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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bought a voucher for dinner bed and breakfast deal for our anniversary. So glad we did as this turned out to be one of the best hotels I have ever stayed. Only a couple of miles from centre of St Andrews and set in beautiful 10 acres of gardens. Very peaceful quiet hotel. Dinner was exceptional and staff very friendly...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant has a lovely setting with views over the fantastic gardens. The menu on offer although small had enough to satisfy all of us. The food arrived well presented and was absolutely delicious. A choice of freshly made bread rolls were a lovely touch. Coffee was served in the lounge sitting on comfortable sofas. A very relaxed lunch. The...

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Thank Maureen F
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We hadn't visited this hotel for some time and were pleasantly surprised by the great food, service and accommodation. The hotel had been renovated since our last visit - it was warm and cosy and clean.

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Glasgow
Reviewed 1 week ago

went for lunch, and it was fantastic, great service and the food was outstanding. well worth the journey, would recommend it for a fantastic meal.With lovely settings, nice chance we get we will definitely book a stay over the rooms look fantastic.

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glasgow
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had afternoon tea last saturday. now, I love my afternoon tea and have been made to loads of different venues. My favourite to date has been butterfly and pig on bath street in Glasgow for the quality of the sandwiches and cakes. However, it has now been surpassed by rufflets. the location is beautiful and the library room where...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Rufflets to celebrate my engagement earlier this month. The staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a super comfortable stay and were very well looked after. The small, romantic touches really made it for us! Afternoon tea was delicious and our room was immaculate. The bathroom, in particular, was absolutely beautiful. The staff there work...

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Thank BearHug177
Strathaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Rufflets for the first time in decades. We had an excellent lunch and would highly recommend. Very good menu and attentive staff. Looking forward to next visit hopefully in the not too distant future.

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Thank ACandC
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Rufflets Hotel again for another birthday lunch, having only discovered it a few months ago, and it did not disappoint. From the warm, friendly welcome, great service to the gorgeous lunch menu, beautifully presented, Rufflets Hotel manages to achieve the most wonderful ambience; totally professional, efficient but relaxed. A truly lovely birthday treat! Thank you.

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

Dear Jacqui We really appreciate the feedback - and thank you for the kind words. It is always good to hear when the hard work that the team put in goes down so well - and I know that they love to see that they have been able to make such a good impact. The balance that we achieve isn't...

Leeds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for my birthday and loved every minute of it. Such a great hotel, in a lovely location and the staff are wonderful. The hotel is set just outside of the town centre but it is literally a couple of minutes car journey to the centre. The hotel is in a really peaceful location and has beautiful gardens....

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

Glad to read that you were able to have such a great time with us for your birthday - Rufflets does offer a lovely tranquil setting, but with the town on the door-step as well. Was pleased to note that the team had reacted well to the request for the different room as well. Hope that we might be able...

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I frequent this lovely small country house hotel several times a year to indulge and relax. It is very near to St Andrews, and handy for walking the Fife coastal path. The real reasons to visit are the roaring log fires, the warm welcome, the unfussy but precise service and the food. Dinner was perfect form the Kir Royale in...

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

Dear Marion Many thanks for the kind feedback - and as always, we were really pleased to see how much you had enjoyed the stay with us at Rufflets. The team do work hard to ensure that the whole experience is very good indeed - and perhaps the key word that you use is 'unfussy' - this does allow us...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $227 - $497 (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 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
#1 Family Hotel in St Andrews
#2 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#6 Business Hotel in St Andrews
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