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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
  • 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
  • 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, the onsite 2 AA rosette awarded 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 Room Service
tick Fully Equipped Kitchen
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tick Bathrobes
tick Bathrobes & Slippers
tick Walk In Showers

Each of Links House 15 bedrooms has been named in honour of one of Scotland’s great salmon fishing rivers, and guests can look forward to enjoying a truly comfortable stay thanks to Hypnos mattresses and cosy interiors which feature stunning artworks and beautiful antiques.

Original Rooms (Main House Double & Main House Deluxe)
Located within the historic Manse House and benefitting from views stretching over the hotel’s private putting green, the first tee at Royal Dornoch or out across the Dornoch Firth, the Deluxe Rooms are a perfect haven from which to enjoy a Highlands adventure. Guests residing in our Beauly, Brora, Helmsdale, Oykel and Shin rooms can kick back in comfort – with Hypnos mattresses and luxury Tielle linens to guarantee the ideal night’s rest. Ensuite bathrooms are finished in Italian marble and come stocked with Arran Sense of Scotland toiletries for the ultimate bathing experience.

Luxury Suites
Found in the Mews and Glenshiel houses, the eight Luxury Suites create the perfect base for an indulgent break away. Cassley, Carron and Conon are located in our Mews, whilst Evelix, Fleet, Halladale, Naver and Thurso are found in Glenshiel. Here, guests can look forward to enjoying hospitality on a grand scale. Large guest rooms finished in a selection of tasteful tartans and plaids are finished with period art and antiques. Ensuite bathrooms benefit from rainfall showers and deep baths are finished with Italian marble and come stocked with Arran Sense of Scotland toiletries. Hypnos mattresses and Tielle luxury linens guarantee the very best nights’ sleep, and those wishing to refuel can make the most of the tea and coffee facilities located on each floor. With space to relax and unwind, suitcases can be unpacked into bespoke wardrobes, whilst guests make the most of comfortable sitting areas. Those looking to socialise, or simply soak up the comfortable atmosphere of Links House can enjoy time spent in Glenshiel’s Anteroom, where they will find ample sofas, books, and a well-stocked honesty bar. Guests wishing for privacy during their Highlands getaway can enjoy our Glenshiel Building on an exclusive use basis. With five Luxury Suites, and our signature Mallart Penthouse providing the ideal accommodation, there is ample room for families or groups of friends to gather each evening in our Anteroom. From enjoying private dining, whisky tasting experiences, or even simple movie nights – our team can work with the guests to create a bespoke itinerary, tailored to their own needs and interests

Mallart Penthouse Suite
Glenshiel’s Penthouse Suite, the Mallart apartment offers guests the ultimate Highlands retreat. With a spacious living room featuring a full working fireplace, antique furniture, and objects d’art. Guests can enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets from the full balcony, with views stretching across the Dornoch Firth, and the suite provides ample space to relax and enjoy the comforts of Links House. With a fully equipped kitchen, boasting Miele appliances which will please the fussiest of home chefs, a comfortable sitting area and dining nook, guests can pre-order groceries, so that it is stocked with their favourite grocery items prior to their arrival, and we can also recommend fantastic local produce for guests wishing to sample fine Scottish Highland cheeses, charcuterie, and other delicious treats. Mallart’s bedroom is a stunning space, which can be enjoyed as a super king or as a twin. With a calming interior featuring touches of blue tartans and tweeds not to mention an eye-catching wardrobe ideal for long stay guests, the space is a fine representation of the very best of Links House. The delightful ensuite is similarly impressive, with an oversized soaking tub, marble-clad rainfall shower and heated floors, and a generous stock of Arran Sense of Scotland toiletries to enjoy.


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

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

For more information on things to see and do in the area, visit our Inverness, Sutherland & North Highlands destination guide.

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