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Rufflets Hotel
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in St Andrews
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scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“almost perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

as a birthday surprise we spent the night in Rufflets. Superb suite but the TV on the wall was a bit loose and a tad wonky- we didn't watch tv but maybe this needs to be looked at. Nevertheless the food was superb (can highly recommend the cheese board with honey and frozen grapes..that was a surprise) attentive and friendly staff but not in your face as sometimes these country house hotels can be. Good mix of guests too. The room itself was lovely with our own cosy sitting area and home made shortbread which was to die for. The bed was massive and really comfortable. It makes a change to stay somewhere that uses high quality cotton sheets and big fluffy pillows - non of your polycotton here. All in all a lovely surprise treat in a first class hotel. Cant wait to go back...

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Many thanks for the feedback - and I know that the issue with the TV bracket is getting sorted - but it was good to see how much you had enjoyed the stay with us at Rufflets.

We do continue to invest into the fabric of the building and rooms - in many ways - and it is especially pleasing to see that the new bed linen has been appreciated so much.

Hope to see you again soon.

Regards

Stephen
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Very pleasant stay at the Rufflet. Very nice room and gardens.
I stayed just one night but I will stay longer for my next trip.
Very quite place. Their is a nice restaurant but we preferred to eat in Saint-Andrews witch is just 5 minute drive frome the Rufflets.

Laurent

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Dear Laurent

Thank you for the feedback - and we do hope that you will be able to return in the near future.

There are some good flights from Paris to Edinburgh - and the airport is only 1 hour away from St Andrews, so the travel time isnt too long.

Regards

Stephen
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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

My husband and our 2 friends spent a first class overnight stay in the very beautiful Rufflets a Hotel nr St Andrews. The house and gardens are magnificent. Our Classic room so elegantly dressed have now decided I should redecorate in these lovely colours. Breakfast dinner and service superb. Can't wait to go back again. Carol, Edinburgh

Room Tip: First floor overlooking gardens
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
It is always good to be able to see how much our guests do enjoy the time that they get to spend with us at Rufflets - so thank you for the kind comments.

Do keep an eye on our website, as we do have some good offers available from time to time.

Regards,

Stephen
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

First class service from check in to check out, fantastic food ,beautiful setting.The room was lovely loved the complimentry shortbread.Looking forward to our return visit to Rufflets.
Many thanks for a fabulous stay.
David and Charlotte

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Delighted to read that had such a good time with us at Rufflets recently - and we hope to be able to welcome you back soon.

And thank you for taking the time to leave your comments - the feedback is very much appreciated.

Regards

Stephen
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

This was our first visit to Rufflets, it was a wonderful two night stay that was very relaxing. The staff are all friendly and welcoming. Our room was lovely, very big with a great view to the garden. We enjoyed a superb dinner on both evenings and relaxed afterward in one of the many comfortable seating areas. Breakfast was excellent too with lots of options. We explored the vast gardens on our last morning and what a joy they are, lots of colour and a large variety of trees and plants. The garden is a big attraction to the hotel as it helps create the charming atmosphere to this great country house set just far enough from St Andrews to be peaceful. We loved it all and will be back.
Jane

Room Tip: Classic double overlooking the garden with huge bed and comfy chairs, no noise except for the birds!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
We were all really pleased to see how much you had enjoyed your first visit to Rufflets - and thank you for your feedback.

We look forward to seeing you for the return trip.

Regards

Stephen
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Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

My wife and I have just returned from a two night DBB break at Rufflets, our first time there. It was wonderful from start to finish. The location is beautiful and so peaceful and within easy reach of bustling St Andrews. The ambiance of the country house hotel is relaxed, welcoming and extremely comfortable. The staff are without exception friendly and helpful but never intrusive. The public lounges are each designed for individuality and comfort. They are perfect for sitting in comfort with a paper or book. The gardens are very attractive and ideal for a stroll.
Our room was astounding: it was enormous and extremely well appointed. The food, both at dinner and at breakfast was a special experience. We are still enjoying the memory of our stay at Rufflets and are looking forward to our return. George and Mary.

Room Tip: We had a classic room (30) and would choose it again.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Dear George and Mary

We were all delighted to see how much you both enjoyed the recent stay at Rufflets - and thank you ever so much for taking the time to leave your comments.

The team do like to see when their hard work and effort have been appreciated.

Hope that you will be able to find the time to come and stay with us again in the very near future.

Regards

Stephen
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

A warm friendly welcome on arrival, we were informed that we had a free upgrade to a turret room and were given personal attention and shown to our room. It was superb and cosy with separate seating are overlooking the gardens. Food was excellent with a reasonable choice to suit our tastes. Breakfast was a delight, we were spoilt for choice. The dining room was well appointed, bright, clean and excellent service. Nothing was any trouble for all the staff both reception, dining and housekeeping. We would recommend Rufflets for a very pleasurable and peaceful stay. Malcolm and Margaret

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the garden.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Dear Malcolm and Margaret

Many thanks for the kind comments - and we were pleased to see that you had finally found us for what was clearly a great experience - and we hope that you will find time to come and see us again for a second, third, fourth........stay.

With my best wishes,

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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