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Reviewed 2 April 2016

We picked this hotel based upon previous reviews on Tripadvisor and it exceeded all of our expectations. From the moment we started our check-in, the front desk staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Our room was wonderful and had a terrific view of the golf course. The room was beautiful, spacious, clean and comfortable. You can't go wrong...

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Amazing location, great staff. Didn't have dinner in hotel but breakfast is amazing,cooked to order in wonderful surrounding and best view ever out to sea from dining room. Paying extra for a room with a similar view may be well worth it if you are going to be there longer

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Stayed at the Rusacks for 5 nights. The hotel was wonderful and our room magical with a view of the 18th fairway and the Swilken Bridge, and a view of the beach where the scene from Chariots of Fire was filmed. The common areas displayed alot of great golf paintings. Our room was comfortable with an updated bath. The food...

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We were 4 Golfers playing the Old Course so for us it was all about location. We stayed there last year and so we knew that it was a good friendly, well run hotel with excellent breakfast. We were not disappointed and enjoyed our 1 night there. Only a small parking area but we had no trouble with finding a...

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Paisley, Renfrewshire
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Excellent hotel with comfortable beds and great ambiance , the dining experience is fabulous with a great selection , staff were very attentive. Great location with wonderful views over the old course start and finish.

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Nottingham
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Great Old fashioned Hotel but full of modern touches. Fantastic service and my wife claims to have had the best nights sleep in a hotel she has ever had. All the golf history and the views of the old course made it the perfect stay before a knock round St Andrews

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2016

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Kristian C, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review

Camberley,Surrey
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Excellent staff attitude, good food and well cooked but dinner took a long time from ordering to delivery to the table. Breakfast really good and unlike many hotels cooked to order.. Staff genuinely interested in our requirements and very ready to offer advice

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Kristian C, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Michael, for your recent 5 star review! I am so glad our staff did us proud! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kristian Campbell

Stirling, Scotland
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We stayed here for one night. The room was nice, the reception staff were very friendly, and the location is obviously excellent. However the breakfast experience was incredibly disappointing. We arrived at 09.20 on a bank holiday Monday morning, and they had obviously been quite busy, however I'm not sure that's enough justification. There was no bread, no pastries, no...

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Kristian C, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you 82 for your recent review. I am sorry you had issues with breakfast, I have passed on your comments to Sue our F&B Manager to address as your experience falls below our usual high standards. I am glad you enjoyed all other aspects of the hotel. Thank you again for taking time to offer feedback. Kristian Campbell

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Such a pity. The Rusacks is a very good hotel with friendly staff and high MacDonald standards but the separately owned Rocca restaurant has shockingly bad staff (everyone assumes it's owned by MacDonald hotels). Eaten twice in the restaurant when staying at the hotel and haven't eaten there since. First time I arrived for dinner to be challenged in a...

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Kristian C, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Paul M, for your recent review. I am pleased you enjoyed the hotel as a whole and I am sorry about the F&B elements. We have passed on your comments to Sue our F&B manager to look into and address. Please do get in touch with me direct at the hotel so we can discuss things in more...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews is a golfers paradise. Overlooking the world famous Old Course, you can indulge in a round or simply watch others tee'ing off from our comfortable R Bar. Our award-winning Rocca Bar & Grill serves the finest and freshest food against the backdrop of the Old Course's 18th hole. Our luxurious bedrooms are the perfect place to rest your head after a day exploring this beautiful seaside town. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

Address: Pilmour Links, St Andrews KY16 9JQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Price Range: $211 - $805 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Rusacks Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
Macdonald Rusacks St Andrews
Hotel Macdonald Rusacks
Rusacks Hotel
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel St Andrews, Scotland
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#3 Business Hotel in St Andrews
#5 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
#5 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
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“Rooms on the shore side are the only ones with a view. Do not accept room at the traffic lights on first floor.”
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“Facing the sea/golf course”
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