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Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 September 2012

From the moment we arrive pd the old course hotel got it just right. Drink on arrival and when we got into our room the kids got some presents and two teddies each. The food was awesome and the drinks are not expensive really. The spa is of course great and the splash time for kds was perfect and when we went without kids it wasn't too busy. All in all great value for money and first class facilities and service!

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Reviewed 14 September 2012

My wife and I stayed here with other couples for golf, spa and fun. In combination with The Old Course Experience (a great company itself) we had a fantastic visit……and the weather even cooperated. The hotel has a marvelous location adjacent to the Old Course 17th tee/fairway and also overlooks the New Course, Jubilee Course and the wide beach. We had a front room with view on opposite side from the North Sea and golf courses, but were still very happy looking over the driving range and countryside. Wife loved the spa, we had a great breakfast in the dining room every day and we joined friends in the bar on the top floor overlooking the Old Course most evenings. The staff was extremely professional and personable. The hotel is very well appointed and clean. A very short walk takes you into the very charming town of St. Andrews – which has great shopping, restaurants, pubs and architecture. Will stay here again on next visit (hopefully soon). Planned for chilly, rain and wind……got mild, sunny and some wind. How does St. Andrews and the Old Course Hotel do it?

Room Tip: Spend the money for a room on the highest floor you can get overlooking the North Sea - you will get...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

2nd time in 15 months i have stayed here. maginificent in all respects- location, staff, food, cleanliness, facilities. a world class experience. we had a suite which had a full sized living room, and huge bedroom and bathroom. ocean view, course view, of course. The breakfast buffet is lavish beyond words and the international staff is first rate.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Relative to all hotels, it is much better than average, but relative to first class hotels, it was not exceptional. That said, I suspect it is by far the best in St. Andrews. A very nice, newish hotel in a sort of classic, homogenized style with spectacular views over the Old Course and the sea beyond. Pretty common areas and spectacular setting. Our room was not ready by check-in time but was available by 3:30. We were upgraded into a modern and very spacious suite which looked over a large, abysmally tacky metal roof. If you looked beyond the roof, the view was grand. The air conditioning did not work in our sitting room and was not corrected after a request. However, the management made an adjustment accordingly. Our room was directly over a banquet room; we could hear the band's words when they sang for a Friday night event. Thankfully, the music stopped at midnight. The room was comfortable (notwithstanding the heat issue) and very clean. I personally prefer a more classic style when travelling to classic destinations but still it was nicely done. Staff was very friendly and made an effort to be so. The people were probably the hotel's high point. Breakfasts in the 4th floor dining room were delightful. Best surprise: the Old Course is closed to golfers on Sundays so we were able to walk the entire course without dodging players and it was wonderful fun to share the course with other walkers and lots of cute, happy dogs chasing balls.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Daniel P, General Manager at Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Old Course Hotel.

I am pleased that on the whole you enjoyed your visit to St. Andrews and The Old Course Hotel. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for your late check-in and for the failure of the air conditioning unit in your room, whilst we were unable to rectify the problem during your stay this has now been fixed. I am delighted that you recognised the high quality of our staff, which we are very proud of.

I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Resort and demonstrate the high levels of service for which we are known.

Kind regards,

Daniel Pereira
General Manager

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Reviewed 7 September 2012

From the moment we arrived(started with complimentary glass of fizz),we were looked after by extremely professional and friendly staff.Hotel is just fabulous,rooms and beds are so good.Food in the Sands restaurant was excellent as was breakfast.We played golf at the Dukes course which is a top class course but enjoyable for all levels of golfer.Hotel staff transported us to the course and sorted us out with a buggy,then after our round and a few drinks,they picked us up again and took us back to the hotel,we felt like real golfers!!The hotel has excellent bars,a fantastic spa and a magnificent rooftop terrace where you can watch golfers on the Old Course teeing off from the 17th tee,quite a few shots end up going over or into the roof,it's great fun to watch.The hotel also has it's own pub,the 'Jigger Inn' where you can quench your thirst with a pint or two after your round.Easy walk into St Andrews from hotel so no need to drive so everyone can relax.Can't wait for next visit to this hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

Just spent 3 lovely days at Old Course.Luxury,value for money,comfort and relaxation.
The hotel and staff just improve with each visit. I had a birthday this visit and everyone made an extra effort.
The food was exceptional this time and I notice a real improvement in all areas since my last visit.Kohler spa was a superb experience and my husband and I loved the open air tub...bracing east coast air tho!!
Looking forward to the next wee break!!

Room Tip: Views over the course
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

we booked a special deal for £300 that included 2 nights B&B with dinner in the Sands restaurant on one night. it was our anniversary weekend and the hotel made it very special for us. on arrival we were offered a glass of bubbly, we got to our room and there was a welcome back card (we had stayed once before - about 3 years ago!) and strawberries with chocolate dipping sauce! then we were brought champagne, canapes and an anniversary card, and our bed was made up with rose petals! the room was beautiful, service was expemplary, meal in the Sands was excellent, spa so relaxing, and even the weather held out for us! on the 2nd day we had breakfast later on (11am) in the room for only £3 pp extra. we would highly recommend. St Andrews is a beautiful town, and the Old Course Hotel is just fantastic!

Room Tip: all rooms are lovely, of course if you can afford the extra then go for a golf view, but even the pa...
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Additional Information about Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

Address: Old Station Road, St Andrews KY16 9SP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in St Andrews
#1 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#1 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
#6 Family Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range: £160 - £419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bordering the renowned 17th ‘Road Hole’ of the Old Course in the Home of Golf, the Old Course Hotel enjoys a spectacular location overlooking the famous links courses, the West Sands beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. Discover the historic university town of St Andrews, just a short stroll from the resort, and explore the surrounding countryside of the ancient Kingdom of Fife. With a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, the hotel offers quietly confident service, luxurious facilities and a warm welcome in the finest traditions of Scottish hospitality. ... more   less 
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