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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
Bangkok, Thailand
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“Amazing Hotel”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

One of the bets golf course hotels, with so much history. The birthplace of golf. Has a complete royal field, the lobby, reception, restaurants, bar. You feel you are in the previous century but in a good way. Just walk into the amazing golf course. beautiful qaint town of St. Andrews and this hotel is right in the heart of it.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chris F, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind words and I am so glad you enjoyed staying at the Rusacks. It’s a really nice feeling to walk into the hotel and be able to sense it’s past, and at the same time enjoy its modern contemporary feel. Hopefully you loved the hotel and location so much that you return and we get the chance to welcome you back.

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Indianapolis
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103 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

This hotel overlooks the Royal and Ancient and the Olde Course! What more do you need to know? :) This is one of those hotels that is very old (the stairs are somewhat saggy and creeky), but you love every bit of it. The dining and guest rooms are quite lovely, having been redone in the last few years. We only stayed here for one night, but we had two rooms: a suite for our three teens and a standard room for my husband and myself (hardly seems fair). The suite was huge and had a plaque that listed all of the famous people that had stayed there (celebrities, royals, and golfers), which was quite exciting for my kids. It had a floor to ceiling bay window that overlooked the course. My husband was in heaven. The standard room was nice as well, with new decor and a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was included in our room rate and was delicious (continental breakfast as well as made to order menu). The wait staff and other employees were very nice, as most Scots seem to be. This hotel is just a few doors down from the home of Old Tom Morris, his golf shop, the famed Dunvegan bar, and St. Andrews Cathedral and University. The last time we were in St. Andrews we stayed at the Rufflets Country House, which is lovely, but is a car ride from the village. We really enjoyed being right in the midst of it all this time.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Chris F, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review, 2 October 2013
Dear guest

Thank you so much for taking the time to put your wonderful comments on tripadvisor. I’m delighted we made you and your families stay in St Andrews so memorable. The refurbishment of the hotel has been a huge success and as you mentioned the views speak for them self. Great to hear you also enjoyed the food, our Rocca Grill now has 3 Rosete’s and add to this the views out onto the 18th of the old course…. it doesn’t get much better. Thank you again and I hope one day to welcome you and you family back to the Rusacks.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Rusacks! The views overlooking the golf course were outstanding. The executive room was spacious and recently updated, and was very comfortable indeed. The hotel staff were all very helpful, and all in all, an excellent stay!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chris F, Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
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Bishops Stortford
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Great Location - right by St.Andrews golf course, with fantastic views from the Bar and Main Restaurant. The rooms were comfortable and with all the facilities you require. We ate in the main restaurant in the evening and it was excellent. The food was fantastic and the staff looked after you very well. Agree with other comments - it is a friendly but professional service. Would definitely use the hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Location was fantastic,right on golf course. We found the staff helpful,the food was a very good breakfast selection ,hotel room itself was spacious and comfortable. Highly recommended I will go back.

  • Stayed September 2013
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scotland
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Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

Just back from 4 days here in the home of golf.
The hotel is in a great location overlooking the 18th and 1st fairways of the old course.
Check in was very smooth and staff very accommodating we were in the Bobby Jones Suite on the 2nd floor which was very large and very comfortable.
Lovely front facing Lounge with dining room table over looking the old course, beautiful refurbished bathroom with a view right down the 17th fairway, the plaque on the door says " Loo with a view "!! And a nice bedroom at the rear of the suite.
Breakfast was very good with a small buffet selection and hot food to order which was very fresh each day.
We had an issue with a large outside door below our suite which was banging in the wind from 0600 in the morning but a quick word with the receptionist so the maintenance guy sort it the same day, very well done.
Also plenty of parking at the hotel which is good as St Andrews is not easy to park in.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Top class hotel. Excellent staff. Fantastic room. Great views of golf course and excellent food. Breakfasts are just wonderful and staff can not ever do enough for you. Very friendly, yet professional service. We'll be back, soon as possible :)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Macdonald Rusacks Hotel
Address: Pilmour Links, St Andrews KY16 9JQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in St Andrews
#5 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
#5 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Rusacks Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews is a golfers paradise. Overlooking the world famous Old Course, you can indulge in a round or simply watch others tee'ing off from our comfortable R Bar. Our award-winning Rocca Bar & Grill serves the finest and freshest food against the backdrop of the Old Course's 18th hole. Our luxurious bedrooms are the perfect place to rest your head after a day exploring this beautiful seaside town. ... more   less 
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