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19 Murray Park, St Andrews KY16 9AW Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 27/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 27/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#23 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in St Andrews
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Lorimer Guest House is conveniently located in the town centre of St Andrews. A short walk to a range of restaurants, shops, St Andrews University and the famous Old Course. An ideal stay for visitors and golfers! Our guest house comprises of five en-suite bedrooms and a dining room where we serve a locally sourced and cooked to order breakfast. At Lorimer Guest House we are dedicated to ensuring your comfort at all times and aim to provide a home away from home. We look forward to having you stay with us! Scott and Ashley
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falgun t wrote a review Oct 2020
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My first time staying at Lorimer House and i was thoroughly impressed. The location is a 2min walk to the Scores and 5mins from everything else worth seeing in the area. There was plenty free on street parking was ideal for me. I was initially apprehensive as this was my first holiday since the pandemic but the owners always kept their masks on, plenty hand sanitizer around and the breakfast room was arranged to meet the current regulations for social distancing. I became very much at ease in no time. The room was great, with all the amenities and a fantastic shower. One of the highlights of my stay was the full scottish breakfast. Some of the best damn bacon ive had in a long time and i believe it is locally sourced. I couldnt say enough about the owner Scott. He was very friendly, accommodating and approachable with good local knowledge on things to see and do in the area. I'll definitely be back soon.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Sandy P wrote a review Oct 2020
Wishaw, United Kingdom1 contribution
Excellent location, very comfortable room with fantastic shower. Host Scott was very friendly and helpful the attention to detail in the guesthouse was fantastic as being a golfer they have lots of memorabilia on the walls. Would highly recommend getting breakfast as it was great and better than anything we had in the town. We will definitely be going back for another stay in the future!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Scott Finlay, Owner at Lorimer House
Responded 5 Oct 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review Sandy. It was lovely to meet you and Heather and I am delighted to hear you had a nice stay and enjoyed breakfast! I look forward to hearing from you again when you plan another visit to St Andrews. Scott
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Colin B wrote a review Sep 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom97 contributions69 helpful votes
Enjoyed it..5 minutes walk to nearly everything , very clean , Scott v friendly , nice,comfortable bed,decor, great breakfast until 10am. I’d have given it 5 out of 5 if the WiFi worked and there was less interference on the TV!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Scott Finlay, Owner at Lorimer House
Responded 30 Sep 2020
Hi Colin, thank you very much for the kind review. We take great pride in our decor and it is nice to hear it is appreciated!! I am sorry to hear about the TV and internet as I could have tried to fix it during your stay. I will investigate further so no future guests have similar problems. Scott
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Bob301 wrote a review Aug 2020
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
This was my first visit to Lorimer Hotel and it wont be my last. There were 3 of us who went up to play golf over 4 days. The owners were really flexible regarding our requirements and nothing was to much for them. There are racks to keep our clubs in overnight so you knew they would be safe and if the weather was bad then they would dry out by the morning. The breakfast options were excellent with various choices, I had the full Scottish breakfast every morning during my stay and can fully recommend it. Scott is a very good golfer and he was always interested in how we got on each day. (it was not just a place for golfers as there were people staying when we were there doing sightseeing as well) I wish them all the best for the future and keep up the hard work and quality service you provide to your customers. With the current virus issues then face masks were always worn by the owners and sanitizing was carried out regularly, so felt very safe throughout my stay. Also seating for breakfast complied to the correct regulations on safe distancing
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Had room 2 on the first floor and it was fine, plenty of natural light
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Response from Scott Finlay, Owner at Lorimer House
Responded 13 Sep 2020
Thank you very much for your positive review Rob. It was lovely to meet you and the guys and I am sorry the weather was so bad during your stay! I look forward to your next visit when I hope the weather is better and the distancing restrictions we are currently dealing with have eased.
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Scott R. wrote a review Aug 2020
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Our stay at the Lorimer House in August 2020 was perfect for us. The owner of the house, Scott, is a perfect host in regards to hospitality, services, and fair prices. Scott pays attention to detail and is always more the ready to help in any way he can. Second time staying at the Lorimer house which is now my home away from home when in St Andrews. Note to Trip Advisor: It is really a shame that negative reviews are still visible which are all from the time of the previous owners (dating as far back to 2012). It would be nice if when a new owner takes over he/she could start with a “clean slate”.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: During my stays at the Lorimer House I have experienced 3 different rooms and I have been happy...
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Response from Scott Finlay, Owner at Lorimer House
Responded 13 Sep 2020
Hi Scott, thank you very much for your kind words. It was great to have you and the family stay at Lorimer House again and I look forward to your next visit to St Andrews when I hope we will meet again.
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PRICE RANGE
US$77 - US$498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandFifeSt Andrews
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lorimer House
Which popular attractions are close to Lorimer House?
Nearby attractions include Kartel Scotland (0.2 miles), St Andrews West Sands Beach (0.3 miles), and University of St Andrews (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lorimer House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Lorimer House?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Lorimer House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Haar Restaurant, The Räv, and The Keys Bar.
Is Lorimer House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of St Andrews.
Are there any historical sites close to Lorimer House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Andrews Links (0.8 miles), St Andrews Cathedral (0.5 miles), and Martyrs' Monument (0.2 miles).