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Albany Hotel
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in St Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“what a relief!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Great value in an expensive location! Lovely welcome and friendly staff throughout my stay. Comfortable room, lovely breakfast (plenty of choice). Not a "themed" hotel so no huge expanse of tartan or golf!! Super location, outside the pay to park section of the town! No one officious or pestering, a relaxing stay, I will use it again when I next visit my son!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

B & B in a great location. Friendly, helpful staff and lovely breakfasts.
The hotel is a lovely Georgian building.
Small complaints: decor sightly tired, shower not the best ever and the heating was from a wall heater rather than central heating.
However, the lovely atmosphere more than made up for these small things and I will definitely return when next in St Andrews.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

Just stayed for 4 nights B&B, great location for the town and links golf courses, the room was very good, the staff are exceptionally helpful (particularly Katie) and breakfast choice and quality 1st class. Already pre booked for Oct 2012

  • Stayed October 2011
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Albany21, General Manager at Albany Hotel, responded to this review, 1 November 2011
Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback on your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that the service you received from Katie and the food quality exceeded your expectations. I will be sure to pass on your comments to Katie and Richard (our Chef). We look forward to your next visit to The Albany. Kind Regards Sean Martin
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

Hotel central to all amenities, clean, comfortable, excellent breakfast and friendly staff. Great value for price. Within walking distance to access all parts of St Andrews University, great restaurants nearby, ie. Glass house.

Room Tip: Small double is as it says, double bed with only access to walk around the bed
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Albany21, General Manager at Albany Hotel, responded to this review, 1 November 2011
I would like to thank you for the feedback on your recent stay in The Albany St.Andrews. My team are pleased that you feel you have received value for money and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Sean Martin
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

My husband and I had a both enjoyed our time in the Albany Hotel. Booking the hotel was very easy, and staff very friendly. Was slightly worried as the room was quoted as 'slightly smaller than normal double room', but could not complain. Room was just what we needed for one night stay in St Andrews. Overlooked the garden and was lovely. Again, staff very helpful and friendly on check-in and check-out. Would recommend and have already booked again!

Room Tip: We were top floor and view was very good!
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Albany21, General Manager at Albany Hotel, responded to this review, 1 November 2011
I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us here at The Albany St.Andrews. I appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Sean Martin
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Ely
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

The Albany is very conveniently located in the centre of St Andrews. The food is very good and the staff are always friendly and helpful. Much recommended.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Albany21, General Manager at Albany Hotel, responded to this review, 2 October 2011
I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us here at The Albany St.Andrews. I appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Sean Martin
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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

As mentioned in another post, we, too, were in from the States to leave our son for his first year at the University. The location of Albany Hotel was perfect. Sean and the staff were extremely accommodating and pleasant. It's always a nice touch to be greeted 'by name' when entering/exiting the hotel! The rooms were neat and clean and service was spot on. Breakfast was fantastic!! We will choose Albany Hotel for our next visit!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Thank amy m
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Property: Albany Hotel
Address: 56 North Street, St Andrews KY16 9AH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in St Andrews
#5 Business Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Albany Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small, friendly, informal 3 star hotel. The first in St Andrews to be awarded the prestigious title 'Townhouse Hotel' by the Scottish Tourist Board. The quaint old building has a warm personality all of its own. You will love the craftsmanship of the many original features. Built from 1764, the hotel consists of two Georgian terraced houses, both exactly the same layout, built for two brothers by their father, Mr Thomas Low. With only 22 rooms (all en-suite), we are able to maintain very high standards in accommodation and service without losing our warm and caring attitude towards our guests. Special, great value seasonal, weekend and golf breaks are often available, so contact the hotel for details. The hotel will also be delighted to help arrange golf, sightseeing tours and visits to places of interest. We look forward to you spending some time with us at The Albany Hotel and getting a real flavour for everything St Andrews has to offer. ... more   less 
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