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Fairmont St Andrews
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in St Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 August 2014

The location is ten minutes from the center of St. Andrews, elevated on a hill near the water with an amazing view of the town. Friendly staff greet you at the entrance, and make you feel welcome and comfortable right away. Consistent service with the Fairmont hotels, newer style building that appears more geared towards conferences compared to the Fairmonts in Canada that we have visited previously.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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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, I truly believe that it is thanks to our staffs commitment and dedication that we are able to make our guests feel so welcome. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Fairmont St Andrews in the future.

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Reviewed 28 August 2014

If your looking for luxury and open spaces, this is the best hotel in St. Andrews. Top class service, top class facilities and beautiful location. Only drawback might just be the distance from the town centre, but there's a shuttle bus from the Hotel to take you down. Yes it's is expensive, but on this occasion, you definitely get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2014

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

I am absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and found everything to be ‘top class’! We will look forward to welcoming you back to Fairmont St Andrews in the future.

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

We stayed here for one night on Sun 24th Aug 2014. We booked the room and a round of golf direct with the hotel through their offers webpage. We played on the Torrence course and it was absolutely fantastic, the greens were immaculate and consistent and the views from the course overlooking St Andrews and the North Sea were incredible. I would certainly recommend playing on this course. The chaps in the pro shop were also friendly. We booked last minute and whilst we were told the Torrence course was busy the person we spoke to managed to book us a tee time on the Torrence course which we very much appreciated. We checked into the hotel and out with Lauren on front of house. She was incredibly friendly. We were keen to head into St Andrews for dinner and Lauren recommended Forgans. We would highly recommend a visit to Forgans, it was a great suggestion. The service at the hotel was very good and the golf was great. If you are travelling to St Andrews to enjoy the golf and want to stay in a hotel with great views then this is the place for you but if you are not into chain corporate hotels then you will probably be better off staying somewhere else. The only other comment I would make is whilst the swimming pool area is nice it's not luxurious. For example, we have stayed at the Thurlestone Hotel in Devon which has great spa facilities and rightly or wrongly I was expecting this hotel to have similar spa facilities but it did not. If you are booking a golf package make sure you contact the pro shop to book a tee time in advance of your stay.

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  • 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 11 September 2014

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

I am thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and would like to thank you for your kind words; I shall certainly look forward to sharing these with the team; especially with Lauren, the guys in the pro shop and of course the green-keepers!

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

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Everything was fantastic! The room was actually a junior suite - it was huge and so wonderfully decorated. The view was unbelievable. While we're not golfers we could appreciate the manicured course right outside. The breakfast was fantastic and had traditional Scottish food and so much more.

  • 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 11 September 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 wonderful time with us and you found everything about your stay to be so fantastic! 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 certainly 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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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We have just returned from a two night stay at the Fairmount and as on previous occasions they never disappoint. Our rooms were spotless, the staff as always friendly, efficient and very welcoming as you would expect from a hotel of this standard, that's why we keep returning. Its a beautiful location, gorgeous views and the staff are what makes it special don't change Fairmount its St Andrews at its best:)

On this particular stay we had booked a dinner bed and breakfast package and prior to arriving was a little concerned that maybe it wouldn't deliver the Fairmount's normal high standards but I had no reason to worry. They delivered on all counts the food, the service we could not find fault and we ate in the Clubhouse on the Saturday night and the Italian restaurant on the second. Two different types of restaurants but both delivering and giving good choice for all tastes.

  • 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 11 September 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 that you had yet another wonderful experience with us and I shall certainly look forward to sharing your kind words with the team!

Thank you so much for your loyalty over the years; we very much look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful break!

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Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Second time at this hotel and we only gave it a second try because our friends want to go there. Will not go back again unless we have no choice. Beautiful setting but once inside the hotel, it was disappointing. The average decor, and the average staff. Front desk staff were terrible. We asked for late check out and was told hotel is busy, and they need our room, so we have to check out latest by midday, which we did. We paid our bills, checked out and told them to store our bags and went into town. By 3pm our taxi to the airport arrived and we found out our bags were still in our room. So staff clearly lied about needing the room!! Breakfast was ok but rather unorganised. We have to asked for tea/ coffee several times before we get any. For good Golf, wonderful spa and good service, go to Gleneagles we have stayed there twice and will definitely go back.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2014

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

It is most disappointing that we failed to meet your expectations. Our guests feedback is taken very seriously and is invaluable to us and I shall certainly discuss your comments with the relevant teams to ensure our guests enjoy our usual high standards of service at all times.

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

First of all, and we knew it, this is primarily a Golf resort hotel. The staff at the reception is excellent, the valet parking as well, Rooms are excellent, clean and sound proof. The Bar, where we ate twice, is noisy and a bit caotic, but food is good. We tired the Club House Restaurant one night but must say that it was not up to its standards. Its rated a 5 Star hotel but not quite up to this standard. The Italian cucina was good and service excellent. The location is very beautiful, overlooking the sea, unfortunately we were not able to actually get to the sea from the hotel as its all wired out. Well at least we didnt find a way to get down to the sea. The town is reachable by car (5 minutes) or a long walk.

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Louise_Bennet, PA to General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 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 you enjoyed your overall experience with us and found the team to be so friendly and welcoming - I shall look forward to sharing your kind words with them!

It is however most disappointing that your dining experiences in the bar and The Clubhouse were not flawless. I will certainly discuss this with the relevant teams 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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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 Family Hotel in St Andrews
#3 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
#3 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
Price Range: £137 - £341 (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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