We have stayed in several B&Bs and hotels in St. Andrews over the past four years, and this is our favourite. It is more affordable than the full-fledged hotels, and a notch better than the nearby B&Bs we have tried. Hazelbank smells nice--none of that stale bacon and fusty carpet smell that can pervade smaller B&Bs! It has nice modern clean bathrooms, neat and well decorated rooms, and a generous breakfast service in a light-filled dining room. Next door, there is a pub with light food, and there are also many other excellent restaurants and pubs in and around St. Andrews, so staying in a hotel that does not offer dinner is not an issue. Outside the front door there is a path to the famous beach (important if you like to run or take long windy walks), and the smell of sea air greets you every morning as you step outside. The owners and their staff are all gracious and discreet, willing to chat over breakfast if you want or to leave you alone if you are in need of quiet. The housekeeping staff do an excellent job. On our most recent stay we had a lot of luggage and a jet-lagged teenager, so the mess in the room was unfortunate, but the housekeeper made sense of it without unduly mixing up our items. We are big fans of St. Andrews and would recommend it for a visit filled with history, scenery and charm. If we are able to go back, this hotel will be our first choice.
- Also Known As:
- Hazelbank Hotel St Andrews, Scotland