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Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stayed 2 nights at this hotel with my husband and had an absolutely fantastic experience: service across all areas of hotel second to none. Food of a very high standard, especially breakfast. Complimentary champagne and chocolates available in reception. We were upgraded to a deluxe suite overlooking the 17th tee (room 168) with fantastic sea views. Great location about 10 minutes walk from town centre. Have stayed at numerous five star hotels around the world and can honestly say this has been the best. Very enjoyable and relaxing time. WILL MOST CERTAINLY BE BACK.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Last stayed here in February and it was wonderful having wanted to visit this hotel for years. So promised we would return as soon as we could and this time stayed in a suite having been upgraded.
The same smiling concierge took our bags to our room and we checked in. Exiting the lift the concierge was there to meet us and show us where our room was. That little touch ensures you realise where you are staying.
Entering the room, toilet on the left then a lounge area with sofa and chairs and large television. In front of the large double bay window was the office area then turn right to the bed with its own large television. Passing the bed into the enormous bathroom with jacuzzi bath, walk in shower with a standard shower head, a rainfall shower and a 3 spray shower over a seating area.
We had fish and chips in the Jigger Inn and if there are better, we have not yet found them.
Breakfast was taken at a table by the window with 'the view' and the choices were never ending.
This really is a 5 star hotel in every way.

Room Tip: Choose a course view every time!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Iain W
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had the most wonderful week at Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa. The staff is fantastic and friendly and knowledgeable. While we did tip when they brought the car around, helped with our bags, at the restaurants, etc they never made you feel like the were expecting a tip, which is something I find at other 5 star hotels. They were classy, and the location is unbeatable! We had a beautiful room with a view of the Old Course (I requested it, which they cannot guarantee, but we got it!) I can't say enough good things. The library is beautiful and so relaxing after a day of golf. We played Strathtyrum and the Dukes course (which will get their own reviews, but in short THE DUKES IS NOT TO BE MISSED!! Make sure you play it!! It's a gorgeous interesting course that I don't think gets enough attention because it's so close to the St. Andrew's Links Courses.) Anyway - back to the hotel, the rooms were so clean, the best so comfortable. The cleaning staff that is walking around are very pleasant, and I love and appreciate the tremendously generous breakfast provided every morning to the hotel guests. That was a highlight for us from ease of knowing where to eat, to the tasty a la carte options that are also included with the buffet. I will miss this place and hope we can return soon.

Room Tip: Make sure to request a view of Old Course!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Fantastic hotel, from arriving at the front door it is clear that you are somewhere special. Rooms are lovely and the bath is like a lake in the rain, never bathed in a tub so deep! A lovely stay, not our first and certainly won't be our last.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is a first class hotel, beautiful surroundings and mostly friendly and helpful staff, however, the only negative I could say was the doorman at he entrance was somewhat grumpy and rude and not what you would expect of a hotel of this calibre. I would prefer to leave by another exit from hotel rather than have to encounter this particular doorman. Other than that it is a lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

From the moment we entered the hotel, my wife and I were sure that we had arrived at our second home.The service and attentiveness given by the front desk was impecible, the room was great and what was to have been a one night stay, turned into a 3 night stay. A little expensive, but well worth the money.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

First time stay at this hotel and it will not be the last ,
The hotel is 5star the food is 6star the staff7star.
From the time we stopped the car we were greeted with a smile
The bags sorted and the check in was very fast.
The room a good size and spotless.
The food is also first class
The staff at the old course are very helpful and polite,
The only thing was the.tea at breakfast was very week.
The wine waiter is very good with advice too help you choose a nice wine.

Room Tip: 3rd floor under bar &kitchen
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

Address: Old Station Road, St. Andrews KY16 9SP, Scotland
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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 Business Hotel in St. Andrews
#1 Romantic Hotel in St. Andrews
#1 Luxury Hotel in St. Andrews
#6 Family Hotel in St. Andrews
Price Range: $213 - $558 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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