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The Russell Hotel

26 The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9AS Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
Updated 12/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 12/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 18 hotels in St. Andrews
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in St. Andrews, look no further than The Russell Hotel.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting St. Andrews, The Russell Hotel is located a short distance from University of St Andrews (0.2 mi) and Holy Trinity Church (Town Kirk) (0.2 mi).

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, and The Russell Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including room service. In addition, guests can enjoy breakfast during their visit.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of St. Andrews' popular lobster restaurants such as Little Italy, Forgan's St Andrews, and The Adamson, all a short distance from The Russell Hotel.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like St Andrews Links (0.8 mi), The Swilcan Bridge (0.3 mi), and St Andrews Cathedral (0.5 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

The staff at The Russell Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Dry cleaning
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
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HEC140 wrote a review 20 Sep
Sacramento, California256 contributions111 helpful votes
Russell location on The Scores is marvelous! We stayed six nites and celebrated my 80th birthday there in their dining room with two other couples. It offers bar food in the front and full delicious dinners in their rear dining room! Front pub offers great drinks as well as food. Very well managed hotel. Very solicitous about their guests! Loved the traditional breakfasts. We had the best room with picture windows over seaside beaches and park. Couple rooms might be a bit tight for some. A family owned and operated hotel under guidance of Fiona for decades, it offers a full Scottish experience! I wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else if I return. This was our seventh at least visit to St Andrews and the best yet! Best wishes to their great chef and his assistant, Fionas son!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking on Street but no need for a car
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FSG1972 wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom14 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a lovely dinner in the bar. Food was delicious - the fish and chips and the sticky toffee pudding were particularly good. Very attentive, friendly and professional service. Lovely evening, thank you.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Gorgeous1x wrote a review Aug 2021
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom62 contributions69 helpful votes
I stayed at The Russell with my son during the summer and hoping to return in the next month or so. The staff are absolutely fab at this hotel and made us feel extremely welcome. I had a lovely room overlooking the sea on the first floor - it was just so relaxing and spotlessly clean. Breakfast is really good and we also loved the outside front patio of this hotel where we could have a cocktail before going out in the evening and also for the nightcap when we got back. I would recommend this hotel for families or couples. The bar at night just has a great atmosphere and the staff always take time to chat. Location is so easy as you can walk to the golf course, walk to the beach or walk into town. Can't wait for my next visit.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Room 11 with oriel window overlooking the sea - just fab view.
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heykc wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
Booked this as a last minute stay, and it vastly exceeded expectations. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were met with excellent service from hotel staff. The meal in the cosy bar was great as well. Very clean and comfortable room, and very COVID-safe/COVID-conscious. We were also delighted to hear that the hotel is family owned and run, and you can tell that the entire team is very dedicated.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Emma E wrote a review Aug 2021
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Last minute booking due to a cancellation from elsewhere. The staff were very welcoming upon arrival and really made the trip for us! All members made an effort to ensure we were satisfied with every request. Great atmosphere in the bar area with staff members joining in with conversation and finished off with a lovely breakfast this morning. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Russell Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Russell Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kartel Scotland (0.4 km), St Andrews West Sands Beach (0.4 km), and University of St Andrews (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Russell Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Russell Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Russell Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Haar Restaurant, The Seafood Ristorante, and Vine Leaf Restaurant.
Is The Russell Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of St. Andrews.
Are there any historical sites close to The Russell Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Andrews Links (1.3 km), St Andrews Cathedral (0.8 km), and Martyrs' Monument (0.4 km).
Does The Russell Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.