Family-run Hotel in St Andrews
Enjoy complete relaxation and a warm Scottish welcome at The Ardgowan Hotel and our annexe, The Pilmour Hotel, which are Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star rated accommodation in St Andrews. We are a centrally located, family-run hotel in St Andrews within walking distance to the town centre and University of St Andrews and 200 yards from the world famous Old Course. We are positioned in the perfect location for whatever reason you have planned to visit St Andrews.
The Ardgowan has 29 bedrooms and comprises of two adjoining Georgian Houses of architectural note built in 1847 and designed by the famous Scottish Architect George Rae.The Pilmour, located next door to the Ardgowan was originally built as a Georgian house in 1820 and has 7 bedrooms.
All our bedrooms are en-suite, have tea and coffee making facilitesand have wifi access.
Playfairs Restaurant and Steakhouse
Our restaurant is set back within our own south facing terrace and is well known for serving a wide variety of freshly prepared food with a Scottish twist using top quality local suppliers.
We also have Playfair’s bar, located in The Pilmour Hotel, which offers a fantastic bar menu created by our team of Chefs and is a great place to watch sport, or just relax, with our 7 big screens and wonderful staff.
Our boutique, modern Scottish style, fantastic guest rated restaurant and friendly atmosphere are all features which really make this hotel memorable and the ideal choice for your trip to St Andrews.
Hazelbank was built in 1898 as a townhouse for a tea planter retiring from his tea garden in India and became a small hotel in 1902. All of the original decorative plasterwork and the impressive timber staircase have been retained, showing off the best of the buildings Victorian Heritage.
The building has been extensively refurbished over the last few years and offers 10 warm, non-smoking, comfortable and richly decorated bedrooms all with full modern en-suite bathrooms.
4 of our 10 bedrooms have fantastic views accross St Andrews Bay to the North Sea, Angus Coast and hills beyond and to the St Andrews Golf Courses. Breakfast is served in our Dining Room and we are only steps away from a fine selection of bars and restaurants.
Hazelbank is only 200 yards from the 1st tee and R&A clubhouse on the Old Course and only 800 yards from the New and Jubilee Course and St Andrews Links Clubhouse. The free St Andrews Links shuttle bus stops outside our door to take you to the Practice Centre, Driving Range and Eden Course. The main historic sites of St Andrews and town centre are only 5 minutes away with the University Admissions Office, Library and Arts Faculty Building only 100 yards from us.
Most Halls of Residence and Faculty Buildings are within easy walking distance with the furthest being 17 minutes walk.
Hazelbank is the destination of choice for many parents visiting sons and daughters at University due to our splendid central and scenic location.
We are a very popular first or last night stop on the 2 bridges coastal walk which runs directly past Hazelbank.
We have extensive - 32 years- experience of arranging golf for our guests both in St. Andrews and the surrounding area and would be happy to advise on booking tee times and are happy to offer suitable itineraries for golf breaks during Winter and Summer including Old Course.
The Old Course Hotel and Spa
With a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, the hotel offers quietly confident service, luxurious facilities and a warm welcome in the finest traditions of Scottish hospitality.
This prestigious five-star hotel has 144 rooms including 35 suites and is recognised as one of Europe’s leading resorts.
The Old Course Hotel offers an exceptional choice of bars and restaurants from the chic informality of the Sands Grill to the fine dining in the acclaimed Road Hole Fine Dining Restaurant (3 AA rosettes).
In addition, the hotel’s traditional pub, The Jigger Inn, serves fine home cooked food and The Duke’s Bar & Grill offers a traditional Scottish golfers’ menu. Our award winning Road Hole Bar, offers Scotland’s finest malt whiskies from over 200 distilleries.
The resort has a range of conference and banqueting facilities, including executive boardrooms, an elegant Ballroom, and a self-contained conference centre providing a flexible, modern space supported by user-friendly technology. Purpose built ‘break-out’ rooms and a dedicated entrance to the centre make it an ideal venue for any event with chauffeur driven car and helicopter services also available.
With a spectacular setting above St Andrews, the hotel’s championship golf course, The Duke’s gives panoramic views over the surrounding countryside to the sea. Highly regarded as one of the finest heathland courses in the British Isles it is a must play choice for any golfer. With five separate tee positions at every hole as well as golf carts available all year round, The Dukes has the flexibility and challenge to appeal to golfers at every level.
Kohler Waters Spa at the Old Course Hotel, one of Europes most advanced concepts in total well-being. Facilities include 20-metre pool with stunning waterfall, innovative thermal suite, relaxation area, fitness suite, fitness studio, crystal steam rooms, roof top hot tub and an extensive range of treatments for men and women.
The Russell, an award winning terraced Townhouse Hotel built in the 1890s, has an unrivalled location for your Stay in St Andrews. With breathtaking views of St Andrews Bay, over to The Links and beyond. Yet, a mere 2 minutes walk to the first tee of the world famous Old Course, Town Centre, Harbour, Award Winning Beaches, Historic sights such as The Castle, Ancient Cathedral and the centuries-old University of St Andrews. Whether it is a stay to play golf, or a vist to The University, you really will be staying in the very heart of St Andrews!
With a great reputation for delicious food and wine, and indeed our friendly yet professional service, we extend a warm welcome to our guests and help them experience the special atmosphere that is unique to ancient town of St Andrews and The Home of Golf
The Restaurant, (AA Rosette awarded), The Locker Room, and Bar serves an eclectic mix of Scottish and International dishes. We love to showcase local produce, especially our delicious Sea and Shellfish from St Andrews Bay and Lochs, as well as the pride of Sottish Beef and Game. More casual dining with Steaks, Burgers, Pasta Mussels, etc is served in the Bar, and on cooler days, the warmth of the coal fire is an added attraction! And of course, sample a whisky or two and enjoy the chat from our friendly staff behind the Bar as they listen to your tales of woe or joy from the golf course!
The Hotel offers 10 individually sized bedrooms using designer fabrics with a Scottish twist. We recommend a stay in one of our popular Bay Rooms, and guarantee waking up to the amazing views will leave you feeling relaxed and de-stressed!
We welcome parties of 2 - 22 and as an active Golf Hotel, we offer Golf Packages including play on The Old Course, as well as the many local excellent championship courses.. Please contact us through our website for more information or making a reservation : www.russellhotelstandrews.co.uk
Fairmont St Andrews
Set on a 520 acre estate with a
unique coastal setting, Fairmont St Andrews encompasses the finest in local
culture with luxury and elegance. The resort has recently updated their
public areas with a rich colour scheme and nautical elements that reflect the
surrounding landscape including a lighting installation by renowned artist
George Singer. The resort has a plethora
of facilities, diverse yet luxurious eating facilities including St Andrews Bar
& Grill serving the finest in local Scottish steak and seafood with
stunning views over the medieval St Andrews, and La Cucina serving traditional
Italian greats by authentic Italian Chefs. The golf facilities enhance the resort
offerings with two world class golf courses The Torrance and The Kittocks, an
all-grass driving range, a putting and short game practice area, buggies are
available with golf club storage in abundance. The courses are well known as
relatively challenging with stunning coastal views. The indulgent Fairmont Spa
comprises of a lush 16 metre pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fully
equipped gymnasium. Twelve individual treatment rooms ensure that the spa
experience is truly memorable. Every guest can be confident that they will experience the
best of St Andrews in luxury surroundings with outstanding service.
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel
The Macdonald Rusacks Hotel is the ultimate golf hotel for lovers of the game. Overlooking the Old Course and St Andrews, Rusacks hotel rooms offer elegance, comfort and a sense of sporting history and are themed around the greats of many golfing eras.
Our 3 AA rosette award-winning restaurant serves the finest food and drink against a backdrop of the worlds most photographed golf course. Magnificent views out to sea take in St Andrews West Sands, immortalised in the opening scenes of the Oscar winning film, Chariots of Fire. Unquestionably, Scotlands greatest golfing hotel location and the perfect venue for your wedding, event or conference.
The BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel is the closest hotel to the 1st tee of the world famous Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse. A 5 minute walk will take you to many of the towns attractions including the ancient castle and cathedral ruins, the 600 year old University (Scotlands oldest) and the historic town centre.
Whether travelling on business or pleasure, exploring the sight of St Andrews or experiencing the thrill of the Old Course first hand, the BEST WESTERN Scores Hotel is the ideal choice for visitors to St Andrews, golfers and non-golfers alike.
The hotel occupies two traditional Victorian Town Houses dating back to 1864 and 1880 and retains many of the large former drawing rooms as Junior Suites.
There are 36 rooms in total, many of which have stunning views over the West Sands beach whilst other enjoy an outlook over the landscaped garden and terraces.