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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback - and I do apprecaite the comment re the lift. Whilst we do not have one, we do have a number of rooms in houses in the gardens that have good ground floor access, which perhaps would be a better option for the next visit - and we do... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted to see that you had a good stay with us - and I hope that you have some great memories of the golf as well. Sorry about the issue with the coffee - on investigation it seems that the machine was on the blink and so it wasnt as straight forward as normal to make the coffee - glad... More

Prague, Czech Republic
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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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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