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Albany Hotel
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 February 2013

My wife and I, at short notice, booked a room. Pleasant, well communicated process which led to a highly satisfactory 1night stay. Clean, fresh (painter at work), comfortable, centrally-located establishment. Staff first class. Breakfast had everything you would want and, although busy, staff coped very well.
We would return without hesitation - a lovely experience!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cecilia F, Owner at Albany Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2013

Thank you for your kind review. It is always nice to hear that our efforts are appreciated. We do hope you will return to The Albany.

Yours sincerely,
Celia

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Reviewed 24 February 2013

I loved my 1 night stay here also, single rooom at the back of the hotel, Family run, friendly, clean, the lounge is lovely warm and very welcoming to enjoy a drink and chat, a special mention for Emily who was very friendly and helpful as were all the staff, Well done keep it up!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Cecilia F, Owner at Albany Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2013

Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate your comments and I will pass this along to Emily and the rest of the staff. We hope to welcome you back to The Albany in the future.

Yours sincerely,
Celia

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Reviewed 17 January 2013

Loved my 1 night stay here. The staff were friendly & helpful, there was a cute little bar with a fireplace, the rooms were lovely, the breakfast was great. Overall good value! You should stay there too.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Cecilia F, Owner at Albany Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2013

Thank you for your lovely review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at The Albany and hope to see you again one day. Thank you for your kind recommendation.

Yours sincerely,
Celia

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Reviewed 8 December 2012

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cecilia F, Owner at Albany Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2012

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Reviewed 13 November 2012

I stayed in this hotel for two nights and found it to be reasonably comfortable, the lounge is a very warm & welcoming place to enjoy a quiet drink ( no draft beer ) if you so desire.
My room, a double for single occupancy was on the top floor, the restaurant for breakfast is in the basement, the room itself, although a double had not a lot of room to spare, however, it was adequate and comfortable, those who are not particularly fit would do well to keep in mind there is no lift to any of the floors, by the time you have had breakfast you will have burned off the extra calories by the time you get back to your room if it happens to be on the top floor.
Perhaps it is worth noting the hotel has no provision for evening meals therefore you will need to eat elsewhere.
Breakfast, first class, good selection, well prepared, eggs done to perfection.
Location,excellent for easy access to the town and places of interest.
Parking, free street parking when you can find a space, best to time it around close of business or first thing in the morning.
Cost, is fair for the area, if you think not, have a look at what others are charging.
Staff, unlike some other reviews, I found the staff to be most friendly and very helpful.
Stay again, yes I would without any hesitation.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Cecilia F, Owner at Albany Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2012

Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased you found us helpful and we are glad you enjoyed your stay here. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Albany and I will pass on your comments to the rest of the staff.

Yours sincerely,
Celia

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Reviewed 4 November 2012

This is a family run hotel which was value for money ,we were a party of 21 and all our needs were accommodated when we booked their was one or two hitches because of staff but they now have Jim in charge and all was well.
I certainly would stay again .

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Cecilia F, Owner at Albany Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2012

Thank you for your kind review. We did have a change in management between booking and the dates of your stay but Jim, having plenty of experience, was able to take on the organisation of the reunion. It was a pleasure to have your party stay at the hotel and we were thrilled to be able to meet you all and contribute to the enjoyment of your reunion. We hope you will come back to The Albany Hotel in the future.

Yours sincerely,
Celia

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Reviewed 2 November 2012

This was my second visit in 12 months, the experience this time was not quite as good as the last time. The staff have changed and are not as helpful and can only be described as average. The biggest problem is the showers which have no water pressure and therefore it is excruciatingly slow to get ready in the morning.
The breakfast and the bar area are pleasant enough but I think overall you could find better value elsewhere

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Albany Hotel

Address: 56 North Street, St Andrews KY16 9AH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in St Andrews
#5 Business Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range: £75 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Albany Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small, friendly, informal 3 star hotel. The first in St Andrews to be awarded the prestigious title 'Townhouse Hotel' by the Scottish Tourist Board. The quaint old building has a warm personality all of its own. You will love the craftsmanship of the many original features. Built from 1764, the hotel consists of two Georgian terraced houses, both exactly the same layout, built for two brothers by their father, Mr Thomas Low. With only 22 rooms (all en-suite), we are able to maintain very high standards in accommodation and service without losing our warm and caring attitude towards our guests. Special, great value seasonal, weekend and golf breaks are often available, so contact the hotel for details. The hotel will also be delighted to help arrange golf, sightseeing tours and visits to places of interest. We look forward to you spending some time with us at The Albany Hotel and getting a real flavour for everything St Andrews has to offer. ... more   less 
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