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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 5 days ago
LaDeb27 Atascocita, Texas
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Atascocita, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent 3 wonderful days at this hotel and we were so impressed with everything. The staff was incredible and so helpful. They went the extra mile to help us in any way they could.. I would so recommend this hotel to everyone. Great location, very clean, good food and I felt like I was at home..

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

Hello LaDeb27, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a stellar 5* review! We're so pleased that you were able to spend your "bucket list vacation" with us at the Ardgowan. We're the perfect choice for a St Andrews stay: good food, excellent staff, and a 5 minute walk from town centre and the famous... More

Scotland
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
63 hotel reviews
333 helpful votes 333 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 1 night whilst doing a wee golfing trip to St Andrews. Loved this place, clean, friendly, good value. The inclusive breakfast was simply the best - piping hot Scottish breakfast and lovely service. Heartedly recommended.

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

Hello ellysian, Thank you so much for taking the time to fill out a review for us! We're glad to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, from our staff to our service. I have passed your comments along to the staff of Playfair's as well, and they are happy to know that you enjoyed your breakfast with us.... More

New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on a golf trip and it was just what I was looking for! Beds were comfortable, staff were kind and considerate- I was a lone visiter so a lot of the staff kept me company. Breakfast was delicious! So close to the course, great location!

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

Hello CuriousMarcus, Thank you so much for taking the time to fill out a review for us! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay here. As a hotel that often caters to golf tour groups, we also think we are the perfect location for playing the Old Course, as you noted in your review! I have passed... More

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this cozy, well located hotel and excellent experience. The staff was outstanding; very helpful, convivial and well mannered. Staff is what takes an average hotel to an excellent hotel and The Ardgowan Hotel has this facet of their business polished to a high shine. The restaurant and bar are, again, cozy but well run with good to excellent fare for... More

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

Hello XBoneIP, Thank you for taking the time to give us such a glowing 5* review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Ardgowan and your dining experience in Playfair's. We wanted to especially thank you for your kind comments about our level of service here. The staff works very hard to be able... More

Bromham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here many times whilst visiting our son at the university as the hotel is situated in a very central position. During our visits we have always found the rooms to be clean and well maintained. However, it’s the staff that really sets the hotel apart as we've always been warmly welcomed and they will always try to... More

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

Hello RJTBeds, Thank you for your 5* review! We’re happy to have been able to welcome you back to the Ardgowan Hotel and we’re glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us yet again. We truly have an exceptional staff here, and we’re glad to know that you appreciate our service. I have passed your comments along to... More

Palo Alto, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A cozy, well-situated hotel with an excellent restaurant and bar. 2 minute walk to the Old Course and the hotel obviously caters to golfers. The best part of the Ardgowan is the staff, which is very friendly and personable and will go the extra mile to make your stay comfortable and convenient (especially for early morning continental breakfasts). Special call... More

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

Henry C., Thank you for your 5* review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us. You are right, we do play host to quite a few golf tours throughout the year, being so close to the Old Course, and we always love to hear how much our guests enjoy playing the various courses... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Pilmour sister hotel of the Ardgowan. This was a short walk from the main hotel, attached to a bar. The room was lovely and clean with a brilliant power shower. The only downside for us was the early check out time of 1030am. We would have liked a slightly later time to enjoy a lie in.... More

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

Amy S., Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I have passed your comments on to the Playfair's restaurant and bar staff, and they are glad to know that you enjoyed your late-night snack! I'm sorry to hear that you were unhappy with our check-out time. Our check-out time is... More

Angaston, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

I love this building and adored our room. It was the most spacious accommodation we had throughout our tour of Scotland. We dined at the attached restaurant and had the best meal! My hubby is a chef and I work in the wine industry and we were very impressed with our dining experience. This was an experience we will never... More

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

Dear Denielle79, Thank you so much for your 5* review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Ardgowan Hotel. We just renovated Room 12 over the winter and are delighted with the results (and happy to hear that you enjoyed them as well!). I have forwarded your comments along to the staff of Playfair's... More

scotland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My wife and I stayed here late May 2014 and were happy overall with our stay. Rooms are nice and the food is really good too. We had a problem with our room, it was sorted whilst we had dinner and we were given complimentary liqueurs and a wee discount, no fuss, no drama, just great customer service, well done.

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

Dear Bighalders, Thank you for your review of your stay at the Ardgowan again. Please let us apologise again for the issues with your room on arrival, but I am glad that we were able to put this right while you enjoyed your meal in Playfair's. We always strive for excellence in terms of customer service, and your comments are... More

Falkirk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Writing on behalf of my in-laws who stayed here for 2 nights this week which was a gift from us for Mum's special birthday. Both in their 80's, given a very accessible room on ground floor which was so handy for them. Staff in hotel and also the restaurant could not do enough for them and they felt thoroughly spoilt!... More

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

From all the staff at the Ardgowan, and at Playfair's Restaurant, thank you for your kind review. It was wonderful for us to be able to welcome your parents-in-law to the hotel and we are delighted to see that they so thoroughly enjoyed their stay. Please do get in touch if you wish to arrange another trip to St Andrews... 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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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style
#7 Business Hotel in St. Andrews #7 Romantic Hotel in St. Andrews
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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