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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed here during a driving golf/distillery holiday of Scotland/Ireland in August 2015. This hotel was assigned by our tour operator when we purchased a confirmed tee-time St. Andrews package. It is within walking distance to the St. Andrews Old Course. Our room was perfectly satisfactory. We were located in the Annex building next to the main...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Pilotsh, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review for us. We are so glad that your Tour Operator booked you in with us during your tour of Scotland. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our Annex, and that you were close to everything St Andrews has to offer (namely, the golf on the Old...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Very comfortable stay in an ideally located hotel. Very warm feel to the place, ideal for couples, families and solo visitors! Staff were very friendly and helpful. As points to improve - the lighting in the room was stark and synthetic, ruining the warm homely feeling of the room. Also breakfast is only served until 9.15 and so I missed...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Jaaandy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review for us. We're so glad to see that you felt at home while you were with us. Thank you for your comments on the lights in your room. We take every guest comment seriously, and we will look into ways to improve the lighting to make it...

Reviewed 29 January 2016

We were staying just one night her but it was fantastic. We were upgraded for no real reason, the hotel is very well located and the staff were all friendly and helpful. But the best part was how comfortable the bed was. Best sleep ever!

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Heather, Thank you for leaving us a great review! We are so glad that you slept well with us, and that you enjoyed your comfy bed and our friendly service! If you ever need to get another good night's sleep, please give us a call and we'll be happy to book you in again! Kind Regards, Carmen Rowe

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I recently enjoyed a one-night visit with friends to The Ardgowan in an attempt to chase away the January Blues. A warm welcome and an even warmer room awaited. Our room was particularly spacious, offering plenty of room for three adults to not feel the obligatory urge to immediately drop bags on arrival and escape the cramped surroundings. Further nice...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello EllaBella78, Thank you for leaving a review for your stay with us! We're so glad that we were able to help you chase away those January Blues :) We appreciate your kind comments on our amenities, and are especially thankful for your suggestions. We take every guest comment seriously and are constantly reevaluating what we have to offer our...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Myself and 2 friends decided on a night away to st Andrews. We were keen to stay in one room and the Ardgowan offered a triple room which was ideal and reasonably priced. We received a very warm welcome and our room (number 12 which was situated at the front of the hotel on the ground floor) exceeded expectations. It...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Tkirke_239658, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review for us! We are so glad that you enjoyed everything about your stay with us, from your fantastic room to our delicious breakfasts in Playfair's. I'm sorry to hear that you were unhappy with our breakfast times. We try to set a time that will accommodate all...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 December 2015

My first experience with the staff at the Ardgowan resulted in a 30 pound parking ticket: I inquired whether I was safe to leave my rental car across the street, indicating where it was, and Ailsa told me it was just fine. I came out an hour later to discover the aforementioned parking ticket for parking near yellow lines. Coming...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Anne, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. i'm glad that we were the perfect location for you while you were visiting your daughter at University. I am sorry, however, to see that your visit to St Andrews was overshadowed by a parking ticket. Like most hotels in St Andrews, we rely on free...

Greenock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Had a great 3 day stay at this hotel warm and friendly hotel staff very pleasant and helpful.Great ala carte breakfast service and very pleasant rooms and comfortable beds. Great value for money l will definitely go back for another stay.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello David, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us! We are so glad to see that you enjoyed your time with us, and that our staff made a great impression on you! You're absolutely right - we offer great value for money, and we hope that we are able to welcome you back again soon!...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2015

I am very happy with the Ardgowan. Nice clean room and very nice ensuite with a shower that worked and maintained its temp easily. Has a nice restaurant and bar with great selections and always seems to attract nice people staying there. I will stay there again if it's available.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there John, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great 5* review for us! We are so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you had a great meal in our restaurant, Playfair's. We are so lucky to have a fantastic restaurant with amazing chefs and staff! We hope that you are...

St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2015

I was not impressed with my recent stay at this hotel; the hotel was severely overpriced, the bar area is boring and does not have a lot of choice. the bathroom was not clean and the tv did not work the whole time during our stay. For a hotel such as this with so many foreign visitors, you would think...

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Cath885, I’m very disappointed to read your review, as I feel it does not adequately reflect your stay with us, and I would like to take the time to point out why for other readers. You commented that Playfair’s did not offer a lot of choices from our bar. We stock 8 draft beers, 30+ malt whiskies, 8 vodkas...

Reviewed 16 November 2015

Really no need to go all out for one of the so called top hotels in St. Andrews because this is the one to go for. Great value for money and extremely helpful staff. Right in the middle of the town too so no need to walk far, everything right on your door step.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello leesuds, Thank you so much for leaving us a great review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us, and that we were the perfect location for you in St Andrews. We're so glad that we have your recommendation, and we hope that we are able to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Carmen Rowe

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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: $117 - $282 (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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