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Leeds
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an excellent hotel! We only booked to stay 3 nights but ended up extending our stay to a week because the food, service and general ambience were superb. The room was great; the linen was unbelievably comfortable and we struggled to drag ourselves out of bed every morning for the world class golf. 100% staying again.

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Judith d, Owner at Russell Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LukeRibs, Thank you for your 5 star review of The Russell Hotel, St. Andrews. We are absolutely delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us, and we will hopefully see you again soon! Kindest Regards Gordon, Fiona & Michael de Vries

St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us went for Christmas dinner last night in the Restaurant. Hotel was very quiet but this did not detract in any way from our enjoyment. Service exceptional. Food was on another level. Imaginative, amazing flavours and lovely portion sizes. Fantastic value for money. This was the fourth Festive menu I have had in the last fortnight and it...

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Judith d, Owner at Russell Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valerie r, Thank you for your 5 star review of The Russell Hotel, St. Andrews. I am delighted to read your very positive comments regarding the food and service in the hotel, and I will ensure that your comments are passed onto our teams. Hope to see you again soon! Kindest Regards Gordon, Fiona & Michael de Vries

St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely Christmas lunch with friends, , food excellent, portions very generous, and very good value . Friendly attentive staff, and a great atmosphere. Would certainly recommend , and hope to return soon.

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Judith d, Owner at Russell Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Robin554, Thank you so much for your 5 star review of The Russell Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable Christmas lunch with us. We hope to see you again soon and Merry Christmas from all the team at The Russell Hotel. Kindest Regards Gordon, Fiona & Michael de Vries

broughty Ferry
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The three of us had the festive lunch the starters were delicious My poached pear and goats cheese was spot on I had the turkey hubby had the beef and our friend had belly pork We all had Christmas pudding The price is £19.50 a head. Food was perfectly cooked and piping hot Service and surroundings very good Thanks to...

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Judith d, Owner at Russell Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alicebroughtyferry, Thank you for your very kind words regarding our festive menu. I will make sure your very positive words are past on to our kitchen and restaurant teams. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kindest Regards Gordon, Fiona & Michael de Vries

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016

My son and daughter in law, gave us an early Xmas gift and it was an over night stay here. The room was lovely with tea/coffee and shortbread for your stay provided, we had our evening meal here, as I am vegetarian sometimes there is not a lot to eat, I don't like the vegetarian haggis that was on the...

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Judith d, Owner at Russell Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sparkles55, Thank you for your 5 star review of The Russell Hotel, St. Andrews. I am delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable time with us, and extremely pleased that our excellent staff looked after you and your dietary requirements during your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back to The Russell Hotel, St. Andrews in...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Young waitresses were like rabbits in headlights however students have to earn a living....rooms were nice and clean and location was great..steak was over cooked and sticky toffee was only luke warm...wife's food was particularly good! Would probably stay there again!

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Judith d, Owner at Russell Hotel, responded to this review

Dear noodles15215, Thank you for your review of The Russell Hotel, St. Andrews. I am disheartened to hear that you did not enjoy certain aspects of your stay with us, but delighted to hear that you would return to us again. Please let us know if you are planning on returning to St. Andrews soon. Kindest Regards Gordon, Fiona and...

Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

An overnight stay with fine food, wine, breakfast - blended with splendid service. A few minutes' walk from this famous university town's many attractions (golfing included), this hotel is certainly worth a return call.

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Judith d, Owner at Russell Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Eddy B, Thank you for your 5 star review of The Russell Hotel, St. Andrews. I am delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable and memorable stay with us. We are very lucky to have some excellent staff that take the time to look after our guests every need and make your stay one that you will remember...

Newry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Russell for a weekend in August. We don't play golf, we had nothing planned, this was just a getaway break to somewhere we had never been before. We had dinner booked and of course our flight was delayed!! We didn't arrive until 10.00pm, but this was no problem for the Russell, Michael handed...

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Judith d, Owner at Russell Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SShaz2013, Thank you for your amazing 5 star review! I have made sure that your comments will be passed on to our staff, as it is always nice to read such a wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back, and please make yourselves known to us on your return. Kindest Regards Gordon, Fiona & Michael de Vries

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Russell Hotel and had a room overlooking the sea/golf course If you are a golfer it will blow your mind!!! The bar is full of character and overseen by the owners son, Michael, who is a hoot. Don't expect the Taj but what it lacks in luxury it more than makes up for in character Go for...

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Judith d, Owner at Russell Hotel, responded to this review

Dear andymacone, Thank you so much for your 5 star review of The Russell Hotel, St. Andrews. I am thrilled to hear that you had a very memorable stay with us. We are very lucky to be only 0.1 miles (2 minute walk) away from the first tee of the very famous Old Course, so of course this a joy...

St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The ambience and friendly welcome are particular features of the Russell Hotel. The efficient, well directed staff made light of a very busy Saturday evening with many 'well kent' golf broadcasters clearly enjoying their bar meals. Although busy, the main dining room was a haven of tranquility. The intriguing specials increased the scope of an already interesting, tempting menu. My...

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Judith d, Owner at Russell Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ronald S, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the 'Supper Room' at The Russell Hotel. I have passed on your wonderful comments about the food to our head chef who is thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kindest Regards Gordon, Fiona & Michael de Vries

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
Food & drink at the hotel
Russell Hotel - Supper Room
Russell Hotel - Supper Room
Cuisines: British, Pub, Scottish, Bar, International
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Russell Hotel

Address: 26 The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Price Range: €147 - €158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Russell Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 68
Also Known As:
Russell Hotel St Andrews, Scotland
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