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Old Manor Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lundin Links
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 25, 2009

This is a surprisingly nice hotel. We stayed in the annexed house next door and were taken aback that we had a kitchen and lounge with views of the sea from the windows. There are two other flats here as well which share the house next to the car park.

The Hotel breakfast was plentiful and the haggis was something I don't often eat but was very tasty.

It gets a bit noisy at the weekend if a wedding is being held and the music beat is only on until midnight which is fair enough. The beds are heaven.

Edinburgh is only about 35 miles away and the whole historical and cultural thing is bewilderingly interesting, as there is so much to do. The sandstone blocks and amazing places like The Britannia ship, Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle is worth a few days visits. There is so much to do, apart from golf. They seem to have golf courses everywhere. The walks on the coastal paths are breathtaking so is Lower Largo next up to the hotel.

The room we had was good but a bit of work could be done to some of the wallpaper and the steps leading down to the bathroom in our room, in the middle of the night are deceptively hidden.

A beautiful part of Scotland once you have passed Leven with its eerie power station but with very friendly people. The Scots mind you, anytime they give bad news they always end the sentence with 'pal'. Like enquiring about the cost of the taxi fare, (pal!) or whether the bus ticket is valid on their bus.... no (pal!).

The hotel staff were very helpful and everyone we met in Scotland were very friendly, except for one Scottish strange nutter in Edinburgh with a green hood and a shaved head who seemed to have come straight from neo Nazi central casting school. For some reason he stuck his foot out and intentionally tripped me up! Nasty! Maybe best to avoid the back of Waverley Railway Station, he may have been a drug dealer out trainspotting? Lighten up pal!!

On the whole a pretty good and wonderful place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2009

This is a lovely hotel and it would be hard to critical. Excellent food served in the coachouse, friendly staff and good menu.

I can thoroughly recomend this, cant see why previous guest found a problem

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 13, 2009

We've just came back from a lovely one night stay. The hospitality of the staff could not be surpassed. Nothing would have been too much trouble for them. (one of the chef's even jump started one of our motorcycles when it wouldn't 'play' for our sunny trip home) The breakfast room is outstanding with its view out on to the sea. We stayed in the annexe section and had a sea view and can appreciate to some extent comments about need for refurbishment of the ensuites and yeah it is a little bit creaky but to be honest I think some judgements have been a bit harsh. If you are contemplating staying at the Old Manor Hotel and greet life with a smile on your face then it will greet you back with an even bigger one.
Apparently it has been bought and therefore refurbishment will be imminent. However, I hope the atmosphere and attentive approach of the staff does not change. Also, if you are looking for somewhere to eat then there is a lovely restaurant called Braeside just further along the road in the Lundin Links Hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2009

We booked a short break at this hotel but ended up staying for five days. I can fully recommend this hotel especially if you like views of the sea. We had a bedroom with a lovely large wooden decked balcony which had superb views over the golf course and the sea. There is a lovely walk across the golf course and onto the beach. We were extremely lucky with the weather so therefore saw the hotel at it's best. The staff were very friendly and the meals were great. Breakfast in the conservatory was lovely overlooking the sea. You must get a sea view room here (it is well worth the supplement). The food in the Coachman Bistro was excellent with plenty of choice. Overall I would recommend this hotel for my age group (fifty something). I will definitely return here as I have relatives nearby.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2009

We read some pretty awful reviews after we booked a 2 night stay B&B+ Dinner, but I can say we were really pleased with our stay.We were upgraded to a room with a huge balcony overlooking the golf course and the coast.The hotel was warm and cozy and the staff were friendly.Dinner at this time of year is in The Coachman's Bistro-the food was great.Breakfast was also great with a serve yourself juice,cereals and fruit table then a full cooked breakfast if you liked,served in a room with panoramic views.Some of the reviews date back to a time when the hotel was under different management,but I can say they've got it right now.Considering what we paid it was excellent value and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2009

Stayed here for two nights in February 2009. Had a good deal via the 'Yorkshire Post' newspaper. Hotel is of traditional type and appeared well maintained. Decor throughout is traditional, perhaps due for a little up-dating, but we thought it attractive overall. It is a low-rise building with an attractive outlook over a links golf course and the sea. Breakfast is served in a terrace extension overlooking this view - it was tasty, plentiful and served up efficiently and consisted of all the usual hot and cold 'suspects'. Because it was low season, dinner was served in a small seperate building/restaurant opposite reception called 'The Coachman' which is open to the public and not in the hotel proper. We found the food to be average at best and lacking in any imagination - the menu consisted of run of the mill dishes that you can get cheaply anywhere - and we thought the vegetables in particular were of poor quality and poorly presented. The service, however, was cheerful and efficient. Our room was in a small two storey extension just off reception and had a small terrace with lovely veiws over the links and sea. It was clean and tidy but in need of a refurb - especially the mattress which was clearly old, being hard lumpy and not very nice. The sheets were also old and thin. Our en-suite was in great need of a refurb, having dark brown faux marble panels all around and cheap vinyl floor covering. The floor creaked and bounced incredibly loudly and was quite alarming. It was, however, clean and tidy. All the staff we encountered were cheerful, efficient and happy to help and some careful refurbishment and improvements to the food in The Coachman will make this a nice hotel. The pretty coastal towns of Pittenweem, Anstruther and St. Andrews are all a short drive away and access to the coastal footpath is available just across the golf course. We enjoyed our stay but would hesitate to recommend this hotel unless we knew the bedroom/bathrooms had been upgraded.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2008

It has been several years since I last stayed at The Old Manor - before it became part of the Swallow Group - and it has definitely lost much of its shine (and its excellent cuisine) since then. The rooms have the three main features that you find of such hotels in this part of the world; no mixer taps, poor quality electric shower in the bath and an aversion to warm duvets on the beds! However, these oddities were added to by a television that I had not seen since my student days (though it was in colour!) and table lamps with low watt bulbs that looked as if they had been bought in a jumble sale some 40 years ago!

But my room - No.5 - had a beautuiful view over the golf links (covered in a very heavy frost one morning) - and although the room was warm in the evening, the heating was off during the night, which meant that I woke up cold with the sub-zero temperatures outside.

On the evening that we wished to eat at the hotel, we were advised that the hotel restaurant was closed (is this becoming a habit??) but that we could eat instead at the Coachman's Bistro outside; but we were also told that the Bistro closed at 8.30 in the evening! Even worse, the bar also closed at this same time! However, the duty staff managed to provide a wee dram for me to drink in the entrance hall!

Breakfast was good, with the possibility of having a good Scottish breakfast; proper service and not a buffet trolley in sight!

Which brings me to the two saving graces of the hotel - the staff, who were most helpful, and the price. Our rooms only cost GBP 50 each night and from that point of view, it was good value for money. But it would be nicer and much more welcoming if the hotel could pull its socks up a bit, add a bit of sparkle and really offer first class meals once again. That will pull in the punters and restore the shine to this otherwise great hotel; oh, and yes, replace the well-worn tv and the thin blankets with modern equivalents!

  • Stayed: November 2008
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Address: 55 Leven Road, Lundin Links KY8 6AJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > Lundin Links
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lundin Links
Price Range: $92 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Manor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the stunning coastline of the East Neuk of Fife, with magnicicent panoramic views over Largo Bay and Lundin Golf Links, and a backdrop of Largo Law and Fife's rolling green hills, The Old Manor offers a picture perfect venue for your trip to the area. ... more   less 
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