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Albany Hotel

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56 North Street, St Andrews KY16 9AH Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 20/08/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/08/10 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 18 hotels in St Andrews
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We are a small, friendly, informal 3 star hotel. The first in St Andrews to be awarded the prestigious title 'Townhouse Hotel' by the Scottish Tourist Board. The quaint old building has a warm personality all of its own. You will love the craftsmanship of the many original features. Built from 1764, the hotel consists of two Georgian terraced houses, both exactly the same layout, built for two brothers by their father, Mr Thomas Low. With only 22 rooms (all en-suite), we are able to maintain very high standards in accommodation and service without losing our warm and caring attitude towards our guests. Special, great value seasonal, weekend and golf breaks are often available, so contact the hotel for details. The hotel will also be delighted to help arrange golf, sightseeing tours and visits to places of interest. We look forward to you spending some time with us at The Albany Hotel and getting a real flavour for everything St Andrews has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Iron
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Carolyn1808 wrote a review 21 Jul
Renfrew, United Kingdom3 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed one night in the Albany Hotel. As a family of 3 we were given the Junior Suite on the ground floor, which consisted of the main bedroom with tv and with the bathroom with shower (no bath) off it, and a separate bedroom up 2 stairs with a single bed. From that bedroom, we had access to a decked seating area, for use only by people in the Junior Suite. The rooms were spacious, immaculate and tastefully furnished, and bathroom was clean. Kettle and complimentary toiletries were provided, despite covid. Beds were comfortable. Only downside we found was that there was no window in the main bedroom, and the French doors onto the decked area were accessible by climbing a wall so not safe to be left open at night, so the rooms were a bit stuffy overnight as we were staying during a Scottish heatwave! Otherwise we could not fault the room at all. We were booked on a B&B basis, and breakfast in the morning was safely done following covid protocols. Food was freshly cooked and tasty, with a good choice. The waitress was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. There is a small bar area, which was open until 11pm, serving drinks and coffees. It was very friendly and prices were great value for money compared to some establishments we have visited (£7 for 2 coffees and a soft drink). I can imagine in the winter this bar area would be lovely to relax in at the end of a day touring St Andrews with its comfortable chairs/sofas and fire. The reception staff were polite, helpful and well informed of the local area, and offered to book us table for dinner on our arrival in a local restaurant. Check in was simple and quick. The hotel itself is small but ideally placed for all St Andrews amenities and tourist attractions. There is free unlimited time parking outside the hotel, but for a limited area - be careful not to end up in the paid section! Town centre is a 5minute walk away and we walked to the aquarium in 10 minutes which is next to the beach and golf course. An excellent little hotel which we will return to in the future.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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MichelleR52749 wrote a review 19 Jul
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The Albany was perfect for a mini break in terms of location and comfort. Extremely friendly staff who even organised a take away breakfast for the beach. Room clean and comfortable. Free parking nearby too.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Vicky Munro, General Manager at Albany Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you so much for the great review, delighted to hear your thoughts. Very much hope to see you again soon.
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David B wrote a review 16 Jul
London, United Kingdom155 contributions113 helpful votes
Had a very comfortable night at The Albany. Great location free on street parking directly outside but the road does become pay and display a little further down. Lovely breakfast, had kippers for the first time in years. Nice friendly staff. Only minor gripe we had was being woken by the seagulls bounding above our bedroom at dawn but we could see the funny side of our early wake up call
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and very much hope to see you again soon.
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Travelling_Turtle84 wrote a review 08 Jul
Scotland53 contributions17 helpful votes
Have stayed here a few times when visiting family in the area. Never any issues, a clean and well maintained central hotel which works well for these trips. The location is certainly one of the best features, being right in the centre of St Andrews, and it does a decent breakfast. Certainly one to go for if you're looking for a hotel in St Andrews.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Vicky Munro, General Manager at Albany Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for the review. I am delighted you enjoyed another good stay with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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390ron1 wrote a review 08 Jul
Glasgow, United Kingdom3 contributions5 helpful votes
Warm and welcoming family hotel. Spacious ground floor room,very comfortable and clean. Nice little bar,good breakfast choices,well located,all round very enjoyable stay throughout. Special mention to Sarah on reception for being so helpful,welcoming and friendly towards us. Would book The Albany hotel again when in town.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank you so much for the great review. I am delighted to hear your thoughts and very much look forward to seeing you again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
US$121 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandFifeSt Andrews
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Albany Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Albany Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kartel Scotland (0.2 km), University of St Andrews (0.2 km), and St Andrews Cathedral (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Albany Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Albany Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Albany Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Albany Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Haar Restaurant, The Keys Bar, and Vine Leaf Restaurant.
Is Albany Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of St Andrews.
Are there any historical sites close to Albany Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Andrews Links (1.7 km), St Andrews Cathedral (0.4 km), and Martyrs' Monument (0.3 km).