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The Russell Hotel

26 The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9AS Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
Updated 21/06/12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/06/12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 18 hotels in St. Andrews
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in St. Andrews, look no further than The Russell Hotel.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting St. Andrews, The Russell Hotel is located a short distance from University of St Andrews (0.2 mi) and Holy Trinity Church (Town Kirk) (0.2 mi).

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, and The Russell Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including room service. In addition, guests can enjoy breakfast during their visit.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of St. Andrews' popular lobster restaurants such as Little Italy, Forgan's St Andrews, and The Adamson, all a short distance from The Russell Hotel.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like St Andrews Links (0.8 mi), The Swilcan Bridge (0.3 mi), and St Andrews Cathedral (0.5 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

The staff at The Russell Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
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Roam223880 wrote a review 02 Aug
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Just back from a fantastic weekend at The Russell. Perfect hotel for the centre of St Andrews do you can walk everywhere. Beautiful view across the West Sands from the lovely spacious room. Delicious breakfast with lots of choice. Didn’t get to have dinner this time but gave before and the food is excellent. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in St Andrews (and eat and drink) look no further. Michael, Fiona and Gordon and their team will host you with first class service.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Laura C wrote a review Jul 2021
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My husband and I and our two kids stayed at this hotel for 5 nights and didn't want to leave. From the moment we checked in we were made to feel very welcome and settled in very quickly. Our family room was perfect for our stay and clean (which I think is the main thing staying at any hotel). Breakfast was amazing and the staff were very accommodating to what the kids wanted for breakfast. Service was outstanding and staff would go above and beyond. Unfortunately we didn't have dinner in the hotel but had lunch one day and it was lovely. Location - we couldn't have had a better location. Short walking distance to the beach and town center. All round excellent hotel and would definitely recommend it. Can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Tburd2312 wrote a review Jul 2021
Scotland, United Kingdom29 contributions44 helpful votes
We popped into the Russell Hotel for a late afternoon drink or three outside on the terrace. The two chaps behind the bar (sorry didn’t catch their names) were very friendly and when we decided to stay for a quick burger they kindly fitted us in despite the restaurant being fully booked for dinner. First class service guys 👍 P.s the burgers were excellent
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
William H wrote a review Jul 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom29 contributions11 helpful votes
Hello my wife and I have just spent 2 days here and I have to say what a lovely place this is the food was fantastic and the staff were very friendly would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting St Andrews it's just a pity the seagulls don't sleep at night
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
sfrase21 wrote a review Jul 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom24 contributions10 helpful votes
Our stay in the Russell Hotel exceeded our expectations, it’s in a great location and everything was really good. All the staff are friendly and helpful and provided information on parking and places to visit. Our room was bright and spacious, and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was great, a wide selection of continental and cooked breakfasts. I’d recommend the pancakes. Overall, a great stay and I’d definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Russell Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Russell Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kartel Scotland (0.4 km), St Andrews West Sands Beach (0.4 km), and University of St Andrews (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Russell Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Russell Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Russell Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Haar Restaurant, The Keys Bar, and The Seafood Ristorante.
Is The Russell Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of St. Andrews.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Russell Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Russell Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Andrews Links (1.3 km), St Andrews Cathedral (0.8 km), and Martyrs' Monument (0.4 km).
Does The Russell Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.