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“Hotel with the best views of the 18th green”

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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
Reviewed 15 January 2013

Rusacs is one of the oldest hotels in St. Andrews. Though perhaps not the best hotel, it certainly has the best views of the Old Course. I've been lucky and stayed in the royal suite on the first floor overlooking the 18th hole. Particularly fascinating look at the course during the Open when tens of thousands of spectators watch the tournament.
The fantastic location of the hotel, an intimate atmosphere and daily passing with legendary players gives this hotel a special charm.

Room Tip: Executive Double (former Royal Suite) on the first flor
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

stayed at Rusacks over New Year what a great location for playing or watching golf. The hotel is comfortable and the public areas are well appointed all the staff very help[ful my only gripe would be the bedrooms are a bit tired and could do with redecoration but all in all a good place to base yourself

Room Tip: ask for a room overlooking the golf course and beach
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Kevin-Dryburgh, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2013

Dear Mr McCartney,

Many thanks for your recent kind review. I am very pleased to confirm that the hotel has today commenced a major bedroom refurbishment.

I look forward to welcoming you back to a refreshed Rusacks in the future.

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Kevin Keenan
General Manager

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Reviewed 4 January 2013

My partner and I stayed for 2 nights from 26th-28th December.

On check-in we were greeted by a lovely young lady who swiftly checked us in, pointed us in the direction of the lift and kindly provided us with a map of the area.

We enjoyed dinner at the One Under gastro pub which is part of the hotel, and highly recommended. Fair portions, fair prices and a lovely atmosphere (we went on to eat here on our second night too, and not for lack of other choices!!).

Our room had a view over the 18 hole which was unexpected and a lovely surprise. The room had a large bed with 2 wingback chairs and a table inbetween My only (very minor) disappointmenst were a lack of water pressure from the shower and the location of the toilet (only a few inches spare between the bathtub and the wall). Again, very minor gripes and certainly didn't impact on our break!

Breakfast was fantastic. A choice of pastries, cereals and fruit juices and a cooked breakfast. The restaurant used for breakfast was amazing; beautiful decor, a view of the 18th and attentive staff.

The staff at this hotel really go above and beyond. On the first night and the second afternoon, we requested additional milks and sugars for the coffee facilities in the room. We were told this was no problem and they would be brought to our room. No sooner had we got to our room and taken our shoes off than there was a knock at the door! Also, my partner left his phone charger and the receptionist very kindly offered us use of a charger for a few hours.

Would have no second thoughts about returning to this hotel. Amazing staff, amazing location and a wonderful experience overall!

Room Tip: 314: View of the 18th hole. Large bed. Windows on 2 walls
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Great location, very friendly staff, beautiful hotel. Clean and comfortable rooms, breakfast plentyful, overall a really lovely hotel to spend the night in. Only down side was it was so warm that we had to leave the Hotel to get some fresh air. Not a bad thing given it is Scotland and therefor generally freezing! Would recommend.

Room Tip: We had a room on the 4th floor, absolutely stunnig views.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

I have stayed here previously and my most recent stay confirmed that this is a hotel which clearly prides itself on ensuring customers enjoy a pleasant experience. Clean and very comfortable with great service. The waiting staff at breakfast could not be more pleasant. The drinks are very pricey but hey they come with views!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

Address: Pilmour Links, St Andrews KY16 9JQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in St Andrews
#5 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#5 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range: €106 - €472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Rusacks Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews is a golfers paradise. Overlooking the world famous Old Course, you can indulge in a round or simply watch others tee'ing off from our comfortable R Bar. Our award-winning Rocca Bar & Grill serves the finest and freshest food against the backdrop of the Old Course's 18th hole. Our luxurious bedrooms are the perfect place to rest your head after a day exploring this beautiful seaside town. ... more   less 
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