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Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This lovely b&b was ideally located about 10 mins walk from the bus station and less than 5 from the town centre. The house is spotlessly clean and bedroom was well equipped - comfortable bed, good shower, TV/DVD with really good selection of DVDs to watch, tea/coffee and biscuits. The owner, John, was very welcoming and helpful but never intrusive.... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My mother and I stayed in the two rooms that John offers his guests. John is incredibly accommodating helping my mother who had difficulty walking get cabs whenever we needed them. He offered advice on travel to Edinburgh and provided the most sumptuous breakfast I've seen at a bed-and-breakfast. If I'm ever back in St Andrews I wouldn't hesitate to... More 

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Kassel, Germany
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

In the bedroom, bathroom and breakfast room, John had attended to every last detail. This tucked-away gem of a B&B is comfortable, clean and quiet -- apart from the noisy seagulls! His breakfasts were delicious and the freshly-laid eggs from his "girls" in the garden were an extra bonus. Born and bred in St Andrews, John's tourist tips (e.g. the... More 

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Thank wanderhorn
2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

We stayed for three nights to visit our son at the uni and had a very relaxing stay at the Spindle. John, the owner couldn't have been more helpful and the breakfast he prepared was second to none and really sets one up for the day!!

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Thank Tomdanger123
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

We stayed here two nights and would highly recommend this lovely B and B run by John the host. He has top level experience in hospitality and it tells, from the tastefully executed bedrooms, powerful showers and marvellous breakfast. The main attraction is the lovely position down by the Kinnessburn. It is close to town but like being in the... More 

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scotland
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

I was visiting St Andrews for a school reunion and found The Spindle online as it had been several years since I was last in St A's and was unsure of hotels/B&Bs in the area. From my initial enquiry I was impressed with the speed that John the proprietor replied to me with details of the cost of a one... More 

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Thank etherson
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

John was really helpful and went out of his way when we booked with them to accommodate my wife who is gluten free. Highly recommend by both of us. We hope to be visiting St Andrews later in the year and we will be phoning Spindle first to see if they have rooms.

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Thank Malcolm M
Scotland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night in Sept for our anniversary and we were both very pleased with our choice of accomodation. A beautiful cottage in a very pretty setting. Lovely room, easy walk to town and a yummy breakfast. Johm made us both feel very welcome and we'd certainly return.

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Thank cathq35
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

My husband and I have just returned from an overnight stay in The Spindle B & B. We plan to return. Our double room was immaculate, beautifully presented and very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and John, the proprietor and charming host, was keen to address our every need - even down to fudge in the bedroom (and a small teddy... More 

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Thank Marydoll541
Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

The other reviews are spot on. Beautiful, clean, quiet, perfect B&B. Think John has to have the best place in Scotland, and is the nicest host too, so relaxed, helpful and friendly. Cannot say enough about this wee place, would never consider staying anywhere else in St Andrews after perfect two days. Thanks a million John!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Spindle, a small personally run Bed and Breakfast situated in a central but quiet location in the famous town of St. Andrews. The Spindle is south-facing and sits overlooking the Kinness Burn which flows along the foot of the garden. The garden has lovely terraced areas and little 'sitooteries' where you can relax and watch the world go by whilst enjoying a glass of wine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Spindle Bed and Breakfast

Address: 4 Dempster Terrace, St Andrews KY16 9QQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Price Range: £84 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“A few stairs to front door”
 of 5 bubbles H384BFsamm, 24 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Only 2 rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Kenneth1960, 4 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Nice sunny aspect from the double room at the front - with shower ....but the rear room has a bath.”
 of 5 bubbles WilliamR786, 26 Apr 2013 | Read review
“The double room at the front probably has the edge on the twin at the back, but the latter has a bigger bathroom and bath.”
 of 5 bubbles gretchenground, 16 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Either room is good for solo or a couple.”
 of 5 bubbles AlanM628, 12 Sep 2012 | Read review
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