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Edinburgh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic overnight stay with dinner at Rufflets before Christmas, so relaxing before the busy period. The superior room we had was fantastic with Molton Brown toiletries in the bathroom and homemade shortbread in our room. The breakfast and dinner were delicious and all the staff were friendly and welcoming. We look forward to returning soon.

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Linda Many thanks for the kind feedback - it is always reassuring to read when our guests have had such a good stay at the hotel. With my best regards, Stephen Owen General Manager

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love little relaxing hideaways that are off the beaten track where you can just disappear and recharge. Rufflets is such a place...sumptuous decor, quiet relaxed atmosphere, attentive and friendly service. I will go out of my way to come back here...it's a lovely afternoon tea joint if that's your thing.

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Steve Rufflets is indeed a great wee place to escape to from the stresses of general life, and thank you for leaving your thoughts. Do keep an eye on our website as we do have some special offers available from time to time. With my best regards, Stephen Owen General Manager

East Lothian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely hotel just outside St Andrews in its own grounds. Staff are very friendly and well trained. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and food very good.it is a lovely peaceful location yet only minutes from St Andrews. Highly recommended

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted to read how much you enjoyed the stay with us at Rufflets. We do have a wonderful hotel in a lovely setting, and backed-up with a good team. Hope that we might be able to welcome you back in the near future. With my best regards, Stephen Owen General Manager

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Rufflets twice and have found it to be amazing on both visits,our room was lovely(actually the same room on both visits) with the lovely touch of the hot water bottle included in the turn down service. We had a meal whilst there which was lovely and really nice service and the breakfast was fantastic. We would return...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Karen Glad to hear that the return visit was as good as always, and thank you for the knid comments. We look forward to being able to welcome you back in the near future. With my best wishes, and Happy New Year! Stephen Owen General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in one of the cottages, nice size and perfectly equipped. Dog friendly. Had a lovely bar supper on Christmas Eve then a delicious Christmas dinner. Staff and food faultless. Lovely atmosphere in a traditional Scottish location. Only could have got better if it snowed! Thank you😘

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mhairi Really pleased to see how much you enjoyed the stay with us in the Lodge - and also that Christmas Day lunch was very good too. Will try and arrange some snow the next time you come and see us (if it is winter time that is!!). Regards Stephen Owen General Manager

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have never been away for Christmas before but when we decided to try it there was only ever going to be one choice and that was our favourite hotel - Rufflets! At any time of the year the staff go out of their way to make you feel at home and special but they went the extra mile for...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted to hear that we were your first choice for the Christmas Break, and we were all very pleased to read how well the stay was. As a team, we do work even harder over the Festive period as we are very aware of the importance of it all, and it is reassuring to see how well it all went....

Marlborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stayed at Rufflets for 4 nights over Christmas. After a superb time in 2015, my wife & I returned again this year and we're not disappointed. This has to be one of the best country house hotels you could find. As we had our dog with us, we stayed in Rufflets Lodge which is warm, comfortable and quiet and...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Arthur It was wonderful to be able to welcome you both back to Rufflets - and many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am always reassured to see how well the team have been able to deliver the expected levels of hospitality - it is a real part of the success of the hotel. Will...

Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having never visited St Andrews and surrounding area, we took the opportunity of booking 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at Rufflets on an itison deal. We were welcomed by the friendly and helpful receptionist and shown up to our room which was very large and comfortable with every amenity which included some of the tastiest shortbread ever. The bed...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted that you were able to find us, and that you had an enjoyable stay with us at Rufflets. Have noted the comments on the breakfast - and apologies for that. Will discuss with the team, as it should not have happened. Look forward to seeing you again, and Happy New Year! With my best wishes, Stephen Owen General Manager

Edinburgh
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rufflets is a lovely family owned hotel with many traditional features, with some great modern additions. Dinner and drinks were delicious and a good price. Staff service and attention to detail were 5 star.

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DT Delighted to read your comments - and thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Hope that you might find time to come and see us again in the near future. With my best regards, and Merry Christmas from all at Rufflets, Stephen Owen General Manager

Aberdeen
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

An excellent festive lunch for 3. Varied choice on the set menu - chili mussels & blue cheese panacotta enjoyed, big & moist portions of turkey & both cheese board & pear pudding were excellent. Much enjoyed, good value & excellent service. Recommended.

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Great to see that you enjoyed the lunch with us in the Terrace Restaurant - we are always pleased to have a good team in the kitchen - backed up by the front of house team. Hope that you might come back when turkey is off the menu..... Regards Stephen Owen General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This luxury family hotel, situated in 10 acres of secluded gardens, 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 

Additional Information about Rufflets Hotel

Address: Strathkinness Low Road, St. Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland (Formerly Rufflets Country House Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Price Range: $157 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rufflets Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Rufflets Country House Hotel St. Andrews
Rufflets Country Hotel
Rufflets Country St Andrews
Rufflets Hotel St. Andrews, Scotland
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in St. Andrews
#2 Romantic Hotel in St. Andrews
#2 Luxury Hotel in St. Andrews
#6 Business Hotel in St. Andrews
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Classic rooms on the first floor just have showers whereas those on the second have both bath and shower.”
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath and separate walk-in power shower to the left.
 of 5 bubbles katemI6144XG, yesterday | Read review
“One of the twin rooms has a great balcony overlooking the gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles b3b2015, 3 days ago | Read review
“recommend the Lodge as being quieter with privacy”
 of 5 bubbles kateaedwards, Dec 17, 2016 | Read review
“If I remember correctly, we had classic room 230, overlooking open fields at front of hotel, blissfully quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles davee204, Dec 13, 2016 | Read review
“Turret room if you can stretch to it.”
 of 5 bubbles donaldhL2212RC, Dec 7, 2016 | Read review
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