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“Never lets us down”
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Rufflets Hotel
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
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Keighley
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70 reviews
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“Never lets us down”
Reviewed 26 May 2012 via mobile

We have stayed at the Rufflets on several visits to St Andrews and have always received an excellent and friendly reception. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the restaurant of the highest standard. The place to stay in St Andrews

  • Stayed December 2011
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 8 June 2012
One of the things that we strive for is consistency - and to hear that we do achieve this is good to hear.

We do have many regular guests who return to the hotel year-in, year out - and some have been coming for decades, and whilst we are always looking to improve on what we do and what we offer (including the on-going refurbishments), we do know that we are often seen as a home-from-home.

Many thanks for the comments, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Stephen
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

By far the best afternoon tea for miles around.our family use their afternoon tea for business meetings, birthdays, reunions.in fact any celebration or just a good place to meet with friends when the town is busy.parking is easy and tea,sandwiches and cake plentiful.one tea is more than enough for 2people.service is great, special thanks to Magda who always makes it a fun afternoon. You can stay as long as you like and outside I the garden is a summer highlight.impressive to people you take along and not as expensive as most. Good value all round. Enjoy.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 May 2012 via mobile

Really nice visit. Lovely food, great bathroom and warm. Bedroom was second floor but contemporary style and very clean

  • Stayed April 2012
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blairgowrie
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

Lovely and welcoming hotel. Staff very hel[ful and friendly. Lounge areas very comfortable with lovely views over the gardens. Dining room very smart with subdued lighting and serves an excellent varied breakfast menu and food at dinner is above par with a comprensive wine list.
Bedroom very comfortable.Large and very comfy bed lovely sitting area and more than adequate bathroom/shower. No lift if you are on the top floor. Definitely would recommend this hotel to friends

Room Tip: room 37 overlooks the gardens large spacious comfortable quite a few stairs to climb though as the...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
So pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience so much and that the recommendations will be made to your friends.

I also hope that you will return sometime soon as well to enjoy the gardens in their full splendour.

Stephen Owen
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Reviewed 30 April 2012 via mobile

Recently we spent an excellent weekend at Rufflets. The hotel is traditional style, the decor is contemporary and finished to an extremely high standard, particularly the recent refurbishment of reception and lounge areas. Our bedroom was very elegant and comfortable (particularly the king size bed!),with a very spacious and well appointed bathroom.The room had recently been refurbished to a very high standard. The homemade shortbread was most welcome!
The staff were efficient, polite and helpful. Dinner and freshly cooked breakfast served in the dining room were excellent too.
The hotel grounds are fantastic-a hidden gem with a great patio area for drinks on a sunny day!
Rufflets is a great base for all types of holidays and particularly for visiting St Andrews and the surrounding areas. Thank you for making our trip so memorable.

Stayed April 2012
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
Dear Jane M

Delighted to hear that you like the refurbishments - we have spent a lot of time planning it all, and to have been able to do the front hall and reception areas, plus some of the bedrooms - it is reassuring to know that it is being so well received.

Many thanks for the kind comments, and we hope to see you and your husband again soon.

Regards

Stephen
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Reviewed 30 April 2012 via mobile

Just home after a lovely weekend at Rufflet's Hotel in St Andrews. Such a beautiful hotel with friendly and attentive staff. Food was fantastic and grounds spectacular.

Stayed April 2012
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Melrose, Scottish Borders
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

This small hotel (20 something rooms) is simply excellent. The food is superb and the rooms are really comfortable and spacious. Staff are friendly without being "in your face" but not as professional as you might wish. Thoroughly recommend.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the garden are the best - south-facing
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
We do know that there is much competition in and around St Andrews these days, and to read the 'dont go anywhere else' comment is great - thank you.

This hotel is very special - and quite unlike the other hotels in the area - and through having good staff, do provide a special experience for all our guests.

Hope to see you again soon!

Stephen
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Property: Rufflets Hotel
Address: Strathkinness Low Road, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland (Formerly Rufflets Country House Hotel)
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in St Andrews
#1 Family Hotel in St Andrews
#1 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
#2 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#6 Business Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rufflets Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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 
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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

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