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“Comfortable / great service” 5 of 5 stars
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7 Murray Place, St. Andrews KY16 9AP, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #10 of 77 St. Andrews B&B and Inns
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“Comfortable / great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Just back from a 3 night stay at this B&B to attend a hogmanay wedding. We had booked to stay next door at the Charlesworth but they sold their property and proposed Brownlees...and we certainly can't complain about the change.

The room was tastefully decorated and very comfortable, with a massive double bed and spotlessly clean everywhere. Tea & coffee was provided in the room as well as toiletries and all stocks were replenished like magic every day. Breakfast was to order, copious and tasty - and was even served with a Bucks Fizz on the 1st Jan which was a very nice & much appreciated (!) touch. The hosts were really friendly and always chatty. We weren't there to golf but it was clear from their discussions with our breakfast neighbours that they give great advice on that front.

We initially had problems with the TV reception but this was addressed in the best way possible - as soon as they were made aware of it, the hosts let my husband borrow DVDs to watch (while I abandoned him for the hen night) and the following day a new television was installed.

The location was great, a short walk to everything, and we felt this place was good value for money (for St Andrews, where the cost of accommodation is generally high).
Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Staying at Brownlees was the best experience in B&Bs in St. Andrews.

Jaqueline and Trevor are extraordinary hosts, providing us not only with great breakfast and great recommendations where to go for food and drinks or which course to play, but simply made us feel at home. After staying the originally planned two nights, we decided to prolong our stay as we liked the Guest House so much. Sadly, this was not possible, as the proprietors went on a well deserved vacation, however they still concerned themselves with finding us a nice place to stay.

Also, Brownlees' location is perfect, just a couple of minutes walk to basically everywhere in town, including three of the St. Andrews Links Courses (New, Old and Jubilee), city center etc. The rooms are nicely sized and comfortable.

Thanks again and hopefully we'll come back soon!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Stayed here for four days in October.....husband hit the links....and I did some exploring
of the town....after fabulous breakfasts.....nights in cozy room....spotless bathroom with
extra touches like make-up remover wipes.....all that and an offer to make us non Brits
a nice big pot off coffee in the afternoon......thanks Trevor & Jacqueiine for your warm
hospitality......

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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011 via mobile

Good overall, refused access to any toilet facilities when collecting bags having spent a lot of money there.Have been regular clients but not again after the cursory way we were treated.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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wearytravel, Owner at Brownlees Guest House, responded to this review, October 15, 2011
I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. The rooms have to be vacated by 1000am to enable us to prepare them for the next guests. Check in is from 1200 onwards therefore, when you returned to collect your baggage which we had kindly let you leave until 1300, the rooms had already been serviced and occupied by the next guests. The toilet facilities that you requested were therefore, unavailable. We do not have any more WC's other than our own personal one. We are sorry that this spoiled your stay with us and wish you many happy stays at other establishments in St.Andrews, which you may find also operate to the same remit.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We stayed at Brownlees for 3 nights at the end of September. The house is spotless and very comfortable and the breakfasts were AMAZING! Our visit coincided with Freshers Week so there were some quite loud parties going on in the town, but Brownlees itself is situated in a relatively quiet area and yet just a short stroll into town. We found parking to be a bit of an issue; Brownlees itself does not have parking but there is a public car park adjacent which unfortunately was usually full. There are about a dozen guesthouses in this area, plus it is quite convenient for town so the carpark was always busy. We did find parking on adjacent streets which was fine, but might be a consideration for the less mobile. Free wifi was a definite plus and very useful. All in all I couldn't fault it and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

This was a great place to stay, handy to town and the golf courses (not that we play). The room was very comfortable with a good shower - only drawback was the 39 steps to the top of the house but as Trevor helped with the bags, we can't complain. Trevor and Jacqueline were very welcoming and we had some good chats with them. J sorted out our laundry problem and provided lovely breakfasts. Would definitely recommend this BnB to anyone.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

My husband and I stayed in the Brownlees guest house in September for a little night away from the hustle and bustle of Glasgow. Jackie and Trevor are so welcoming and their hospitality was brilliant. The room was perfect, nicely decorated and clean. The shower was amazing and powerful, the bathroom has little touches such as a sewing kit and face wipes. There was also a hairdryer and good sized tv. Our hosts were not intrusive and gave us the freedom to explore the sights of St Andrews. My husband and I were so impressed by the breakfast, complete with homemade Jam, yummie! Compliments to Jackie. Although we are not 'golf heads' we did not feel out of place with the golf party staying at the same time. We will be back and would highly recommend this lovely wee place.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7 Murray Place, St. Andrews KY16 9AP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in St. Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Brownlees Guest House St. Andrews, Scotland

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