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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
Reviewed 16 April 2014

My husband and I stayed here in Feb04 but we have stayed here many times and each time there has been something different to see and do. Our room overlooked the 18th.hole which we both enjoyed my husband more that me because he does play golf. There are plenty of eating places in St.Andrews all reasonable price we did have breakfast at the hotel which was excellent we ate in the restaurant which is located down stairs in the hotel which is called The One Below which was excellent the waiter & bar staff were first class service was very quick highly recommended. All staff at the hotel friendly & helpful. There are nice good shops for a browse or to buy there is just one small supermarket Tesco's which was really handy to get little things for the day,plenty of sightseeing to do beach lovely to walk on we thought it would be cold & windy while we were there but it was sunny .Nice to see all the different nations students all friendly yes we do like St.Andrews can't wait for our next trip.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

A great hotel to stay in for exploring St Andrews. We have now stayed in this hotel twice and both times it has been enjoyable. We had a great room which seemed like it had been recently renovated and also with a view down the 1st/18th on the old course.
The room was clean and spacious even with two sets of golf clubs! Staff were both welcoming and friendly.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Dated hotel with very poor service, rooms have no baths, a must after a long day on the golf coarse. Restaurant is good all be it dreadfully slow and understaffed. Large televisions at reception showing spa and swimming pool lovely we were thinking only to be informed this is a sister hotel 2 hours away. Heading back to old coarse hotel next year and can't wait. Avoid Rusacks if you want a good nights sleep!!!!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
Thank redknife
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Amazing.
Nicest meal we have ever had in a perfect setting. Staff were extremely helpful. The atmosphere in the bar was so relaxing and looked out onto beautiful views. Total escape from pressures of everyday life. Simply perfect.

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Thank Glashee
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

So enjoyable that we stayed an extra night. Dogs walk straight on to the 18fairway at the Old Course and then on to the Chariots of Fire huge beach. Hard to better for either a short stay or longer trip to Fife. St Andrews also enjoys excellent restaurants and pubs

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Stayed recently.Booked in advance ,I then phoned to upgrade for a sea view as a surprise for my husband as we were celebrating our ruby wedding.Sea view ?No,view of car park we were given.So disappointed.To pay £120.00 extra was a waste.Never again will I upgrade,especially when you read that people get an upgrade for nothing and a sea view.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank mh53_11
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Just back from a stay at the Rusacks hotel and we couldn’t fault it. Booked a classic king room and were pleasantly surprised to be put in the Bing Crosby suite with fantastic views over the 18th hole of the old course and St Andrews bay.
Room appeared to have been recently refurbished and was very comfortable.
Another highlight was the breakfast, not the greasy type you get at some hotels, but a fantastic cooked to order breakfast brought to your table with again great views of the 18th hole.

My only criticism of this hotel would be the very poor shower, not a lot of pressure on the top floor!! But other than that a great stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chris F, General Manager at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

Dear guest

Thank you for your kind words. We went through a room’s refurbishment in 2013 which has greatly improved the offering at the Rusacks. The rooms have stayed true to the history and splendor of the old building but has given it a modern and contemporary feel. I would have to agree that our views are out of this world looking over the 18th hole of the old course and the beach…..it doesn’t get much better. Ill make sure I pass you feedback on to the chef as wee take great pride in our breakfast. Hopefully ill have the chance to welcome you back to the Rusacks in the future.
Kind regards

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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 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#5 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range: £117 - £397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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