I stayed at Castlemount with my mom and friend the other week while visiting my brother at St. Andrews. My friend and I had the Garden View room, which had two twin beds, and my mom stayed in Claire's Room, which had one double bed. Both rooms were very comfortable, with some of the softest mattresses we had ever slept on (apparently they're from Costco, who knew!), cozy duvets, daily tea service, and small but clean and new en suite bathrooms. Claire's Room in particular had a great view of the St. Andrews Castle right across the street.
Breakfast was DELICIOUS. Between all of us we tried pretty much everything offered on the menu multiple times over the week, but it never got old. Pancakes, eggs benedict, fruit salad, homemade jam, and porridge with whiskey cream were especially good. I'm a vegetarian, and the cook Kirsty went out of her way to accommodate me with veggie sausage and vegetarian versions of items on the menu (e.g. vegetarian eggs benedict). The only other B&B I've stayed at, in Edinburgh, was basically just confused why I didn't want meat haha and didn't make any effort.
The location was perfect for us. My brother was staying at St. Salvator's hall, which was right next door. It was easy to walk to the castle, the cathedral ruins, or any of the restaurants/shopping in town. And best of all, you get an incredible view of the castle and the North Sea from the dining room and most of the bedrooms. mmm
Jerry, Kirsty, and the dining room staff were all very friendly and helpful. When we told Jerry, the owner, that we were here to visit my brother at the university, Jerry invited him to eat breakfast with us every day for the whole week. My brother eats a lot, so this was no small offer lol, but it meant a lot to us since we went all the way to Scotland specifically to visit him. Another example is that one day while we were out walking around, it suddenly started pouring rain. When we got back to the B&B, Kirsty immediately offered us fresh towels and dried my mom's coat for her so we could warm up. They really went above and beyond, and if I ever go back to St. Andrews I will definitely stay at Castlemount again!
- Also Known As:
- Castlemount Hotel St. Andrews
- Castlemount Bed And Breakfast St Andrews, Scotland