Mr. William Greenshields
Location21a Barn Street, Strathaven, South Lanarkshire. ML10 6LU.
My wife Margaret and I've been visiting Dornoch since the early 1980's. Firstly in an ageing touring caravan along with our two young children. We would take the then eight hour journey from East Kilbride to Grannies Heilan Hame often arriving there on a wing and a prayer. Things have now changed for us as we've grown that bit older. We now stay at the Dornoch Hotel whenever we can , having stayed at the 'Eagle Hotel' and The 'Dornoch Castle Hotel' both faultless but can be a bit expensive. The Dornoch Hotel is ideal, not expensive in the slightest, the dining-rooms are beautiful and meals are delicious. We were there in early August this year and were immediately greeted by a waiter who recognised us from a previous visit. The rooms to the front of the hotel are better, it's well worth paying a wee bit extra for a room at the front with a sea view. Rooms 120-130 are superb. The hotel is a wee bit tired but nothing to complain about. Apparently Bob Hope and Bing Crosbie stayed there in it's heyday. You'll no doubt see how grand it must have been back then. If you're a golfer, angler or simply want to see the sights, Dornoch and the surrounding area has it all. Margaret and I walked along the white coloured sandy beach last Wednesday morning and only met one other person, an American lady with her dog. You can have the place all to yourself. The hotel staff are 1st class, the food is superb and the rooms we've occupied have always been very clean and comfortable. WiFi is free and if you have a room above the reception area/conservatory it's available in your room too. Ample car parking in the hotel grounds and if you feel it necessary there are two large supermarkets just across the Dornoch Bridge in nearby Tain. The Dornoch Hotel is a must.