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127 North Street, St. Andrews KY16 9AG Scotland
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
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Updated 21/10/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#12 of 18 in St. Andrews
Kinnettles Hotel is a bespoke luxury hotel nestled in the heart of the home of golf, St. Andrews. This 5-star boutique hotel will impress with its modern yet elegant look. The hotel hosts 15 luxurious suites sumptuously decorated in a traditional Scottish style. The state of the art ESPA spa offers prestige ESPA treatments and products ( The SPA will be closed for the winter months Monday and Tuesday). Furthermore you can also enjoy the Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi. The Restaurant at Kinnettles excels in offering all guests an award winning gastronomic experience. Kinnettles Hotel has been designed to offer guests a truly memorable experience whilst delivering unparalleled service. Architects J. Hall and D. Henry designed and built the hotel in 1879, for over 135 years the building has served as a monumental destination for visitors to the town. After its most recent renovations which were completed in 2017 this hotel has now been delivered into the 21st century whilst strongly maintaining its roots with traditional Scottish decor.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Bulgarian, Polish
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nicoll_lj wrote a review 17 Jun
Dundee, United Kingdom364 contributions102 helpful votes
This is the second time we have stayed. Our room was in the new area across the road. Rooms were lovely, great size and decorated to a high standard. We had an evening meal and breakfast. The evening meal was superb. Fantastic choice and great flavours. Nicest meal I have had in a restuarant for ages. We went to the spa in the morning which was very relaxing. Overall 5 stars. The location is second to none. The staff are very helpfull. Would 100% recommend and we will hopefully be back again. P.s cocktails from the bar are great!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: All rooms are lovely. Great standard.
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pelemilngavie wrote a review Jul 2021
milngavie17 contributions11 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Stayed in this outstanding hotel and it was just magnificent. The room was superb and the service provided was fantastic. Having stayed in other hotels in at andrews I have found a gem, can’t wait to return. Thanks to Sean and the team who looked after us so well . 👍👍 John Currie
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Sean Smith, General Manager at Kinnettles Hotel
Responded 29 Oct 2021
Hi John Thanks for your lovely review. The team are delighted you and your wife enjoyed your stay. Its nice to hear some positive feedback and it will boost there confidence greatly. We all look forward to welcoming you both back. Take care and stay safe Sean
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Robert S wrote a review 09 Jun
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Very nice amenities, staff and accommodations. The staff went out of their way to provide any services requested. Quiet area with comfortable rooms. Centrally located near St. Andrews Old Course with many restaurants and pubs close by.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Robert Sansbury wrote a review 08 Jun
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent hotel just steps from The Old Course. They were extremely accommodating as to go out of the way to make us coffee for our early morning (5am) departure the final day. I would also mention that the facilities are great (esp for small town Scotland) and the breakfast was excellent. 5-stars all around
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Finlay B wrote a review May 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions
Pros: great central location, 5 min walk from the towns free long stay car park. Room was comfortable, well resourced, nicely decorated, bathroom was great. Spa was really nice, friendly helpful staff. Definitely recommend, would stay here again. Cons: I found the bed very comfortable, but it was much too firm for my wife who struggled to sleep. Personal preference. I booked a one night stay through booking.com and between the hotel themselves and booking.com I received 18 emails, a confirmation phone call and a request to download an app for my room key - it was just way, way over the top. Actually really annoying. The majority of the emails we’re just the same confirmation email over and over. 1 or 2 emails would be sufficient. I like the option of a room key on my phone. But I made the effort to download the app and check in online, then when I arrived after my check in time the Key on the app didn’t work. I believe it is an ongoing project, but if it’s not ready don’t send the email. A minor complaint. Only frustration on an otherwise brilliant stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Karen B wrote a review May 2022
Tynemouth, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely one night stay, a lovely hotel, well located, a spacious room, a very friendly welcome and the staff were brilliant. This was my second visit here and I will definitely book again and will definitely stay again. I would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
mytripUK wrote a review May 2022
uk154 contributions99 helpful votes
Itison voucher for lunch and spa treatment for 2 gifted to me by my daughter in October as part of special “big birthday” gift. What a farce trying to book a time slot for using the voucher. Kinnettles Spa don’t answer phone and very lax responding to emails. We were patient but Covid can only be used as an excuse for so long. Hotel at least extended the expiry date of the voucher as it was impossible to use before. Eventually secured a booking only to have it cancelled a few days before. At last after 6 months …. yes SIX months… we travelled by train/bus to St Andrew’s looking forward to our treat. Whilst seated awaiting lunch a girl from the Spa arrived to say we didn’t have a booking after all but we could have lunch and rebook Spa for another date 😵‍💫. Needless to say this news totally spoiled our experience of lunch especially when another couple of guests who arrived after us were using an Itison voucher deal. What a disappointment. My daughter was embarrassed as it was a gift and felt she had to inform Itison who then also had difficulty when trying to communicate with Kinnettles. Full credit to Itison for refunding the voucher. Kinnettles Spa most definitely are not on.
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Date of stay: April 2022
AliciaM wrote a review May 2022
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Stayed as a birthday treat and had a lovely time. Room was spacious and well equipped. Clean and airy. Location is perfect for exploring the town and breakfast was delicious. As no evening meals on Mondays and Tuesdays the receptionist had recommended somewhere to eat nearby which was fabulous and somewhere we hadn’t been before. Staff were very accommodating. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
windy114 wrote a review May 2022
Falkirk, United Kingdom33 contributions14 helpful votes
We arrived after paying £258 for our room. It was clear from the remaining toothpaste from a previous guest which was stuck to the tiles behind the tap in the bathroom and from the marks still on the shower screen and shower taps; the drip marks on the top of the small bin in the bathroom and the dust and marks lying at the back of the toilet that the bathroom had not been cleaned. I went downstairs and was told that it would be cleaned within 5 minutes and apologies were given. 45 minutes later no one came to clean it and I had to ask again and was met with a very impolite " I'll deal with you in a minute" response. It was properly cleaned after this. We had booked the spa for the evening which was required but at no point did we see any staff there nor were there clean towels provided to us to use. Some previous guest had left an unused single towel on a chair which I used but there wasn't one for my husband and clearly no one there to ask for another nor did any appear to be lying around. Breakfast for my husband was excellent but my porridge was luke warm at best and the service was a bit haphazard. We have stayed in many 5 star hotels around the world and in the UK and indeed in St. Andrews itself and this is not one we will be returning to. This is not a 5 star but a very good 3 star hotel and was very disappointing as this stay was for a special occasion.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Jun R wrote a review Apr 2022
Sacramento, California1265 contributions293 helpful votes
We had been to St Andrews before but had never stayed at a hotel right in the heart of town. We didn’t know what to expect but we certainly didn’t expect the level of service we got at Kinnettles. We’ve stayed at 5 and 6 star hotels and the personal and friendly touch of the staff at this hotel rivals the best of them. Right at check in, Abbie and Scott made sure we were settled in and helped us with our golf bags and luggage. Like most buildings in St Andrews, this is an older building without a lift. Like many small businesses, they are short staffed so it was gratifying to see them all helping each other particularly during a busy breakfast service. Our package included not just breakfast but also dinner (what a deal!) Unfortunately, some of their night staff had called in sick. The night manager, Claudia, arranged dinner for us at a nearby hotel and made sure we were well taken care of. A big shout out also to Raf who by night is one of their night managers but trades in his suit for an apron in the morning to be our breakfast cook. He made sure we had everything we needed and went out of his way to prepare the breakfast we wanted. This hotel also has a spa that takes privacy to another level as you can reserve the spa just for your party. A very nice touch indeed. Well done Kinnettles.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: The Eden room is nice and spacious
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kinnettles Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kinnettles Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kartel Scotland (0.3 km), University of St Andrews (0.2 km), and St Andrews Castle (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kinnettles Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kinnettles Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kinnettles Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kinnettles Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kinnettles Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Haar Restaurant, The Seafood Ristorante, and The Doll’s House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kinnettles Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Kinnettles Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Kinnettles Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Kinnettles Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of St. Andrews.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kinnettles Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kinnettles Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Bulgarian.