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“Great little hotel”
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Albany Hotel
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 3, 2011

Four of us came to St Andrews for 5 days golf at stayed at the Albany. The hotel is in a great location, in the heart of St Andrews. From the moment we arrived the service we received was first class. I was a little apprehensive when I heard the room I was allocated was known as "The Bunker" but it was a delightful, clean, light filled room overlooking a lovely garden.

The breakfast room overlooked the same lovely garden. The breakfast itself had a comprehensive range of cooked and continental options.

There is a little bar area where guests can sit for a quiet drink before or after dinner and we made good use of that.

The staff were all very friendly, from arranging laundry (at only 7 pounds a bag!) to booking and recommending restaurants.

Would defintitely stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Albany21, General Manager at Albany Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2011

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Albany Hotel. My team and I are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Sean Martin

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Reviewed July 30, 2011

Stayed for a night july 2011.room clean,front desk staff made you feel welcome, would return.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Albany21, General Manager at Albany Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2011

Dear Guest

I would like to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I will be sure to pass on your comments to all our team members here at The Albany Hotel.

Kind Regards

Sean Martin

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Reviewed July 18, 2011

We stayed here on a last minute whim....not planning to stay the night in St. ANdrews, but got there a bit late in the day and then scurried around trying to find just the right place to make the experience a memorable one. Drove by The Albany, which has great 'curb appeal' and decided to take a chance to see if they had a room left. They did, on the first floor, just past the reception, which was no problem because it was sooo quiet and the room was lovely - had a view from the bay windows behind the bed of the garden in the back. The breakfast room is in the lower level and is light and airy and you can eat outside if you want to. We preferred to eat in the serene dining room. They had a traditional English breakfast with eggs, sausage, fresh juices, etc....and the staff were almost too attentive, but that's better than being ignored. Truly enjoyed our stay and recommend it with 'no reservations' to anyone looking for a nice place in town.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Albany21, General Manager at Albany Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2011

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Albany Hotel. I will ensure your comments are shared with all our team members. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Sean Martin

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Reviewed July 11, 2011

We stayed at the Albany on 1st and 2nd July as we had booked it 'blind' but upon reccomendation for our daughter's Wedding at the end of Septmember next year.

We have to say we were incredibly impressed! The room was nicely decorated and the bed extremely comfortable. The breakfast was great - with hot coffee for a change!! All of the staff and the owner were fantastic. The bar was very reasonably priced and the hotel had an intimate 'family' atmoshphere.

We were certainly made welcome and are positive we have made the right decision in booking the hotel accommodation for the Wedding - we are sure we will have a fantastic few days! I cannot reccommend you all highly enough - thank you, we had a lovely weekend.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Albany21, General Manager at Albany Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2011

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Albany Hotel. My team and I are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Sean Martin

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Reviewed July 5, 2011

Great little hotel, very friendly and convenient as it's within walking distance of everything in St. Andrews. Lots of golfers stay here. Breakfasts were fantastic and the manager was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again. Room was small but very well appointed and more than adequate. Nice views out the back across gardens. Good value for St. Andrews.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Albany21, General Manager at Albany Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2011

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Albany Hotel. My team and I are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Sean Martin

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Reviewed July 1, 2011

We had a great stay whilst in St Andrews. The rooms are awesome and those beds the best on our entire trip. Friendly helpful staff and breakfast was very enjoyable and a very cosy bar area. I will advise that there is no lift so there are a couple of flights of stairs to climb to some of the rooms, not to worry about your bags the hotel staff do all the heavy lifting and it is totally worth it. I would love to stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Albany21, General Manager at Albany Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2011

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Albany Hotel. I will ensure your comments are shared with all our team members. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Sean Martin

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Reviewed July 1, 2011

What a charming hotel and so well-located. We arrived late and the night porter helped us to our rooms which were well decorated and clean. Breakfast was lovely and all the staff were extra helpful and friendly - we will definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Albany21, General Manager at Albany Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2011

Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at The Albany Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that all the staff helped make it a memorable experience for you on this trip. Kind Regards Sean Martin.

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Additional Information about Albany Hotel

Address: 56 North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9AH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St. Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in St. Andrews
#5 Business Hotel in St. Andrews
Price Range: $113 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Albany Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small, friendly, informal 3 star hotel. The first in St Andrews to be awarded the prestigious title 'Townhouse Hotel' by the Scottish Tourist Board. The quaint old building has a warm personality all of its own. You will love the craftsmanship of the many original features. Built from 1764, the hotel consists of two Georgian terraced houses, both exactly the same layout, built for two brothers by their father, Mr Thomas Low. With only 22 rooms (all en-suite), we are able to maintain very high standards in accommodation and service without losing our warm and caring attitude towards our guests. Special, great value seasonal, weekend and golf breaks are often available, so contact the hotel for details. The hotel will also be delighted to help arrange golf, sightseeing tours and visits to places of interest. We look forward to you spending some time with us at The Albany Hotel and getting a real flavour for everything St Andrews has to offer. ... more   less 
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