The Steading

4 The Steading, Balnapolaig



Based on 11 reviews
  • Wi-Fi

  • Breakfast

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About the hotel


You need to know

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • A car is required for transportation to and from this property.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.
  • This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

Optional fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: GBP 90 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: GBP 0 (roundtrip), (from 17 to 18 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Check-in Instructions

  • Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
  • Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
  • Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
  • This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB International, Union Pay, debit cards, and cash
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Check-in Special Instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Deposit is payable by credit card and is due 14 days before the date of arrival at the property.

Minimum Age



General description

The Steading is set 1.8 km from Dornoch 47 km from Inverness. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.Every room has a super king-size bed a flat-screen TV with Sky and a walk-in shower. For your comfort you will find bathrobes and slippers.There is a restaurant at the property.Nairn is 97 km from The Steading while Tain is 16 km from the property. Inverness Airport is 81 km away.


When you stay at The Steading in Dornoch, you'll be in the historical district, within a 5-minute drive of Dornoch Cathedral and Historylinks. This 4-star vacation home is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Dornoch Beach and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Royal Dornoch Golf Club.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Dornoch Cathedral - 2.7 km / 1.6 mi
Historylinks - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Dornoch Beach - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Royal Dornoch Golf Club - 4 km / 2.5 mi
Embo Beach - 6.1 km / 3.8 mi
Skibo Castle - 8.7 km / 5.4 mi
Sutherland Monument - 14 km / 8.7 mi
Ben Bhraggie - 14 km / 8.7 mi
Glenmorangie Distillery - 14.3 km / 8.9 mi
Golspie Golf Club - 15.5 km / 9.6 mi
Tain Golf Course - 16.7 km / 10.4 mi
Dunrobin Castle - 17.8 km / 11.1 mi
Carn Liath - 19.5 km / 12.1 mi
Kyle of Sutherland - 22.6 km / 14 mi
Bonar Bridge - 22.8 km / 14.2 mi

The preferred airport for The Steading is Inverness (INV) - 82 km / 51 mi


Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the bed & breakfast's room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 9 AM.


Make yourself at home in one of the 4 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and free minibar items. 32-inch flat-screen televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.


Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional amenities at this bed & breakfast include a television in a common area, a picnic area, and barbecue grills. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge) that operates within 3 km.

Business, and other amenities

Featured amenities include express check-in and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.


The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Hotel Amenities

  • Wi-Fi

  • Shuttle to airport

  • Express check-in/check-out

  • Front desk

  • Non-smoking hotel

  • Concierge

  • Laundry service

  • Restaurant

  • Dry cleaning service

  • Shuttle service

  • Parking


Internet Access
  • Wi-Fi
  • Picnic area
Front desk services
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Front desk
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Non-smoking hotel
Food & drink
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
Parking & transportation
  • Parking
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle to airport
  • Does The Steading offer free breakfast?

    No, The Steading does not offer complimentary breakfast. It is available at a surcharge.

  • Does The Steading have non-smoking rooms

    No, The Steading doesn't have non-smoking rooms.

  • Does The Steading provide a shuttle service?

    No, Please contact the hotel for more information.

  • Does The Steading have a swimming pool?

    No, The Steading does not have a swimming pool.

  • Does The Steading have free Wi-Fi?

    No, The Steading does not offer free Wi-Fi.

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