and inviting, modern with traditional touches. Antique furniture blends beautifully with creatively decorated interiors. The establishment has all the charm, elegance, and hospitality of Scotland’s finest small boutique accommodation. This luxury accommodation will give you the feeling that you are visiting your own country house. Each en-suite room is individually decorated and finished to a high standard.
Free WIFI is available in bedrooms and throughout the house.
Fionn Lodge is a high class B&B which should you wish to stay at, will need to be booked well advance due to its popularity. On a quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to the first green of the Royal Dornoch Championship golf course, Fionn Lodge provides contemporary boutique accommodation in a fabulous setting just a few minutes walk from the town centre.
The location of Fionn Lodge is superb
Looking out to the designer garden, Fionn Lodge has two twin rooms, ‘the Sutherland’, and ‘the Ross’ (the Carneige is a double that overlooks the golf course). Both are finished to an exceptional standard and have been designed to provide total comfort and relaxation. The room features luxurious beds, bed linen and furnishings, a seating area with flat screen television, tea & coffee making facilities, bath robes, slippers, and many extra luxury touches. The en-suite features Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware, a super large walk-in shower (the Ross room has a shower over bath), high quality towels and designer Scottish toiletries.
A twin bedroom, ‘the Sutherland’ room
The light and airy breakfast room provides an inspiring start to the day with expansive south-easterly views over the Championship golf course, the beach and the Dornoch Firth beyond. Indeed, the accommodation makes full use of this vista. Guests have access to the glass walled sun lounge, which offers a lovely space to sit and relax whilst watching the world go by, whatever the weather, and also a roof terrace affords which you the opportunity to overlook play on the links below
The Old Manse
The Old Manse was built in 1883 and has recently been renovated into a bed and breakfast. It is a beautiful old double-storey Victorian house with large rooms, polished timber panelling and staircase plus plenty of off-street parking. It is a two minute walk to shops and restaurants and ten minutes from Royal Dornoch Golf Course.
The Old Manse B&B has ample space
Even though we have to impose some supplementary surcharges in line with passing costs on, we endeavour to adopt a sincere position that doesn’t seek to penalise such travellers and exploit your situation, occasionally absorbing some of the cost ourselves. Despite our commitment to fair play, there is still ultimately only two bottom-line options:
1: Pay a single traveller supplement
2: If you indicate a willingness, we can attempt to pair you in a twin room
It is worth mentioning that a single person will rarely be allowed to play a round of golf solo, and you will almost certainly be required to join a group. This can sometimes work to your advantage though, as you’ll be more flexible.
The dining area at No 9
Most hotels operate a cancellation premium of some description. The amount charged however varies between chains, and even different hotels within the same chain, it also fluctuates with little sense of predictability. In addition, the terms and conditions also differ with 3 days to 24 hours being typical cut-off points beyond which cover is invalidated. Group bookings can find they’re subjected to 28 days given that a hotelier takes a bigger risk accepting such a reservation to a mass cancellation. We try to reserve piecemeal as a result
Our policy is to recover what we can for you, but we are restricted in line with what the hotel offers. It’s always helpful to check the individual hotels T&C’s. We advise you if booking by credit card, to check that you don’t hold an added service item that came when you signed up. This might cover you.
Dornoch isn’t a significant urban area and the golf courses reputation as being one of the very best in the world travels. The hotel only has 24 rooms and this alone should be enough to encourage you to book early. Imploring you to do so isn’t a commercial appeal on our behalf. It’s genuinely sound advice. The possibility of otherwise using Inverness exists. This makes for a longer ‘road day’ playing Durness, but a shorter day playing Boat of Garten and returning to Edinburgh.