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Russell Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   26 The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9AS, Scotland
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Russell Hotel
Ranked #10 of 19 hotels in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed one night recently in a seaside view room. Great views from the second floor and gentle breeze was refreshing. Gordon's team which included Sophia and Alex were very friendly and accommodating. The small bar is great and has a wide selection of scotch and is the place to be If you like hearty food, and good stories. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we didn't actually stay in the hotel just spent time in the bar and restaurant. We stopped in for drink on a wet blustery afternoon well before the restaurant opened for dinner. One turned into a few and we stayed and had supper. Had fun with the bartender and in no time the restaurant was open so we just sat... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: Fine small seaside hotel near the R&A. Good pub and breakfast. Close to everything. Had a very good makeover in the bathrooms. Rooms like a view are worth it on a rainy day. Very good value but call in advance. Cons: No lift. Parking could be a problem at peak times of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Just returned from a golf trip to St. Andrews. 16 of us arrived on Saturday afternoon and the hotel was excellent. The rooms are very basic but how long do you actually spend in them when you're on a golf trip? Beds were very comfortable, showers could do with a bit more power but that would be my only complaint... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

What a lovely friendly hotel. We were in room 10 which overlooked the sea and beautiful coast of St Andrews. Apparently room 11 has better views as it's on the corner of the hotel but we couldn't complain. Dinner in the small but nicely organised restaurant was terrific!! Breakfast was also served in the restaurant with plenty of choice. The... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night with an itison voucher and was well impressed. Room was not huge and layout was a bit quirky but for a building this age that was fine. Everything was clean and well presented. Highlight was the restaurant, meal was first class and could not be faulted. Wine list was extensive and not over priced. Location is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Our group of four adults and one grumpy 2 year old stopped off at this hotel for a pub lunch one rainy, cold day in St Andrews. The staff welcomed us and went to great efforts to make sure we had all we needed for our 2 year old. Although they didn't have a specific kids menu or any changing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Just had a two night break@ The Hotel which was very pleasant. The proprietors (Gordon&Fiona) & staff (Alex,Lizzie etc) were lovely and eager to please. The Food & Accommodation (room 11) were Excellent. Many Thanks to you all for giving us such a lovely stay,we will have no hesitation in booking your hotel again.

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greenock, scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Just back from my second trip to this hotel and again I can't find fault with this lovely wee place. I bought the deal through Itison and it was great value. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the food is delicious and the location of the hotel is great for exploring St Andrews. When this deal pops up again... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Another great deal with Itison, nice small hotel on The scores overlooking the beach and golf course. Good room, no 5 the best room, with a great view, we relaxed with a cuppa and watched the horses being exercised on the beach in the morning, very smart bathroom. dinner was included in this deal, which was excellent, Blazing fire in... More

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Address: 26 The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9AS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Russell Hotel 2*
Also Known As:
Russell Hotel St. Andrews, Scotland

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