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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 #1 of 19 Hotels in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
PeterMooney Hamilton, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an overnight stay to attend an anniversary party at the hotel. Setting is perfect although to far to walk to St Andrews town and beaches. Reception staff very friendly and efficient and although we arrived early for a 2p.m. check we had a coffee in the lovely reception area in front of a roaring fire and were in... More 

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

Dear Peter Delighted to see that you had the chance to enjoy a really good stay with us at Rufflets. We do have a very special setting - and whilst we are in the 'country', the town is only a short drive - 5 mins, and we do have a great taxi service available that only costs approx £5.00 -... More 

Tayport, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This hotel was immaculately, the enterance and bar area to the function room is lovely with the floor to ceiling windows the a view to the gardens, The party night kicked off with a delicious meal, unfortunately it went down hill with the over the hill DJ. We were provided with paper & pin to submit our requests, however out... More 

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

We were absolutely delighted to see how much you enjoyed the hotel, the food and the service when you came to us for the party night - the whole team do take great pleasure in reading when their hard-work is noticed. Will have a chat with the DJ when we have the follow-ups in the new year to find out... More 

Anstruther, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Stunning hotel in the outskirts of St Andrews, set in the most beautiful grounds. We were here for a short time for a party night. Usually at a party night you are just waiting for the food to be over for the music to begin, but I want to say the good was exceptional, delicious and the service was super.... More 

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Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I had a lovely stay, in a lovely place. Lovely food at the restaurant. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Would recommend for a break away. It is also only about 5 minutes away from St Andrew town centre

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

Dear Gary Many thanks for the feedback - always gratefully received - and we were pleased to see how much you enjoyed the weekend with us. Being able to enjoy the country house feel on the door step of the town (only 5 mins by car as you say) has many benefits. Hope to be able to see you again... More 

Scotland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We are here on Monday past and had an excellent festive lunch. We were very well looked after by Sarah and team from minute we walked in until we left over 2 hours later. The food was superb and great value for money. We have had some memorable meals, days and nights at the Rufflets over the years and hope... More 

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Aboyne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Every year we go away with two other couples who are very good friends. We visited St Andrews at the same time last year but at a different venue. When we arrived we were greeted by very helpful staff and shown to our respective rooms. All three couples were very impressed with our rooms, most comfortable, immaculately clean and everything... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We stayed in a standard room, which was huge as was the bathroom. Loved the little touches such as shortbread in the room and the hot water bottle in the turn down service. Would definately recommend this hotel for a romantic break.

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

Dear Pandora Really pleased to read that you enjoyed the short stay with us - and the feedback is always appreciated - thank you. Hope that you might be able to make a return trip in the spring when you would also have a chance to enjoy the fab gardens as well! Have a great Christmas and New Year. With... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Six of us stayed on a special pre Christmas break. We were impressed from the start with beautiful Christmas decor, welcoming fires and friendly staff. Our rooms were very comfortable with newly furnished bathrooms, quality toiletries and even a cuddly bear! The food was expertly cooked and served with attention to detail. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be... More 

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

Dear Frances Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback - much appreciated! Good to see how much you all enjoyed the stay with us - and that you had noted the refurb work that we have done. There is still more of this just about to happen - the bar area is having a full make-over... More 

Scotland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Afternoon tea with a group of friends. Good supply of varied, tasty sandwiches plus some hot and cold savouries. Good variety of cakes and scones with cream. Regulary topped up hot drinks in a very pleasant setting. Good service just slightly marred by the pleasant youg waiter frequently addressing the group of ladies as "you guys". Not quite inkeeping with... More 

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

Many thanks for the kind comments - it was good to read how much you enjoyed the ambience, service and food that we provide for the Afternoon Tea at Rufflets. I have had a word with the young man re the words he uses - even with the Aussie accent, he does need to be a bit more careful! Hope... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The quality and character of this lovely place extends to more then just the gardens and the bricks and mortar. The Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. This type of service is what will always bring people back. Our 5 night stay was highlighted with the pinnacle of our trip with a round at the Home of Golf.

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

We were all pleased to read the comments - and thank you for taking the time to write this review. Rufflets is a beautiful hotel - the building and the gardens are a real delight - but we do agree that it is the staff who make the real difference when it comes to getting the whole experience so great... 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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