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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who stays there
Golfers, families, groups of friends, older travellers, romantic couples.
As the seasons are quite dramatically different in Scotland eg February, November are a lot quieter, I would advise negotiating on your initial quote.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- That spa is lush
- A great golf course
- Spacious and luxurious
- Need transport to get into St. Andrews