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Once again Rufflets excelled in providing excellent food & service. My daughter who is Vegan. The chef advised what food would be available. This is going the the extra meal in providing outstanding customer service. We all thoroughly enjoyed our experience dining at the hotel. The waiting staff were very attentive as always. Thank you for making our family meal... More 

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Scotland
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81 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I arrived for lunch without a booking. Unfortunately it coincided with a St Andrew's Day graduation so the dining room was fully booked. A pleasant member of staff suggested we try a bar lunch, which we did. The "bar" is actually a very comfortable room with good seating and plenty of space. The menu was adequate and... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Although I have lived near St Andrews Scotland since birth I have never had a meal in Rufflets hotel. How I have missed out!! By chance I bought 2 itison vouchers for myself,partner, sister and brother in law. We were made very welcome on arrival and in spite of our itison coupons we were not made to feel inferior. This... More 

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Thank Isobel M
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing place. Welcoming staff. Fantastic service. Delicious food. Wonderful grounds. Brilliant hotel. Comfortable lodge. Good location. Perhaps update the windows in the main lodge to double glazing - firstly it didn't feel secure at all - couldn't just half-crack it and go out and about. Also overnight it turned in to a waterfall soaking watches, wallets, glasses etc that were... More 

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Thank GFS11
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked an afternoon tea for two people at the Rufflets Hotel using a Gift Card that I received for my birthday. The hotel is very quaint inside and decorated lovely. We were seated in the tea room and were the first people to arrive for afternoon tea (3pm) so took the opportunity to sit at the window seats. We... More 

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Thank Angelica O
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another superb two days at this unpretentious country hotel. The rooms are tastefully decorated and protected by your own personal bear. Food is excellent and of a high quality. Enjoy being pampered in this fine hotel.

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Thank Kenny M
StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kenny Glad to hear that the stay with us was once again so very good - we do keep trying to raise the bar as they say, and it is always good to note that we are going in the right direction! Hope that we will see you back again in the not too-distant future. With my best wishes,... More 

Aberdeenshire
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355 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this hotel! Both times we’ve stayed we’ve enjoyed it very much indeed, and will be back. On this occasion we were celebrating our Ruby Wedding Anniversary, which I had mentioned when booking using an itison voucher, as I asked to upgrade to a room overlooking the garden for this occasion, at an additional charge of £30 from the... More 

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

We were all delighted to be able to read your wonderful feedback - and many thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts. It is good to see how well the staff had reacted to the fact that this visit was for a special anniversary, and that all the wee touches that we have all helped make what appears... More 

Falkirk District, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great time there as usual been there 4 or 5 times previously .lovely room great food and wine and lovely gardens to walk of said food and wine. One query had the smoked mackerel scotch egg for a starter which was lovely but for presentations sake only half the egg was served , what do they do with the other... More 

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

Dear Martin Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback - it is always much appreciated. I was pleased to read that your stay with us at the hotel had again been a very good one. On the question of the Scotch Egg dish, I have been speaking with our Chef and he is looking at the presentation.... More 

Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met up with friends for lunch here and used itison vouchers. They made us feel welcome from the start very attentive and excellent service. The food was delicious and I would happily paid full price for the meal. There is a warm atmosphere about this old hotel well worth a visit.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started with an afternoon champagne tea, very nice. Then off to our Turret room for an overnight stay. Spacious room with a raised floor in the turret offering two comfortable armchairs to enjoy the views over the garden and grounds. Nice touch a set of binoculars supplied to view the varied bird life. The spacious bathroom with modern fittings including... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to give us your very kind feedback - it is all much appreciated. We do know that we have a great hotel in a wonderful location - and it is good to note that the staff were so good - they do work hard and love to read when the effort has gone to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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: RM591 - RM1,565 (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 On the Beach Hotel in St Andrews
#1 Family Hotel in St Andrews
#2 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#2 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
#6 Business Hotel in St Andrews
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“Enjoy the lovely garden in spring, summer and early autumn.”
 of 5 bubbles Willows6, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in the lodge - big open house like space. Needs new windows.”
 of 5 bubbles GFS11, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Turret room overlooking gardens is well worth the premium.”
 of 5 bubbles JDMcA2013, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I believe one or two of the rooms are disappointing so it is worth choosing with care. Room 5 is simply delightful, but expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles murrayo982, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be of a good standard”
 of 5 bubbles LizR263, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
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