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Reviewed 3 July 2015

Excellent hotel close to St. Andrews. We had a a family room which was very spacious. Great breakfast and the hotel also serves very good dinner. A lot of parking space and also very nice gardens. Highly recommended.

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback - it is always much appreciated. The room you had is one of three family suites - they do offer a great space when we have families staying with us. Hope the journey home was trouble-free. Regards Stephen Owen General Manager

Monroe, Georgia
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We spent 3 weeks touring a few spots in Europe and Scotland/St.Andrews/Rufflets Country House happened to be one. The drive into the house is just beautiful! We came through the country and arrived at the house before we ever set eyes on St. Andrews. This trip was with my mother-in-law and my 15 year old son. For his birthday, he...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

We are all very much aware of the importance of being able to play the Old Course, and we were so pleased to find out that you son had managed to get a slot that day - even with the very early start! It was a pleasure to be able to welcome you all to Rufflets and we were delighted...

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 June 2015

I held my 70th Birthday lunch in the Hotel Garden Room. I was very pleased with the quality of the service delivered and so were all my guests. The Events Planners Cheryl & Lauren were very efficient and professional. On the day Angela ensured that the food, which was of a very high standard, was served in a well organised...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted to be able to read the feedback - and thank you for the very kind comments. The Garden Suite is a fabulous option for larger-scale events - from weddings, conferences and family gatherings, and when it is backed-up by the excellent service that is provided by the team, it does all help to ensure a memorable experience for all....

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We had a gorgeous room. They had homemade shortbread in the room. The bathroom was meticulously clean. The bed was super comfy. The restaurant was 5 star. Great food and exceptional service. We had reservations and they set us near the window where we could see the beautiful gardens. We wish we had booked an additional night we loved it...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Julie As you might expect, we do agree with you - Rufflets is one of the best places in our wonderful country, and we were all pleased that you came to enjoy our hospitality. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback - it is always greatly appreciated - and we hope that the journey back home...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Lovely hotel with pretty gardens. Good choices for breakfast. The food was tasty at dinner. The staff were very helpful. Good communication via telephone & e-mail. I was allowed to extend my stay for a few hours without any problem. Amazing complimentary shortbread in the rooms!

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear R B Many thanks for taking time to leave us your feedback - all very much appreciated. The hotel and its fabulous gardens are a great setting for weddings - and with wonderful food and service as well - all of which makes for memorable experiences. Hope that you might find the time to come and visit us again...

Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights a couple weeks ago. They were very accommodating, rooms were very clean and spacious. There are stunning gardens for walks too! There were around 20 of us dining at their restaurant on the Friday night- food was exceptional! Should be michelin starred! Hotel is not even a 5 minute drive from St. Andrews town centre....

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very kind words - and we were all really pleased to see that the family get-together had gone so well. Chef was chuffed to see that his food should be 'Michelin-starred' - and we do agree that what he and his brigade do is very good indeed - and thankfully it is not at...

Reviewed 24 June 2015

Was given a good deal by paying in advance (10%) for bed and breakfast. The staff were all warm and welcoming, would recommend staying here to anyone. The food in the dinning room was very good and presented nicely, however due to the price tag this was to be expected.

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Good to hear that you were able to take advantage of the Advance Purchase option for booking. This does need to be done at least 30 days before the planned arrival date, but as you say, it gives a 10% saving on the room rate. We do see many strong comments coming back on the quality of the restaurant as...

St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Having looked forward to an afternoon tea treat with a good friend, we were somewhat disappointed. The sandwiches were presented a little dried out and it was clear that they had been left lying out in the open uncovered before being served. Service wasn't particularly attentive. Won't hurry back for this experience. Gardens were lovely however.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Rufflets during June 2015. We were a party of eight and we were in St. Andrews to play golf. Our accommodation was in a lodge on the grounds of Rufflets . It was perfectly comfortable for all eight of us. The kitchen was fully equipped . The living area and bedrooms beautifully decorated. Rufflets hotel was very...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback - and we were delighted to read how much you and the rest of the party had enjoyed using Kinness Lodge for the week. It is ideal for groups who are staying a bit longer with us - it does offer a high level of comfort, all with the...

Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Good deal on the hotel website. Midweek dinner, bed and breakfast. Charming hotel; friendly, polite, helpful and efficient staff; attractive room; excellent food. Well placed for visiting St Andrews, Dundee and surrounding area.

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Good to hear that you managed to take advantage of one of our special offers that we have on the website - always an idea to keep an eye on what we have available and when. We also often have some great last-minute options available as well. There is a huge amount to do in the area - not just...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This luxury family hotel, situated in 10 acres of secluded gardens, has been under the same family ownership for over 60 years. Located a few minutes' drive from the centre of town, golf courses and beaches, the hotel is popular with couples and families. Rufflets is surrounded by mature gardens which supply the fine dining restaurant. Free parking and WiFi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rufflets Hotel

Address: Strathkinness Low Road, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland (Formerly Rufflets Country House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Price Range: ₹ 11,588 - ₹ 26,450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rufflets Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Rufflets Country House Hotel St. Andrews
Rufflets Country Hotel
Rufflets Country St Andrews
Rufflets Hotel St Andrews, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in St Andrews
#1 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
#2 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#6 Business Hotel in St Andrews
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“Room was large and spacious, bathrooms exceptional”
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