I recently stayed in the Albany Hotel while delivering a lecture at the University. The reason I stayed there was proximity to where I was lecturing, about a five minute walk. A second good point was that the breakfast was good and hearty. On the negative side, as mentioned by other reviewers, the rooms were small. This is to be expected in a hotel of this size. However, what really made my stay awful was the shower. First of all, I had to be instructed by on of the staff to turn the shower on using a switch outside the bathroom door. Then, I got the shock of my life. The shower alternated between freezing cold and scalding hot to the point that I could not safely have a shower, so simply "sponged" off my body. Since Scotland was cold at this time, not having a decent hot shower was a terrible way to start the day. If I get back to St. Andrews, I will certainly avoid this hotel!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Albany Hotel St Andrews, Scotland