This is a very nice hotel with lovely staff and diligent management. We stayed for a couple of nights while visiting the university. My silly, distracted daughter left her iPhone in the taxi on arrival which caused a major upset with potentially worrying consequences. We tried calling it but, as always, she had switched off the ringer. Grrrr! My wife rushed down to reception to see if they could help... but with several taxi firms operating in the area, it would have been almost impossible to track it down. Also, the driver had trouble finding this rather prominent hotel and so can't have been local. THEN OUR GUARDIAN ANGEL APPEARED! Nathalie, on bar/waitress duty, overheard the conversation, remembered that we had arrived in a large silver taxi, saw one driving past at that precise moment and ran out into the middle of North Street risking her life to get the phone number of the cab company. That is what I call dedication, diligence, intelligence – the sort of thing that gives this cynic hope that there really are some wonderful people out there. THANK YOU NATHALIE! The owner of the cab company from far off Cupar eventually delivered the phone personally – we were very happy when it finally arrived. Back to the hotel... our evening meal in the very handsomely decorated restaurant was really excellent – my very tender saddle of venison was cooked to perfection. My daughter's Barbarry duck breast was excellent and my hyper-critical wife said that her fish and chips were great. And we finished by sharing the homemade crumble. They have a very good chef and the breakfasts are first class too. And as we're used to London/Berkshire prices we found the bill to be very reasonable. I must say I'm very surprised at some of the harsh comments on Trip Advisor, but I would be neglecting my duties as a Trip Advisor if I didn't point out a couple of niggles. Firstly, there is a nightclub in the basement on Friday and Saturday night, which was audible in our first floor room until 2am. Secondly, our window's sash cord was broken, so we couldn't open the window for fresh air, which in turn made our nicely decorated room a little stale. There was a floor-mounted air conditioning unit but it was noisy enough to drown out the nightclub and also prevent us from sleeping! And our nice bathroom was poorly designed, so that it was difficult to squeeze out of the triangular bath/shower around the loo. But I would not expect accommodation in an old house above a pub to match that of a modern five-star hotel, so all of this is excusable. We're seasoned travellers and found the experience to be very good overall. Recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A boutique hotel right in the heart of St Andrews, the Home of Golf. Nominated for Small Hotel of the Year in the 2009 Golf Tourism Scotland Awards and recommended in the Eating Out in Fife 2012 Awards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ogstons On North Street Hotel St. Andrews
- Ogstons On North Street St. Andrews, Scotland