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Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fourth time and still wonderful!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We visited again and cannot recommend this lovely hotel highly enough. The rooms are beautiful, attention to detail is great- fruit and sweets and bottled water plus lovely robes and slippers. The Kohler spa is wonderful- it was a busy weekend with a wedding on and lots of couples( Valentine's day) but the staff were still amazing. The breakfast waffles with fruit and chantilley cream were wonderful, and there was a pianist who played beautifully through breakfast. Worth every penny.

Room Tip: All the rooms are quiet. The front facing rooms are cheaper I think, you pay more for a seaview.
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Fife, Washington
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Great location and staff extremely pleasant . View from the road hole bar while enjoying lunch and a glass of white very enjoyable. Splitting the spa area was a good idea. The roof hot tub even in Feb was a must try. Evening meal was nice. I have had better in other less expensive restaurants. Luxury bed within a cosy room. Breakfast again being pleasant with views towards the course / estuary.A short stroll into beautiful St Andrews . Overall a nice way to spend two days. No wander foreign visitors love it. Just a short drive home for us. Final words. A lot better than the Bay / Fairmont hotel located on the road to Crail. Worth the money? That's down to you.

Room Tip: Has to be course view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

We always enjoy coming to the Old Course Hotel, as guests you are always made to feel very welcome.

We booked a Christmas party night with 12 friends in December and stayed at the hotel for the weekend. Was delighted to have all rooms upgraded to Old Course rooms - the views are great.

We all had an awesome time from the moment we arrived and look forward to coming back soon.

Thank you to all the staff!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

I bought an itison voucher to celebrate my husband's birthday for b,b and a two course dinner (oh and a glass of fizzy wine on arrival!) at the Old Course. The whole experience was wonderful from the welcome, the staff, the room and the meals( dinner and breakfast). There was a great atmosphere in the dining room and the bar where we enjoyed a whisky and a cocktail.
The room was spacious and the bathroom had an amazing deep bath and showers!
Great value, great time and would definitely go back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

A classic hotel and the best in the area. Expensive but worth it if you can afford it. Get the afternoon tea experience, probably not the champagne one as this is too expensive, unless you are set on making a statement. Tea is held on th 4th floor with fabulous views over the links and the beach.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We had a most enjoyable stay over Christmas at this wonderful hotel where our every wish was catered for. The room, Eden Suite, was very spacious and the bathroom had a wonderfully deep spa bath and three showers in total. For my husband who was in wheelchair the shower had had a special chair placed in it and a grab handle attached to the wall. The bed was extremely comfortable and everything we required was there. My husband fell out of his wheelchair (no, he wasn't over imbibing!) and two stalwart gentlemen appeared almost immediately to help him back into it.
Dinner on out first evening was excellent with delightful staff in the restaurant and Christmas lunch was well served although it may be that we chose badly by sticking to a traditional Christmas lunch.
It was a delight to come across a well trained staff who were very friendly without being familiar. We look forward to returning.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kinross, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We now have an annual visit to the Old Course Hotel for my husbands birthday but we were lucky enough to have another cheeky overnight stay with friends through a fantastic itison offer.
First time we have stayed in an Eden room and although you don't have the same views as you do with an Old Course room our suite they are still very luxurious and nice to look over towards the practice ranges and of course out of the front of the hotel.
Meal in "Sands" was once again exceptional and once we retired to the Road Hole Bar we had a lovely relaxing drink in wonderful surroundings.
Can't wait to return in April.....

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Property: Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
Address: Old Station Road, St. Andrews KY16 9SP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in St. Andrews
#1 Business Hotel in St. Andrews
#2 Luxury Hotel in St. Andrews
#6 Family Hotel in St. Andrews
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bordering the renowned 17th ‘Road Hole’ of the Old Course in the Home of Golf, the Old Course Hotel enjoys a spectacular location overlooking the famous links courses, the West Sands beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. Discover the historic university town of St Andrews, just a short stroll from the resort, and explore the surrounding countryside of the ancient Kingdom of Fife. With a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, the hotel offers quietly confident service, luxurious facilities and a warm welcome in the finest traditions of Scottish hospitality. ... more   less 
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