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Rufflets Hotel

Strathkinness Low Rd 5 minutes by car from the centre of St Andrews, St. Andrews KY16 9TX Scotland
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#1 of 16 hotels in St. Andrews
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This luxury family hotel, situated in 10 acres of secluded gardens, has been under the same family ownership for over 70 years. Located a few minutes' drive from the centre of town, golf courses and beaches, the hotel is popular with couples and families. Rufflets is surrounded by mature gardens which supply the fine dining restaurant. Free parking and WiFi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Babysitting
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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chrystaf wrote a review 19 Feb
Haddington, United Kingdom38 contributions17 helpful votes
It was the food that attracted us to Rufflets and we were not disappointed. The fine dining restaurant offers a short but interesting fixed price menu (or there is also a bar menu) and we were not disappointed, with desserts showing particular skills. Breakfast was also impressive in both choice and quality; and you can even have a filled roll if that takes your fancy. Our bedroom (35) was spacious, very comfortable and included a large modern bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. Public rooms invite relaxation and we enjoyed a walk round the gardens, despite the earliness of the season.
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hollyaford wrote a review 18 Feb
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We stayed for a family wedding and the hotel was just amazing. The staff were so helpful and the rooms were luxurious with all the amenities you could need. The bathrooms were gorgeous too. Definitely a fantastic experience!
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caeynon wrote a review 15 Feb
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
Our second stay in the last year. .All round, an excellent experience. Lovely room, very comfortable. Friendly, efficient service.. Dining also very enjoyable, both dinner and breakfast. Would have no hesitation in recommending.
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132cbaxter wrote a review 14 Feb
Edinburgh, United Kingdom4 contributions
This was our first visit to Rufflets Hotel, we stayed in a lovely room overlooking the grounds. The service from the staff and the quality of food were excellent, we will definitely recommend to friends and family.
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Familyscot wrote a review 13 Feb
Glasgow, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely hotel and great location for St Andrews. However, very slow service in the restaurant, both for dinner & breakfast. The staff are doing their best but obviously kitchen issues. The portion sizes are ridiculous and so let this hotel down. We ordered the stone bass and truffle mash as it sounded delicious. It was, however one small piece of fish and two blobs of the mash was not enough.
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johnmPenicuik wrote a review 11 Feb
Penicuik, United Kingdom31 contributions3 helpful votes
No disappointment in our return visit. Standards of elegance and service have been maintained. Dinner was memorable, tasty and a thing of beauty. All staff were friendly and helpful. Not cheap, but worth it!
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AF wrote a review 10 Feb
Glenrothes, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely relaxing and comfortable hotel in beautiful surroundings. Accommodation, food and service all of a very high standard. Very clean and comfortable room and lounges had a cosy atmosphere with fires on. Staff all very friendly and helpful and food excellent
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Eastgait wrote a review 9 Feb
St. Andrews, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely hotel. Lovely setting. So nice to sit by an open fire in a beautifully furnished room and have afternoon tea followed by a cognac (for medicinal purposes of course). My wife and our friend had afternoon tea and they both loved the food and unlimited coffee and tea. I had the best ever gluten free afternoon tea! I had to get confirmation that the sandwiches and scones were definitely GF as I honestly could not believe that they were! Best GF bread and scones that I have tasted! Many thanks to Isla for looking after us! Rufflets Strathkinness Low Rd St Andrews KY16 9TX Email: reservations@rufflets.co.uk Phone: +44 (0) 1334 472594
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Marjorie C wrote a review 9 Feb
Galston, United Kingdom17 contributions3 helpful votes
The east coast is chilly and clear and we were lucky to have beautiful February weather to explore the East Neuk from a wonderfully warm and comfortable base at Rufflets. The staff were genuinely delightful and breakfast and dinner were of a high quality, as was the time spent over drinks and coffees in front of the real fire.
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contrarymary2015 wrote a review 5 Feb
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
Nice location and helpful service and staff . Let down by decor in bar and dining area which was poor and bar not helped by fire not being on . Wine list very good but food menu dissapointing and portions small and at £55 for 3 courses excluding coffee a rip off . Thankfully breakfast filled the hole . Would not recommend this hotel .
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PRICE RANGE
£141 - £220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rufflets country house hotel st. andrews, rufflets country hotel, rufflets country st andrews
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Rufflets Country House Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandFifeSt. Andrews
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rufflets Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rufflets Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Scottish Clay Shooting Centre (4.9 miles), St Andrews Links (1.4 miles), and The Swilcan Bridge (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rufflets Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Rufflets Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Rufflets Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rufflets Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rufflets Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grange Inn, The Seafood Ristorante, and The Tavern at Strathkinness.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rufflets Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Rufflets Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Rufflets Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Rufflets Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Andrews Links (1.4 miles), St Andrews Cathedral (2.1 miles), and Martyrs' Monument (1.7 miles).
Does Rufflets Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.