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“Scotland Golf - good stop!”

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Fairmont St Andrews
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This was our first night of 8 for a guys (4) golf bucket list trip. The hotel is quite nice and service (porters, reception, etc.) was extremely good. The golf courses are very good and shouldn't be overlooked. The price was fair for us as had gone in mid-May to avoid the crowds and the weather is nearly the same as Summer. The rooms were large enough to accommodate two golfers with golf bags, cases, etc. The restaurant/pub near the Pro Shop was actually very good - both food and a good assortment of drink. One thing to note is this hotel is outside St. Andrew's so you won't be walking about looking for a pub after you round - somewhat of a captive audience without car or taxi. So absolutely worth a 2-3 days of your trip for golf and relaxation but you won't get any of the charm and sights that you would if in downtown St. Andrews.

Room Tip: in the back facing the Pro Shop - second floor.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Fairmont St Andrews.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us whilst with your friends and that you found our courses to be in such good shape and I will be delighted to share your kind words with the team!

We are located approximately 5 minutes outside of St Andrews town centre; for our guests who don’t have their own transport or maybe prefer to not have to think about parking or bus timetables to St Andrews town, we do offer a complimentary shuttle service. This service is very popular with many of our guests and runs hourly between 9am and 6pm. However, should our guests wish to go into town out with these hours our concierge team would be delighted to arrange a taxi on their behalf.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Fairmont St Andrews in the future.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Spent 3 nights at this lovely and charming hotel for a golf event...staff was great and felt more like a family environment than a resort...food was very good...rooms were clean and spacious..played a round of golf at the Torrance golf course...will definitely recommend it and stay again!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
Thank Karim S
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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 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.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us whilst attending a golf event and found your guestroom to be do comfortable and spacious. 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 generous words with the team!

We look forward to welcoming you back to Fairmont St Andrews in the future.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Visited here for a one night spa stay with my mum. Great welcome and given a room with a view, although sadly the poor weather made it less visible. Staff on reception welcoming. Room was spacious clean and comfortable. We ate in the Italian and impressed with quality of the food. Pool and changing facilities are not that large and I swam in it during splash time - great for families but not for laps! Gym very good however. Breakfast buffet amazing loads of fruit breads, hot options and an omelette bar. The spa was good also. Also have afternoon tea if you can - the scones are delicious.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Fairmont St Andrews.

I am so pleased that you enjoyed some quality time with your Mum and that you left with such fond memories.

Splash Times do operate during the holiday seasons following considerable feedback from many guests. For our guests without children, they felt that there was not a specific time where they could swim, relax and utilise the pool area without children being present, especially during holiday seasons when the volume of children increases dramatically. Likewise guest with families felt uncomfortable bringing their children in to play when they were aware of fellow guests trying to relax. Whilst this is highlighted on our website and advertised throughout the hotel, it would be usual practise to advise our guest of this upon check-in and I am sorry if this was overlooked on this occasion.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Fairmont St Andrews in the future!

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

lovely short break in this beautiful part of the country. The meals in the Clubhouse were excellent. Staff were very helpful and friendly.........................................................................................

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Louise_Bennet, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. I was delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay so much, especially dinning in The Clubhouse. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Fairmont St Andrews in the future.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Our room was not serviced by housekeeping, we had to beg several times for coffee/tea at breakfast, watched our drinks sit on a bar for 10 minutes and a 30 min delay in the shuttle pick-up put the focus on the $US750/night rate. Unacceptable!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our Trip Advisor page following your recent stay with us. Your feedback is very important to us and I was sorry to hear that we failed to meet your expectations.

To allow us to look into your experience further, I would be grateful if you would contact us at the following address standrews.scotland@fairmont.com to ensure we are able to respond appropriately to the issues you have raised on this site.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

A must when staying in st andrews, excellent service, polite and courteous staff, beautiful rooms, ideal for couples and families. I
would certainly go back!
Depending on your preferences, the beach is not easy to access from the hotel, it meant driving in to st
andrews, however it is a golf resort
and the course is right on the
doorstep, couldnt be any better!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Rhonda L
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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Fairmont St Andrews.

I am delighted that you had such a fantastic time with us and found everything to be so enjoyable.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Fairmont St Andrews in the future!

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Dear Readers

I have to disagree completely with all the bad reviews about this charming place at the east coast of Scotland.

This hotel is a golf resort and offers tranquility all over. We were greeted by friendly door staff and experienced a professional though truely warm check in.

Our Suite was well appointed and very spacious and first of all very clean. The space was most surprisingly at all! Housekeeping staff did a great job, while cleaning our room in a never before seen efficient and speditive manner. One day we have been out for breakfast at 9am and returned after 40minutes and voilà, our Suite was cleaned without leaving any dust or stain.

For dinner we can highly recommend the Clubhouse, offering stunishint views of the coast and especially the seafood, which comes directly from the sea has an amazing taste. Staff at the Clubhouse is very attentive and well informed!

Alhough this resort has 300+ rooms, we were greeted at the Front Desk, Restaurant and door staff by name every day and furthermore they remembered what activites we planned to do over the day and asked us about that.

In the end, thank you Fairmont St. Andrews, for a fantastic stay and this hotel can compare with all hotels of the Fairmont chain and believe me, we stayed at many of them!

Tobias and Mark Winkelmann

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Fairmont St Andrews.

I was delighted to read such a glowing review outlining your entire experience and I am so pleased that you had such a wonderful time with us. There is no doubt that it is with thanks to our staff’s commitment and professionalism that we can offer our guests such a unique, warm and welcoming service and I shall certainly look forward to sharing your kind words with them!

We look forward to welcoming you back to Fairmont St Andrews in the future for another memorable stay!

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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in St Andrews
#2 On the Beach Hotel in St Andrews
#3 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#3 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
#3 Family Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range: £135 - £334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont St Andrews 5*
Number of rooms: 211
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on a 520 acre estate with a unique coastal setting, Fairmont St Andrews has something for everyone. From lavish rooms to a luxurious spa, championship golf to exquisite dining, our five star attention to detail is unsurpassed. Enjoy the views overlooking the medieval St Andrews and the North Sea. Play golf on The Torrance and The Kittocks or wind down in our Fairmont Spa with locally themed treatments using the finest Ishga Skin Care products. Indulge in delicate pastries and cakes in our Savoy Afternoon Tea experience served in the Atrium Lounge with a rich colour scheme and nautical elements that reflect the surrounding landscape including a lighting installation by renowned artist George Singer. We guarantee your stay will become a treasured memory! ... more   less 
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