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Best Western Scores Hotel
Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Had an excellent time at the Scores, a great place for a short break and the reception staff were warm and friendly, will definitely be back.The buffet breakfast was to a high standard and very welcoming, well done

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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PhilipRolfe, Manager at Best Western Scores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2014

Dear Stookie 2711,

Thanks for your excellent review after your recent stay here it was indeed great to hear that you
were happy with our hotel. I have passed on your nice comments about the reception staff and thanks for these! Great to hear too that you enjoyed your breakfast so much.

I hope that we will be able to welcome you back again soon,

Best wishes,

Philip.

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

We have just returned from a two night winter break and enjoyed our stay very much..We had a lovely room overlooking the west sands beach.The food in the restaurant and breakfast was most enjoyable.The staff were very friendly and accommodating.The hotel in some areas looked a little tired.Our electric towel wasn't working in the bathroom and 1 heater in the bedroom wasn't working on our arrival but got fixed the next morning.We would certainly stay again at the hotel on our next visit to St Andrews.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the West sands and sea are excellent.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank James C
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PhilipRolfe, Manager at Best Western Scores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014

Dear James C and Mrs C,

Thank you for your review posted after your recent stay here, it was a pleasure to meet yourself and your wife and I was glad to hear of your enjoyment.

Sorry about the towel rail, I believe it is beyond repair and will be replaced as soon as possible.
The second radiator had a stuck thermostat, so fortunately that was a quick fix!

I have passed on your kind comments to all staff and to the Chefs for the cooking, many thanks!

I hope very much that we will be able to welcome you both back very soon,

Very best wishes,

Philip Rolfe

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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Stayed here while on business and thought it wasn't that great for what I paid. Room was a bit tired and old fashioned, with a tiny bath. Fantastic view though and great if your a golfer, next door practically from the old course. Hotel quiet at this time of year.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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PhilipRolfe, Manager at Best Western Scores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2014

Dear KennybOrmiston,

Thank you for your report after your recent stay with us.

I am sorry that you felt the hotel was a bit tired and old fashioned, we do have plans for bedroom and reception upgrades in the next twelve months. Next time you are here, please let me know personally and I will give you an upgraded room with my compliments.

You are right about the views, particularly when the weather allows a break in the clouds!

Thanks again and hoping to be able to welcome you back,

Yours Sincerely

Philip Rolfe.

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

We have just returned from a two night winter break at the scores hotel.
Very enjoyable break. Room was so comfortable and had superb views over the west sands.
Food at breakfast and dinner was really good. The staff were all very friendly and efficient The hotel was quiet as everywhere is in St Andrews at this time of the year however this did not detract from the atmosphere within the hotel Such a pleasant change from your corporate type of environment in larger hotels. Great location. We will be back. Many thanks to all the staff for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Linda L
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PhilipRolfe, Manager at Best Western Scores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2014

Dear LindaL,

It was very good to hear that you had enjoyed your break here so much, thanks for taking
the time to let us know. I was very pleased to learn that you were comfortable in your room
and that you enjoyed the view, there are never two days the same when looking out of the beach and the sea!

I have passed on your kind comments to all staff, many thanks for these.

We hope to be able to welcome you back soon!

Best Wishes,

Philip Rolfe.

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Reviewed 4 February 2014

lovely hotel and our junior suite was really nice everything we needed we had ddb for 2 nights and the breakfasts and dinners were all really good i would like to say thankyou to jane at reception for helping me when i had an allergy to the vegetables at dinner on saturday night she found out what they were it was very much appreciated all the staff at the hotel are really kind and caring one of the best hotels we have stayed in scotland thankyou very much for a lovely weekend we hope to return

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PhilipRolfe, Manager at Best Western Scores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2014

Dear ly4875,

Many thanks for your great review, I was very pleased to hear that you had such a good time here and thanks for your kind comments. I was particularly pleased to hear that you were helped by Anne at reception, I have passed on your thanks to her and to all the staff!

I hope that we will see you back at the hotel again soon,

Best wishes,

Philip Rolfe.

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Very nice Hotel, great position, good food.
This was our second stay at the Scores and we have dined here many times and have yet to be let down.
Big airy room with knockout view over the West sands , huge comfy bed and nice bathroom(unfortunately with shower only).
Staff were very pleasant and helpful.
Easy to recommend this Hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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PhilipRolfe, Manager at Best Western Scores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2014

Dear Hugechap,

Thank you for titling your review of your stay "First Class", I was really pleased
to hear that you were happy with us. The view is fantastic but unfortunately we are not
having such good weather, as the view would be even better still without the rain!

I hope we will be able to welcome you back soon,

Thanks again and very best wishes,

Philip Rolfe

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We booked a late deal and so glad we did, excellent hotel, spacious room, good food, lovely staff and the best location. We had booked a Junior Suite, the room was very spacious, nice touches of tartan on the bedding without being over the top. The suite has a king size bed and it was very comfortable, we had a great nights sleep. We had High Tea on Friday evening in the restaurant, the home bakes were lovely, and then dinner on the Saturday night. We had planned to go out in St Andrews on the Saturday but we had enjoyed the hotel restaurant on the Friday so opted to stay in. Breakfast was self service but plenty of choice and additional items to order off the menu. Eggs Benedict highly recommended.

We were made to feel extremely welcome with one of the staff (I think he was a manager but didn't get his name) chatting on the Saturday evening and then most welcoming at breakfast on Sunday morning.

WE enjoyed our stay very much and will definitely return to The Scores Hotel

Room Tip: The rooms at the front of the hotel have a sea view
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Karen T
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PhilipRolfe, Manager at Best Western Scores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2014

Dear Karen T,

Thanks for taking the time to send through your review after your stay here, it was great to meet you and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals so much and I have passed on your thanks to Chef Richard and his team, hope to see you again soon!

Best wishes,

Philip Rolfe.

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Additional Information about Best Western Scores Hotel

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 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#4 Business Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range: £114 - £209 (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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