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“Average at best”
Review of Arran House

Arran House
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Arran House
Ranked #70 of 73 St Andrews B&B and Inns
Lubbock, TX
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Average at best”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

I've stayed in quite a few B & B's and the Arran House is less than average. It just does not have any outstanding features, it's just a place. I hate being critical but it's no big deal. The location is nice. There were no wash cloths and the bar of soap was the size of a quarter. There was no water pressure to speak of, zip, bathing was difficult. The innkeepers were apparently doing their taxes or being audited, they were in the breakfast room quite often with lots of files. I felt like an unwelcome guest. I really hate saying that. St Andrews University is just down the road and for some reason, the students were loud and rowdy the week we were there. Sleeping was not easy.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

This was a wee gem excellent location great breakfast rooms clean what more do you want just of the scores and in walking distance of all areas parking can be tough so plan ahead very friendly reception and made to feel very welcome so i would recommend for overnight or short break

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Although the staff were very pleasant this guest house leaves a lot to be desired. The room walls were dirty, outlets were exposed and just did not have that personal touch as other guest houses. Also beware that this guest house is situated adjacent to a pub and I could not get any sleep from all the noise even with the windows closed. The breakfast was good although quite average. No wifi in the upper level rooms so you have to go downstairs to get any signal at all.

Room Tip: Do not get an upper floor if you want wifi signal.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

This B&B is in a great location. And I really enjoyed the breakfast though I'm not qualified to say whether it was a true English breakfast.

There were several issues that were of little consequence to me but may be issues for other guests. First, the room was quite small and the bed was mediocre. Had I been staying multiple nights this might have gotten tedious but the location would still have made it worth it. By contrast, the detached bathroom across the hall was practically deluxe, being about as large as the bedroom with a full sized shower. My only gripe about the bathroom is that it had a water saving shower head. Scotland may lack sun and reliable internet but surely it doesn't lack fresh water!

My room was on a tall third floor, accessible only by stairs. The WiFi didn't reach the third floor. But it did work well from the breakfast room which met my needs. However, if you need extensive internet use, ask for a room on the first floor or bring a high sensitivity WiFi PCI card.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Stayed an overnight at this B&B . Room quite comfortable and choice of breakfast fine. .Clean beds and shower and toilet fine. Decor in rooms and the rest of the house needing a bit TLC but in the main it was fine. Good location and within walking distance of everything.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

This is a very central B&B, a couple of minutes from everything in St Andrews. This and the very friendly staff were the best things about it. The single room I stayed in for four days was fine, if on the small side, and good value for money. The bathroom was across the landing but huge (probably twice the size of the room). Both were clean (I won't say spotless), though the bath towel was really old. The floors were very creaky, which is not great if you're trying to sleep and people come back to their rooms in the middle of the night (but I guess it's an old house and little could be done in that respect). The WiFi did not work at all in the room so had to spend a lot of time in the sitting room which doubles up as breakfast room. The breakfast was OK, I adored the potato cakes, but otherwise nothing too exciting.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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AMSTERDAM
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2012

If you are not overpricing your accomodation, you might get better reviews. We stay in Craigmore house next door, really good, paid 100 Gbp, we paid 85 GBP here but what a difference. Lousy bed, toilet very average, Tv with one channel from the seventies Now for 65-70 this might be bearable, but not for 85 GBP. And if the internet doesn`t work in the rooms (which is vital for me) you don`t say That is courtsey of us , so don`t complain, be glad you have it, because that is really very DUMB.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Arran House
Address: 5 Murray Park, St Andrews, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
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Ranked #70 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in St Andrews
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Arran House St Andrews, Scotland

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