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Ardgowan Hotel

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2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very comfortable stay in an ideally located hotel. Very warm feel to the place, ideal for couples, families and solo visitors! Staff were very friendly and helpful. As points to improve - the lighting in the room was stark and synthetic, ruining the warm homely feeling of the room. Also breakfast is only served until 9.15 and so I missed... More 

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Thank jaaandy
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Jaaandy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review for us. We're so glad to see that you felt at home while you were with us. Thank you for your comments on the lights in your room. We take every guest comment seriously, and we will look into ways to improve the lighting to make it... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying just one night her but it was fantastic. We were upgraded for no real reason, the hotel is very well located and the staff were all friendly and helpful. But the best part was how comfortable the bed was. Best sleep ever!

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Thank Heather P
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Heather, Thank you for leaving us a great review! We are so glad that you slept well with us, and that you enjoyed your comfy bed and our friendly service! If you ever need to get another good night's sleep, please give us a call and we'll be happy to book you in again! Kind Regards, Carmen Rowe More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently enjoyed a one-night visit with friends to The Ardgowan in an attempt to chase away the January Blues. A warm welcome and an even warmer room awaited. Our room was particularly spacious, offering plenty of room for three adults to not feel the obligatory urge to immediately drop bags on arrival and escape the cramped surroundings. Further nice... More 

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3 Thank EllaBella78
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello EllaBella78, Thank you for leaving a review for your stay with us! We're so glad that we were able to help you chase away those January Blues :) We appreciate your kind comments on our amenities, and are especially thankful for your suggestions. We take every guest comment seriously and are constantly reevaluating what we have to offer our... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and 2 friends decided on a night away to st Andrews. We were keen to stay in one room and the Ardgowan offered a triple room which was ideal and reasonably priced. We received a very warm welcome and our room (number 12 which was situated at the front of the hotel on the ground floor) exceeded expectations. It... More 

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2 Thank tkirke_239658
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Tkirke_239658, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review for us! We are so glad that you enjoyed everything about your stay with us, from your fantastic room to our delicious breakfasts in Playfair's. I'm sorry to hear that you were unhappy with our breakfast times. We try to set a time that will accommodate all... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

My first experience with the staff at the Ardgowan resulted in a 30 pound parking ticket: I inquired whether I was safe to leave my rental car across the street, indicating where it was, and Ailsa told me it was just fine. I came out an hour later to discover the aforementioned parking ticket for parking near yellow lines. Coming... More 

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Thank AnneK0610
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Anne, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. i'm glad that we were the perfect location for you while you were visiting your daughter at University. I am sorry, however, to see that your visit to St Andrews was overshadowed by a parking ticket. Like most hotels in St Andrews, we rely on free... More 

Greenock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a great 3 day stay at this hotel warm and friendly hotel staff very pleasant and helpful.Great ala carte breakfast service and very pleasant rooms and comfortable beds. Great value for money l will definitely go back for another stay.

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Thank DavidYoung2112
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello David, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us! We are so glad to see that you enjoyed your time with us, and that our staff made a great impression on you! You're absolutely right - we offer great value for money, and we hope that we are able to welcome you back again soon!... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I am very happy with the Ardgowan. Nice clean room and very nice ensuite with a shower that worked and maintained its temp easily. Has a nice restaurant and bar with great selections and always seems to attract nice people staying there. I will stay there again if it's available.

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1 Thank John M
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there John, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great 5* review for us! We are so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you had a great meal in our restaurant, Playfair's. We are so lucky to have a fantastic restaurant with amazing chefs and staff! We hope that you are... More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I was not impressed with my recent stay at this hotel; the hotel was severely overpriced, the bar area is boring and does not have a lot of choice. the bathroom was not clean and the tv did not work the whole time during our stay. For a hotel such as this with so many foreign visitors, you would think... More 

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Cath885, I’m very disappointed to read your review, as I feel it does not adequately reflect your stay with us, and I would like to take the time to point out why for other readers. You commented that Playfair’s did not offer a lot of choices from our bar. We stock 8 draft beers, 30+ malt whiskies, 8 vodkas... More 

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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Really no need to go all out for one of the so called top hotels in St. Andrews because this is the one to go for. Great value for money and extremely helpful staff. Right in the middle of the town too so no need to walk far, everything right on your door step.

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Thank leesuds
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello leesuds, Thank you so much for leaving us a great review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us, and that we were the perfect location for you in St Andrews. We're so glad that we have your recommendation, and we hope that we are able to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Carmen Rowe More 

Connecticut
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a great hotel for a three star hotel. It is in a great location; close to golf and the water and only a short walk to shops and restaurants. The room is spacious and comfy with a nice view of a small court yard behind the hotel. Very friendly and accommodating staff!

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Thank Alexandra W
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Alexandra, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review for us! We are so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us while you were visiting St Andrews. With everything from our perfect location close to everything and our comfortable rooms, who could ask for anything more? We hope you come back to see... More 

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