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Best Western Scores Hotel
Ranked #11 of 17 Hotels in St. Andrews
Reviewed December 17, 2013

A warm welcoming hotel with by far the best location in St Andrews. OK so the decor is perhaps a little faded but the hotel is spotlessly clean. Get a sea view room for great sunrises and outstanding views of the North Beach, R&A and Old Course. Adjacent apartments (with same view) selling for £1.8 to £7.5 million if you have some loose change.

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PhilipRolfe, Manager at Best Western Scores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2014

Dear Roger B,

Thanks very much for your vote of confidence in us, it is kind of you to take the time and trouble to review your stay here. I was particularly pleased to hear that you found the hotel" spotlessly" clean and also to hear that you enjoyed the sunrises and views. You must have been lucky with the weather last month, just goes to show that its not that bad... all the time!

Hoping to see you back here sometime in 2014,

Many thanks,

Philip Rolfe.

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Reviewed December 14, 2013

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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PhilipRolfe, Manager at Best Western Scores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2014

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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Very nice hotel in great location and very friendly staff. We had e-mailed ahead to ask if we could have a room with a sea view which we were given when we arrived. Lovely room and nice and warm which was great as was blowing a bit of a winter gale when we arrived. All the staff were very efficient and friendly.
Only had breakfast which was very good. Only takes a few minutes to walk into the middle of the town.

Room Tip: Our room was very quiet and overlooked the front. Very little noise on the street.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Micaela G
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PhilipRolfe, Manager at Best Western Scores Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2014

Dear Micaela,

I was very glad to hear that you had enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the staff to all be efficient and friendly. I would imagine the sea view was probably pretty wild, given the winds
that were blowing that day!

Thanks very much for your review, and I hope we will be able to welcome you back before long.

Best wishes,

Philip Rolfe

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Reviewed November 30, 2013

We have stayed here several times while offspring have been studying in St. Andrews. As ever we were greeted by friendly staff in reception and in the restaurant, and they offered congratulations on our daughter's graduation and also chatted about the area and gave suggestions as to where to visit.
Our room was a large twin (two double beds) with a wide panoramic view of St Andrews Sands and the sunrise on the beach was magnificent. The bed was really comfortable. I would agree with a previous review about the poor quality loo paper, but I can live with that!
Will definitely be back !

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

The Scores hotel is really an excellent choice for St Andrews with stunning views over the celebrated West Sands. It has managed to retain some of its original charm but now with the advantage of being part of the extensive BW chain.

I managed to secure an excellent on-line rate which was probably little more than many of the jtraditional guest houses and B&Bs which are The Scores immediate neighbours.

The room and public facilities were clean and perfectly acceptable. Staff were friendly and efficient. Breakfast was more than adequate too.

All in a all a very good choice and if you get a bargain-basement rate then all the better.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

With friendly people, an old atmosphere and look but completely modern amenities and delicious, well priced food, the Scores Best Western is a must for any visitor to St. Andrews. Everything is within walking distance. The view from our room, looking over the west sands as the sun came up, was spectacular. Although the weather was very cold and windy, our room was toasty and warm. All in all a very good value, and in some ways I hate to rave about it too much for fear that it will be full up when we want to go back!

Room Tip: Ask for one that looks out on the beach!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

My husband and I live locally so decided to have supper in the hotel on Wednesday evening. Although the staff were pleasant and welcoming, the food was not to the same standard. Our steak pie was actually a stew with a bit of puff pastry balanced on top. Not so bad if the pastry had been good, but it was undercooked and chewy. Classic f.m. playing in the background, but we felt the TV was not necessary - although the sound was turned off it was a distraction!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Best Western Scores Hotel

Address: 76 The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9BB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in St. Andrews
#4 Romantic Hotel in St. Andrews
#4 Business Hotel in St. Andrews
Price Range: $113 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Scores Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western Scores Hotel is the closest hotel to the 1st tee of the world famous Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse.A 5 minute walk will take you to many of the towns attractions including the ancient castle and cathedral ruins, the 600 year old university and the historic town centre.The hotel occupies two traditional Victorian town houses dating back to 1864 and 1880 and retains many of the large former drawing rooms as junior suites. 36 rooms in total, many of which have stunning views views over the West Sands beach whilst others enjoy an outlook over the newly landscaped garden and terraces.Champions Grill has unforgettable views of the West Sands and the 1st tee of the Old Course from its 9 large picture windows - there is no better way to start your day!Alexanders Restaurant offer quality Scottish food in a traditional Victorian setting with white linen, gold chandeliers and a magnificent view.Chariots Bar, names after the film 'Chariots of Fire' (which was partially shot on the West Sands) is a typical Scottish Snug serving Bar and Snack Menus daily, with al fresco dining weather permitting! ... more   less 
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