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Ardgowan Hotel

2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
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Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in St. Andrews
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
clairebear85 Scotland, Fife
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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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Scotland, Fife
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just came back from a great stay in St Andrews. This hotel is in a great location, couple of minutes from the shops and bars. The rooms were lovely and modern, also very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was great, a good selection with both continental or cooked to choice from, keeps you going for a day of fun spent... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Ardgowan is a fantastic hotel at the bottom of North Street close the Old Course. We had 3 twin rooms and two singles and stayed for 3 nights. Each room was well appointed, clean and smarter than I had imagined. The staff were all friendly and courteous and there seems to be a good team spirit. The Full Scottish... More

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

Hello ABH191, Thank you so much for taking the time to fill our such a great 5* review for us! We're so pleased to know that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay while you were with us, from our top notch rooms to our excellent service. I have passed along your stellar compliments about breakfast and the bar to... More

Whitley Bay
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely location, friendly staff, selection of excellent dog friendly rooms, great bar. We have a daughter at St Andrews University and this is probably our tenth visit. We have never had a bad experience yet. Fantastic location for the Golf courses and it is usually possible to find a space in the nearby free car park. would definitely recommend this... More

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Hello optometrist64, Thank you for taking the time to fill out a great review for us! We're so pleased that we were able to welcome you (and your dog!) back to the Ardgowan Hotel! As one of the few hotels in St Andrews that accepts dogs, we always love when our guests bring their furry companions with them on their... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Ardgowan Hotel on 12th Sept 2014, and would recommend this hotel to anyone for a short stay, well presented and clean and tidy. Stayed on top floor which was a fair trek after a night on the tiles!!.Only criticism is the sausages served at breakfast need changed as they are bland and tasteless.

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

Hello AlanElaine2014, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your short stay with us and that you found your accommodations to be well-presented. We are pleased that you joined us for breakfast, however, we are disappointed to read your criticisms regarding our sausages. Upon reading your... More

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ardgowan was a lovely place to stay - centrally located with parking nearby. All the staff were outstanding -from booking us in to serving us breakfast - everyone was lovely. The rooms were well equipped with WiFi which was essential for our teenage daughters; not modern but this adds to their charm. The rooms were comfortable, well cleaned with... More

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Kathy S, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great 5* review for our Annex, the Pilmour Hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, from our location just around the corner from the old course, to your well-equipped room, to our delicious breakfast in Playfair's. Our staff is... More

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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have just returned from a weekend stay in the Ardgowan. Our room was clean and well decorated but did suffer from a fair amount of traffic noise from the busy street in front despite being double glazed. We found all staff extremely pleasant and helpful, especially the breakfast staff. The food in the restaurant was good but we did have... More

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

Dear Mary W, Thank you so much for taking the time to fill out a review for us! We do pride ourselves in delivering excellent customer service, and I’m delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with our staff while you were here. We are sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the amount of traffic noise during... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I loved this hotel. The location (a hundred yards from the first tee at St. Andrew's Old Course) is perfect. It was comfortable, cozy and the staff were welcoming. The restaurant was also good. I will stay here again!

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

Dear Maggs789, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great 5* review! We're so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed every aspect of your stay, from our prime location just around the corner from the Old Course, to our welcoming staff and our comfortable rooms. We have passed along your kind comments to our... More

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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53 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Like most hotels in St Andrews I expect, this place is full of golfers! It was fine, but I was a little disappointed. Yes, the staff are welcoming and helpful, but the decor is drab: dark blue and slate green for the most part. The carpet on the stairs was mud-coloured tartan. Rooms are not especially spacious, and mine, with... More

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Dear TimWoffenden, Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review for us on TripAdvisor. We are sorry you were not pleased with our modern decor. We have just recently redecorated much of the hotel, including re-carpeting the stairs with the burgundy and tan colored tartan just at the beginning of the summer and have had nothing but... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is my second stay in the Argowan. It is certainly a modest hotel, but it is as centrally located as any. No lift but there is a golf club storage room on the ground floor. Rooms are simple but quite comfortable. The Staff were universally friendly and accommodating. They really made one feel at home. The hotel restaurant Playfair's... More

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

Hello WorldTraveler75968, Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review! We're happy to have been able to welcome you back to the Ardgowan and that your second stay with us was wonderful. We pride ourselves in giving excellent customer service, so we're very pleased to hear that you felt like you were at home during your... More

Denver, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I loved the location, the service and the food! Everything exceeded our expectations! The staff were delightful - absolutely no complaints. Clean and the way a hotel should be run. Thank you!

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

Hello Ashley S, Thank you for your 5* review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay while you were here, even your time in our restaurant, Playfair's. I have passed your comments along to the rest of our staff and they are happy to hear that you appreciated our hard work to make your stay... More

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Address: 2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
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