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Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

Old Station Road, St Andrews KY16 9SP Scotland
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#5 of 18 hotels in St Andrews
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Bordering the renowned 17th ‘Road Hole’ of the Old Course in the Home of Golf, the Old Course Hotel enjoys a spectacular location overlooking the famous links courses, the West Sands beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. Discover the historic university town of St Andrews, just a short stroll from the resort, and explore the surrounding countryside of the ancient Kingdom of Fife. With a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, the hotel offers quietly confident service, luxurious facilities and a warm welcome in the finest traditions of Scottish hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Bicycle tours
Kids pool
Valet parking
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Raquetball offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Butler service
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Park View
Languages Spoken
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Kenny_E_74 wrote a review 23 Jul
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Took family for afternoon tea in the conservatory, it was fantastic & good value for money, couldn’t fault anything. Beautiful place, spotlessly clean & staff very friendly, definitely will return, thumbs up from me.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Linda B wrote a review 22 Jul
41 contributions61 helpful votes
We stayed for three nights earlier this week. This was our second visit. It was even more expensive than last year and the building work was worse. We checked before booking and were surprised that the roof terrace was not yet open. Sands was still shut. We had booked dinner and wanted a light lunch in the bar but there were not really many options. The Rigger Inn was good and the staff amazing but again options were limited. There was a lovely terrace but it was mainly shaded and next to the building work although we weren't aware of the noise. There was not really anywhere to sit outside which was a shame as the weather was generally god. There are only five disabled spaces and guests who do not require them use these. On Monday morning we struggled to get out as there were so many lorries for building, delivery and refuse collection The restaurant food was good and a complimentary glass of bubbles was a nice touch. it is looking a bit tired but there is a new one to come
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Book with reception. Website not good
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Hollie B wrote a review 21 Jul
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We booked into the Old Course for a 2 night weekend stay. The hotel is of course grand and beautiful and we were made to feel very welcome by the staff. Unfortunately we had to move rooms three times. The first room we were given had a constant sound of running water coming from the air conditioning unit, not what you want to hear when you have paid a substantial amount of money for the room. We asked to be moved and the staff were happy to accommodate and moved us very swiftly into another room. Unfortunately the next room we were moved into which was in the newer part of the hotel obviously doesn’t have the same soundproofing as we were next to a family room in which we could hear every word spoken by said family. Again, we asked to be moved and staff were able to do this. 3rd time was a charm as we had no complaints about the room. We had dinner in the restaurant in the evening which was fantastic with stunning views over the golf course. Waiting staff were very friendly and efficient. Overall the stay was really made by the staff who were friendly and there to make your stay that extra special. Food and views are well worth the money if you want something a bit more luxurious.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
pauwed wrote a review Jun 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom154 contributions89 helpful votes
I have to say that we were disappointed in our stay at The Old Course Hotel. Once we parked the car in the disabled bay my husband and I headed towards the entrance. My husband had all the luggage as I had my walking stick. There were three staff at the door but no-one stepped forward to ask if we needed help. It wasn’t until we arrived at the front door that an offer was made. We didn’t feel particularly welcome after being told - “The hotel is usually full of wealthy Americans at this time of year but not now”. Gee we felt really valued. The room was at best average. For a five star hotel sachets of coffee and cartons of milk - really? We went for a swim and the pool was absolutely freezing - other bathers were complaining. I’ve never been in a hotel indoor pool that was as cold. Pluses - breakfast was excellent and compliments to the chefs and waiting staff for doing such a great job. Views from the fourth floor bar and restaurant are amazing. Sorry but when I compare this hotel to The Balmoral in Edinburgh there is no comparison. Please start treating all guests as VIP’s as they are your guests now.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Good location for the golf course and town centre
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finolaGlasgow wrote a review Jun 2021
glasgow6 contributions2 helpful votes
Cocktail bar, impossible to drink French martinis, bar staff admitted not correct ingredients. Tea and scones over an hour to wait. Tea and coffee disgusting. Served coffee without teaspoon or saucer. But what is the worst bit of this whole scenario is the after care customer service. Definately not what I expected from a hotel that has a worldwide reputation. Had better customer satisfaction from a 1 star b&b.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Cameron Steele, Other at Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa
Responded 09 Jun 2021
Dear finolaGlasgow Thank you for your recent review, and my most sincere apologies that your recent experience did not exceed your expectations. All of the points that you have raised have been looked into and I can offer my assurance that any issues found will be rectified. I believe that one of my colleagues has been in contact with you regarding your recent visit and invited you back whenever you would be in St. Andrews again. In this instance, please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be delighted to host you again. Until then, I remain with very best regards Sincerely Cameron Steele
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Kartel Scotland (1.1 km), St Andrews Links (0.5 km), and The Swilcan Bridge (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Haar Restaurant, The Keys Bar, and The Seafood Ristorante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.