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Best Western Scores Hotel
Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
Reviewed 15 November 2013

only stayed one nite but room was very nice ,beds deep and soft ,breakfast brill dinner fantastic,car parking at front free but popular for others also as you turn into road to the golf course two houses down theres an arch way for parking at rear,

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We stayed in one of the junior suites which was excellent, extremely comfortable with decor to suit the traditional property. However, I would comment that the decor elsewhere (reception, stairways and hallways) is well in need of an update and currently presents a disappointing first impression of the hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

This hotel has everything: location, view, amenities and an excellent staff. The location is perfect - closest hotel to the Old Course and right in the heart of the University of St. Andrews. The view of the West Sands is spectacular. Some mornings I would watch people ride horseback through the surf as I had breakfast. The hotel is furnished as befits a Victorian building. It is not shabby or dated, but quaint and homey. The restaurant does a nice job and the breakfast is excellent. But, above all, the staff is excellent. The restaurant staff is attentive but doesn't hover. The hotel staff is friendly, personable and capable. I plan to go to St. Andrews quite often, as my daughter is in University there, and I will always make this hotel my first choice. In America, the Best Western brand is generally associated with cheaper, shabbier hotels. That must certainly NOT be the case in the UK.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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PhilipRolfe, Manager at Best Western Scores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Dear Happy Reader_9,

I was really pleased to hear of your satisfaction from your stay here last month when I came in today! I was however, particularly pleased to hear your comments about our staff and I have passed on these to them. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back at anytime to this lovely town and you can always combine visiting your daughter with a little light golf!

Many thanks again for taking the time and trouble to write a review, it is much appreciated,

Kind Regards,

Philip Rolfe.

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

We held our reunion here and dined and stayed at the Scores. It far exceeded my expectations. Rooms were comfortable and clean with nice furnishings, suitable for a Victorian building, the view of the West Sands spectacular and our dinner in a private dining room superb. Cannot fault the place the staff in all departments could not do enough for us adding to the ambience of our whole experience. All to be highly recommended.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the West Sands where parts of Chariots of Fire were filmed and the R&A Clubhou...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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PhilipRolfe, Manager at Best Western Scores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Dear 1st Nov95,

Thank you for your very kind review after your stay here earlier this week. I was really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the BEST WESTERN Scores hotel and it was our pleasure to welcome you here with your reunion group. I have passed on your comments to all the staff and I very much hope that you will keep us in mind for future occasions. Thank you for entrusting us with your business it was a pleasure to meet your whole group.

With Best Wishes,

Philip Rolfe.

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Stayed here just the one night rooms were clean but dated, the hotel staff friendly and the meals (Dinner & Breakfast) were of good quality. Only fault was the rooms they were as I have already said somewhat dared , could do with a revamp, would stay there again, changes I would like to see apart from the redecoration is they need better quality loo paper.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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GeneralManager_12_12, Manager at Best Western Scores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2013

Dear Mick M,

Many thanks for your review and I was glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here. I have passed on your comments regarding the up dating of the rooms and I would anticipate that there is likely to be work in this area in about two years from now.
I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future and I have passed on your comments regarding the loo paper to our housekeeper.

Best Wishes,

Philip Rolfe

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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Just had a very special university reunion in St Andrews and the genius organizer knew the best place - the Scores Hotel.
Since our uni days 1989-1992 we had been there often and its still top class.
In Australia the best western brand is more associated with cheap motels, don't let that fool you - this hotel is a flagship.
The location is supreme, rooms very good - i was in a suite (old habits) and the comparable room in Oz would be 3 times the price.
Special mention to Benji at breakfast and Anna at reception who offer service you'd be lucky to get at the more out of the way Old Course Hotel. Well Done.

Room Tip: Suites are low down so no view but private access in and out of hotel.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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PhilipRolfe, Manager at Best Western Scores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Dear Laramber,

I was really pleased to hear of your comments from your reunion here last weekend and also to hear that you enjoyed a revisit both to this hotel and to St Andrews. It was great to hear your comments about the BEST WESTERN brand, particularly so, as so much has gone into improving the brand hotels in recent years.

I was also delighted to hear your comments about Benji and Anne and I have passed these on to them.

I hope that we will have the chance to welcome you back before too long and many thanks again for taking the time and trouble to review your stay.

Best Wishes,

Philip Rolfe.

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Reviewed 1 November 2013

I have stayed at hundreds of hotels over the years, but the Best Western Scores Hotel is definitely my favorite. The staff at this hotel are extremely friendly and helpful. Each of them went out of their way to make me feel welcome and had plenty of time for lots of front desk "cultural exchanges". The hotel itself is beautiful, well-decorated and super comfortable. Our view overlooked the gorgeous beach and bay. It was a short walk to everything that this delightful small city offered. The breakfast (included in the price of the room) was delicious and included tasty fresh local berries and fruit. Plenty of yummy choices every day. I especially enjoyed the creamy Scottish porridge! I stayed at this hotel for a week, and I was very, very sad to leave. If you are visiting St. Andrews, this is without a doubt the place where you want to stay. A tremendous value and a wonderful hotel!

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for a room facing the beach. You can sit at your desk or in the bed and enjoy the go...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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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:
#2 Family Hotel in St Andrews
#3 On the Beach Hotel in St Andrews
#4 Business Hotel in St Andrews
#4 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range: £125 - £245 (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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