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Rufflets Country House Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strathkinness Low Road, St. Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our bedroom was clean but very dated. The bathroom needed a revamp as the shower entry was perched close to a step very difficult for people with poor sight. Waitress at breakfast did not clear cereal bowls before placing main meal on table even though the restaurant was very quiet. Dinner very poor value for money especially pork main course... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were part of a group of four couples who finished off their Scottish tour at Rufflets. What a wonderful lasting impression they created. Firstly their help before we arrived in getting our golf organised then the wonderful meal on our first night and the cosy lounge where we relaxed. A great place that will make you want to come... More

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted to read the comments - and it does appear that we have ticked all the right boxes - which to be honest is something that you would expect us to do! We are grateful to have such a good team at the hotel - they do look to bend over backwards to make sure that all our guests have... More

Vevey, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful mansion with a stunning garden. A wonderful cuisine and a cosy restaurant. Service is how it should be, friendly, efficient and always with a smile. Rooms decorated in the lovely English ,classic furniture, designer fabrics all in harmony. Had the pleasure to enjoy 2 nights, should have booked for 4!

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback - it is always greatly appreciated. There are many options of accommodation in St Andrews, but we do feel that we do have a very special hotel at Rufflets - excellent standards all-round, plus the fabulous gardens as well! Hope to be able to see you back at Rufflets soon.... More

Coudersport, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband's dream to golf Scotland became a reality this September. Included in our travels through Scotland was two nights at The Rufflets while he played St. Andrews. Of the four places we stayed, this was my favorite. It is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! The decor is stunning with its mix of contemporary raspberry/silver lush fabrics and furniture combined with well appointed... More

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review

So pleased to see that your husband had managed to fulfill one of his dreams - and I can only guess that the rest of the party had as much fun on their trip around our wonderful country. And to rank as your favourite hotel on the trip is great news for us all at Rufflets - we do work... More

Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful accommodations, excellent food and drink, friendly and responsive staff. Perfect spot to relax after a day of exploring or playing golf in the St. Andrews. We stayed in several places during our two week visit, and Rufflets was our favorite.

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Barry Many thanks for the kind comments - I was pleased to read that you had such a good time with us at the hotel, and the rest of the team will be equally pleased to see how much their hard work has been appreciated. Hope to be able to welcome you back again at some time in the... More

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an almost 20 year visitor I have seen many changes at Rufflets--today they are at their best. Pippa, Gavin and the entire staff are there to make one's stay memorable. We had a most excellent dinner, highlighted by a terrific rib eye steak followed by a distinguished Eton Mess. Of course you get what you pay for and the... More

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear W L Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback - and it was good to be able to welcome you and the party back to the hotel yet again. Indeed, prices have gone up over the 20 years that you have been coming, but it is reassuring that the levels of service and cuisine are... More

New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely hotel outside of St. Andrews. A little costly, but quite a worthwhile experience. Staff were so accommodating, and calling a cab is a snap - 5 minutes into St. Andrews and about 5 pounds. Beautiful old manor home (no elevator, but only two floors) with rooms also in a gate house type of building right off the front driveway.... More

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Glad to read that you had a good time with us during the recent trip to St Andrews, and thank you for the feedback. The good weather is staying with us, and many of our guests are doing the same as you did - enjoying drinks out on the Terrace. Hope that the trip home was all good, and we... More

Stirling
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place, great staff with a nice ambience. We had the two course lunch for £12.75. The main courses wee excellent quality but a little short on quantity, for a glutton like myself. The problem was pud. Eton mess for two seemed to be a problem. Too much cream not enough meringue and no sauce. Better luck next time?

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback - and we were pleased to see that for the most part you enjoyed the lunch (and the value) that we offer at Rufflets. Have had a word with our Chef about the Eton Mess - and he has assured me that the comments have been taken on board.... More

New Canaan, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our short stay at Rufflets. If only it could have been longer! I think this is a hotel which encourages relaxation. Take a walk in the gardens, drink a coffee and read your book. It's all about slowing down in an opulent atmosphere. The hotel is also close to St Andrews for more serious tourism. The... More

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Stuart Delighted to see that you enjoyed the stay with us and thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. It is a wonderful place to relax in, and if our guests want to sample the joys of the town, then it is only £6.00 for the short taxi trip (save the walking for the golf course....)... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stayed in this lodge for a few days. We took our dog and had a fantastic time. Everything we needed was catered for. The hotel grounds were stunning Had a lovely relaxing time, would definitely return!

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review

We are already looking forward to welcoming you back - the lodges (and there are 3 of them) are very popular giving the peace and privacy with the hotel and gardens on the door step! Many thanks for the comments - always pleased to read how much our guests enjoy it all. Regards Stephen Owen General Manager More

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Address: Strathkinness Low Road, St. Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rufflets Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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