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Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel , Dornoch

Golf Road, Dornoch, IV25 3LW, UK
Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel , Dornoch Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel , Dornoch 01862 810279 Golf Road Dornoch
100 out of 100% 7 votes
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  • Free Wifi
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
  • Spa Treatments
  • Gym
  • Electric Car Charging Point

Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel is the ultimate Luxury escape on the Northeast coast of the Scottish Highlands. The championship golf course, award-winning cuisine and breathtaking surroundings make it the ultimate highland escape.

Mark Myhotelbreak & Classic Britain
Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Private Car Park
  • Pets Allowed
  • Spa Treatments
  • Gym
  • Electric Car Charging Point

Number of Bedrooms: 15

Parking Spaces: 15

Steps into Hotel: 1

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel in Dornoch is located on the famous North Coast 500 route in the highlands of Scotland. Set within its own grounds adjacent to the 1st tee of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club and a short walk to the historic town of Dornoch this 5-star hotel offers the ultimate luxury highland retreat. Spend the day exploring the many Castles & Gardens such as Dunrobin Castle & Cawdor Castle or enjoy a tour at the award-winning Carnegie whisky distillery.

The public rooms at the Links House at Royal Dornoch are equally as beautiful and inviting as our guest accommodation. The traditionally appointed Main House drawing room is the ideal spot for some quiet contemplation as you sink into deep sofas or relax by the peat fire. Delight in the single-malt honour bar in the wood-panelled Main House Library as you read an enchanting book from our extensive library. Enjoy the bespoke interiors including a second honour bar, in our spacious new Glenshiel Drawing Room. You can marvel at the collection of vintage fly rods and reels throughout the house. Links House also features all the modern conveniences you would expect including free Wi-Fi throughout and Sky TV.

Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel offers 15 welcoming luxury bedrooms across 3 buildings. All rooms are named after iconic Highland salmon rivers and each is impeccably appointed around a unique vibrant Highland tweed. Standard in-room amenities include hypnos beds, the finest Italian bed linen, free wifi and sky TV with sports, spectacular views, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Choose to upgrade to a Luxury Suite overlooking the private putting green.

Offering the finest dining experience in the Highlands at the onsite restaurant Mara at the Links House at Royal Dornoch is proud to use the finest quality ingredients from the sea, forests, land and skies taking inspiration from the surroundings. With a range of local game, seafood and plant-based options everyone’s palate is catered for. 

Offering a range of luxury treatments and a cosmetic clinic, Aspen Spa is the ideal place to rejuvenate after a day on the golf course or exploring the many sights of the Scottish Highlands. At Aspen Spa it's all about the experience. The dedicated team provide a personalised service using the purest natural products available within secluded surroundings. All guests have complimentary use of the hotel’s on-site fitness suite during their stay.

The Links Hotel at Royal Dornoch offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.



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tick Tea/Coffee
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tick Room Service
tick Fully Equipped Kitchen
tick Wifi
tick Bathrobes
tick Bathrobes & Slippers
tick Walk In Showers

Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel offers 15 welcoming luxury bedrooms across 3 buildings. Each room is decorated with the finest antiques; fabrics and artworks are named after a North Highland salmon river. Located in the main manse house are the 5 deluxe rooms each of these is impeccably appointed in the same building as the restaurant and public rooms. The 8 luxury Suites are located in the Georgian-style mews and the late Victorian-styled Glenshiel building. The hotel also boasts 2 of the finest bespoke apartments in the highlands. The Mallart enjoys stunning views over Royal Dornoch and the Dornoch Firth and is located in the penthouse of the Glenshiel building. The Laxford apartment is on the ground floor of the mews and is ideal for couples or young families.

Each room features exclusive Hypno beds, bedmakers to all the royal residences, dressed with the finest Italian 5-point bed linen that will be sure to send the most travelled guests into a restful sleep. Each of the 15 bedrooms is home to an Italian Marble bathroom suite with heated floors, towel rails, a full-pressure power shower and a separate bathtub. Bathroom amenities include plush towels, an endless supply of hot water and Arran Aromatics toiletries.
Each of the luxurious bedrooms is equipped with free wifi, Sky TV including Sky Sports, Period antique furniture, walk-in closet, tea and coffee-making facilities and spectacular views of Royal Dornoch and Dornoch Firth and beyond.

Main House Double
Located on the first floor of the Main House, these are cosy but well-designed and proportioned rooms with some of the original wood features, which adds to the charm of the room. It also features a writing desk and a 5ft Hypnos bed.

Main House Deluxe
Our 2 largest House Rooms, Beauly and Shin are located on the first floor of the original building, all are individually designed with King or Super King Hypnos beds, tasteful antique furniture, armchair, writing desk and chair, and marble vanity units.

Mews Deluxe
We have generously proportioned rooms in the Mews - located just a few feet from the Main House. The Mews features a stunning veranda complete with rocking chairs ideal for relaxing. Rooms are individually styled with 6ft 6” Hypnos beds, separate seating area, antique furniture and ample storage space and can accommodate a roll-away bed. Bathrooms feature large roll-top baths, walk-in power showers, under-floor heating, and double vanity units.

Glenshiel Suite
Our newest building, Glenshiel is located opposite the Main House with easy access. These are our largest suites, Evelix, Halladale, Thurso, Fleet, Naver and are located on the ground and first floors, all can accommodate a roll-away bed. Guests can enjoy a private lounge with a log fire. Each suite features an entrance lobby and is individually styled with a separate seating area, antique furniture and ample storage space. Four of the suites have roll-top baths and walk-in power showers, one suite has a large walk-in shower only. All feature underfloor heating and double vanity units.

Bar & Restaurant

The award-winning chef and their team at the Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel are proud to be rated one of the top dining experiences in Scotland. Using only the finest of ingredients from local sources from across the Highlands Region.

Gifts from Scotland's fields, forests, skies and waters, all presented with little interruption to ensure a relaxing dining experience.

Sample Menus
Table d'hote Menu
Tasting Menu
Wine List

Afternoon Tea
Indulge in a slice of the finest of British traditions and enjoy an afternoon tea at the Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel.
Our menu features a selection of finely cut sandwiches, expertly crafted savouries, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserves, and a mouth-watering range of exquisitely presented pastries and cakes.

As well as several different types of loose-leaf tea to choose from, why not sip a glass of Joseph Perrier Champagne to add some extra sparkle to the occasion?

Afternoon Tea is served from 12.30pm until 3.30pm with the last reservation at 2.30pm Wednesday to Saturday. Advance booking is required.

Afternoon Tea at Links House costs £29.50 per person, or £39.50 per person including a glass of Champagne.

Sample Menus
Afternoon Tea
Plant-Based Afternoon Tea
Tea list



tick Beauty Treatments

Refresh and relax at the Aspen Spa which offers a full range of luxury treatments and cosmetic clinics. At Aspen Spa, it's all about the experience. The dedicated team provide a personalised service using the purest natural products available within secluded surroundings.

Choose to relax with the Aspen signature massage or, after a day on the tee, the golfer's recovery massage. Beauty treatments available range from nails, face and grooming to cosmetic and aesthetic treatments.

Sample Spa Menu

Keep up with your fitness routine during your stay at the Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel with complimentary use of the on-site gym.

Location & Directions

Directions to the Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel, Dornoch. 

By Air
Inverness Airport is served by regularly scheduled flights from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Luton, Belfast City, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Belfast, and Dublin and a daily international flight to Amsterdam.

By Road
Links House is a mere one hour’s drive north from Inverness on the A9. Just four hours from both Glasgow and Edinburgh.
To find the Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel take the A9 (N) from Inverness, travelling over the Kessock, Cromarty and Dornoch bridges until, after 40 miles approx, you see the turn off for Dornoch. Drive through the High Street in Dornoch until you reach the junction at the end of the street. Here, turn right then take the first left, signposted for Royal Dornoch Golf Club, and you will find Links House adjacent to the clubhouse.

By Rail
Inverness is served by a nightly (excluding Saturday) sleeper service from London Euston. Onward travel with Scotrail serves nearby Tain and Golspie stations.


Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board


MARA Seafood & Highland Fayre - Guests will be treated to gifts from Scotland’s waters, fields, forests and skies, presented with minimal interruption - we will be offering our Evening Table d’Hote Menu. Reservations for our restaurant can be made through our Guest Relations Team or via our resdiary booking system, dining capacity is limited so please book as soon as possible. Please inform us in advance of any special dietary requirements.


We take great care to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible, and we can offer you a choice of bed linen: goose down duvets, alternatively a soft Italian wool blanket and top sheet or non-allergy, just let us know which is preferred.


Our team will tailor every aspect of your bespoke itinerary whether you are looking at country sports such as shooting, stalking and fishing, or guided cycling and hiking itineraries across the majestic Highlands. We are also the perfect base to explore the North Coast 500 with detailed maps and some ‘’off-the-beaton-path’’ route enhancements.


Our check in time is from 3pm but if you wish to arrive earlier you are most welcome to do so and use our facilities - we are happy to store your luggage for you until your room is available.

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Fishing
tick Shooting
tick Whisky Tasting
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Putting Green

Being located on the 1st tee of the Championship course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel is an ideal retreat for golfers visiting Dornoch.

The guest relations team at the Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel will be happy to create a bespoke itinerary for your visit to the Scottish Highlands. Spend the day taking part in some country sports from shooting and fishing to guided cycling and hiking.
Perfectly located on the North Coast 500 route, detailed maps and some off-the-beaten-path route enhancements are available on request.

Things to see and do when staying at the Links House at Royal Dornoch Hotel

Dunrobin Castle
Glenmorangie Distillery
Dornoch Beach
The Carnegie Whiskey Cellars
Heaven Bikes
Old Pulteney
Loch Ness
Cawdor Castle
Castle & Gardens of Mey


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