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Rufflets Country House Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strathkinness Low Road, St. Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in St. Andrews
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“Great family hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We have had a lovely couple of nights at this very comfortable hotel. Nice and warm during this freezing cold weather with fires in the lounges and a hot water bottle in bed! The room was spacious and had plenty of drawers and a large wardrobe for clothes. The bathroom was also a good size and had a big bath and a walk in shower. Everything was nice and clean.

Dinner was excellent and my gluten free diet was catered for with no trouble. Breakfast was plentiful, a good Scottish breakfast sufficient to see you through the day.

The staff were excellent, very helpful and pleasant. Would we go back? Definitely!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed for one night in February 2013 and had a fantastic time - great hotel, lovely gardens, friendly staff.

The room was large and 5 stars - great little touches such as a teddy instead of a 'do not disturb' sign and top quality shortbread!

Thanks to all the staff for making it a great weekend and would happily recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

It's okay. Food is nice, room was okay. Nice 'do not disturb' sign. Kind service but a bit formal. Old stuff no elevator which is no problem because the bring suitcase up. Bed is hard but nice. Bathroom is okay with nice shower.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Many thanks for the feedback - and I am perhaps a bit disappointed to read that we were only 'Okay' - but do appreciate the comments.

I am aware that you were supposed to be staying at another local hotel but they had out-booked you to Rufflets - and therefore you didn't get what you had originally expected.

However, we do look at all such feedback and will look to improve on the areas you have highlighted.

With my best regards,

Stephen Owen
General Manager
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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

My husband and I took advantage of a coupon offer. The room we had was on the second floor overlooking the carpark. It was a lovely spacious, warm and comfortable room with a bath and shower (apparently all rooms don't have both). Some of paintwork needed freshened up and the grouting in the shower needs renewed. The only reason we mention is that if we had paid the full price for the room we would not have been happy with the standard of the bathroom. The meal was lovely and all the staff we met were extremely pleasant.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

fantastic country house for a wedding the house was outstanding and the staff were very pleasant and i will return there again very shortly .The rooms were very well kept and so clean very nice loved the weekend we were there for my nephews wedding well done Rufflets House

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Not only are we a great country house hotel, but we also like to think that we are also a great wedding venue - and the separate Garden Suite allows us to be both!

Delighted to read that you enjoyed your nephew's wedding and we look forward to being able to welcome you back soon.

Regards

Stephen Owen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My mum and I stayed for 1 night on a chilly February weekend at Rufflets, and had a great time. We got a good value deal on booking.com for bed and breakfast, and decided to have a girls weekend. Rufflets is a short drive out of St Andrews, set in some nice countryside. The building is lovely and I can imagine the gardens are beautiful in summer (a little dark and cold to enjoy them in Feb!). After efficient and friendly service at reception, we were shown to a lovely spacious room, with an equally large bathroom (including jacuzzi bath and Molten Brown toiletries!). The home-made shortbread in the room is delicious. Very comfortable beds for a good nights sleep.

In the morning we had breakfast in a lovely room, and the choice of hot and cold food was very good (the cooked breakfast was particularly tastey).
All in all a great stay, and would definitely recommend Rufflets and return.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

My family and I spent a wonderful weekend celebrating my Birthday at Rufflets. Accommodation was excellent; rooms were well appointed; meals were very well presented and the quality of the food was exemplary. Service in the Dining Room was most courteous and the waitresses friendly and efficient. Housekeeping department was very efficient and rooms were spotlessly clean. All together, the Hotel staff could not have been more helpful in making our weekend a very pleasant and comfortable experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rufflets Country House Hotel

Address: Strathkinness Low Road, St. Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in St. Andrews
#1 Luxury Hotel in St. Andrews
#2 Romantic Hotel in St. Andrews
#6 Business Hotel in St. Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rufflets Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxury family hotel has been under the same family ownership for over 60 years. Located a few minutes’ drive from the centre of town, golf courses and beaches, the hotel is popular with couples and families. Rufflets is surrounded by mature gardens which supply the fine dining restaurant. Free parking and WiFi. ... more   less 
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