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Lanarkshir Scotland
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The people were welcoming, friendly and cheerful. The premises were immaculate, the room, well, compact, but most comfortable, including the bed. The full breakfast was generous and perfectly cooked from top of the range produce. Just a delightful stay! The level of comfort, catering and welcome were well beyond this little gem's three star hotel rating.It felt as if everyone...

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

Hello tandmmilne, Thank you for the great review! We're thrilled that we've ticked all your boxes during your stay, and we especially appreciate your kind comments on our staff. We always try to make our guests feel at home while they are with us, and it looks as though we've succeeded with you both. I've passed along your comments to...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Well worth a stay. Nice staff clean tidy room and quality breakfast. Good location within 5 min walk of shops and golf. Small detail about pillows being hard and mattress a bit too firm. Not a deal breaker though...

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

Hi there jrglasg0w, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Ardgowan Hotel, especially our friendly staff, perfect location, and amazing cooked breakfast in Playfair's! We hope you can come stay with us again soon! Kind Regards, Carmen Rowe

Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 February 2016

A quick trip to Scotland to visit my niece at St. Andrew's and a night at the Ardgowan Hotel was one of the great highlights of my recent visit to my sister and her family in London. I only regret not being able to spend more time in such a beautiful place and in one of the most quaint, clean...

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

Hello Ann, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. I am so glad you were able to accompany your sister on her trip to St Andrews, even if it was just for one night with us! Thank you for your kind comments on our hotel, and we hope that the next time you are visiting...

Reviewed 20 February 2016

Great location for all local pubs and eateries. Recommend The Central pub for excellent service, and found all restaurants offered tasty food, though price varied. The beach is a must and easily accessible from the hotel. Wrap up warm in winter though as the weather can change dramatically within the hour. Found our three days in St Andrews enough, however,...

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

Hi Fairchancemike, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review for us! We are glad that we were your home base for all of your activities in St Andrews - from the pubs to the restaurants to the beach! If you ever find yourself back in St Andrews, we would love to welcome you back for another...

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Room exactly what is required for an over night stay, with reasonable quality of food, well served. Locally placed, parking could be a problem at busy periods of the year. Staying on the third floor could be problomatic for some people. Breakfast is served on the basement level.

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

Hi there Lesliebell2016, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review for us. We're glad to see that you enjoyed your stay at the Ardgowan while you were in town for work, and that you enjoyed your meal with us in Playfair's Restaurant. Next time you are in town, we would love to welcome you back for...

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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €106 - €251 (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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