Fairmont St Andrews

St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 8PN

Price from: £159

Fairmont set in 520 acres of stunning ground
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Special occasions
Substantial luxury hotel on outskirts of St. Andrews

The American owned Fairmont St Andrews is a luxury resort hotel set on a cliff  a few miles out of town.  It offers everything you could want to enjoy your stay in Scotland. The scale and location of the place are stunning. Decor is tasteful with  tartan carpets, high ceilings and  dramatic chandeliers being order of the day.  Even if you are 7 feet tall you are going to love the generous proportions of all the rooms. For instance from reception a double staircase  leads down to a vast atrium where giant sofas are laid out to collapse, eat, read the papers and contemplate.  There is also  The Squire here, a dining area here where breakfast is served and later in the day dinner. There are two bars. For the sports fan you know the type, if they' re not playing it they want to talk about and watch it,  there is The Rock & Spindle which has  stunning views over the golf course and sea beyond.  The other bar near the entrance of the hotel is a great place for meeting friends and curling up with a good book.

Spa action is good here. A beautiful pool and a dozen treatment rooms to indulge in some pampering.

The golf clubhouse is a few minutes walk and you can get cracking bar food here with great views over the North Sea. No matter what the weather is like the views are stupendous.

Location: 

520 acres surround this stunning hotel. Of course there's a golf course and what a course, designed by Sam Torrance it's loved by locals and visitors alike. A classic links course. Wrap up if you intend to play that's all I'll say about the links in Scotland on a summer day!

You will need a car to get you to and from St. Andrews though there is a complementary minibus drives to and fro all day long.

Bedrooms: 

209 rooms and these rooms are big. . They really do cater for the tall and wide and as neither it does feel rather luxurious as everything is so large scale. Colours are warm creams with muted tartan/plaid throws, cushions. Elegant furnishings with a modern Scottish twist.

Yuo can choose from suites, but a moderate room will have a King or two doubles in it which is ample for most folk.

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Public areas: 

Two bars, the atrium , the dining room and esperante offer something for everyone.

The golf clubhouse and the grounds means there are lots of options.

Eating and drinking: 

Kittocks Den - the bar in the lobby straight ahead as you enter the hotel is comfortable with good bar food.

Esperante is fine dining and though the decor is rather hotely  happily the same cannot be said of the food which has won several awards. Opening hours depend on season so best check and book ahead to be sure.

The Atrium you can enjoy coffee and sandwiches.

The Squire is the restaurant in the atrium open for dinner a good menu but due to the situation lacks somewhat in atmosphere. Perfect for breakfast though.

The Rock and Spindle is the bar with fabulous views over  St Andrews bay. There's a pool table, darts and board games if you can tear your eyes away from the windows.

Leisure facilities: 

The spa is wonderful and standard of treatments top class. A professional and friendly staff will pamper you but do book ahead as it does get busy.

The 18 hole  golf course designed by Sam Torrance is excellent.

Service: 

Great service. Cheerful smiling faces wherever you go. A lot of locals too so gret for tips on where to go and what to do.

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Who stays there: 

Golfers, families, groups of friends, older travellers, romantic couples.

Price advice: 

As the seasons are quite dramatically different in Scotland eg February, November are a lot quieter,  I would advise negotiating on your initial quote.

Pros: 
That spa is lush
Spacious and luxurious
A great golf course
Cons: 
Need transport to get into St. Andrews

More information on Fairmont St Andrews:

Price from:
£159
Type:
Hotel
Address:
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 8PN
Free tags / Keywords:
Beach, Golf
Amenities:
Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool, Pets Allowed
Neighbourhood:
St. Andrews Bay

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