We booked one night B and B for last night. We based our choice on the strength of reviews on Trip Advisor. The hotel is set in beautifully manicured gardens, surrounded by woodland and rolling hills. It is somewhat off the beaten track, but that adds to its charm. There are a couple of luxury lodges and a large converted stable block used as a function suite. The public areas in the house are bright, clean and decorated and furnished in a manner that compliments the house well. The sweeping staircase takes you up to the large rooms/suites on the first floor, some of which look out over the gardens and countryside beyond. We had asked for an upgrade and were given the Garden Suite. The room was spacious and bright with a huge ornate bed. The en-suite bathroom was small, but perfectly adequate. However, when showering this morning, we felt the flow of water from the shower head was poor and on closer inspection, it looked as if it some of the jets were blocked. The decoration in the bedroom was quite ornate, but added to the grand feeling of the room. But there were areas where the wallpaper was scuffed or tearing slightly and the bedroom door showed signs of wear and tear, with chipped paintwork. We did find the room quite warm and opened the window a little...it wouldn't stay open, but we did manage to prop it up. In the evening, we went down to the bar/lounge area and enjoyed a drink while looking out onto the lovely gardens, We did ask if there were snacks for sale behind the bar, and were advised by the young lady, who was also the receptionist, that she would go and ask in the kitchen if there were any hand made crisps.. she came back to let us know that there weren't. As food was served until 9pm, we asked for a panini with salad and crisps (as stated on the menu) at around ten past eight. The panini duly arrived with a little dried out garnish (not a salad as we know it) and no crisps. There was a wedding taking place at the same time, so perhaps certain foods were in short supply, but we weren't offered any alternative side dishes. We arrived for breakfast and shown to our table. We were a little disappointed at the choice of "continental" breakfast foods..there was museli, 3 or 4 cereals, a couple of small pastries, some small tubs of yoghurts and a fruit platter that consisted only of strawberries or pineapple. We felt that the options for continental breakfast was somewhat limited for a hotel, and was perhaps more akin to what you might find in a top end B&B. The choices for cooked breakfast were fine and the food was hot. However, the coffee was luke warm. All the staff we met were friendly, professional and attentive, without being intrusive. All in all, a lovely house hotel, that with a little TLC in certain areas and perhaps attention to detail in others, would merit it a five star review in our eyes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Craigsanquhar Hotel is a Scottish country house located 6 miles from St. Andrews in the rolling countryside of Fife. The Hotel is situated within 36 acres of gardens and woodland. Nathaniel's Restuarant & Bar has recently opened at Craigsanquhar with the goal of bringing "Scotland's Larder" to the table. Craigsanquhar also offers extensive catering facilities for weddings, receptions, and special occasions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Craigsanquhar House Hotel Craigsanquhar
- Craigsanquhar Hotel Cupar
- Craigsanquhar House Hotel Fife