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“Great building and location”
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Albany Hotel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in St Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Great building and location”
Reviewed 18 November 2011

Although the room was very small it was quite nice and very bright. Great breakfast and dining room. Very friendly and helpful staff as well

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

Don’t book here! This hotel is dramatically overpriced and absolutely not worth it . Very poor small bed (old mattress where you can feel the springs)and room, bathroom has not been thoroughly cleaned for a long time (greasy dust on the showerhead and towel hanger), bad noise isolation (snoring in the room above loud audible). Very old worn out hotel that urgent needs a refurbishment to justify the high room rate. The breakfast was also not ok. Breakfast arrived 45 minutes after it was ordered and was cold, the bacon (cold), poached eggs (cold) and the mushrooms (ice cold), the mushrooms were even missing when my plate arrived. Breakfast area was not large enough so that several people who came after us had to wait for more than half hour before they could take place. And then of course they also had to wait for the breakfast to arrive. Overall a very very bad hotel. The only positive thing that I can say about this hotel is that they cancelled our second night free of charge and gave me 20% discount on the first night without problems, I guess they do this often so they have a good damage control guidebook. We politely refused the offer for a second night in a larger room because the room had an identical bed and breakfast would have been the same off course. The manager was also the waiter who ran around in the breakfast room with sweat on his forehead and probably was preparing breakfast in the kitchen too. So an overall bad experience. St Andrews is nice though...

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

Great value in an expensive location! Lovely welcome and friendly staff throughout my stay. Comfortable room, lovely breakfast (plenty of choice). Not a "themed" hotel so no huge expanse of tartan or golf!! Super location, outside the pay to park section of the town! No one officious or pestering, a relaxing stay, I will use it again when I next visit my son!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

B & B in a great location. Friendly, helpful staff and lovely breakfasts.
The hotel is a lovely Georgian building.
Small complaints: decor sightly tired, shower not the best ever and the heating was from a wall heater rather than central heating.
However, the lovely atmosphere more than made up for these small things and I will definitely return when next in St Andrews.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

Just stayed for 4 nights B&B, great location for the town and links golf courses, the room was very good, the staff are exceptionally helpful (particularly Katie) and breakfast choice and quality 1st class. Already pre booked for Oct 2012

  • Stayed October 2011
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Albany21, General Manager at Albany Hotel, responded to this review, 2 November 2011
Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback on your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that the service you received from Katie and the food quality exceeded your expectations. I will be sure to pass on your comments to Katie and Richard (our Chef). We look forward to your next visit to The Albany. Kind Regards Sean Martin
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Additional Information about Albany Hotel

Property: Albany Hotel
Address: 56 North Street, St Andrews KY16 9AH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Fife > St Andrews
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in St Andrews
#5 Business Hotel in St Andrews
Price range (per night): $178 - $525
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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