The Albany is a small, friendly, informal 3 star hotel. The first in St Andrews to be awarded the prestigious title ‘Townhouse Hotel’ by the Scottish Tourist Board. The quaint old building has a warm personality all of its own. You will love the craftsmanship of the many original features. Built from 1764, the hotel consists of two Georgian terraced houses, both exactly the same layout, built for two brothers by their father, Mr Thomas Low.
Situated on North Street the Albany Hotel is right the heart of the town, within a few minutes’ walk from the Cathedral, University buildings and the Old Course. The Hotel provides a substantial Scottish or Continental breakfast served in the Garden Restaurant which opens onto a walled garden and patio. It also boasts a cosy lounge with open fire and bar which offers an extensive collection of malt whiskies.
With only 22 rooms (all en-suite), they are able to maintain very high standards in accommodation and service without losing a warm and caring attitude towards their guests.
The Ardgowan Hotel is a Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star rated accommodation, centrally located within walking distance of the University of St Andrews and the world famous Old Course.
The Ardgowan was designed by the famous Scottish architect, George Rae, and was built in 1847. Now a family run hotel, The Ardgowan comprises of 36 comfortable en suite bedrooms across the two adjoining Georgian town houses.
Attached to the Hotel is the one AA Rosette Playfair’s Restaurant & Steakhouse which has an excellent reputation for its Scottish inspired menu and top quality, freshly prepared food using local produce.
Opening its doors for business in May 1999, it was built to a very high specification to be ready for the Open in July of that year. It overlooks the great Championship course and is the ideal 4 star refuge for golfers taking on the challenge of Carnoustie, which is one of the country’s top 3 golf courses. Most importantly the hotel possesses a daily allocation of tee times making it more viable to access the course for visiting groups.
The hotel features 85 en-suite bedrooms including 10 suites. The on-site leisure facilities at Club Carnoustie include a sauna, an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, and gym.
Club Carnoustie Golf Hotel also hosts an extensive range of therapeutic treatments. In addition, fine dining is served at the excellent Dalhousie Restaurant, where guests can delight in fresh Scottish produce while admiring the unique, lovely views over the beautiful Championship Course.
Built originally as part of the Atholl Estate some 350 years ago, East Haugh House is a beautiful, turreted stone house situated off the old A9 road with beautiful woodland walks and easy access to Pitlochry. The 4 star hotel has its own fishing beat on the river Tay enabling guests to book a day’s salmon fishing and catch that fish of a life time!!
With 13 individually designed bedrooms, including three deluxe four-poster rooms (one with its own fireplace) and whirlpool bathrooms, along with two self-catering cottages, East Haugh House is hailed as one of Scotland’s “hidden gems” with the “best food in the area.”
The hotel has won a number of awards including Fishing Hotel of the Year for ten of the last eleven years and laterooms.com Best Customer Service Award 2011. Moreover the hotel’s excellent restaurant managed by Neil McGowan has received a number of plaudits for the high quality of its food and service.
Situated in Pitlochry which is delightful Victorian town surrounded by idyllic scenery, the hotel is the ideal location to explore the Perthshire Highlands.
Fairmont St Andrews Golf Resort and Spa, St Andrews
The 520 acre five star Fairmont St Andrews resort encapsulates luxury, elegance and truly breathtaking surroundings in the ‘Home of Golf’. Located two miles along the coastal road from St Andrews, it offers outstanding coastal views overlooking St Andrews and the North Sea. The resort prides itself with an array of fabulous facilities including two championship Golf Courses, The Kittocks and The Torrance, excellent dining experiences for every palette, ranging from the new Italian eatery La Cucina to The Clubhouse serving the freshest of Steak and Seafood. All of the 209 luxury guestrooms are spacious and well-proportioned with thoughtful Scottish touches. The sumptuous Signature Spa offers a range of treatments including locally-themed massages, facial and relaxation therapies using exclusive Aromatherapy Associates products in 12 chic treatment rooms. The spacious swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and relaxation room complete the experience, helping you to relax and unwind.
Located along a fantastic stretch of golfing terrain the hotel is within minutes from Kingsbarns and all of St Andrews fantastic courses. The hotel was awarded European Golf Resort of the Year in 2012 by IAGTO and Golf Resort of the Year in 2011.
Just steps from the 18th hole of the Old Course, Fairways has an envious position being ‘the’ Closest Guest accommodation to the Old Course but it also has St Andrews best restaurants and bars on its doorstep. It occupies a victorian building which has been renovated to a modern, boutique style with a contemporary spirit. Rich textures have been mixed with calming colours to create guest rooms which are truly stylish without compromising comfort.
These chic rooms blend seamlessly with attention to detail that ensures guests enjoy the highest standards.
Fairways only has 3 guest rooms so it has a more intimate and relaxed feel which feels more like a private residence rather than a guesthouse or b&b which accommodate larger numbers of guests and can tend to be a little impersonal.
Host of the 2014 Ryder Cup the Gleneagles Hotel offers a luxury ‘French chateau’ experience amid gently rolling hills in the heart of Scotland. Established in 1924, the hotel was soon acclaimed ‘the palace in the glens’ and continues to attract those in search of rest, relaxation and exhilaration.
The resort has three golf courses, namely the Kings, Queens and PGA Centenary Course, host of the 2014 Ryder Cup, as well an academy course and extensive practice facilities. Furthermore the hotel has a range of fantastic facilities including a luxury spa, world class shooting facilities, and an equestrian school to name but a few.
The hotel has a number of dining options with the Strathearn and Andrew Fairlie being perhaps the most well-known. The Strathearn, is a classic restaurant focusing on fine dining using the best local produce to create a menu inspired by the flavours of France and Scotland and has two Rosette’s to its name. Andrew Fairlie offers an exclusive dining experience, boasting two Michelin stars, earned through Andrew’s inspiring culinary skills.
The Greyfriars Hotel is located in the heart of St Andrews and less than a five minute walk from the Old Course. The hotel offers 20 well equipped, spacious bedrooms all with en suite facilities. All rooms are well equipped with air conditioning/ tea & coffee making facilities/ direct dial telephones/ room safe/ hairdryer/ ironing board & iron. The hotel also contains a popular restaurant and bar, which offers an extensive range of bottled and draught beers as well as a comprehensive collection of Malt Whiskies. It is popular with visitors and locals alike and brimming with local character and charm.
Two minutes walk from the first tee of the Old Course, this stylish boutique hotel re-opened in Spring 2014, after a massive refurbishment from the prestigious Hotel du Vin Group. Originally an impressive family home, it enjoys panoramic views of the sea and its central location ensures you can reach most parts of the town by walking.
With only 22 bedrooms the hotel can offer a highly personalised service. The heart of the hotel will be the bistro, serving signature French bistro dishes with a home cooked style using seasonal, local produce and a Scottish twist. Attached to the hotel is Ma Bells an informal bar frequented by students, golfers and tourists alike. Furthermore the Hotel has its own bar which offers an extensive and eclectic wine list.
A luxurious, five star, exclusive use country mansion in the heart of Scotland, sitting in twenty acres of sweeping lawns with a majestic view of the rolling Scottish countryside. Built in 1659, the house is steeped in history and relocated stone by stone from the loch side in 1907 to its current site. The house offers 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms with views of the gardens and beyond to the Angus Glens.
Situated 5 miles from St Andrews and a convenient base for a trip to St Andrews and the surrounding area, the Inn at Lathones offers a comfortable and inviting base for your trip to Fife. Located within a 17th Century building which has served as an Inn for over 400 years it is now a four star rated hotel offering twenty one high quality contemporary bedrooms, including two suites and 6 luxury bedrooms. A new block was built recently which has been designed on the style of an old forge, hence the name “The Old Forge”. These rooms are extremely spacious and have many extras to help make your stay more comfortable. The owner Nick White has developed a restaurant of national reputation, which combines an exceptional standard with informal surroundings and has consequently won and retained many awards for its cuisine over the years.
Situated a stone’s throw from the St Andrews Castle, the four star rated Old Fishergate House is one of the oldest houses in St Andrews dating from around 1650. Originally it was five fisherman’s houses but it has been beautifully renovated to make one comfortable house. The house was awarded a Pride of Place Certificate in 2005 by the St Andrews Preservation Trust. The house is very well situated in North Castle Street with the University, Byre Theatre, shops and the golf courses all within walking distance.
Angus and Jennifer Mitchell have lived here since 1988 although it was in Jennifer’s family since 1808 except for a period of 27 years from 1961. Many of the period details of the house have been kept intact and it has a natural welcoming charm creating a relaxed atmosphere and a haven from the bustling world outside.
The house offers two suites both with twin beds en-suite facilities and a private lounge.
This stone-built family-run inn can be found within a former corn mill. They offer a selection of spacious en-suite twin and double rooms and the accommodation is fresh and modern. There is a delicious menu offering excellent local fare and there’s also fantastic live music to enjoy at the weekends!
Rufflets Country House Hotel, St Andrews, is one of the oldest established and highest quality country house hotels in Scotland. This idyllic turreted mansion house, set in 10 acres of award-winning gardens has been in the same family ownership since 1952. With an enviable location on the outskirts of St Andrews, you can enjoy the tranquillity of the Fife countryside with the bustle of the town only 1.5 miles away.
The hotel offers a wide range of accommodation options, with 24 individually designed bedrooms and three luxury self catering lodges in the grounds.
The elegant and spacious Terrace Restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner for two or for a larger family gathering and the hotel’s own garden supplies much of the fresh produce used in the seasonally changing menus.
Rufflets high regard is reflected by the fact that it has just been awarded Hotel of the Year by the AA, which is the highest accolade in the industry! It has also been awarded 4 Red Stars by the AA and 4 Gold Stars by VisitScotland and as well as have being rated one of the top hotels in St Andrews with Trip Advisor.
The four star Russacks Hotel is blessed with arguably the most enviable location in golf, with its rooms directly overlooking the 18th on the Old Course, St Andrews. Although it retains its traditional grandeur, this 4 star venue has recently been enhanced by a major refurbishment along a golfing theme. Its location means that is also with walking distance of most of St Andrews major sites such as the Cathedral, St Rule Tower and University buildings.
The hotel offers a number of bar and restaurants including three AA Rosette restaurant Rocca which offers Scottish food with an Italian twist. For a more relaxed dining experience the One Under Gastro Pub offers traditional pub grub and features live sporting action.
The 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 town’s attractions including the ancient castle and cathedral ruins, the 600 year old University (Scotland’s oldest) and the historic town centre.
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.
There are several dining options with the formal Alexander’s Restaurant to the more relaxed Champion’s Grill and Chariot’s Bar.
Although not as luxurious as the Rusacks or Rufflets Hotel, the Scores offer comfortable accommodation in one of the ultimate locations.
Bordering the renowned 17th Road Hole of the Old Course, the Old Course Hotel overlooks the famous links courses, the West Sands Beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. This prestigious AA Five Star-awarded hotel has 144 rooms including 35 suites and is recognised as one of Europe’s leading resorts. The Old Course Hotel features a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, and French designer Jacques Garcia designed many of the hotel’s suites. Located just a short stroll from the historic university town of St Andrews, it’s a great vacation spot for golfers and non-golfers alike.
The hotel also owns the Dukes course which is a fantastic course offering stunning panoramic views over the town and the North Sea and is highly regarded as one of the best heathland courses in the British Isles. Moreover the Hotel contains a highly regarded spa which offers a wide number of treatments and packages.
The Old Course Hotel boasts a number of restaurants including the 3 AA Rosettes rated Road Role restaurant which offers fine dining alongside fantastic views of the Old Course.
The AA four star rated The Waterfront Hotel is located in the idyllic village of Anstruther, 9 miles from St Andrews. Opened in 2013, in what was an Old Bakehouse, the Waterfront offers 10 modern and comfortable individual en-suite bedrooms.
The Waterfront has Anstruther’s finest location situated just a few steps from Anstruther’s harbour and marina with views over the Firth of Forth. The Hotel is known for its a la carte restaurant which offers local caught seafood and a range of other delicious dishes.
During this global pandemic period please rest assured that Drumgolf remains fully operational and we would be delighted to discuss your current or future plans for visiting Scotland. In the meantime all the best from sunny St Andrews.