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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a family trip which was booked for one night only which on hindsight was not enough. One of our party has mobility problems and struggled to walk up and down the stairs. Despite this we had a lovely stay. The staff were lovely and very attentive and the food was excellent.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here recently as a base for playing Kingsbarns and St Andrews. The rooms were well sized and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was modern and roomy. We dined in one night and the food was good. They have a good wine list. Breakfast seemed a little disorganised, and the girl there wasn't too keen on making us... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the hotel for a wedding and the care and service could not have been better. The bedroom was extremely comfortable and the view, beautiful. the staff were very friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate to stay again.

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

Many thanks for the feedback - it does appear that you did have a great experience with us at Rufflets. Hope that the next time you are in Scotland you will have the chance to come and see us again. Regards Stephen Owen General Manager More

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this last minute for a weekend away so got a relatively good price. The room was fine but nothing special given the price. A nice touch was the card to welcome us back as previous customers. The home made shortbread on the tea tray is really good. The highlight of the stay was the evening meal. The East... More

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

Delighted to see that you enjoyed the last minute visit to Rufflets - and especially the food and service, and many thanks fopr taking the tiem to give us your feedback. Hope to be able to welcome you back at some point in the near future. Regards Stephen Owen General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my two daughters stayed in the Gillroy Suite in mid August 2014, we were very impressed by the hotel as a whole from the quality of the staff , standard of rooms to the food in the Terrace Restaurant . My younger daughter loved the private gardens , notably the stream that runs through it. We would come... More

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

Wtih so many options of hotels in the area, we do feel that, over and above the top quality accommodation and service that we provide, Rufflets does have a very special character, something that others do not have, and we were pleased to see how much you and your daughters enjoyed the experience. In fact it has often been said... More

Cupar Fife
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129 reviews 129 reviews
51 hotel reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch last Saturday in the library area of the bar. We thought the selection to be very good, from the table d'hote menu @ 12.75 for two courses and 15.75 for three . The quality of the food was very good. The Pecora made from haggis though was overcooked. Service was very efficient . We will return

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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 how much you enjoyed the lunch - and we look forward to be able to see you again in the near future. Regards Stephen Owen General Manager More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have both stayed here and eaten in bar and restaurant and everything has always been great. Rooms lovely, clean, spacious and very well-appointed; food and drink excellent; service top-drawer. Quite expensive - but you get what you pay for!

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

Dear Simon Good to see that you have been able to enjoy a wide variety of the facilities at Rufflets - and we very much appreciate the feedback. We do work hard to make sure that the levels of quality are maintained across the board and it is re-assuring to read when it has all been achieved. Do keep an... More

Congleton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After lots of research, we held our very small, intimate wedding here in late July, at relatively short notice (for a wedding!). What a fabulous hotel, in a beautiful location, with easy access to the wonderful St Andrews. We didn't book the weather, but it turned up anyway (26C with beautiful sunshine). The accommodation is fabulous - reception, public rooms... More

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Dear Rick and Anne I was pleased to see that all the hard work done in the research for a venue paid off so well - and also that we even managed to make sure that the sun shone for the wedding as well. It was really good to be able to provide such an intimate and personal location for... 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*
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This luxury family hotel has been under the same family ownership for over 60 years. Located a few minutes’ drive from the centre of town, golf courses and beaches, the hotel is popular with couples and families. Rufflets is surrounded by mature gardens which supply the fine dining restaurant. Free parking and WiFi. ... more   less 
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