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Ardgowan Hotel

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2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The location is perfect for walking to the Old Course and shopping in town. The rooms are relatively small, but clean. There is free wifi service. Restaurant and bar downstairs is convenient.

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

Hello PClaiborne2, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review for your stay with us last week! We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We really are the perfect location for a stay in St Andrews: Just around the corner from the Old Course, and a short walk from all... More 

Exeter, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location with a very friendly staff. Large clean room with just about everything you might need including a glimpse of the water. Perfect for golfers but easy to walk to everything. Would return here again.

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

Hello Jim, Thank you so much for leaving us a great 5* review of your stay with us! It was such a pleasure having you both here with us. We are so glad to see that we have ticked all of your boxes while you were with us, from our friendly and helpful staff, to our comfortable rooms, to our... More 

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

A very good hotel,only a couple of things wrong pillows to hard and a lot of stairs,but other than that really good value.Excellent location tho no parking on site,ideal if you golf.Staff are very friendly especially in the bar.

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

Hello Dougie, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We really are the perfect location for anyone visiting St Andrews - close to the beach and town centre, and just a 5 minute walk from the Old Course! I'm sorry to read that you found our... More 

Albemarle, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful service in all areas. Food very good and beer cold, staff was very friendly and welcoming. Located very near St Andrews Links Old Course with all comforts of home. I would stay there again and recommend to anyone

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

Hi David, Thank you so much for leaving us a review for your stay with us last week! We are so glad that you and your golfing buddies enjoyed your time with us here. Glad to know that you enjoyed your meals and service in Playfair's Restaurant. We are so fortunate to have an outstanding restaurant and bar! We hope... More 

St Andrews, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved it, very friendly staff, clean place, and their food was just so tasty! I would definitely visit this place back in a heartbeat. Yes, I have been in 5 stars hotel but what I love about this place is its simplicity and that everything just works.

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

Hello Bashar, WOW! Thank you so much for leaving us a great 5* review! We're so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you here with us! We hope that we will be able to see you again soon next time you are visiting St Andrews. If we can help you with another... More 

Mercer Island, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great spot for our group on a golf trip to St. Andrews. Central location was convenient to the courses, pubs, and restaurants. Carmen at the front desk was superb - welcoming, friendly, helpful, and informative.

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

Hello JR H, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great review! We're so glad to see that you enjoyed everything about your stay with us. We really are the perfect location for golfers in St Andrews - just a short walk from the Old Course, and near to town centre. I'm so glad that... More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A wonderful hotel. A super base for exploring St Andrews, the Golf and the Coastline. Totally relaxing and welcoming. We elected for Bed and Breakfast as there plenty of eateries around to help the explorations. Noting the breakfast - excellent. The staff deserve a special note for their friendliness - simply outstanding.

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

HI Richard G, Thank you so much for leaving us a great review! We're so glad that you took advantage of our central location in St Andrews, just around the corner from the Old Course, and within a short walking distance to city centre, the University, and the beaches. We're especially thankful that you took the time to point out... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Room was clean and comfortable. Staff were really friendly and helpful throughout stay. Good traditional Scottish Breakfast, hearty and plentiful. Used the Restaurant one evening during our stay and the food was excellent. Planning next trip to Ardgowan already

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

Hi Arrward, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review! We're so glad you and your golfing buddies enjoyed your time here with us as much as we enjoyed having you here! I have passed along your comments on the food and service in Playfair's and our staff is so glad to know that... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had a night here with friends in a golfing break. Busy restaurant when we arrived with 46 London golfers but very friendly staff very tasty food and generally a lively and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended

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

Hello UKtraveller990, Thank you so much for leaving us a review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your short time with us, even when the restaurant was very full with a large group! We pride ourselves in offering friendly service, so we're glad that you experienced this, both in our hotel and in Playfair's. Glad to see that you'd recommend... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Great hotel for a break. We have stayed at a few hotels in St Andrews. Would definatly book again. We were in the Philmour part of the hotel which is ajoined to the main block. Rooms were clean & of good size for short stays. Breakfast was plentiful & of good quality. Staff were very helpful. Will be back.

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

Hello R4ilbob, Thank you so much for leaving us a great review for our Annex, the Pilmour Hotel. We're glad to see that it ticked all of your boxes while you were with us, and that you were able to join us for breakfast as well. Playfair's breakfast is the best way to start your day! Our staff prides themselves... More 

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