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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

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...

Attenborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Group of us in St Andrews for a golf trip in early November. The accommodation was clean, the showers warm and powerful, and the breakfast was superb - as was the service at breakfast. The rooms weren't anything special, but perfect for what we required. Excellent location for the old course, and I can't recall any noise from the road...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello NottsLatic71, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review for us! We're so glad you were able to spend your golf holiday with us in St Andrews, and that we were able to tick all of your boxes for your stay. We're especially glad you enjoyed breakfast and service in Playfair's Restaurant while you were here....

chicheater
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great place and very convenient for town and golf courses. Wonderful food and firendly staff. Will go again when next due in St Andrews. Not enough charactera so will just say again FANTaSTIcally brilliant.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello J6942XYpatrickt, Thank you for taking the time to leave a FANTASTIC review for us! We're thrilled to know that you enjoyed your time here, and that our staff helped to make it a memorable stay for you. We hope you can come stay with us again soon! Kind Regards, Carmen Rowe Reservations and Marketing Manager

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Staff : exceptional customer service because they listen, work as a team, care about service and seem cheerful under pressure with good manners. They also know about everything they serve and that is very important. Thanks to Gary, the ladies who cleaned our room (also waited on at breakfast both mornings and I'd not be surprised if they also juggle...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Baa_13, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review! We are absolutely thrilled that you loved your stay with us, even down to the tiny details. We're glad you had the opportunity to dine with us in Playfair's as well! We're very lucky to have an amazing team downstairs - with great service and creative...

Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Ideal for a quick overnight stay.very clean room and modern shower room.very nice breakfast.wish I could have stayed longer.but just a fleeting visit.hope to return thoroughly enjoyed.and would recommend

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello asells_690787, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review for us! I'm sorry you were only able to stay a short time at the Ardgowan, but hopefully in the future, we'll be able to welcome you back for a longer stay! Kind Regards, Carmen Rowe Reservations and Marketing Manager

dundee
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Nice overnight stay. Staff were lovely. Dodgy bedroom lock but staff helpful. Great breakfast to start the day. Nice toiletries but a powerful shower ( leak that slightly flooded the floor) Would stay again.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Director at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brian B, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and your breakfast in our restaurant - our aim is to make our guests feel as welcome as possible and ensure they have a comfortable stay with us. I'm sorry about the few issues you had, however we appreciate...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $120 - $284 (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 Business Hotel in St Andrews
#7 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
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