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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Lovely hotel in beautiful gardens. Very comfortable throughout, warm & welcoming staff. Breakfast & dinner very good. About a couple of miles out of St.Andrews so really need to drive in to town. Would stay again if in area.

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

Delighted to be able to read that the whole experience at Rufflets was a very good one - and thank you for taking the time to give us the feedback. I agree that we are a short drive from the centre of town, but that it one of the things that gives us the peace and tranquilty. And with the...

Natick, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Stayed only one night but really enjoyed it. Hotel was quiet even though a wedding was taking place. Dinner was delicious and fairly priced with a good choice. Large room and large bathroom. Shortbread and Rufus Bear nice touches!

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

Many thankd for taking the time to leave your feedback - always most appreciated. It was good to see that you enjoyed the stay with us at Rufflets (and all the wee touches as well!) As you say, we do have wedding receptions at the hotel, but it has all been designed so that these events dont have any impact...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 May 2015

This upscale country house was a fabulous place to explore the area surrounding St. Andrew's. We experienced a very warm welcome upon arriving and were whisked away to our room which was very roomy and stylish. The bathrooms are modern and sized just right. The grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed a very relaxing stroll. For those coming to the...

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

Well when the competition is so high - it is a real accolade to be described as the best - thank you - and we all think so too! The country house setting - and only a short trip into town - does offer great service and quality - as well as the peace and tranquility that many of our...

St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Huge thank you to staff at Rufflets for making 90th birthday so special for my mother in law. Beautifully sited table overlooking the garden with flower basket we had ordered in the centre. Food as always was amazing. Nothing ever too much trouble. Special mention to Sarah for her friendliness and kindness. Outstanding.

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

Dear Valerie We were all delighted to read how much the very special birthday party went - and Sarah especially pleased to get the name-check. The Terrace Restaurant is a lovely space over-looking the gardens (even in the winter months). Hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future. Regards Stephen Owen General Manager

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Really enjoyed our night at this hotel. Staff very welcoming and attentive. Lovely large room and bathroom. Meals at dinner and breakfast were beautifully presented and delicious. Lovely extensive & well tended gardens.

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

Dear Rosemary Many thanks for taking the time to write the review after your visit to Rufflets - and we hope it wont be your last. We do have good team - they all care so much - which makes it all that more enjoyable for our guests. With my best regards, Stephen Owen General Manager

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2015

We have visited many times and are always delighted with the standards of care and quality across the hotel. Afternoon tea was a special highlight. The accommodation is always warm, spotlessly clean and very comfortable with everything you need in your rooms. Beautiful toiletries, thick fluffy towels and cosy beds. Staff are friendly and professional with just the right balance...

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

Dear Sally Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback - always gratefully received. What does come through often on these reviews is that the staff are very friendly and warm - whilst at the same time delivering the expected levels of service which is most pleasing. Hope to be able to see you again at Rufflets. With...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2015

We had a lovely short break at this hotel, where we have stayed several times previously. It is always comfortable and welcoming, but this time I felt that the service wasn't quite as excellent as it always has been on previous occasions. Maybe it was just a one off.

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

Dear Lucy Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback, and I was pleased to see that you had enjoyed the stay with us. As you will see from many of the other comments - your feelings about the levels of service were I am sure a one-off. Hope that you will be able to make it down...

Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

We usually stay in St Andrews itself but on this occasion decided to be (just) out of town for an overnight stay and dinner with a local friend. Our upgraded room was very comfortable with a garden view. The hotel and large garden are particularly attractive. Reception and restaurant staff were friendly and helpful. Dinner and breakfast were of a...

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

We were delighted as ever to read that you had enjoyed the stay with us at Rufflets, and thank you for the feedback. It can be a really nice walk into town from the hotel (if the weather is right) - especially if you manage to find the Lade Braes footpath. With my best wishes, Stephen Owen General Manager

Reviewed 7 May 2015

A beautiful hotel, gorgeous furnishings and the public areas were exceptional, a series of open but individualy decorated rooms leading through from each other and everyone can find something suited to their taste. The breakfast was very good with a very varied choice. The bedroom was lovely, loved the deep freestanding bath and spacious shower. Really liked the touch of...

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

Dear Pauline It was really good to be able to read the comments on the recent stay at Rufflets - and good to see that you enjoyed the facilities that we have. You are right with regards the staff being friendly - we do have a great team to work with, and the friendliness is something that is frequently mentioned...

Pitlochry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Top marks for the lovely comfortable accommodation, the friendly personable staff and the pleasant welcoming atmosphere. Unfortunately we were not so impressed with the limited vegetarian main dishes on offer at dinner. We were advised that the hotel has 3 dinner menus, which they rotate over 3 nights and there is one veggie main course on each menu. The food...

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

Many thanks for giving us your feedback after the visit in March - and you are absolutely right - there should have been more options of dishes to suit your dietary needs. We do have one vegetarian dish on the menu each evening, but the kitchen will always be happy to provide alternatives should they be required, and I am...

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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
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  • 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: RM762 - RM1,685 (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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