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“Top class service and selection - again and again” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Dunvegan Hotel
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in St Andrews
London
2 reviews
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“Top class service and selection - again and again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2009

I've stayed at the Dunvegan a few times over the past few years while looking for a property in St Andrews. The rooms have recently been tastefully refurbished to a high-quality and are always clean and tidy. Now settled here, I frequently eat in the restaurant or pop round for a bite to eat after a round of golf. Whether visiting with family, friends or on my own, I have always received excellent service and fantastic food. A recent visit to Dunvegans with 3 friends from South Africa lived up to their expectations as the "place to go" in St Andrews for golf enthusiasts wanting a casual, comfortable environment for good food, drinks and conversation. Sheena and Jack were, as always, welcoming and friendly. Many thanks again!

Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2009

Being American I am afraid we sometimes expect everything in the U.S. to be (bigger and) better.....not always the case. I have stayed at Dunvegan Hotel a decent number of times over the past five years and frankly am embarrassed that I have not written a review before now. Dunvegan accommodation has always been every bit as nice and as comfortable as the larger, more expensive hotels I have stayed at. The owners, Sheena and Jack, plus their entire staff, have always made me feel welcome. They give first class service.......the food is top shelf and the admosphere in the Dunvegan pub is very friendly and electric...........I never fail to tell my American friends about the Dunvegan Hotel!!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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houston, texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2009

The Duvegan is the place to stay in St. Andrews. Jack & Sheena arranged all our tee times and transportation before we arrived in Scotland. All we had to do was show up & play.

The hotel is close to the Old Course. It's a short walk to town if you want to do any shopping. Golf shops are on every corner.

The wait staff at the hotel was very friendly and attentive - the pub at the hotel was packed every night. The appetizers in the pub were excellent & the restaurant was just as good.

If you're looking for a hassle free golfing vacation - this is the place.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Salt Lake, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2009

Second time I have stayed at the Dunvegan. If you are travelling to St. Andrews for a spa, you obviously don't want to be here. If you are in St. Andrews to golf, not a better place to stay. Location is great and the food is top drawer -- the pub on the main floor is lively.

  • Stayed June 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2009

If you traveled to St Andrews for the very first time in your lives (like us), or if you get there often, there can be only one place to stay........THE DUNVEGAN. Period.
From the comfortable atmosphere, to the 9-iron location to the most famous golf course in the world, to the the most popular bar in town, to the great food, to the unbeliveable hosts Jack & Sheen, to the best staff you'd ever want (Hi Lucy,Linda,Hanna,Linda,Mike,Lizzy, etal !!), to the great rooms........the Dunvegan made our trip the most memorable trip possible !!
Not only should you stay there if you ever get to St Andrews, you'd be making a large mistake if you didn't !!!
The "Boys from Connecticut" miss it already.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2009

To say that Sheena and her staff went above and beyond all reasonable expectations would be a huge understatement. From the second our group of 8 arrived we were welcomed like family. The entire stay was a delight. The rooms were clean and comfortable (ask for Room #1). Great WiFi connection (it is fast & free). The pub/restaurant is outstanding , great pubfare (try the Dunvegan steak), great service (Dr. Linda, in particular, was super!)

This was my third trip to St. Andrews, I have stayed at Old Course Hotel and Rusacks. While those can offer views of the Old Course from your room, the experience at Dunvegan (which is only a block away from OC) is much less pretentious, much more informal, and just perfect for the after-golf pint and dinner. It can get a little crowded in the pub area, but that just exemplifies the popularity not only from guests, but from visitors and locals as well.

I had always thought the Pine Crest Inn in Pinehurst, NC was the best small hotel for golfers I had ever visited, but Sheena and the Dunvegan exceeding that experience 10 fold.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, TX
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2009

This hotel is based around golf, the owners golf, and the hotel is decorated to reflect just what you go to St Andrews to do play golf. The staff is very friendly, very good rooms, very clean and comfortable. Pub offres great food and drink, the hotel restaurant offers a nice menu and the food is prepared very well. Service is above all very good. If you are going to Scotland to play golf and stay in St Andrews, this is the place.

  • Stayed April 2009
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank reno02
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Additional Information about The Dunvegan Hotel

Property: The Dunvegan Hotel
Address: 7 Pilmour Place | North Street, St Andrews KY16 9HZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Dunvegan Hotel St Andrews
The Dunvegan Hotel St Andrews, Scotland

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