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Ardgowan Hotel

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Erbach, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked as part of the Winter Golf package - excellent location within 2 minutes walk of Old Course 1st tee and 5 minutes into town centre. Free parking across the road from the hotel made everything very easy getting in and out/unloading clubs etc. Excellent breakfast offering.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you were able to take advantage of the St Andrews Links Winter Golf Package! It really is a fantastic deal, with guaranteed tee times on the Old Course and 2 other courses, for a fraction...

linlithgow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had just a night here with my sister. lovely hotel, beautiful bedroom with amazing views. dinner in playfairs was very enjoyable with good service. staff very helpful and pleasant. would definitely stay here again.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello weekendholiday, Thank you for leaving a great review for us! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with your sister - from our comfortable rooms to our amazing meals in Playfair's Restaurant. We're glad to hear that you would stay with us again, and we hope we'll see you back in St Andrews soon! Kind Regards,...

Ogden, Utah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at the Ardgowan twice. On both occasions the experience has been exceptional. The location is very convenient to three of the courses of St. Andrews: The Old, The New, and the Jubilee Courses. The location is also very convenient to downtown, the castle, and the cathedral. On both occasions, I have hired a car from Edinburgh; however, both...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello n3103f, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great 5* review! We're so glad you were able to stay with us again during your time in St Andrews, and that you found everything to be perfect for your time here! We always love to welcome back guests who stay with us again and again, and we're...

Eastbourne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hotel with friendly staff. The room had a wonderful comfortable bed and ensuite with fabulous shower. We had dinner in the Playfair restaurant which was really good:especially the ceviche. Only complaint: no parking on site and it can be tough to find a spot.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello tully425, Thank you for leaving us a great 5* review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us at the Ardgowan, and especially that you enjoyed your meals in Playfair's Restaurant - the Sea Bream Ceviche is one of our favourite starters! I'm sorry to hear that you found parking to be difficult. As are most hotels...

Skipton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here again as part of the Winter golf deal, our first choice to stay in St Andrews. Great staff, clean and good breakfast. We will return. Well positioned for town, beach and golf. Clean and well proportioned rooms and secure storage for golf equipment, fantastic value for money.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Simon, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay! We're glad to know you took advantage of the Winter Golf Package that we offer in partnership with the St Andrews Links! It's a fantastic deal, with a guaranteed Old Course tee time - that's pretty hard to beat!...

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Loved this place. The receptionist was probably the friendliest I've encountered, the fellow servicing breakfast was friendly, polite and VERY efficient and the housekeeper we passed on the way out was equally friendly. So, a very friendly hotel. Beds were ultra comfy, shower was great and the room was very clean and quiet. Ideal location - couple minutes walk to...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello sansun59, Thank you for leaving us a great 5* review! We're thrilled that you've enjoyed everything about your stay, from our friendly service to your comfy room, to your amazing breakfast with us! We really appreciate you taking the time to contact us before your arrival to give us some time to check on your dietary requirements with our...

Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Stayed for just one night in the Annex from arriving all the staff are very friendly. We managed to get in the restaurant but should have booked ahead as it was very busy. The breakfast was excellent. I just wish we could have had a room in the main building as you have to go outside to reach the breakfast...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Fudgedog, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the Pilmour Hotel (our annex just next door) and that you had everything you needed for your stay. Next time you book in with us, contact us directly to get the best rate for your stay (rather...

Atherstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Very clean and comfortable and convenient for town. The shower was excellent, wish I had one like it at home! The staff were very helpful, especially Jasper at breakfast who was very attentive and a real credit to the hotel.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Stuart, Thank you for leaving us a review for your stay, and I'm so glad you had a great shower with us! I especially appreciate your kind comments on Jasper, one of our supervisors in Playfair's. I'm sure he will be delighted to know that he has made a lasting impression on your for your stay and I will...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We have stayed here twice now visiting family in the town. The hotel is very comfortable and traditional in style, with a neat reception area leading to the rooms, the staff were pleasant and welcoming. The restaurant downstairs serves breakfast and while the food is good the restaurant is small meaning it is some times a wait for a table...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello BarneyMJnr, Thank you for leaving your kind comments for us on TripAdvisor! We're thrilled that you've been able to stay with us twice now, and that you've enjoyed your stays with us. We're glad you enjoyed breakfast and we appreciate your feedback on waiting for a table. We hope you can come back and stay with us again next...

London
Reviewed 2 January 2017

we were upgraded on arrival - great room for two sharers - big and comfortable. everything we needed. Breakfast was a bit slow but good when it came. Hotel is very well located for west sands and centre of St Andrews and staff were really helpful with logistics. woudl go back of in St Andrews again.

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Hello Pansymclean, Thank you for leaving us a great review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your upgrade - we always love to surprise our guests with a complimentary upgrade when we can! Thank you for bringing to our attention the service at breakfast. We are always looking for opportunities to improve our service for our guests, and we are receptive...

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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: $147 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ardgowan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Ardgowan Hotel St Andrews, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#7 Business Hotel in St Andrews
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“top floor room was very quiet, with excellent views on three sides”
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“Top floor corner...”
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“we had no problem, very quiet and located near golf and the local pedestrian streets!”
 of 5 bubbles Deb1028, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not all rooms have baths so if you prefer a bath to a shower (as we do) just ask when booking.”
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