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#8 of 17 hotels in St. Andrews
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Set on a 520 acre estate with a unique coastal setting, Fairmont St Andrews has something for everyone. From lavish rooms to a luxurious spa, championship golf to exquisite dining, our five star attention to detail is unsurpassed. Enjoy the views overlooking the medieval St Andrews and the North Sea. Play golf on The Torrance and The Kittocks or wind down in our Fairmont Spa with locally themed treatments using the finest Ishga Skin Care products. Indulge in delicate pastries and cakes in our Fairmont Afternoon Tea experience served in the Atrium Lounge with a rich colour scheme and nautical elements that reflect the surrounding landscape including a lighting installation by renowned artist George Singer. We guarantee your stay will become a treasured memory!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Golf course
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Wine / champagne
Kids club
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
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24-hour security
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Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Butler service
24-hour front desk
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
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Minibar
Refrigerator
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Sandy S wrote a review Jan 2023
Aberdeen, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Overall fantastic stay staff all helpful, courteous . helpful and attentive Food and service all excellent had one small problem a cleanliness of part of the room was partly fixed but not entirely full satisfactory
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lesley Falconer, Other at Fairmont St Andrews
Responded 4 days ago
I am delighted that overall you enjoyed your stay with us however my apologies that you did encounter an issue with cleanliness. I have passed on your comments to our Housekeeping Manager to address with their team. Thank you again for your comments and I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future.
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David G wrote a review Jan 2023
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My partner and I stayed just for one night, but we had a really nice time. Lovely hotel with well-kept grounds. We arrived quite early, but the reception managed to find a room that was ready for us, and check-in was very quick, so that was great. We really enjoyed breakfast in the morning! The reception staff were very friendly and couldn’t have done more for us. It was my partner’s birthday, and even though I had only mentioned if offhand when I booked, the girls at the desk gave him a big happy birthday when we arrived. Great for a quick night away or a special occasion.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lesley Falconer, Other at Fairmont St Andrews
Responded 1 week ago
I am delighted that you and your partner enjoyed your birthday celebratory stay with us and very much appreciate your feedback. I have passed on your comments to the team and hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.
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Roger B wrote a review Jan 2023
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A great hotel in a fantastic location with very friendly and helpful staff, from the moment we arrived with the concierge opening the door and offering to help us with our bags, the breakfast was excellent, we received a complimentary woolen hat each as it was very cold along with some complimentary fudge to welcome us The overall stay was excellent
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Lesley Falconer, Other at Fairmont St Andrews
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay. I am delighted that you had such a fantastic stay and have passed on your comments to the team. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.
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363mmcintosh wrote a review Jan 2023
Arbroath, United Kingdom6 contributions5 helpful votes
Overnight stay to relax. Spent the afternoon in the sports bar and were well looked after by Ally & Glen the 2 barmen. They advised on different gins and then made some new cocktails for us to sample. Very friendly and welcoming service. Hotel was excellent as per usual, have been several times before and every time is superb
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lesley Falconer, Other at Fairmont St Andrews
Responded 1 week ago
I am delighted that you had such a fantastic return stay and evening in Zephyr. I have passed on your comments to Ally and Glen and hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.
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Emily O wrote a review Jan 2023
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From the moment we arrived at the hotel we were treated like royalty. From the polite and helpful doorman to the charming receptionist who checked us in it set the tone for the whole stay! They were even so kind as to grant us complementary early check in along with a complementary upgrade. Once we got to the room all I can say is wow it was a ginormous suite with stunning sea views. Our shock only continued when we saw a lovely personalised gift in the room to mark the occasion we were celebrating. Throughout our 4 night stay we dined in the hotel on 3 occasions and the food and service were both delicious and prompt. No question ever seemed like too much! The atmosphere around the resort was great with a constant buzz of people without it been crowded and you could feel the holiday atmosphere everywhere! The decorations were exquisite too I wish I could make mine at home look half as good! I was staying with my family and the suite was so perfect for what we needed it is as if they knew my needs better than I did! I will 100% be back and hopefully soon!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Lesley Falconer, Other at Fairmont St Andrews
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to post a review Emily, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your celebratory stay with us. I have passed on your comments to the team and hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.
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David wrote a review Jan 2023
5 contributions6 helpful votes
The restaurants are excellent, very knowledgeable and experienced with dealing with dietary requirements. Getting a Breakfast option is hit or miss depending on what is available. We visited with our son and we’re expecting a much higher quality breakfast service.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lesley Falconer, Other at Fairmont St Andrews
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that overall you enjoyed your stay with us however I am sorry that you experienced some issues with dietary requirements at breakfast service. I have passed on your comments to our Food & Beverage Manager to address with the team through training. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future.
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Simon H wrote a review Jan 2023
32 contributions49 helpful votes
My family & In-laws stayed over Christmas and it was a very lovely experience. This is the second time we have stayed over Christmas but the last time they were just getting over Covid so things weren't quite as you might've expected. We booked for 3 nights and were given an upgraded room which was stunning and added a special touch as it had a Christmas tree in the room which the children loved. I did have some issues at check-in but were resolved very quickly and to my satisfaction by the Reservations Manager, Jane(who was very professional throughout). The Christmas package has loads of activities for the children but should be updated as the scavenger hunt with the questions is quite similar to last year, new ideas I think might be needed for this. If you haven't done it before I guess it would be fine. Service was excellent from all who served us at the Fairmont, we dined at Kittocks Den & La Cucina and the Kittocks Den staff, in particular, were extremely friendly and helpful. Christmas day lunch had a buzz about it which wasn't there last year which added to the occasion. They also have the best Santa for the children. Overall I would recommend Christmas at the Fairmont and hopefully, I can return this year again.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Lesley Falconer, Other at Fairmont St Andrews
Responded 3 weeks ago
I am delighted that you enjoyed your family Christmas with us and very much appreciate you taking the time to post a review. I have passed on your comments to our Events Manager to share with the team. Thank you again for your comments and I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future.
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Claire H wrote a review Jan 2023
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My fiancé and I stayed at the Fairmont over Christmas and had a wonderful time. We got engaged in the Fairmont just over a year ago and have stayed a few times since so we thought we would go for Christmas and experience spending Christmas just the two of us. We checked in on the 24th to be treated by a lovely present in our room. We had booked our accommodation and Christmas dinner separately (not booked the Christmas package directly with the Fairmont) so the gift in our room was a pleasant surprise. We ate in La Cucina on Christmas Eve and had a lovely meal. We then sat in the Kittocks bar while carollers sang on. Santa was going around talking to the children in both areas and really made for a magical feeling. We have both said when we have our own children we would love to return for Christmas as they do really make it magical for the kids. Christmas morning came and we were greeted by Santas footprints next to the fireplace on our way out for a walk and had an excellent breakfast. Now for the biggest let down of the trip, Christmas Dinner. We paid £95 each for our dinner and to say we were disappointed is an understatement. The starters and desserts were fine as they were served buffet style, and tbh this suited us as we both aren’t keen on traditional Christmas starters so allowed us to pick as we chose. The main course however was horrible, turkey was a couple of slices of what felt like cooked meat out a packet. The potatoes felt like they had been left lying for hours then reheated and there was 2 measly pigs in blankets. I actually don’t even have any pictures of the meal because I remember thinking I don’t want to show people this is what we paid for. We did speak to the Director of Food who listened to our concerns and was so nice about it all. He took 50% off our bill and we couldn’t fault his reaction to it. He was very considerate and understanding of what we were saying. Now, would that stop us staying again? No it wouldn’t. We actually then ordered from the Kittocks bar that night and the food was stunning! It was all so fresh and tasted amazing. We had baked Camembert and battered pigs in blankets and it was unreal! If Christmas dinner had been as good as the food in the bar then there would have been zero complaints. On the whole, I can’t get over how magical the whole stay was and we would definitely book for Christmas again! I do think we would think twice about booking Christmas dinner tho unless there were assurances that this had been rectified.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lesley Falconer, Other at Fairmont St Andrews
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your recent Christmas stay with us. I am delighted that overall you enjoyed your stay however my apologies that you were disappointed with your Christmas dinner. I understand that our Director of Food & Beverage has already addressed your concerns with the team. Thank you again for your comments and I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future.
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Liz E wrote a review Jan 2023
31 contributions9 helpful votes
We had another fantastic stay at the fairmont! The staff always go above and beyond and the hotel is fantastic! There were great activities planned for children over the Christmas period and we had a super stay! Would highly recommend the hotel!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your feedback following your recent stay with us Liz. I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed your return stay and hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.
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ryan m wrote a review Jan 2023
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We have stayed in this hotel many times over the years and even attended as a sponser of some of the events they held. However now there is very long service times - which can be challenging if you have a young family. We were overchagred for items and charged for items we did not recieve which we had to return and dispute to have them removed. The prices in the restaurant near the bar seem quite high also given the slow servcie (10% gratituty is added to your bill automatically as a parting gift from the hotel)
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your comments following your recent stay with us as we value all guest feedback to help us improve. I am terribly sorry that you experienced some challenges with service during your stay and have passed on your comments to our Food & Beverage Director to address with his team. Thank you again for your comments and I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future.
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US$277 - US$328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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fairmont st andrews hotel st. andrews, st andrews fairmont
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United KingdomScotlandFifeSt. Andrews
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairmont St Andrews
Which popular attractions are close to Fairmont St Andrews?
Nearby attractions include Kartel Scotland (4.5 km), St Andrews Links (6.2 km), and The Swilcan Bridge (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairmont St Andrews?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Fairmont St Andrews?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fairmont St Andrews?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairmont St Andrews?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairmont St Andrews?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grange Inn, The Seafood Ristorante, and The Cheesy Toast Shack.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairmont St Andrews?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Fairmont St Andrews have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fairmont St Andrews offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Fairmont St Andrews have airport transportation?
Yes, Fairmont St Andrews offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fairmont St Andrews?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fairmont St Andrews offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.