We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ardgowan Hotel

2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
Hotel deals
Offers & Announcements
Book Direct Up to 20% Off
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ardgowan Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Ardgowan Hotel
Write a Review

253 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    107
    97
    38
    7
    4
See reviews for
43
91
14
26
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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (66)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (253)
  • Mar-May only
    (59)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (86)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (81)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (27)
All months
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely stay again. We read about the small room size before we went. It's true, but not a problem. The quality of the furnishings is great and the price for b&b is reasonable - especially for St Andrews - so what's the problem?

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
GaryFoster, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Brian, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your time with us at the Ardgowan, especially your kind comments regarding our friendly and helpful staff. We are glad to know that you found your room to be warm enough. We had our heating on 24 hours as... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff, great breakfast, comfortable and clean room! I even got upgraded because there was a nicer room available. Very convenient for access to the university. I will definitely stay here on my next trip to St Andrews.

Was this review helpful? Yes
GaryFoster, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello hsilverb1, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a GREAT review! We are always happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time with us. We're glad that we were able to upgrade you to a larger room during your time with us, and that you found us to be convenient for your... More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable and well equipped room, very friendly staff, on-street parking very nearby, good value. Good access to St. Andrews in general and an excellent restaurant downstairs. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Greg, We are so delighted to read your wonderful 5* review! It looks as though we have ticked all of your boxes during your stay with us: a comfy room, perfect location for St Andrews, and an amazing restaurant, Playfair's! We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your stay, and should you ever find yourself back in... More 

Nairn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Ardgowan is a perfectly pleasant hotel in a good location which is near to the golf course and to the town centre. Its facilities are fine and it was very warm (over-warm to be honest). Ideal for couples or a romantic get away.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Rob_Macpherson, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great 5* review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our perfect location, just around the corner from the Old Course and a short walk to city centre, and that you found our hotel to be warm and inviting during your stay. Should you be visiting... More 

Scotland
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
44 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is the second time I have stayed in this hotel - this time without the dog! In business in St Andrews and the hotel is perfectly located for the town. Staff were very efficient and welcoming and the rooms are well appointed. I was in a single room - the bed was very comfortable and the breakfast in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello steem21, Thank you so much for your great review! We are thrilled that you chose to stay with us again, and that all of your needs were met while you were with us. It seems we have ticked all your boxes, from our perfect location, to our comfortable rooms, and our amazing cooked breakfast in Playfair's! All of our... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My family and I stayed in a double room for my graduation. Two beds in one room and one in a separate room, made is quite spacious and comfy for three persons. The service was good, we were offered with a Scottish and a Continental breakfast selection. The location is very convenient for golfers (West Sands and a beach within... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Aya, Thank you for giving us a great 5* review! All of us at the Ardgowan Hotel are so glad that you enjoyed every aspect of your comfy stay with us. And there's nothing better than a hot Scottish breakfast in Playfair's to start your day! You're right, we're the perfect location for anything in St Andrews, whether that's... More 

Padua, Italy
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I stayed in this hotel twice, for business, and I found it perfect: quiet and cozy. The room was big enough and warm. The bed supercomfortable. Staff is friendly and breakfast is good and abundant (and the waitress just lovely). I will come back when in town.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
ArdgowanHotel, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Irma112, What a great review! We are always so pleased to hear that returning guests continue to enjoy their time with us. I have passed along your comments to all of our staff, and they are so glad to know that you enjoyed the service that they provided while you were here, including our amazing cooked breakfast! We are... More 

Stroud, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Stopped at Ardgowan in May 13 and again in November 14. 2nd stop as good as the first. Friendly staff, very good breakfast, excellent location in North Street. Pill our section of hotel not open in low season but that does not detract from the stay.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
ArdgowanHotel, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Simon W., Thank you for taking the time to give us another great review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your second stay just as much as the first. Our staff works hard to make sure all of our guests feel at home while they are with us, so I'm so glad to know that you... More 

Poole, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I turned up early (0900) on the Saturday, and had to be elsewhere for a business seminar for 1130. I was initially told my room would not be ready until 1200 by the receptionist. I was welcome to leave my baggage and it would be put in my room for me in my absence. I agreed and sat for a... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
ArdgowanHotel, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello spottedidick, What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your time with us. We are proud of the hard work that our housekeeping staff puts toward cleaning and preparing our rooms for our guests, and we're glad that they were able to have your room ready a bit early for... More 

Falmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Ardgowan Hotel was perfect for our needs. Although the room was small it was very warm and cosy and the beds were extremely comfortable. Very clean and tidy with helpful, chatty staff. Breakfast was good except I couldn't find any fresh fruit which I would have liked.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
ArdgowanHotel, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Katie S, Thank you for taking the time to give us your great feedback, and a 5 star review! We're so pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us, and that we were the perfect place for you to stay during your stay in St Andrews. We are so fortunate that we can offer our guests a... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Ardgowan Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ardgowan Hotel

Address: 2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 36
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Ardgowan Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ardgowan Hotel St. Andrews, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in St. Andrews
#7 Romantic Hotel in St. Andrews
#7 Business Hotel in St. Andrews

52 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (18)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (34)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (14)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay