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Ardgowan Hotel
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stayed here end of March as a group of 10 friends! We all arrived at different times and were all agreed the reception staff were very pleasant and helpful. Our room was up a couple of flights of stairs. It was a lovely room, spotless and obviously freshly decorated right down to the new carpets, however, it was extremely small with hardly any room to get out of bed on the wall side!!! This apart, plenty of tea/coffee making stuff and toiletries. We stayed on a b & b basis and the breakfasts were absolutely lovely, though service was a bit slow! We had a drink on the bar in the evenings and the staff were extremely friendly and brought all our drinks to our tables, which they moved so we could all sit together, we also received discount on our drinks ad residents!!! We didn't eat here, but I saw meals going to diners which looked scrumptious! Would certainly stay again!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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ArdgowanHotel, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2014

Thank you very much for your review of the Ardgowan Hotel. We really appreciate that you have taken the time to comment on the different aspects of your stay.

As you noticed, we have just completed a programme of refurbishments over the winter, which means that the majority of our bedrooms have been freshly painted, and many have had their bathrooms refurbished and new carpets fitted. It is also great for us to see that you enjoyed your time in Playfair's restaurant, and that you were able to take advantage of the 5% discount on drinks for residents.

I hope that we might be able to welcome you back the next time you visit St Andrews, perhaps to one of our more spacious classic rooms, or even just for a meal in the restaurant.

Kind regards

Mairi

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

I stayed there for one night on a short vacation in Scotland. My first impressions were good but then the service received at the restaurant quickly changed my mind. The staff were unfriendly. The dinner food was very good but breakfast was appalling. The rooms are nicely decorated and comfortable but noisy due to road traffic. The shower is really tiny. The location within the town is excellent. Shame really about the restaurant.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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ArdgowanHotel, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and I apologise for the mixed experience you had of the hotel and restaurant. It is very unusual for us to receive comments that our staff were unfriendly or that breakfast was poor so we will be following this up.

I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in St Andrews and that you had a safe journey home.

Kind regards

Mairi

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Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was my second stay at Ardgowan Hotel -- location is perfect (about 2 blocks from the Old Course). 5 of us stayed in the hotel (individual rooms). Everyone that we dealt with was exceptionally friendly, to include the hotel staff, bartender, waitstaff, etc. When we had early tee times, the staff arranged to provide an early "limited" breakfast with no hesitation. The rooms were basic, but nice hot water and above average wifi. I would recommend the Argdowan to anyone -- they made our golf experience special!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank teschaff
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ArdgowanHotel, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

Thank you very much your review - we really appreciate that you have taken the time to write about your recent stay at the Ardgowan. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us in St Andrews and I will certainly pass your kind feedback on to the rest of the staff!

We sincerely hope to be able to welcome yourself and your friends back to the hotel in the future for another golfing trip. Please do get in touch if we can be of any assistance. In the meantime, I hope that you have all had a safe journey back home.

Kind regards

Mairi

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

A lovely meal! First class service and first class food, can't wait to go back. A menu suitable for everyone and very reasonably priced. I have eaten here several times now and I have had a great meal each time.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Heather L
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ArdgowanHotel, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

Dear Heather L,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your meal in our restaurant, Playfair's. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to be able to welcome you back to the restaurant in the very near future!

Kind regards

Mairi

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Clean, nicely decorated and well maintained. Lovely warm and cosey room. Clean en-suite with fresh towels. Great Scottish breakfast. Short walk to the beach and town centre. Friendly and polite staff.

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ArdgowanHotel, Reservations and Marketing Manager at Ardgowan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Dear Tom,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Ardgowan. I am so glad to see that you enjoyed your time with us.

I hope that you enjoyed your visit to St Andrews and that you had a safe journey home.

Kind regards

Mairi

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