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Hotel Du Vin
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We stayed for one night and upgraded to the old Tom Morris suite which was well worth it! The room was amazing (Hotel Du Vin - where did you get the wallpaper with the framed portraits - I love it?!). The view from the room was beautiful and we enjoyed a relaxing hour, sitting in the big bay window watching the world go by - looking over the golf course one way and the sea the other. The bathroom was equally fab - a free-standing bath perfectly positioned for that great view out to sea and the best shower ever! The location of the hotel is very central so no car park as such, but there is free parking outside if you can find a space, which we did no problem. All in all a great experience.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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HDVST , General Manager at Hotel Du Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2014

Thank you for your lovely feedback; I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. I hope to welcome you back to the hotel very soon.

Kind regards,

Niall Thompson
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

I visited The Bistro for a birthday celebration.
Our table had an amazing view over The Sea and West Sands.
The food was fabulous ,The Crepes Suzette Soufflé to die for, served by attentive and delightful staff.
Thank you all for helping to make this occasion special!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

The hotel décor -- in the rooms and the excellent common spaces/bar/restaurant -- was the perfect mix of quirky/trendy modern spun with classic old-style overstuffed leather. Room was modestly sized, but had a very high ceiling, and all in all was very comfortable. Nice modern bathroom too. High marks on all these points.

Of course, the location can't be beat, right on the Scores and walking distance to everything St. Andrews has to offer.

Lastly, we found the service to be very good. Helpful bellman took our heavy suitcases up and showed us around the hotel, and then the next morning when we slept in and missed breakfast, the staff graciously re-opened the kitchen and allowed us to order and eat in the bar atrium. Food was good, albeit a bit over priced.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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HDVST , Manager at Hotel Du Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2014

Thank you for your lovely feedback; I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. I hope to welcome you back to the hotel very soon.

Kind regards,

Niall Thompson
General Manager

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Lovely, stylish hotel with great service and staff, Standard room was small for the price (though to be fair we were waned about how small it was). Really good breakfast with lots of great choices and very good quality food. Would definitely go back but try a larger room. Have scored room based on our room but am sure it would be higher if we were in larger room.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Cathyg58
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HDVST , General Manager at Hotel Du Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2014

Thank you for your lovely feedback; I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. I hope to welcome you back to the hotel very soon.

Kind regards,

Niall Thompson
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Du Vin St Andrews for 4 days over our wedding weekend. I would most certainly recommend this hotel.
We spent the first two nights in a standard room and the second two in the junior suite called Highland Park (all the rooms appear to be named after single malt whiskies). The standard room was nice and I did not find it to be small as some other reviewers have noted. A couple of downsides were the view of the extension which was still very much a work in progress (think builders overlooking your room at 8.30am when you might be trying to get dressed) and the lack of air conditioning making the room quite hot.
The suite was another matter - large so lack of air con less of an issue, and with a wonderful view over West Sands and the sea. Particularly recommended is ordering breakfast to the room and enjoying it while taking in the view and wearing the hotel provided dressing gowns!
The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and we particularly appreciated the decoration on the bed when we arrived home late at night/early in the morning after our wedding!
We enjoyed the breakfasts and one evening meal in the buffet. The cooked breakfast choices were all very tempting and the croissants, pain au chocolat and baked eggs were all lovely! There was a decent choice of wine at dinner, and some very good single malts in the bar.
While we were there, the extension work seemed to mean there was no dedicated parking. But on-street parking close to the hotel was very easy.
All in all: lack of air-con wasn't great and a bit of a surprise in a newly refurbished hotel. But excellent junior suite and lovely staff more than made up for it! Recommended!

Room Tip: Ask for a fan if it is hot. Junior suite called Highland Park particularly recommended.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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HDVST , Manager at Hotel Du Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2014

Thank you for your lovely feedback; I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. I hope to welcome you back to the hotel very soon.

Kind regards,

Niall Thompson
General Manager

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We had a great stay at Hotel Du Vin. The rooms are recently redone in hip fashion. Bathrooms are a bit small but the most is made of the available space. The property is right up the street from The Old Course and also sits on the edge of University of St. Andrews. Our room happened to overlook the North Sea which was awesome.
Great service and restaurant as well.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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HDVST , General Manager at Hotel Du Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2014

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us at Hotel du Vin St Andrews.

I am glad to hear you enjoyed the stunning views we have here at the hotel overlooking the famous West Sands beach from our bedrooms and Bistro.

I hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Niall Thompson

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Very helpful friendly staff! The rooms were a wee bit small but the staff made you quickly forget that. The meals were the best we had in our stay and Suzzane, Collin , Chris and Paul were always near to make our every wish their command. Local tips flowed. We were made to feel like friends and they quickly became ours. Don't know how the service could have been better!

Room Tip: If you're golfing or walking about this is the place!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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HDVST , General Manager at Hotel Du Vin, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2014

Thank you for your lovely feedback, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Hotel du Vin St Andrews.

We pride ourselves in providing exceptional service to our guests, and being able to assist with local recommendations to help enhance your experience within St Andrews.

We hope to welcome you back to the hotel and bistro very soon.

Kind Regards,

Niall Thompson

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Additional Information about Hotel Du Vin

Address: 40 The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AS, Scotland (Formerly St. Andrews Golf Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
#9 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range: £108 - £268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Du Vin 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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