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Best Western Scores Hotel
Ranked #11 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
Reviewed 3 April 2011

The beauty of this hotel is that you fall out of the door onto the first tee of the Old Course, the seis views are also great. I only found the car park at the back on this visit having parked at the front before, good baggage store and a great breakfast.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 March 2011

I have just come back from a three day stay at the Scores Hotel and, as a number of reviewers have commented, this hotel needs a bit of an upgrade especially to the plumbing.

I had a room with two single beds overlooknig the West Sands. The overall feel of the room was good and the view was superb. The room was quiet and quite comfortable. The furnishings were adequate but had seen better days,

I don't want to go into too much detail but all I will say was that the bathroom had evidence of the previous occupant when I first went to use it. It turned out the the WC was very slow to flush and took ages to refill. I reported this to the front desk but was never convinced that they had managed to get the problem solved.

On further inspection of the bathroom it seemed to me that it had been neglected, corroded mastic around the bath, scrathes and chips on the mirror, discoloration on the vanity unit and several other faults. Some of these could have been rectified with just a bit of pride and attention to detail.

It really was a pity that a hotel in such a prime location has been allowed to get into such a state. I had a busy schedule and had to leave early in the morning and didn't get back until late otherwise I would have been looking to change hotels.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 March 2011

Stayed here with 10 key clients for one night before a conference I was delivering.

Rooms, service, staff and welcome were excellent. Small touches such as home made shortbread & tablet (a Scottish sweet) added to the welcoming touches. The rooms were immaculate, warm and cosy.

Breakfast was delicious - and enjoying the view on a sunny morning along the West Sands more than made up for having breakfast at 7am!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

We were visiting our son again, so have a couple of comparative hotels. We were firstly delighted with the location. relatively easy parking and then everything is within easy walking distance.
Our room was great, we had an upgrade due to the time of booking. Clean, comfortable and fabulous views. Some renovations next door which did not impinge on our stay. Bathroom clean and functional .
Breakfast was good, avoid the scrambled eggs and ask for fresh. We had an evening meal, it was Valentines weekend therefore it was a set menu, so we cannot comment on normal evening service. We enjoyed the meal and the staff were helpful.
On our return home I received a response to my 'in room' hotel questionnaire response - first time ever!! When we return to St Andrews we will definitely hope to stay at the Scores.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2011

What a lovely old fashioned hotel to have a relaxing break. The food is great quality, the staff are very warm, welcoming and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are very spacious and the location is fantastic. Right beside the golf course, sandy beach and shops.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2011

I shudder to think what it costs to stay in St Andrews if you have to be there during a major sporting event but for a night's stay in February this hotel was very good value and a pleasant stay indeed. The rooms are spacious with Freeview television, free wi fi (Best Western suggests it's the only chain to offer this) and tea/coffee facilities. Location is very good as well (at the eastern end of the coastal road that runs parallel to the town centre, and just before the golf course starts - you can see the coast and one of the town's beaches from front-facing windows too) and assuming it was still out of season I'd look no further than this place if I were visiting St Andrews again.

There are two or three bars and restaurants at different price ranges in the hotel but the only hotel catering I used was the breakfast - like other reviewers, I'm afraid I did find the breakfast service not quite a match for the quality of the breakfast itself (although in terms of the service in general, reception staff were all very helpful and friendly), everything seemed to take just a bit longer than it might have needed to take.

This is the second Best Western I''ve stayed in in different countries and they do seem to have more character than other chain properties in the same kind of range - definitely worth considering in future if they're all as nice as the ones I've visited so far.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 February 2011

Myself and my husband arrived at The Scores Hotel with a friendly welcome. The staff were attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The Junior Room was large, lovely, clean and airy as was the bathroom. Our breakfast was lovely, again the staff made sure we were happy with our meal offering more coffee, tea...and dinner in the evening was outstanding. Thank you for making our stay amazing.

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Address: 76 The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9BB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#4 On the Beach Hotel in St Andrews
#4 Business Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range: £86 - £254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Scores Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western Scores Hotel is the closest hotel to the 1st tee of the world famous Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse.A 5 minute walk will take you to many of the towns attractions including the ancient castle and cathedral ruins, the 600 year old university and the historic town centre.The hotel occupies two traditional Victorian town houses dating back to 1864 and 1880 and retains many of the large former drawing rooms as junior suites. 36 rooms in total, many of which have stunning views views over the West Sands beach whilst others enjoy an outlook over the newly landscaped garden and terraces.Champions Grill has unforgettable views of the West Sands and the 1st tee of the Old Course from its 9 large picture windows - there is no better way to start your day!Alexanders Restaurant offer quality Scottish food in a traditional Victorian setting with white linen, gold chandeliers and a magnificent view.Chariots Bar, names after the film 'Chariots of Fire' (which was partially shot on the West Sands) is a typical Scottish Snug serving Bar and Snack Menus daily, with al fresco dining weather permitting! ... more   less 
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