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St. Andrews Bay, St. Andrews KY16 8PN Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 11/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 18 hotels in St. Andrews
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Set on a 520 acre estate with a unique coastal setting, Fairmont St Andrews has something for everyone. From lavish rooms to a luxurious spa, championship golf to exquisite dining, our five star attention to detail is unsurpassed. Enjoy the views overlooking the medieval St Andrews and the North Sea. Play golf on The Torrance and The Kittocks or wind down in our Fairmont Spa with locally themed treatments using the finest Ishga Skin Care products. Indulge in delicate pastries and cakes in our Fairmont Afternoon Tea experience served in the Atrium Lounge with a rich colour scheme and nautical elements that reflect the surrounding landscape including a lighting installation by renowned artist George Singer. We guarantee your stay will become a treasured memory!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Golf course
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Iron
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
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Douglas M wrote a review Today
Bishopton, United Kingdom118 contributions36 helpful votes
We had booked on our behalf a 3 night stay at The Fairmont Hotel as a a belated Golden Wedding. The hotel a location is superb and we received a warm welcome by reception on arrival. Our room was large with beautiful views over one of the golf courses and further to St Andrews. Breakfast is self service but we’ll laid out and plentiful whether you are having continental or a full Scottish. The spa was excellent. We had a lovely welcome break at a very good hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms at front of hotel have the best views in our opinion
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Garry F wrote a review Yesterday
Aberdeen, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
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Really nice hotel, staff were all very helpful and friendly. The room was nice and spacious but the desk in the middle of the room was quite random so pushed it up against the wall to give us more space. We ate in the bar and restaurant, great selection of food and all tastes amazing. Breakfast buffet was one of the best Iv ever had, absolutely everything you could ever want. There is also a mini bus that takes you into centre of st Andrew’s every hour or so, really handy and saves having to get taxis.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Minibus takes you from hotel to St. Andrews centre every hour or so
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Response from John Keating, General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews
Responded today
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you had such a lovely stay and have passed on your feedback to the team. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future.
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review2013x wrote a review Yesterday
Glasgow, United Kingdom145 contributions114 helpful votes
A lovely luxurious visit as always. The staff are always attentive and welcoming. Had a fantastic massage which was so relaxing and then enjoyed spending the morning by the pool. Everything was very clean and kept nice and tidy! Can’t wait to be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from John Keating, General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews
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I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to post a review. I have passed on your comments on the Spa to our Spa Manager to share with her team. Thank you again for your feedback and I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.
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Finbarr M wrote a review Sep 19
Dundee, United Kingdom21 contributions27 helpful votes
This was our second stay in this hotel this year. First stay in May after hospitality started to reopen was a bit hit and miss which was entirely understandable. This trip was simply stunning, good weather always helps. Location is fabulous, yes out of town, however there is a shuttle bus and taxis are easily booked. Staff at the Fairmont are superb, knowledgeable, friendly and guest focussed. On site are two excellent linksy golf courses, challenging yet not unplayable weather permitting! We were extremely fortunate to have an upgrade to a suite which had a balcony, it was a special occasion to celebrate my wife’s birthday. It was the most amazing hotel room we have ever stayed in. WOW is the word I would use. We both used the leisure facilities, my wife had a treatment while I enjoyed a Guinness at the bar. Dinner followed in The Squire restaurant. La Cucina was closed, another victim of Covid pingdemic and/or Brexit staffing issues impacting all hospitality. Some Italian options are available and any menu can be used. Food was perfectly prepared. Again staff were simply exceptional. Kittocks Den Bar is large, has a positive vibe and very comfortable, Breakfast was busy, however with a little patience it was another memorable experience, a number of dishes are cooked to order and there is a high quality buffet available. It reminded me of the brunch option at the Fort Garry, Winnipeg although not quite as luxurious, that is no criticism at all! Overall a stay at Fairmont, St Andrews is an experience well worth trying out. Covid compliance generally followed well.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Best to book meals in advance. Recommend the Fife coastal route for a walk.
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Response from John Keating, General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you and your wife had such a fantastic stay and I have passed on your comments to the team. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future.
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Macdegsy wrote a review Sep 19
49 contributions9 helpful votes
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Always enjoy this hotel with high standards and the staff are particularly friendly. However it does appear they are not able to be as attentive as previously. A few times in Kittocks Den or Squire for Breakfast, I had to catch waiter’s eye or call them over to get service… it’s a fine balance between attentive and intrusive service and there was no danger of the latter. That said they are always friendly and I can’t fault their approachability. Hotel standards remain high and this was the second time I’d stayed in a Deluxe Suite… love they layout and features
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from John Keating, General Manager at Fairmont St Andrews
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Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us overall however my apologies that you encountered some issues with service. I have passed on your comments to our Food & Beverage Manager to address with his teams for improvement. Thank you again for your comments and I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future.
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PRICE RANGE
$198 - $434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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fairmont st andrews hotel st. andrews, st andrews fairmont
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandFifeSt. Andrews
NUMBER OF ROOMS
211
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairmont St Andrews
Which popular attractions are close to Fairmont St Andrews?
Nearby attractions include Kartel Scotland (2.8 miles), St Andrews Links (3.9 miles), and The Swilcan Bridge (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairmont St Andrews?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Fairmont St Andrews?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fairmont St Andrews?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairmont St Andrews?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairmont St Andrews?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grange Inn, Haar Restaurant, and The Cheesy Toast Shack.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairmont St Andrews?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Fairmont St Andrews have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fairmont St Andrews offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fairmont St Andrews?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Fairmont St Andrews?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Fairmont St Andrews offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.