Best Luxury Hotels In St Andrews

Located along the rugged coastline of eastern Scotland, the picturesque town of St. Andrews beckons travellers with its timeless charm and rich history. Known as the “Home of Golf” and steeped in centuries of academic tradition, this enchanting coastal gem offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and sporting prestige. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast seeking to walk in the footsteps of legends, a history buff exploring ancient ruins and medieval streets, or simply in search of breathtaking vistas and warm hospitality, St. Andrews promises an unforgettable journey that transcends the boundaries of time and place and here are the best 5-star and luxury hotels to stay when visiting the town.

The Fairmont St Andrews (5 Star)

The Fairmont St Andrews resort is a luxurious five-star destination located on the cliffs of eastern Fife. It offers stunning countryside views and is known as the ‘Home of Golf.’ The resort spans 520 acres and features two Championship golf courses, 212 beautifully furnished guestrooms and suites, and two Manor Homes with scenic views. Guests can enjoy a blend of luxury, wellness, sports, and local charm, with top-notch spa facilities, golfing options, and five dining choices (including two AA-Rosette restaurants). The property provides an ideal combination of outdoor adventure and relaxation, making it a perfect getaway for individuals, couples, families, and corporate retreats.

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Old Course Hotel (5 Star)

This famous AA Resort Hotel overlooks both the 17th hole of the prestigious Old Course (known as having the trickiest par 4 in the world) and the West Sands – a long golden stretch of the Fife coastline. The 175 roomed Old Course Hotel is home to the only Kohler Waters Spa outside of the USA, as well as four fine restaurants and multiple bars. Its interiors have been designed by Jacques Garcia, creating an elegant and classic ambience. Don’t miss the uber-elegant afternoon tea.

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Rufflets St Andrews (5 Star)

Found just a few minute’s drive from the city centre, this family-owned country house hotel has a traditional feel. Set in 10 acres of pristine gardens, the rooms and public spaces are adorned with antiques, plush textiles, designer wallpaper and Molton Brown toiletries. The option of a four-poster bed, and gourmet dining, combined with its charmingly peaceful setting, makes Rufflets an ideal choice for a romantic getaway. But kids are made most welcome, and you can bring your pooch along too.

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Hotel Du Vin (5 Star)

Part of a boutique chain with an emphasis on epicureanism, the Hotel Du Vin provides a glamorous yet contemporary place to stay, right in the heart of the city. Just 36 rooms and suites give this Victorian-built hotel a more intimate flair. Each comes with its own custom-built bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, a Lavazza coffee machine, a rainfall shower or rolltop bath and Miller Harris toiletries. The French cuisine served in the onsite bistro is a highlight as are the breakfast pastries (arguably best enjoyed in the hotel’s idyllic courtyard).

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