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Rufflets Hotel
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 31, 2014

We had the change to have a night at this wonderful hotel .Straight away from the minute you arrive you are made to feel so welcome. The staff are all so friendly and nothing is to much bother .The room was large and very welcoming and comfortable. The food was delicious and the service excellent, and breakfast the next morning was just wonderful. I went there to relax and came away refreshed and totally distressed .My husband and I shall definitely be back.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Catherine M
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2014

Dear Catherine

Pleased to see that you had such a good and de-stressing stay with us at Rufflets.

We all work hard to give that warm welcome, excellent service, and great food - and it is very much appreciated to see how much the hard work is so well-received.

Hope to be able to see you back at the hotel in the very near future.

Regards

Stephen

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

This was our first trip to The Rufflets Hotel and it certainly won't be our last. The Hotel was beautiful, food was delicious and the service was excellent. All the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful the reception, housekeeping, bar and restaurant staff with a special mention for Angela, Claudett and Jen who all worked above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Thank you. Anne and Rhod Morrison Glasgow :-)

  • Stayed: January 2014
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1  Thank Annfmor
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2014

I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed the first visit to Rufflets - and even more so to see that it will not be your last.

The name checks are gratefully received - we do have a good and dedicated team at the hotel, and we all look to go that 'extra mile' to make sure that all our guests have an equally great experience.

We have just completed some refurbishment of bedrooms - all looking good now that the paint has dried - and so I do hope that we will see you soon so that you can enjoy the new rooms.

Regards

Stephen

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We had the most magical weekend at Rufflets Hotel, celebrating our son's wedding. Over the months leading up to this, the staff were consistently professional and really could not do enough, to ensure the bride and groom were happy with all their arrangements.
The hotel itself is beautifully decorated, in every way, bedrooms luxurious and extremely comfortable, with a very relaxed atmosphere.
Without exception every member of staff was pleasant, helpful and smiling.
The wedding itself was everything any bride and groom could wish for ....the feedback from all our family and guests was very positive.
There were many small instances, of individual staff who went out of their way, to make sure any request was taken care of.
This venue made a very special occasion an outstanding one......thank you!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2014

We were all really pleased to read how much the hard work and effort that we put in to the wedding had been appreciated - and we did very much enjoy being able to look after you all.

Hope to be able to welcome you back some time this year so that you can once again sample the wonderful hospitality that we aim to provide.

Regards

Stephen

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

New Year 2014 is one we will never forget. Our stay at Ruffletts had a balance of tradition, fun ,great food and enough comfortable space to relax-- on your own or with other guests, who became friends from the old yesr in to the new.
For me , after the dancing was over, the flinging of the haggis rewarded with hot chocolate or mulled wine over a bonfire, was to climb the stairs to a bed that held a surprise-- chocolates AND a hot water bottle!!!!
Thank you to staff and fellow guests.

Room Tip: We had Room 34. Liked it.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Irene M
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

Dear Irene

and unforgettable for the right reasons it appears.......

Great food, service, atmosphere, dancing plus Haggis Hurling all goes to give a great Scottish experience, and we are all pleased to see that you enjoyed it so much.

We do get a good mix of guests for the House Party, and they all have fun, and we know that they often keep in touch throughout the year as well!

Many thanks for the feedback, and we hope that we will be able to see you back at Rufflets soon.

Regards

Stephen

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was our first visit to Rufflets. We thought the welcome and the attention given by the staff was outstanding. The food was excellent and this was matched only by the care taken over individual dietry needs. The hogmanay party was the best we have attended and the highland games were great fun, despite the rain.


Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank R L
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

Dear R L

It does look as if we have been able to (yet again) provide a great time for our guests over Hogmanay, and we were all delighted to read your (and other's) comments and feedback.

To travel all the way from the south of England might seem a long journey, it is good to know that we were able to show top class Scottish hospitality and we do hope that this wont be the last time you come and see us!

Best wishes for 2014!

Stephen

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is the second year that we spent New Year at Rufflets. It was fabulous last time and if it's possible, it was even better this time. The welcome that Stephen, his family and all the staff give is outstanding. The hotel was warm and cosy and the food was excellent. The Hogmanay party was simply tremendous - we have never danced so much. Thank you so much to all at Rufflets.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

Dear GJ

As you might expect, we were all really pleased to read your comments, and delighted that you had such a great time with us at Hogmany for the House Party.

It is a lot of hard work for the team, but it is something that we all enjoy doing - and a great way for us to end the year.

We are almost at the end of the first week of the refurb projects - lots happening with some new bathrooms and redecorating bedrooms - already looking forward to re-opening the hotel on the 24th Jan!

Hope to see you again soon.

Stephen

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is our 29th consecutive New Year Break at Rufflets although we do use the Hotel at other times as well. We would rate this perhaps the very best visit. The guests appeared to 'mesh' extremely well this time and the Hotel Staff as always were excellent as was the Food. We were particularily impressed with how kind everyone was to our Grandchildren and to their young friends on Hogmanay.Our Grandson Eli aged 6 tells me he missed only 2 Dances the whole evening - one because it was oversubscribed and the other I would have thought through sheer exhaustion but he rallied and carried on at full speed into the early hours. Keep it up Rufflets - well done.

Room Tip: Room 8 suits our needs very well and has an extra linked twin bedroom
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Well - having been to Rufflets each Hogmanay for so many years, to be told that this one was the best of them all is good to hear - and we will clearly need to raise the bar for the next one!

As always, it was a delight to have your family join you for some of the House Party - and good to see that they also had a great time.

With my best regards,

Stephen

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Address: Strathkinness Low Road, St. Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland (Formerly Rufflets Country House Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in St. Andrews
#1 Family Hotel in St. Andrews
#2 Romantic Hotel in St. Andrews
#2 Luxury Hotel in St. Andrews
#6 Business Hotel in St. Andrews
Price Range: $134 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rufflets Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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Also Known As:
Rufflets Country House Hotel St. Andrews
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