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Rusacks Hotel

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Pilmour Links, St. Andrews KY16 9JQ Scotland
Update from hotel: This property has indicated that they are taking safety precautions against COVID-19 and is temporarily closed until 03/31/2021.Read more
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#11 of 17 hotels in St. Andrews
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The Rusacks Hotel is undergoing an exciting renovation commencing March 9, 2020. With this, there will be certain levels of noise during the day and closure of certain areas of the hotel. Our parking lot will also be closed, but there is free parking available at the Petheram Bridge Car Park, just a short five-minute walk from our hotel. Please contact our front desk for any further clarification. Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews is a golfers paradise. Our award-winning St Andrews Surf & Turf serves the finest and freshest food against the backdrop of the Old Course's 18th hole. Our luxurious bedrooms are the perfect place to rest your head after a day exploring this beautiful seaside town.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Stephen M wrote a review Nov 2020
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Great stay in the last trading weekend of the Russacks hotel in St Andrews The staff couldn’t be more helpful and in light of it being their last shifts Room was great with a complimentary bottle of wine waiting for us on our arrival We can’t wait to come back once the extension and renovations are complete By looking at the rendered drawings the new facility is going to be stunning Good luck to all involved And see you next year Go new Russacks
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Seamus Coen, General Manager at Rusacks Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear H5367TNstephenm, Thank you so much for your superb 5 star review which my team and i very much appreciate. I was delighted to learn that you had a most memorable experience with us and in particular our team who could not have been more helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future when we have completed our exciting new renovation in Spring 2021. Best wishes Seamus Coen General Manager
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Louise E wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
My daughter and I spent two nights in the "Hell Bunker" room which could not have been further from hell! Immaculate with stunning views of the beach, golf course and iconic golf club. Two double beds, wonderful high ceilings and enormous bath towels! The staff were so friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is now closed for refurbishments but we will certainly return when it reopens!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Seamus Coen, General Manager at Rusacks Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear lousee966, Thank you for your 5 star review which my team and i very much appreciate. I was delighted to learn that you had a most enjoyable stay with us and in particular views of beach and team being friendly & helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future upon completion of our exciting refurbishment which will complete in Spring 2021. Best wishes Seamus Coen General Manager
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cspencer8 wrote a review Oct 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed at The Rusacks foe 2 nights and 3 days golf for a frienda 50th birthday. Breakfast overlooking the 1st and 18th of The Old Courae is always going to be special and this was the case. Good social distancing and protocols in.place in all areas, with staff wearing masks and gloves. Felt very safe. Hotel having a mror extension built with the rest of the building being integrated and refurbished over the winter. An iconic Hotel getting ready for the new challenges ahead!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Seamus Coen, General Manager at Rusacks Hotel
Responded Oct 29, 2020
Dear cspencer8, Thank you for your 5 star review of our iconic hotel which my team and i very much appreciate. I was delighted to learn that you had a most memorable experience with us and in particular our COVD 19 safety regulations that were in place and views from the restaurant overlooking the 18th green. We look forward to welcoming you back upon completion of the full hotel refurbishment in Spring 2021. Best wishes Seamus Coen General Manager
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Robbie williams wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Myself and 3 friends stayed at the Rusacks Hotel for 3 nights for our personal dunhill links golf matches.wow what a fantastic experience from the moment we arrived to the time we left 😢 the rooms are at a very very high standard,clean spacious and very comfortable.breakfast was great and dinner.......fine dining at it’s best! Very reasonably priced for the quality food👍🏻The staff are fantastic and couldn’t do enough for our 3 nights stay............sat and had a lovely chat to the general manager Mr Cohen! Who is extremely welcoming And friendly and has a few stories to tell you about his golf. A must for all romantics and golfers alike! Thank you to all the staff who made our trip a pleasure ❤️ Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Seamus Coen, General Manager at Rusacks Hotel
Responded Oct 29, 2020
Dear Nickiwells123, Thank you for your superb 5 star review which my team and i very much appreciate. I was delighted to learn that you had a most memorable golfing experience with us and that my team and i were able to look you and your party very well. The next time you viisit we must get you a game at Dumbarnie Links and New Course which are two of my personal favourites after big three you played when you were with us. We look forward to welcoming you back upon completion of our full hotel refurbishment in Spring 2021. Best wishes Seamus Coen General Manager
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George wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom7 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights with a group of friends. The hotel is very dated, especially the rooms. The shower took 10 mins to warm up. I had to call reception and report a fault with the hot water and was advised to turn on a tap to help warm the water up! The bed was comfortable and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very average. Location wise, you couldn't be in a better spot. Overall, a very average experience.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Seamus Coen, General Manager at Rusacks Hotel
Responded Oct 26, 2020
Dear SteliosKaza, Thank you for your genuine review which my team and i very much appreciate. I was disappointed to learn that overall that your stay was not memorable and i wish to convey my sincere apologies for our shortcomings on this occassion., As of today we are now officially closed as we are about to commence on a very exciting refurbishment programme which will be completed by Spring 2021. I do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back upon completion where we will have a truly stunning property to match its location. Best wishes Seamus Coen General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$201 - $459 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
macdonald rusacks st andrews, hotel macdonald rusacks, rusacks hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandFifeSt. Andrews
NUMBER OF ROOMS
68
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rusacks Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rusacks Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Swilcan Bridge (0.1 miles), The Himalayas Putting Course (0.2 miles), and St Andrews West Sands Beach (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rusacks Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Rusacks Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rusacks Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rusacks Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Haar, The Seafood Ristorante, and Restaurant at The Russell.
Is Rusacks Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of St. Andrews.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rusacks Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Rusacks Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Rusacks Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Rusacks Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St Andrews Links (0.6 miles), St Andrews Cathedral (0.7 miles), and Martyrs' Monument (0.4 miles).
Does Rusacks Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.