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Kinburn Guest House

5 Kinburn Place | Doubledykes Road, St. Andrews KY16 9DT, Scotland
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Ranked #37 of 76 St. Andrews B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Tracey M Manchester, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our three night break in St. Andrews staying at this wonderful guest house. Our room was very comfortable and spacious. Was very impressed with how clean and welcoming everything was. Elaine and Derek are keen to ensure that your stay is very pleasurable. Could not fault anything and will certainly want to stay there again on our future visits... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Having stayed at the Kinburn Guest House last year i had no hesitation in looking to book there again for this years golf trip. Elaine and Derek are superb hosts and nothing is too much trouble. As and when i return to St Andrews i will be sure to try and stay there again, it's unlikely you'll find a better... More

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Cape town, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I planned a golf trip to St Andrews during the early part of February and was looking for a place that was not only affordable, but also located close to most of the main golf attractions, restaurants and shops. From the 11 establishments i contacted, Kinburn Guest House was the first to respond and this was where I had the... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Just perfect for 8 golfers! Elaine & Derek are very welcoming, the whole place is spotless and the breakfast is great - what more could you want? It is also very conveniently placed for all the pubs and restaurants in St Andrews

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Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I stayed at here with my daughter as were attending the open day at the University, and I was very impressed by our friendly hosts and the accommodation. Our twin room was delightful, with fresh, crisp linen for the beds and soft, fluffy towels and face cloths in our immaculate en suite. There was plentiful selection of high quality toiletries... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is a lovely, friendly B&B located within easy walking distance to the centre of town, close to great bars and restaurants yet easy to park nearby. The room was very clean, quiet and comfortable and the breakfasts were great. The owners are very friendly and helpful which added to a great stay here.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

First let me say that Elaine and Derek were incredibly welcoming. We arrived on Christmas day and they made sure they were home to greet us. Christmas is a time for family and here we were driving in from Edinburgh disrupting that special time. I felt kind of bad about the whole thing, but Elaine emailed us ahead of time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

this place was a perfect location to be able to walk anywhere in town... but the best part was that Elaine met me each morning before I left and gave advice that made each day that much more enjoyable! we hope to return one day.

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Loveland, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Our first impression was not the best. Our shower did not work even though Derek attempted to repair it. We had dinner reservations and unfortunately could not get a shower. We asked for another room which was empty but had our request refused by Derek. We were told we could take a shower in the unoccupied room but not move... More

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Lyndsey247, Owner at Kinburn Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Kinburn. We are sorry that you did not completely enjoy your one night stay with us. We apologise that there was a problem with the shower. It had worked perfectly in the morning when I cleaned it. Derek offered you the use of the twin room next door as... More

Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

A pleasant last minute find through the St Andrews accommodation website where we ended up staying 3 nights instead of the originally planned 2. Elaine has done a fantastic job of decorating this property where the accommodation could easily beat a similar 4-star chain hotel. Breakfast was great and both Elaine and her husband Derek are great hosts where they... More

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Address: 5 Kinburn Place | Doubledykes Road, St. Andrews KY16 9DT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
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Kinburn Guest House is located in a prime residential area of St Andrews, just two minutes walk from the town centre and five minutes to the major golf courses, sports facilities, the University, beach and the bus station, Kinburn is also ideally placed for both the tourist and business person alike and offers quality b&b accommodation. Kinburn offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation to a maximum ten guests. ... more   less 
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