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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff : exceptional customer service because they listen, work as a team, care about service and seem cheerful under pressure with good manners. They also know about everything they serve and that is very important. Thanks to Gary, the ladies who cleaned our room (also waited on at breakfast both mornings and I'd not be surprised if they also juggle... More 

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Baa_13, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review! We are absolutely thrilled that you loved your stay with us, even down to the tiny details. We're glad you had the opportunity to dine with us in Playfair's as well! We're very lucky to have an amazing team downstairs - with great service and creative... More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal for a quick overnight stay.very clean room and modern shower room.very nice breakfast.wish I could have stayed longer.but just a fleeting visit.hope to return thoroughly enjoyed.and would recommend

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello asells_690787, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review for us! I'm sorry you were only able to stay a short time at the Ardgowan, but hopefully in the future, we'll be able to welcome you back for a longer stay! Kind Regards, Carmen Rowe Reservations and Marketing Manager More 

dundee
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26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice overnight stay. Staff were lovely. Dodgy bedroom lock but staff helpful. Great breakfast to start the day. Nice toiletries but a powerful shower ( leak that slightly flooded the floor) Would stay again.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Director at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brian B, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and your breakfast in our restaurant - our aim is to make our guests feel as welcome as possible and ensure they have a comfortable stay with us. I'm sorry about the few issues you had, however we appreciate... More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whole experience was pleasurable due to the attentive staff and excellent facilities, clean, warm and modern rooms. The restaurant is delightful, the staff can't help enough and the food was delicious and extremely well presented. When I next visit the area I will definitely stay again and I would highly recommend this hotel to others.

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Thank lwhite_733418
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Director of Marketing at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr White, Thank you for leaving this fantastic review! It was a pleasure having you stay with us and I'm so glad that you had such a positive experience. I will pass on your kind comments to the team as they always like to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time with us. I hope you had a... More 

New York
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone was very friendly, especially Milo! The room was large and nice amenities in the bathroom. Decor is slightly dated but for the price and location it was not a concern. The location cannot be beat for exploring St. Andrews on foot. The restaurant was wonderful too. We will definitely stay again.

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Director of Marketing at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear FamilyTraveler490, Thank you for this great review! I'm glad our hotel dog Mylo gave you a good welcome - he loves it when guests give him attention! Our deluxe and standard rooms are about to undergo a redecoration which we hope will be complete by February 2017. Once complete, they will all have Hypnos beds and will be decorated... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had booked for ourselves and three other couples for a birthday celebration for three of the 'girls'. The boys were to do golf and the girls the Spa at the Old Course Hotel. We all loved our rooms, we loved the breakfast and were thoroughly impressed by the friendliness of the staff. My wife and I had a room... More 

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Director at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hollie211, Thank you for leaving us this very kind review! It’s a pleasure to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay with us and I will pass on your lovely comments to the staff. We are a family run hotel and try our best to make our guests feel at home whilst staying with us. Unfortunately, we only... More 

Crieff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast was a cattle market I ordered porridge which was on the menu and waited at least 10 to 15 mins and when it came you could have built a house it was awful , there was 4 of us and we were disappointed that menu was excactly the same as the night before even the soup I would like... More 

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Director at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dorothy L, Thank you for your feedback from your stay with us last week. I’m sorry that you felt breakfast to be too busy. Unfortunately, on Sunday mornings most guests choose to come down nearer the end of breakfast which does mean there is a short wait for a table. As we are a petite restaurant we can only... More 

Bakewell, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 2 nights visiting my daughter at St Andrews. I picked the Ardgowan because the rooms looked attractive, its well located close to town and there was a good offer on - free dinner if you stayed the Sunday night. The hotel doesn't have much in the way of a lounge to relax in, so you're mainly in your room... More 

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Amanda, We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us while you were visiting your daughter, and we're especially glad that you enjoyed our £99.00 Dinner Bed and Breakfast offer for Sunday night! With cosy bedrooms and a delicious meal in Playfair's for a fantastic value, you really can't go wrong! I do appreciate you letting us know about... More 

West Calder, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time in St Andrews which was set of nicely with the stay at the Ardgowan hotel. The reception was so easy and friendly, the room was great facility's were great , lovely t.v. To watch while chilling out.and a lovely kettle for of coarse the tea or coffee for the morning. A well stocked bar and... More 

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PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Donald, Thank you for leaving us a great 5* review! We're so glad to see that you enjoyed everything about your stay with us, from your well-equipped room, to our amazing breakfasts in Playfair's Restaurant! We're glad we ticked all of your boxes, and we hope we can welcome you back for another stay soon! Kind Regards, Carmen Rowe... More 

The Villages, Florida
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130 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Only a golf balls throw from the Great St. Andrews Golf Course! Rooms were clean and bright, and breakfast (Downstairs) was a great start to the day. The building was a beautiful architectural built and designed by the Scottish Architect " George Rae". The chef was very visible in the hotel and although we didn't eat there the menus were... More 

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Thank Deb1028
PlayfairHotelsLtd, Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Deb, Thanks for your great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us and being so close to the Old Course. As a historic building, we're always looking for ways to upgrade and modernise while also keeping the charm of the original building, so we're glad that you noticed and appreciated this about us. Our chefs work... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated 200 yards from the 18th green of the world famous Old Course, and still only 5 minutes from the centre of town The Ardgowan Hotel offers the ideal location whatever the reason for you visit to St Andrews. Our comfortable en suite bedrooms are decorated in a modern Scottish style, perfect for relaxing after a long day’s golfing or sightseeing. Located below the main hotel, our restaurant, Playfair’s, is ever popular with local people as well as with our guests. We serve a wide range of dishes prepared with the fresh local ingredients wherever possible. The Ardgowan hotel does not have its own lift, but staff will be more than happy to assist you with your bags. Free on-street car parking is available close to the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ardgowan Hotel

Address: 2 Playfair Terrace | North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9HX, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Price Range: $78 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ardgowan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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Ardgowan Hotel St. Andrews, Scotland
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#7 Romantic Hotel in St. Andrews
#7 Business Hotel in St. Andrews
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“we had no problem, very quiet and located near golf and the local pedestrian streets!”
 of 5 bubbles Deb1028, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“Not all rooms have baths so if you prefer a bath to a shower (as we do) just ask when booking.”
 of 5 bubbles petem4, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“Room 35 has a Sea View! I would definitely have no hesitation in booking this room or this Hotel again. ”
 of 5 bubbles georginam910, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“T'ry to get one in the main hotel rather than the annex.”
 of 5 bubbles GlennL329, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
“No elevator to higher rooms, so if mobility is an issue ask for a room lower down.”
 of 5 bubbles RainedOnInRedmond, Sep 7, 2016 | Read review
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