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Pilmour Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JQ Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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St Andrews is a must-visit destination: from being a Scottish setting for Royal romance, to its famous West Sands beach which was immortalized in the Oscar-winning movie Chariots of Fire, it's Cathedral, aquarium and boutiques. Oh, and did we mention golf? Rusacks St Andrews is within a sand wedge of the 18th hole of the world-famous Old Course. Stylishly remodeled on a golfing theme, Rusacks St Andrews offers luxurious accommodation occupied by some of the great names in the game's history. Unquestionably Scotland's greatest golfing hotel, we even have a dedicated Golf Concierge so you won't miss a thing.

The Bridge is a family-friendly dining experience, with views over the infamous St Andrews' Swilcan Bridge and the Old Course. Enjoy a range of British and European dishes here. Eighteen is a destination rooftop restaurant and bar with unrivalled views across St Andrews' Old Course and West Sands Beach.

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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Banquet room
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Valet parking
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Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Concierge
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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pilotandme wrote a review Yesterday
Las Vegas, Nevada231 contributions101 helpful votes
This hotel is located against the backdrop of the 18th hole on the Old St. Andrews course. The hotel is lovely and the staff are fist class. The rooms are spacious, luxurious, and very comfortable. The restaurants have great service and good food. The hotel is close to the beach, the cathedral ruins and withing walking distance of many pubs and other venues in St. Andrews. We had a very pleasant experience and would happily stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear pilotandme, . Thank you for your positive 5 star review and high rating which my team and i very much appreciate. I was delighted to learn that you had a most pleasant experience with us and in particular you found our team to be first class and the food and service offering to your liking. We do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Best wishes Seamus Coen General Manager
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Havefuneatwell wrote a review 13 May
Delaware108 contributions110 helpful votes
We stayed at Rusacks for one night as part of a guys trip to Scotland. The location is unbeatable, right at the 18th hole of the Old Course. The service was second to none. Dinner at 18 was our best meal of the entire week, with amazing food, views and service. Unfortunately, I was given room 11, which is located down a short hall behind the check in area. It was difficult to get into the room as the door handle kept getting stuck. The bathroom had no lock. The entire room was quite small. To be fair, I did not see any of the other rooms, but in my opinion, this room should not be for guests in a hotel the stature of Rusacks.
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Dear Havefuneatwell, Thank you for your positive and genuine review which my team and i very much appreciate. I was delighted to learn that you found our location to your liking, service was second to none and your dining experience in our 18 rooftop restaurant and bar was your best meal of the entire week. I have duly noted your comments on room 11 and this will be fully shared with my senior management to look at how we can improve in this area. We do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Best wishes Seamus Coen General Manager
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John F wrote a review 13 May
3 contributions2 helpful votes
The Rusacks Hotel always had amazing views because of its unique position and so I used to stay at it when visiting St Andrews pricipally because of its position. However, the recent upgrades have transformed the hotel and so I would now chose to stay there just for the sheer quality of the offering. The extension is a substantial improvement both in terms of the number of rooms but also the high quality of its facilities. The staff are universally friendly and helpful. Its now a thoroughly well modernised yet still traditional hotel.
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Dear johnfU3930HO, Thank you for positive 5 star review and high rating which my team and i very much appreciate. I was delighted to learn that you had a most memorable experience with us and in particular you found our newly reimagined Rusacks St. Andrews to your liking and our team were friendly & helpful. We do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Best wishes Seamus Coen General Manager
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911samantha wrote a review 11 May
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We stayed three nights at Rusacks St Andrews, and -- WOW! The hotel exceeded all of our expectations. The interior design is beautiful, the new guestrooms, amazing dining experiences including the menu and view from 18, and of course the attentive staff. By the end of our stay, everyone knew our names and greeted us as friends. The proximity to The Old Course is second to none - a must-stay for any golf lover! My favorite spot in the hotel is The Gallery, where morning coffee, tea and pastries are served complimentary until mid-morning. A great spot to relax and get some work done! Be sure to meet and chat with General Manager Seamus Coen and his dog, Bubbles! Staying at Rusacks was an absolute delight - we will definitely be back.
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Dear 911samantha, Thank you for your amazing 5 star review and high rating which my team and i very much appreciate. I was delighted to learn that you had a most memorable experience with us and in particular you found the newly reimagined Rusacks St. Andrews to your liking and our attentive team members who were helpful & friendly. We do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Best wishes Seamus Coen General Manager
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Pathfinder690511 wrote a review 7 May
5 contributions4 helpful votes
Everything was excellent. The room was so comfy and inviting. The breakfast room and food were lovely. The rooftop bar so beautiful. Hotel manager took care of the one issue we had with professionalism and went the extra mile to serve us. We’ll be back!
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Dear Pathfinder690511, Thank you for your positive 5 star review and high rating which my team and i very much appreciate. I was delighted to learn that you had a most memorable experience with us and in particular you found our breakfast offering to your liking and rooftop bar was beautiful. I do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Best wishes Seamus Coen General Manager
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US$252 - US$577 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
macdonald rusacks st andrews, hotel macdonald rusacks, rusacks hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandFifeSt. Andrews
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rusacks St. Andrews
Which popular attractions are close to Rusacks St. Andrews?
Nearby attractions include The Swilcan Bridge (0.2 km), The Himalayas Putting Course (0.3 km), and St Andrews West Sands Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rusacks St. Andrews?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Rusacks St. Andrews?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rusacks St. Andrews?
Yes, free public parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rusacks St. Andrews?
Conveniently located restaurants include Haar Restaurant, The Seafood Ristorante, and Restaurant at The Russell.
Is Rusacks St. Andrews located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of St. Andrews.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rusacks St. Andrews?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Rusacks St. Andrews?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Rusacks St. Andrews offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rusacks St. Andrews?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Rusacks St. Andrews?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Andrews Links (1.0 km), St Andrews Cathedral (1.1 km), and Martyrs' Monument (0.6 km).