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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

The location of the hotel is excellent, adjacent to the 18th fairway of the Old Course. The rooms are pleasant but no more, the bathroom had a number of cracked floor tiles and the room was a little cramped. Breakfast was reasonable - service was a bit slow and the breakfast was not of good quality, it was okay - no more. Lounge areas in and adjacent to reception are pleasant and the staff are mostly very helpful - I had a problem with my room key card on three occasions which was a bit of a nuisance but, generally, the hotel is decent enough and, as I said earlier, the location is second to none. Perhaps if it were to apply high quality service and principles then this could be an outstanding hotel. I would recommend staying here as a golfer.

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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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

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
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Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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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.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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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.

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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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