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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 days ago
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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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Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only stayed overnight but loved the room and food. Service was attentive, grounds were pretty. Close to town but just far enough to be away from the bustle. There is a nice stroll around gardens out back. The kids had there own room. They felt so grown up with their own space away from Mom and Dad. The bears... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoy the countryside (Cotswalds, Lake District, Ayr) a bit more than the bustle of cityscapes ... so after touring London and Edinburgh, to pull into the driveway at Rufflets we knew we would enjoy it. What we did not know is how much. We had occasion to meet there as a family gathering and occupied 4... More

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

Delighted that you managed to be able to find the tranquil haven that is Rufflets after what seems to have been a busy trip to the UK. Working as a team, the staff do manage to bring the whole thing together to provide an excellent experience - a great hotel with great (and friendly) service, and we were all pleased... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous hotel! Wonderful food, wine, ambience and the staff are outstanding. The Rufus teddy bears in the bedrooms are very cute, and a lovely way to welcome younger visitors. We've been here several times and it never fails to impress. Always my first choice for a relaxing break.,

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

Dear Lucy To see that we are your favourite hotel is wonderful when there are so many great ones in Scotland, and it was good to see how much you enjoyed the little touches that we put into the whole experience to make it all that more special. Hope to see you again in the near future. With my best... More

Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lodge we stayed in was very homely and comfortable. The hotel and grounds were beautiful and had a very tranquil atmosphere. The staff throughout Rufflets were outstanding and terrific with our dogs who had a great time during our visit. The food was also very good. Overall had a lovely week and would stay again.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback - it is always greatly appreciated. We were all pleased to read how much you enjoyed the hotel and our staff - and hope that it wont be too long before you are able to make the return trip. Regards Stephen Owen General Manager More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got married at Rufflets in June and thought the hotel, service and food were all outstanding. My husband and I live in Australia and therefore had to organise the wedding from there. The wedding co-ordinator, Kerry was a fantastic support during the planning process and was always available to answer my many queries. Living in Australia and with our... More

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

Dear Ashley Great to see how much you enjoyed the whole experience at Rufflets for your wedding. Planning such an event from so far away is not an easy thing to do, but we do know that with Kerry and Cheryl over-seeing all the planning for the weddings that our wedding clients are in very safe hands. Thank you for... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here for the Paterson-Marshall wedding on 4th July and was blown away by the service the staff delivered. On check in I was shown directly to my room by reception staff, I thought this was a nice touch! The room was amazing, great view into their grounds (which were amazing) As for the wedding, the food was fantastic and... More

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

Dear Brendan Delighted that you have been able to take the time to give us your feedback - and it was good to read how much you had enjoyed the Rufflets experience. The team do work ever do hard to not just deliver, but to exceed expectations for all our guests, and it is always pleasing for them to be... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here on many occasions and our most recent stay reflects our previous experiences. The good stuff: A very good country hotel set in lovely grounds and in a great location for St Andrews/East Neuk of Fife. We have stayed in three or four different rooms, all of which have been very individual, attractive, comfortable and spotlessly clean.... More

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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 - it is always gratefully received. Clearly the experience was, as you say, excellent, but the comments on the front of house team are very helpful. We do have some young guys in the team, and are in the process of learning the skills that are needed for an... More

Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week at Rufflets in late June/early July. It was our second time staying there, and we enjoyed this visit as much as our first. We had a top floor room (30) off by itself which was quiet and perfect. The room was spacious and very comfortable. The public areas have been updated since our last visit and... More

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

Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. Perhaps what is most reassuring to read is that we clearly maintain the levels of product and service over the years - and to be able to do this consistantly well is a credit to the team. We do offer a high quality 'manor house' hotel experience - but it... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was married at Rufflets in June 2014 and thought they executed the day perfectly. So many of my guests commented that is was one of the best Wedding venues they'd ever been to. The food was excellent and Cheryl the events coordinator was outstanding. Although I'm sure there are weddings here almost every weekend, the service was so personal... More

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

Dear David J We were all really pleased to see how well it had all gone - you are correct in saying that we do have a number of weddings each year but the level of detail that we go into for each and every wedding means that we can focus on the individual wedding / event to make sure... More

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there in late June and my room was on the top floor facing west. As the sun does not set till 10 p.m., the temperature in my room was 29C. Luckily I was very tired and was able to sleep. Be sure to get a room not facing west.

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I was sorry to read that your room had been too hot when you were with us - but it was good to see that the sun had been good and warm during your visit. The west wing rooms do have a fabulous view over the gardens and the west lawn though - and we do know that many of... 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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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#1 Family Hotel in St. Andrews #1 Luxury Hotel in St. Andrews #2 Romantic Hotel in St. Andrews #6 Business Hotel in St. Andrews
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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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