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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Celebrating a Ruby Anniversary with friends... and the service was excellent. The food was delicious, the service was brilliant, and nothing was too much trouble. A very relaxed afternoon, with good company and good food! Thank you Rufflets. Would recommend you to anyone - your reputation is well deserved!

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Edinburgh
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is Scottish hospitality at its best. Cosy rooms, beautifully modern bathrooms, homemade shortbread with in-room coffee and tea and hot-water bottles provided at night with the turn down service. Add in a fine restaurant, hearty breakfast and a bar boasting more than 100 whiskies and it’s easy to see why golfer Jack Nicklaus rated it one of his favourite...

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Greenville SC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 6 had a lovely Christmas dinner here at their restaurant. Lovely, cozy place. Loved how they seated us in the bar area for drinks before our dinner seating time and then escorted us back to the bar for after dinner drinks or tea. Had a excellent 4 course holiday meal, complete with Christmas crackers! Just a charming...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked last minute for a trip away between Christmas and New Year, and was so impressed. The staff were all very friendly. Hotel and grounds were immaculate, beautiful gardens to walk around, even in the winter. The bar and lounge rooms were comfortable, and breakfast the following morning was gorgeous! Our bedroom, The Gilroy Suite, was clean and tidy, the...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Venetia We were glad to hear that the last-minute trip had gone so well, and that you did have a very good time with us at Rufflets. It is the wee touches that help make it all so very good, and the hot water bottle is always something that gets quite a few mentions! Hope to be able to...

Edinburgh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Treated ourselves to a stay here for one night with breakfast on a visit to St Andrews. Lovely luxury hotel; quiet location on the outskirts of the town. Excellent service from the staff. Beautiful, welcoming lounges, spotless and comfortable bedroom with some lovely touches - homemade shortbread, do-not-disturb teddy and a hot water bottle added in the evening turn-down service....

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted to see that you enjoyed the stay with us, and thank you for the kind comments. As you will see from some of the other comments, the small touches (and in winter the hot water bottle especially) are all very well received. With my best wishes, Stephen Owen General Manager

St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've had the pleasure of staying at the hotel on a few occasions now, and never been disappointed. This time we were lucky enough to be in the Gilroy Suite, a lovely spacious bedroom with a very cosy lounge area off it. The fire in this space added a lovely warmth and made it a great place to spend some...

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Kindness Lodge, Rufflers Hotel for a week over Christmas. The lodge sleeps eight with four lovely on-site bathroom/shower rooms. The lodge is really well designed for such a large group. During the week other family members visited and we had 12 seated round the kitchen dining table. There was plenty room for the children's toys, which...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Raymond We were really pleased to see how much you and the family had enjoyed the stay with us in Kinness Lodge. It is a great option to have at the hotel, and we do know that it is ideal for families coming to the area. Appreciate the time taken in giving the feedback, and I hope that you...

Glasgow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay here in a family room. The staff were very accommodating to our small daughter (aged 1) and made the experience relaxing and enjoyable for everyone. Not much more you can ask when travelling with a toddler! The rooms are fantastic, the food is great and the grounds are beautiful (we hope to return in the...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Claire It is reassuring to see that we can look after all our guests - no matter what the age, and I do know that the team do work hard to make it all happen. We do have a number of options for family accommodation, and I do hope that we will be able to see you all again...

Edinburgh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic overnight stay with dinner at Rufflets before Christmas, so relaxing before the busy period. The superior room we had was fantastic with Molton Brown toiletries in the bathroom and homemade shortbread in our room. The breakfast and dinner were delicious and all the staff were friendly and welcoming. We look forward to returning soon.

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Linda Many thanks for the kind feedback - it is always reassuring to read when our guests have had such a good stay at the hotel. With my best regards, Stephen Owen General Manager

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love little relaxing hideaways that are off the beaten track where you can just disappear and recharge. Rufflets is such a place...sumptuous decor, quiet relaxed atmosphere, attentive and friendly service. I will go out of my way to come back here...it's a lovely afternoon tea joint if that's your thing.

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Steve Rufflets is indeed a great wee place to escape to from the stresses of general life, and thank you for leaving your thoughts. Do keep an eye on our website as we do have some special offers available from time to time. With my best regards, Stephen Owen General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This luxury family hotel, situated in 10 acres of secluded gardens, has been under the same family ownership for over 60 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rufflets Hotel

Address: Strathkinness Low Road, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland (Formerly Rufflets Country House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Price Range: £129 - £293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rufflets Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Rufflets Country House Hotel St. Andrews
Rufflets Country Hotel
Rufflets Country St Andrews
Rufflets Hotel St Andrews, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in St Andrews
#2 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
#2 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#6 Business Hotel in St Andrews
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“recommend the Lodge as being quieter with privacy”
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“If I remember correctly, we had classic room 230, overlooking open fields at front of hotel, blissfully quiet!”
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“Turret room if you can stretch to it.”
 of 5 bubbles donaldhL2212RC, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 25 was lovely, although the floor above may have been quieter.”
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“I think all the rooms are good, nice views and good sized.”
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