St. Andrews Golf Hotel
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Yay, back to St. Andrews for the day. I had to go and pick up my tax form and a box of stuff I left there before my trip. I was so excited to be going back. I kind of miss the place. It's a great place though. So I hopped on the train this morning and as I was leaving Edinburgh and the beginnings of rain, not 10 minutes later the clouds parted and …
... and finally over a stile into a field with no obvious way out, and a sign pointing back the way we've just come. We walked every centimetre of the perimeter of that field (and it was a big one) in long, very wet grass and mountains of cow poo (in our tidy-going-to-Edinburgh clothes, remember) and there was no way out. The only thing of any interest was a herd of cattle, mostly bulls and young steers, that we talked to and ...
... them went very happily back into the day-hok to eat their bread.
Oh, but Carol was so grateful, thank GOODNESS I was there with my huge poultry-keeping knowledge and exerience at this critical time, she couldn't THINK how she would have told Ian if they'd escaped. WHAT a lucky thing. And so on. And so forth.
Even once I finally managed to go back to my vacuuming, she popped back to tell me that she'd called Ian and although she'd SAID ...
... an easy feat for any American driver, let alone one on very little sleep. After dropping our bags off at the Holiday Inn, we were finally off to meet Nikki at St. Andrews. We had a little trouble getting in contact with her since we had no phone or internet. Eventually, we persuaded a woman to let us make an expensive landline-to-cell phone call, and we found her. For lunch, Nikki took us to Bibi's Cafe for sandwiches and salads. The rest of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews St. Andrews Golf Hotel St. Andrews
Nice public areas but room overpriced
Spent a very pleasant night at this hotel.
Enjoyed the restaurant. Service both there and at the front desk was very friendly.
Hotel has been refurbished and they've done a great job with the public areas.
Rooms are fine but not worth £200 a night, in my view. Not really in the same class as the Fairmont St Andrews Bay.
Lino in the bathroom, for example - and that lino smell - doesn't make you feel like you're at an upmarket hotel.
Then again, I got the last room in the hotel so maybe the others are better.
If you don't know what to do for your next holidays, my husband and I would suggest you go and stay at St Andrews Golf Hotel. No better place for discovering or rediscovering Scotland than staying a few days in one of their charming suites overviewing the famous St Andrews Bay. Upon arrival, we've been welcome with 1/2 bottle of champagne and a chocolate box along with a personal note of the Managing Director; This already made us feel very special I must admit and from that moment, everyone at the hotel literally pampered us like if we were family, until we left.
We have stayed at this hotel for many years. There is something quite special about it - ethos perhaps? Pride in how the staff present themselves? Certainly a clear sense of teamwork and knowing each other's job specialities is easy to see.
Promised someone gorgeous I'd write this, though don't normally bother. - Returned home today after a very entertaining stay here. Great location, right beside all the courses and got its own pub below. Caters specifically for golfing groups - we were 8 guys, well behaved and quiet ofcourse. Superb food and great service. Well appointed rooms and internet access too which is a bonus not normally
found in small luxury hotels like this. Nice mix of other guests and staff too, not too stuffy and willing to help with everything from shoe laces to karaoke! Will definitely be back. Could do with some form of car parking attendant and a cloakroom but if that's all that's missing then still rate it in amongst the top hotels I've stayed in recently.
My husband and I spent the week at the St Andrews Golf Hotel, located down the street from the 18th green/fairway of the Old Course at St Andrews with a view of St Andrews Bay. The hotel has 22 rooms with modernized baths, a lovely gourmet restaurant, stylish bar and lovely outdoor garden seating. The service is A-One!! Very friendly and helpful staff that contributed greatly to make our vacation extremely enjoyable. The added "turn-down" service is a plus - chamber maid delivers homemade cookies to your room in the evening. We visited Scotland for the golf experience and was pleased to find we were so close to the courses. Across the street is a lovely park leading down to the British Golf Museum and the Aquarium. The one drawback is there is limited parking if you have a car. I can't say more about the accommodations or the staff. They make you feel like family and we really didn't want to leave. Contact the hotel to find out their package deals. The food is excellent!!