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Ardgowan Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I attended the hotel for the night but I do have to say that the breakfast experience was completely beyond my expectations. The waitress; Anna, was so kind and patient I am mindblown. She explained every option to us, and even encouraged me to try black pudding. It was absolutely delicious and I would never have attempted it without her...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Lucius, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review for your stay. We always love to receive reviews like this, where guests take notice of our amazing staff! They do all work very hard to ensure that our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay/ We're thrilled that you not only enjoyed a delicious breakfast with...

North Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Staff great, breakfast basic but fine. Rooms small but ok for a short stay. Located just 2 minutes walk from the centre of town and also golf courses, although we are not golfers! Pasrking time limited outside but can be found nearby just ask hotel staff.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Vivienne, Many thanks for your review, and I'm glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We're glad to hear we were the perfect location for your time in St Andrews - just a short walk from all the shops and restaurants, and right around the corner from the Old Course and beach! What more could you...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Hotel should be renamed Hard Going Hotel! After paying almost $1000 per night, the hotel has absolutely NO Chance CONSIDERATIONS for the hotel guests! Though the rooms are on second and third floors, there is no elevator, so we had to carry all our luggage to our room, on the third floor! The staff offered us no assistance to...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Paulomi, I am disappointed to read your review and would like to take the time to correct some of the details of your review, as they do not accurately reflect your stay with us. You booked your stay through a Tour Operator, and while we cannot comment on the price that you paid them for your stay, we can...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not get me wrong the hotel is lovely, great location and rooms were a good size for what we wanted. We were pre-warned when booking online that we would be staying in the neighbouring building in annexe rooms and not in the actual Ardgowan hotel, which was not a problem. My friends and I stayed in rooms 46 and...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Julie, I am very disappointed to read your review. Here at the Ardgowan Hotel, we always strive to ensure that our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us, and it is clear that, on this occasion, you did not fully enjoy your stay due to noise created by other guests in a neighbouring room. I would appreciate...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room small but very comfortable all staff very friendly and helpful. Very good centre for walking around the town and short walk to beach. If anything a minor complaint would be tv signal poor at times.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello William, Thank you for leaving a review for your stay with us. We're glad to see that we were the perfect location for you during your conference in St Andrews, and that you found our staff to be very friendly and helpful! As a family-run business, we like to make sure each of our guests feel at home during...

Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had gone to St Andrews for the weekend, this hotel is very comfortable, staff are extremely helpful, rooms have tea and coffee facilities. The breakfast choice as you would expect from all great hotels, but the quantity of the food is far super, well worth a visit.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Jim, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us and for leaving your kind comments for us! We're thrilled that you and your wife enjoyed your weekend stay at the Ardgowan, and that you found everything to be perfect for your time here. I have passed along your comments to our staff in Playfair's -...

whitburn
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This was our very first visit to St Andrews (Shocking i know) ,but it will certainly not be our last. We choose Ardgowan Hotel at random from the internet , and i am pleased to say we couldnt have choosen better. The hotel was excellant from booking on the telephone(cheaper than booking .com) to check in to check out. The...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Tom, Wow! What a great review! Thank you so much for leaving your kind comments for us. It's a good feeling to know that all of our hard work has paid off, and that you've not only had a great stay in St Andrews, but that you enjoyed your time with us as well! As a family-owned business, when...

Haverhill, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Ardgowan for four nights on a golf trip with friends and family. While the rooms were clean and accommodating they did show their age a bit. The staff was friendly and efficient. The food was very good and a hearty breakfast was included. The pub called Playfaire was a lot of fun at night and as a...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello emarcy54, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us, and we're glad to see that you enjoyed your stay. We do appreciate your comments on our bedrooms. We've recently refurbished our Classic Standard rooms, and are in the process of making several other changes throughout the hotel, so we hope you can come back and...

Dundee
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely reception staff! Couldn't do enough for us! Room was lovely, clean and comfortable. Food was excellent! Only downside was fire alarm going off in the morning which was deafening but also reassuring that it works!! Would highly recommend this hotel!

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Fiona, Thank you for leaving us a great review for your stay! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great time with our staff! It was such a pleasure having you both here. We're glad to see that the unexpected fire alarm didn't put a damper on your stay, and we can only...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Stayed 2 nights in a 1st floor classic room which faced rear gardens. Twin room fairly compact with reasonable bathroom but not great toiletries. Walls very thin - could hear fan running in bathroom of adjoining room. Breakfast good and staff tried hard. But overall - thought the Ardgowan was a bit overpriced for the experience delivered!

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Steven Thank you for your review. While I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast with us in Playfair’s Restaurant, I’m sorry to read that you were disappointed with a few aspects of your stay. I appreciate the feedback you’ve given us on our bathroom toiletries. We are in the process of selecting new toiletries for each of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated 200 yards from the 18th green of the world famous Old Course, and still only 5 minutes from the centre of town The Ardgowan Hotel offers the ideal location whatever the reason for you visit to St Andrews. Our comfortable en suite bedrooms are decorated in a modern Scottish style, perfect for relaxing after a long day’s golfing or sightseeing. Located below the main hotel, our restaurant, Playfair’s, is ever popular with local people as well as with our guests. We serve a wide range of dishes prepared with the fresh local ingredients wherever possible. The Ardgowan hotel does not have its own lift, but staff will be more than happy to assist you with your bags. Free on-street car parking is available close to the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ardgowan Hotel

Address: 2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Price Range: $220 - $504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ardgowan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Ardgowan Hotel St Andrews, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#7 Business Hotel in St Andrews
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