Rufflets Country House Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Andrews
... Sunday morning when the Festival's on!
Well, we weren't going to hang around Leuchars station in the damp waiting for a slow train to Edinburgh, so we got the next bus BACK to St Andrews and went around the Abbey and Cathedral, which we have only looked at from the outside until now, and then set off cheerfully on the southward leg of the Fife Coastal Path - remember? - because that is so very much nicer than the bit ...
I arrived back from dropping off the car, feeling surprisingly free at being able to go off to shop without worrying about parking meters, and enjoyed a lovely walk home along the Lade Brae Walk. It takes about 20 minutes from the bottom end of town, perhaps 35 from the far end.
After lunch, I settled down to clean the flat, and was nearing completion when I spied a woman watering the garden. This was Carol, from No 85, who is looking after ...
... shortly before our reservation time at a nearby restaurant, The Adamson.
Dinner was wonderful. We were seated under a big skylight, letting in plenty of natural lighting, next to the garner station where Nikki and I enjoyed watching the chef finish off dishes at the counter. Nikki and Grandma ordered the clam risotto, Grandpa had the hamburger, Mom ordered Gnocchi, Dad got a beautifully-plated halibut, and ...
Today was an insanely busy day. We were trying to fit in as much of Scotland as we possible could. We started off by taking a rather long, rainy bus ride to St. Andrews. This is the birthplace of golf! I wasn't super excited about that, but it was interesting to see the building where all of the rules of golf are made (except for the rules the US follow). The course is also almost exactly the same as it was when it was originally created. ...
... across town to my B&B. Unfortunately I got on the wrong bus, but thankfully I noticed before I got too far from where I wanted to be and only had to walk 15 minutes, uphill, to the B&B. At 18:30 I walked down the road for dinner. I didn't want to head back into city centre as I had been traveling all day, so I asked the owner of the B&B what he would recommend nearby. Since ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rufflets Country House Hotel St. Andrews
Reading other reviews we thought we were in for a treat but how wrong. We should have known on entry - the porch smelled of cats and after hiking up the stairs found a room with old "bobbly" sheets, no fridge/minibar and a breakfast buffet with mouldy raspberries! Don;t know what standards others are used to but could not see how this could be one of the small luxury hotels of the world. Previous night had stayed at Malmaison in Edinburgh - completely different standard!
It saved our trip
We had a group of 8 couples make the journey to Scotland for what else but golf. The first three nights we stayed in Troon at a place called the Anchorage Inn. This was the worst hotel I have ever driven by let alone stay in. Needless to say we were all a little worried about the new hotel called Rufflets. Upon entering the lobby the smiles returned to all of our faces. We found the service to be great and very flexible to our schedule. The rooms were spotless and everything worked. The grounds were outstanding. If I ever return to St Andrews I will make sure that I am at the Rufflets.
Rufflets - a gorgeous place to stay!
The folks at Rufflets run a fabulous inn. They take of every small detail and are extremely curteous and helpful. The rooms are very nicely decorated and comfortable.
We just returned from a couple of days at Rufflets.
This was our second visit to Rufflets and I must admit I was worried that it would not live upto our first wonderful experience. It did! and was actually better!
A great weekend
Wonderful stay, attentive staff and great food. Easy to see why Americans love this hotel. I hope to be back at Rufflets soon.
Enjoyed our stay
We stayed for nearly a week and enjoyed fine accomidations and service.
We look forward to our stay next year.
Experience less than good. Service poor and food average. What you would expect from a 3 star hotel, only with 5 star prices! However good location and peaceful gardens.
Well, it is the most fantastic place anywhere. In fact I loved it so much that I returned from Islay and Edinburgh rather that going on with friends to the Orknays. The place is is exquisite and highly maintained...beautiful gardens, lawns, trees and divine entrance. The staff is most professional and helpful, the food was excellent and the chef goes out of his way to create dishes for people like me who are vegan. The Scottish breakfast is probably the best in the country with a beautiful view to the garden. It is so relaxing and just perfect in all ways. The other beauty of the place is that it is quite personal and small. If it had a spa and other facilities it would be too over crowded. Rufflets has a reciprocal pass to the Old Course hotel spa if you need a treatmenr. I liked it that it was a bit away from all the golf courses yet just a 25 minute pretty walk to town. I look forward to another visit.
Great service and location
Rufflets is a short taxi ride from Leuchers train station, and only a 30minute walk from the centre of St Andrews.
The service in Rufflets was excellent, and the room even better (we stayed in thier 4 poster turret room) The food and wine were both also excellent.
The room had a four poster bed, 2x TVs (with Sky News and Sport), mini bar, jacuzzi bath, large shower, plus all the other extras you'd expect (ther is no safe in the room, but they do have a hotel safe).