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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
Kathy S Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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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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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great location and sunk in patio was a great place to gather.Friendly and professional service from Rhea, Daren and all. Carmen at the front desk was always pleasant and helpful. All the Staff went out of their way to make u feel comfortable. If you want to be in the middle of the golf action but close to all the... More

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Hello Ken D, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! We're happy to know that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay while you were with us, from our prime location to our friendly service to our excellent restaurant downstairs. Rhea, Darren, and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us,... More

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

Had a party in St Andrews and stayed one night in this lovely hotel. I had booked a junior twin room and we were up graded to a stander-ed twin. Nicely decorated lovely clean bathroom. The shower wouldn't work in the morning but a quick word with at reception and this was sorted by the time we had breakfast. Very... More

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Hello Carol O, Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review for us! We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have recently painted and redecorated many of our rooms, and we're happy to know that this has not gone unnoticed. Thank you for bringing the shower to our attention, and... More

Atascocita, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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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

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63 hotel reviews
335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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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

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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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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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