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Fairmont St Andrews
Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in St Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow
1 review
“truly a 5 star hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Fantastic hotel to visit. Could not fault the hotel. A problem at check in was immediatley resolved with no fuss or excuses. Management and staff where excellent very professional in how they went about their work. Room, amenities and views where fantastic. You pay a bit more because it's 5 star but if you can afford it, worth every penny.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Fairmont St Andrews.

It is great to hear that you had such a fantastic experience with us and you left with such positive memories! I believe that it is thanks to our staff’s commitment and professionalism that we can offer our guests such a warm and welcoming service, and I shall look forward to sharing your kind words with them.

We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back to Fairmont St Andrews in the future!
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

What an amazing hotel. Great location, decor, rooms and facilities, but service is pretty poor.
Staff all very friendly and nice but not enough of them to serve anyone.
Tables left uncleared for ages and despite not being overly busy had to wait for a table for ages at breakfast because they were dirty.
Charged nearly £4 for TINNED HIENZ TOMATO SOUP!!!!!!! not what I would expect from a travel lodge never mind 5star luxury.
Also charged for rooms twice.
Also in this day and age is there really any need to charge over £3 a day to use wifi when it costs a small fortune to stay eat or drink here?
No one to clear glasses so bar ran out of them????
If u want 5 star luxury hotel and service go to Turnberry instead. Was treated like royalty there and setting is as beautiful.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

well situated hotel
2 golf courses- what more could you want?
found the fod at the clubhouse quite good, not at the italian restaurant

staff quite attentive to customers request

found the iitalian restaurant verry ordinary, food did not taste and portions too small

better off at the clubhouse

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your recent experience with us.

I am so pleased that overall you enjoyed your experience with us and found our setting, golf courses and staff to be so welcoming and I shall look forward to sharing your kind words with the team!

It is however most disappointing that your meal in La Cucina did not meet with your expectations. I will certainly discuss your comments with the La Cucina team to ensure that our guests dining experience are consistently of the highest order.

We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Fairmont St Andrews in the future.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We have had a thoroughly relaxing stay at the Fairmont St Andrews. Yes it's pricey but you know you're getting waited on hand and foot and can relax and have an enjoyable few days. We were really impressed with the quality of food in both La Cucina and the Clubhouse restaurant. All staff were extremely attentive and aimed to make out stay as enjoyable as possible. We look forward to returning later in the year.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at The Fairmont St Andrews.

I am delighted that you had such a wonderfully relaxing time with us and that everything about your stay was so impressive! I shall certainly look forward to sharing your kind words with the team!

We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back for another memorable stay in later on in the year!
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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Great hotel, location, golf courses, staff, this property is so far ahead of the Old Course and Gleneagles. One of the best hotels I have personally stayed in and missing Snuff (the dog) at reception.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Fairmont St Andrews.

It is great to hear that you had such a fantastic experience with us and you found everything about your stay to be so enjoyable! I believe that it is thanks to our staff’s commitment and professionalism that we can offer our guests such a warm and welcoming service, and I shall look forward to sharing your kind words with them.

We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back to Fairmont St Andrews in the future!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

My son age 10 and I visited this hotel in March this year. The situation near St Andrews is perfect and the views, if the East Coast haar had lifted, would have been dramatic. The most delightful part of the stay was the warm welcome by the kilted gentleman at the door who always arranged for parking of our car in an efficient and delightful way. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome and did the hotel proud. This made up for the dispiriting experience at breakfast, both the queuing, and the rather surly girl who eventual waited at our table and who said she didn't enjoy working there, as well as the interminable wait at the buffet for very average breakfast fare. If you are used to a 5 star experience, which we are, then this fell short of the mark by a fairly long distance. However, the situation is perfect and with some thought around staffing and attitudes, I am sure that the management would nit find it hard to make this a personally delightful experience.

Room Tip: Always choose a room looking out to the sea even if the fog is down.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on following your recent stay at The Fairmont St Andrews.

I am delighted to hear that you had such a fantastic experience with us and that you found the warm welcome and friendliness of our colleagues to be so delightful! I shall look forward to sharing your kind words with the team; especially the one you mention!

It is most concerning however to learn of your experience at breakfast. I have since shared this with the relevant colleagues and asked that this matter is addressed immediately to ensure that our guests can enjoy our usual high level of service at all times.

We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back to Fairmont St Andrews in the future.
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Medina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Beautiful views, great amenities, and a helpful and friendly staff. If you are in St. Andrews, this is the place to stay. It is a rare thing to find such outstanding service no matter which staff member you are dealing with.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Review collected in partnership with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your recent experience at Fairmont St Andrews.

I am thrilled to read your review and am delighted that you had such a wonderful experience with us and I shall certainly look forward to sharing your kind words with the team!

We look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful stay in the future!
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Property: Fairmont St Andrews
Address: St. Andrews Bay, St Andrews KY16 8PN, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in St Andrews
#3 Family Hotel in St Andrews
#3 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#4 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont St Andrews 5*
Number of rooms: 209
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