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Reviewed today NEW

This was a Xmas present from our son and daughter-in-law. Everything from Check-in to Check-out was impeccable. Attention to detail was impressive. Our room (30) was huge with two armchairs and a couch. The bathroom had both a bath and a walk in shower. Despite all the furniture there was plenty of walk around space. The food was tasteful, plentiful...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband, me and our wee dog had a really relaxing couple of nights at this lovely country house hotel. Our Christmas gift to each other was a great success, one we would hope to repeat. On arrival wee dog received her welcome pack which contained treats, poo bags and lots of helpful local information. We stayed in the Rufflets...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for the time taken in leaving your thoughts after your recent stay - it is always good to see when our guests (including the four-legged ones) have been able to have such a good time with us. Glad to see how much you enjoyed the Terrace Restaurant as well - and very much appreciate the recommendation. With my...

Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a very special time, birthday celebrations for 2 members of our family, 70th & 50th. Rooms were lovely, we had the special, chocolates, champagne, turn down package, felt so spoiled. Dinner and breakfast were lovely, tasty and well presented.

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Glad to see that we were able to help the dual birthday celebrations go so well - it is nice to be spoiled from time to time. With my best wishes, Stephen Owen General Manager

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On arrival the staff were extremely well mannered, very helpful. Dining is rather special, the food is of a very high standard, which is all locally sourced. The presentation is first class. You would be hard to please if you have a complaint regarding this beautiful Country House Hotel.

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted to see how much you enjoyed the stay with us - and we do appreciate the feedback. Hope that you might find time to be able to come and see us again at some point in the future. Regards Stephen Owen General Manager

edinburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have stayed several times at this gorgeous country house hotel just on the outskirts of St Andrews. It is always a joy to spend time here which combines quality and consistency of service. Like many hotels there is a turnover of staff but at Rufflets they have some members of staff who have been there for...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Daisy Many thanks for the very kind feedback - much appreciated as always. Sarah will be pleased to get the name-check, she like a high number of the team, has worked with us for many years. Can only assume that Rufflets is also a great place to work, as well as stay! Hope that you will be able to...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our second visit to Rufflets and we enjoyed it just as much this time. The staff are lovely, both dinners were delicious and the rooms are very comfortable. We had a beautiful meal the first night which was then outdone by the Chateaubriand we had on the second night. It was so delicious. The only disappointment was we...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Diane Good to be able to read your feedback - and thank you for the time taken to write the review. We look forward to seeing you for the 3rd visit at some point in the near future. With my best wishes, Stephen Owen General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit and we had the same room so felt quite at home. The home made shortbread was delicious and it was a lovely surprise to get into bed with a cosy hot water bottle. Attention to detail is a high priority and the lounges are cosily proportioned for settling down with a local gin and tonic...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gail It is always interesting to see how many of our guests comment on the shortbread and hot water bottle - they are simple wee touches, but are well received. Appreciate the time taken to leave the comments - we do read them as you would expect - and I know that the team love to see when their...

Hamilton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Country House hotel sitting in beautiful grounds, stream running through garden and snowdrops in bloom during March. Weather was unexpectedly fine although a cold wind blowing. Situated on the outskirts of St Andrews, too far to walk, and no pavements on the country road. The bedroom was large, with comfortable single beds, two lounge chairs, television, and dressing table. A...

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

As always Rufflets does not disappoint ....wonderful ambience ....attentive staff......excellent food....so relaxing......the bar is well stocked with a magnificent array of whiskies and local gins......beautifully kept gardens to wander in.......love it!!

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Well we keep on working hard to make sure that we deliver the expected levels of comfort and service throughout the hotel, and we are grateful to have such a good team to work with - they do care quite a lot... Thank you for the kind words, and we hope that you will be able to come and see...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an itison DBB deal. In the past we've found in other places that you're treated as a second rate guest if you present with an itison voucher. Not at Rufflets. Staff could not have been more helpful. Deal included a standard room which ours perhaps was (attic room at front left of hotel) but it was off a...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for the feedback - I can understand that soem hotels may well have a sort of 'class system' in place, but as far as we are concerned, a guest is a guest, and should be given the same levels of service. Glad to see that you enjoyed the food - and the French martini as well. Note the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This luxury family hotel, situated in 10 acres of secluded gardens, has been under the same family ownership for over 60 years. Located a few minutes' drive from the centre of town, golf courses and beaches, the hotel is popular with couples and families. Rufflets is surrounded by mature gardens which supply the fine dining restaurant. Free parking and WiFi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rufflets Hotel

Address: Strathkinness Low Road, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland (Formerly Rufflets Country House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Price Range: RM788 - RM1,807 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rufflets Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Rufflets Country House Hotel St. Andrews
Rufflets Country Hotel
Rufflets Country St Andrews
Rufflets Hotel St Andrews, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in St Andrews
#1 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
#2 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#6 Business Hotel in St Andrews
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“Room was large and spacious, bathrooms exceptional”
 of 5 bubbles margaretPerthshire, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the beautiful grounds have the best view, the hotel enjoys the afternoon sunshine”
 of 5 bubbles Cestosh, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms overlooking the gardens are lovely and room 33 is fab!!”
 of 5 bubbles daisy18, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“There are rooms overlooking the Hotels' car parks or gardens”
 of 5 bubbles goggs176, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were in a classic double but it was excellent”
 of 5 bubbles 439maureenh, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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