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Rufflets Hotel
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in St Andrews
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We had a great two night stay. This was our third visit and will not be the last.
The country hotel is very nicely furnished with nice open fires and located in great grounds. Our room was very comfortable with some super touches. Tin of shortbread supplied with tea in the room.
The breakfasts were excellent with a great menu and food cooked to order. The evening meal was fine dining. An exquisite meal which we really enjoyed. and a great wine list.

The weather was dry mostly sunny but with a very cold wind.

Would we go back? most definitely.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts after your most recent visit to Rufflets - and we were pleased to see that all went as well as it had before. We do work ever so hard to maintain the consistantly high levels of service that our guests do enjoy.

Perhaps next time we can wave the magic wand and provide some warmer weather as well!

With my best regards,

Stephen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

from the moment we stepped out the car we knew this hotel was something special. The gardens are stunning and as soon as you walk into reception you know your at a unique hotel.
My friend and I treated ourselves to a 2 night dinner,bed & breakfast in the Orchard suite.
It was our second choice as the Gilroy suite was unavailable. Very spacious suite set in hotel grounds although room was a bit tired.
We asked if we could possibly be moved to the other suite on our second night as it was newly refurbished and the same price. Not a problem, we were just asked to be packed and everything would be moved. Cannot fault this hotel, everything from start to finish was 1st class service and looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed March 2014
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Delighted to read the comments that you have kindly left after the recent visit to the hotel - and it is good to hear that it all went so well from start to finish.

We are grateful to have such a good team of staff at the hotel - and they too are always pleased to see how much their hard work and effort has been appreciated.

Look forward to being able to welcome you back at some point in the near future.

Regards

Stephen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our four night stay at The Rufflets Country House Hotel, St Andrews. It is a beautiful hotel with very pleasant and helpful staff. Breakfast is delicious, with a good range to choose from on the menu, together with a small 'buffet' of cold meats and cheeses, cereals, fruit and pastries. We never experienced tea time, lunches or supper, as we were always busy/out, but no doubt these meals would have been as perfect as breakfast! We shared a family room on the first floor, which had just been refurbished: it included a large master bedroom, a small second bedroom, and a lovely, large bathroom. It was all very tastefully decorated, and very well maintained throughout our stay. Our own 'niggle' was the wifi (free throughout the hotel/rooms), which proved difficult to use in the master bedroom (would continually lose connection), but absolutely no problem in the rest of our room (corridor, bathroom and second bedroom). It wasn't a big issue, though we mentioned and sure it will be looked into by the very accommodating staff.

All in all, we highly recommend a stay at The Rufflets if visiting St Andrews! A beautiful, tranquil hotel - we lived our stay!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts after your recent visit to Rufflets - we were all pleased to see how much you had enjoyed it. The room you had was recently refurbished (along with a number of others) and the 'new' room has been really well received by our guests.

We are looking at the little problem with the Wifi at that end of the house - thanks for letting us know.

Regards

Stephen
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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Wanted a wee getaway after a busy start to the year and didn't want to go to far. Found this diamond down at St Andrews and the plus side was we were able to take our German Shepherd with us. This was great as after we had dinner and top marks for the menu and the standard of the food was excellent, fantastic evening had where we just chilled out with a glass of wine in front of the fire before we had an early bed.

Great sleep and up walked the dog around the gardens before we ventured over for breakfast and we were not disappointed, we got served a very tasty breakfast before we ventured down the beach with the dog.

Couldn't leave here without saying a big thank you to the staff, they were all excellent and we shall see you all again.

Room Tip: We got one of the lodge rooms as we had the dog, perfect !
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback - we are all delighted to read how much the wee escape was enjoyed. We do have a number of accommodation options in the gardens in which we allow dogs, and they are in great demand.

Hope that you might consider us again the next time you are looking to have a quick 'getaway'!

Regards

Stephen
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

An excellent weekend retreat. We stayed in the newly decorated Family Room (20) which was very spacious. Other than the need for a few hooks in the bathroom and a shelf for the shampoo in the walk-in shower, we couldn't fault it. The dinner was excellent and the staff were very friendly and informative. Breakfast was also excellent, with excellent service and Rufus was adorable!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
We were delighted to read how much you enjoyed the new family suite at Rufflets - it is very new, and the hooks and shower-shelf have not quite made it into the bathroom it is that new!

Good to see that you also received (as do all our guests) the great service - we do have a good team here.

Hope that we will be able to see you again in the near future.

Regards

Stephen
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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

We have now stayed at Rufflets several times and cannot fault it. The staff are so friendly, the rooms are beautiful and the meals are 'to die for'. We have visited many hotels in the area but Rufflets always comes out on top.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you for the kind comments - we do know that we have a wonderful hotel set in one of the best locations in Scotland, but the thing that we do see time and time again are comments on how friendly (and quietly efficient) the staff are - all of which help make our guests' time at Rufflets special.

Hope to be able to see you back sometime soon.

Regards

Stephen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

Stayed at the end of February one night DBB and as previously, the room, food and service were first class. I have no hesitation in recommending this lovely, warm and comfortable hotel to anyone who likes to be looked after.
RonnieJ
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear Ronnie

Good to read that you had such a great time at the hotel on the recent visit, and we are all pleased to have your recommendation - we do work very hard to make sure that all our guests get the best Scottish hospitality - and all with a warm smile.

Hope to see you again soon.

Regards

Stephen
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Property: Rufflets Hotel
Address: Strathkinness Low Road, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland (Formerly Rufflets Country House Hotel)
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in St Andrews
#2 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#2 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
#6 Business Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Rufflets Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxury family hotel, situated in 10 acres of secluded gardens, has been under the same family ownership for over 60 years. Located a few minutes' drive from the centre of town, golf courses and beaches, the hotel is popular with couples and families. Rufflets is surrounded by mature gardens which supply the fine dining restaurant. Free parking and WiFi. ... more   less 
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Rufflets Country House Hotel St. Andrews
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