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.

“Fabulous Hotel for relaxation and food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rufflets Country House Hotel

Save Saved
You added Rufflets Country House Hotel to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Rufflets Country House Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strathkinness Low Road, St. Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Price
10% off room rate
Ranked #2 of 19 hotels in St. Andrews
New Canaan, Connecticut
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous Hotel for relaxation and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We very much enjoyed our short stay at Rufflets. If only it could have been longer! I think this is a hotel which encourages relaxation. Take a walk in the gardens, drink a coffee and read your book. It's all about slowing down in an opulent atmosphere. The hotel is also close to St Andrews for more serious tourism. The only drawback is that the road outside is so busy, it is dangerous to go for a walk.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

637 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    482
    109
    37
    4
    5
See reviews for
114
349
11
32
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (157)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in this lodge for a few days. We took our dog and had a fantastic time. Everything we needed was catered for. The hotel grounds were stunning Had a lovely relaxing time, would definitely return!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a family trip which was booked for one night only which on hindsight was not enough.
One of our party has mobility problems and struggled to walk up and down the stairs.
Despite this we had a lovely stay. The staff were lovely and very attentive and the food was excellent.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not above the kitchen. Not all rooms have a walk in shower.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here recently as a base for playing Kingsbarns and St Andrews. The rooms were well sized and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was modern and roomy. We dined in one night and the food was good. They have a good wine list. Breakfast seemed a little disorganised, and the girl there wasn't too keen on making us some espresso coffees, but aside from her cold mood, everything was fine. Pat the manager was very helpful. The only drawback is that you need to drive into St Andrews and if you are from overseas, you may prefer to stay in the town itself, as it is a beautiful place to walk around.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the hotel for a wedding and the care and service could not have been better. The bedroom was extremely comfortable and the view, beautiful. the staff were very friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Many thanks for the feedback - it does appear that you did have a great experience with us at Rufflets. Hope that the next time you are in Scotland you will have the chance to come and see us again.

Regards

Stephen Owen
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this last minute for a weekend away so got a relatively good price.

The room was fine but nothing special given the price. A nice touch was the card to welcome us back as previous customers. The home made shortbread on the tea tray is really good.

The highlight of the stay was the evening meal. The East Neuk crab was delicious, the beef cheek just melted in the mouth and the playful dessert of rhubarb 3 ways took me back to my child hood with one way being a delicate strips of rhubarb and a "poke of sugar" to dip it in.

The staff are all lovely so worth a visit.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Delighted to see that you enjoyed the last minute visit to Rufflets - and especially the food and service, and many thanks fopr taking the tiem to give us your feedback.

Hope to be able to welcome you back at some point in the near future.

Regards

Stephen Owen
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my two daughters stayed in the Gillroy Suite in mid August 2014, we were very impressed by the hotel as a whole from the quality of the staff , standard of rooms to the food in the Terrace Restaurant . My younger daughter loved the private gardens , notably the stream that runs through it. We would come here again and stay in the same Suite.
Raj, Aneeka and Reah.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Country House Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Wtih so many options of hotels in the area, we do feel that, over and above the top quality accommodation and service that we provide, Rufflets does have a very special character, something that others do not have, and we were pleased to see how much you and your daughters enjoyed the experience.

In fact it has often been said that the building has 'a soul' - and I am sure that if stones could speak, the ones that make up Rufflets would have some interesting tales to tell!

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback - always appreciated by the team.

With my best regards,

Stephen Owen
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Rufflets Country House Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rufflets Country House Hotel

Address: Strathkinness Low Road, St. Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland
Phone Number:
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 Luxury Hotel in St. Andrews
#1 Family 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*
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Tingo, Travelocity, Priceline, T4B, Hotels.com and Otel so you can book your Rufflets Country House 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:
Rufflets Country House Hotel St. Andrews, Scotland
Rufflets Country Hotel
Rufflets Country St Andrews

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Rufflets Country House Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.