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Ardgowan Hotel

2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
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Ranked #9 of 19 hotels in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
alig35 Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • 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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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing else to say except total 5 stars I hope anyone would stay in this hotel the staff could not do enough for everyone from start to finish nothing is to much trouble and the food is as you ask for just the same as of the tee

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

Thank you very much for your 5 star review of the Ardgowan Hotel! We really appreciate your kind comments and we hope that we will be able to welcome you back if you travel to St Andrews again in the future. Kind regards Mairi More

Kelty, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here end of March as a group of 10 friends! We all arrived at different times and were all agreed the reception staff were very pleasant and helpful. Our room was up a couple of flights of stairs. It was a lovely room, spotless and obviously freshly decorated right down to the new carpets, however, it was extremely small... More

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

Thank you very much for your review of the Ardgowan Hotel. We really appreciate that you have taken the time to comment on the different aspects of your stay. As you noticed, we have just completed a programme of refurbishments over the winter, which means that the majority of our bedrooms have been freshly painted, and many have had their... More

Windsor, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there for one night on a short vacation in Scotland. My first impressions were good but then the service received at the restaurant quickly changed my mind. The staff were unfriendly. The dinner food was very good but breakfast was appalling. The rooms are nicely decorated and comfortable but noisy due to road traffic. The shower is really... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and I apologise for the mixed experience you had of the hotel and restaurant. It is very unusual for us to receive comments that our staff were unfriendly or that breakfast was poor so we will be following this up. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your... More

Aviano, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second stay at Ardgowan Hotel -- location is perfect (about 2 blocks from the Old Course). 5 of us stayed in the hotel (individual rooms). Everyone that we dealt with was exceptionally friendly, to include the hotel staff, bartender, waitstaff, etc. When we had early tee times, the staff arranged to provide an early "limited" breakfast with... More

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

Thank you very much your review - we really appreciate that you have taken the time to write about your recent stay at the Ardgowan. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us in St Andrews and I will certainly pass your kind feedback on to the rest of the staff! We sincerely hope to be... More

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

A lovely meal! First class service and first class food, can't wait to go back. A menu suitable for everyone and very reasonably priced. I have eaten here several times now and I have had a great meal each time.

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

Dear Heather L, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your meal in our restaurant, Playfair's. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to be able to welcome you back to the restaurant in the very near future! Kind regards Mairi More

Edinburgh
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, nicely decorated and well maintained. Lovely warm and cosey room. Clean en-suite with fresh towels. Great Scottish breakfast. Short walk to the beach and town centre. Friendly and polite staff.

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

Dear Tom, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Ardgowan. I am so glad to see that you enjoyed your time with us. I hope that you enjoyed your visit to St Andrews and that you had a safe journey home. Kind regards Mairi More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

What a lovely warm welcome awaits you from the staff of this hotel. Stayed Friday 14th march in room 7, not the biggest room I have ever stayed in (but a long way from the being the smallest) it was warm, comfortable and the shower room was lovely and clean. There was a very minor issue with the room which... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Our second visit to this hotel. Just as good as last year. Really friendly staff and lots of the rooms had been redecorated. Very handy for shops, beach etc. Parking is sometimes difficult but the free car parks are not that far away. We only had breakfast but the dinner menu looked interesting. Free wifi which was really useful as... More

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

Dear Sue S, Thank you very much for your kind comments. It is lovely for us to read your second 5 star review of the hotel. You touch on a lot of the changes which have taken place since your last visit – Our dinner menus in Playfair’s are brand new for 2014 and Wi-Fi is included in the room... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Lovely hotel with friendly staff. Rooms were clean and comfortable and breakfast was delicious. Not too far from the shops and bus station. I would definitely stay here again if I return to St. Andrews.

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

Thank you very much for your kind review of the hotel. It is lovely to see 5 stars across the board, and I hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the future. Please do get I touch if you would like to arrange a reservation. Kind regards Mairi More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Had book in for three nights on the deal 3for2. When arrived at hotel and only after checking in discovered that the painters were in and the hotel staircase was covered with dust sheets and the whole place stank of paint fumes. I have mobility problems and was expected the climb to the top floor over the dust sheets. Not... More

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ArdgowanHotel, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

We state consistently in our responses to reviews on Tripadvisor that all feedback is extremely important to us. To receive a review like this is therefore extremely disappointing and we do feel that it is a misrepresentation of the hotel. During our quieter months we undertake general refurbishment to maintain the hotel to a high standard. We always try to... More

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Additional Information about Ardgowan Hotel

Also Known As:
Ardgowan Hotel St Andrews
Ardgowan Hotel St. Andrews, Scotland
Address: 2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in St. Andrews
#7 Business Hotel in St. Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated 200 yards from the 18th green of the world famous Old Course, and still only 5 minutes from the centre of town The Ardgowan Hotel offers the ideal location whatever the reason for you visit to St Andrews. Our comfortable en suite bedrooms are decorated in a modern Scottish style, perfect for relaxing after a long day’s golfing or sightseeing. Located below the main hotel, our restaurant, Playfair’s, is ever popular with local people as well as with our guests. We serve a wide range of dishes prepared with the fresh local ingredients wherever possible. The Ardgowan hotel does not have its own lift, but staff will be more than happy to assist you with your bags. Free on-street car parking is available close to the hotel. ... more   less 
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