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Strathaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Visited Rufflets for the first time in decades. We had an excellent lunch and would highly recommend. Very good menu and attentive staff. Looking forward to next visit hopefully in the not too distant future.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Rufflets Hotel again for another birthday lunch, having only discovered it a few months ago, and it did not disappoint. From the warm, friendly welcome, great service to the gorgeous lunch menu, beautifully presented, Rufflets Hotel manages to achieve the most wonderful ambience; totally professional, efficient but relaxed. A truly lovely birthday treat! Thank you.

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jacqui We really appreciate the feedback - and thank you for the kind words. It is always good to hear when the hard work that the team put in goes down so well - and I know that they love to see that they have been able to make such a good impact. The balance that we achieve isn't...

Leeds
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for my birthday and loved every minute of it. Such a great hotel, in a lovely location and the staff are wonderful. The hotel is set just outside of the town centre but it is literally a couple of minutes car journey to the centre. The hotel is in a really peaceful location and has beautiful gardens....

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Glad to read that you were able to have such a great time with us for your birthday - Rufflets does offer a lovely tranquil setting, but with the town on the door-step as well. Was pleased to note that the team had reacted well to the request for the different room as well. Hope that we might be able...

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I frequent this lovely small country house hotel several times a year to indulge and relax. It is very near to St Andrews, and handy for walking the Fife coastal path. The real reasons to visit are the roaring log fires, the warm welcome, the unfussy but precise service and the food. Dinner was perfect form the Kir Royale in...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marion Many thanks for the kind feedback - and as always, we were really pleased to see how much you had enjoyed the stay with us at Rufflets. The team do work hard to ensure that the whole experience is very good indeed - and perhaps the key word that you use is 'unfussy' - this does allow us...

MANCHESTER
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive travelled the world and been to some nice hotels, the Rufflets is probably one of the best hotels ive stayed in. When we arrived the room wasn't quite ready but had arrived at 1140 am, we had a drink in the beautiful bar reception area. Within 15 -20 mins the room was ready and we were taken upstairs to...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted to be able to read your comments - and good to see that the team did react well to the requested change. One aspect that does get frequently mentioned is the fact that whilst we are set in a tranquil setting, we are very close to the town of St Andrews, and all the wonderful things that it offers....

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is really comfortable and the people are very attentive. We stayed in one of the turret suites on a cold January weekend and it was luxurious and romantic. They even snuck a warm bottle under the blanket while we were downstairs for dinner. We had a great stay and can definitely recommend it.

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for the feedback - I suppose that comfort and good attention is something that all hotels should be providing! Hope to see you back soon. Regards Stephen Owen General Manager

Fife, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small and intimate hotel where the staff go out of their way to help... the food is excellent with a good variety of choices for the dinner menu. Breakfast also excellent. Rooms are very comfortable and much more interesting than most average hotel rooms..a touch of personality!

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for the feedback - it is always most appreciated. Rufflets is a special hotel, and being family-owned, it does allow us to ensure that we do offer 'personality' - as well as the high levels of Scottish hospitality that you have clearly enjoyed. Hope to be able to welcome you back in the near future, With my best...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a most enjoyable stay in this delightful and comfortable hotel. Our bedroom which was extremely large and furnished in a traditional manner overlooked beautifully laid out gardens. The modern bathroom was well designed with a large walk in shower, free standing bath and luxury toiletries were provided. Dinner was of a very high standard with an inviting and...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rita Pleased to see that you enjoyed the stay with us - it is the wee things that do make such a difference - the hot water bottle is well-liked by all through the winter months. Hope that you will find time to come and see us again soon. With my best wishes, Stephen Owen General Manager

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd visit, and as memorable as the first. Located just outside St Andrews, this is a warm and welcoming hotel with elegant, comfortable rooms, cosy fires in the lounges, and very much a country house, homely feel, throughout. Dinner, focusing on local produce, was really excellent and as good as I've had in quite some time. Well worth a visit.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had our wedding lunch at Rufflets 34 years ago. This year we were given a voucher from our children for dinner and an overnight stay. From the moment we arrived I found no fault and I don't know how I will manage to stay anywhere that doesn't put a hot water bottle in my bed again!...

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StephenOwen, General Manager at Rufflets Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rose We were all really pleased to be able to welcome you both back to Rufflets - and you do have thoughtful children! It is good to know that we do continue to see guests who have such a special connection with the hotel. Very much appreciate the feedback - and thank you for taking the time to leave...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This luxury family hotel, situated in 10 acres of secluded gardens, has been under the same family ownership for over 60 years. Located a few minutes' drive from the centre of town, golf courses and beaches, the hotel is popular with couples and families. Rufflets is surrounded by mature gardens which supply the fine dining restaurant. Free parking and WiFi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rufflets Hotel

Address: Strathkinness Low Road, St Andrews KY16 9TX, Scotland (Formerly Rufflets Country House Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Price Range: $217 - $491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rufflets Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Rufflets Country House Hotel St. Andrews
Rufflets Country Hotel
Rufflets Country St Andrews
Rufflets Hotel St Andrews, Scotland
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#1 Luxury Hotel in St Andrews
#1 Family Hotel in St Andrews
#2 Romantic Hotel in St Andrews
#6 Business Hotel in St Andrews
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“The turret rooms is definitely more pricey but very large and has an amazing view”
 of 5 bubbles dullakim, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“You will not be disappointed with any of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles RitaK91, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Classic rooms on the first floor just have showers whereas those on the second have both bath and shower.”
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath and separate walk-in power shower to the left.
 of 5 bubbles katemI6144XG, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“One of the twin rooms has a great balcony overlooking the gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles b3b2015, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“recommend the Lodge as being quieter with privacy”
 of 5 bubbles kateaedwards, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
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