Macdonald Rusacks Hotel - St Andrews

Pilmour Links St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom, KY16 9JQ  show map
 4 stars
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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel - St Andrews

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Cycling

Hiking

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Overview

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel is situated in the heart of St Andrews near Broughty Castle, St Andrews Bay and Craigtoun Country Park. Operating in St Andrews since 1887, this hotel features Victorian architecture and modern comforts.

The property is 350 meters away from St Andrews Cathedral, Byre Theatre and Swilken Burn Bridge. 10 minutes away from St Andrews city center.

The hotel is placed next to pubs, restaurants and bars. You can make use of barbeque grills, an indoor swimming pool and a cocktail lounge on site as well.

A short drive from Dundee airport.

Rooms

This property offers 40 luxury guestrooms complete with satellite TV, Wi-Fi, heating, a writing desk and a laptop-size safe. Most rooms offer spectacular views, overlooking St Andrews Bay. Guests can make use of designer bathrooms with a shower, complimentary toiletries and free toiletries available in all guestrooms.

Eat

The Bar & Grill restaurant serves a variety of contemporary dishes. Tea can be savored in the beach bar.

Services

Friendly staff offers shoe shine, 24-hour reception and dry cleaning.

Relax

Guests will take advantage of tennis, hiking and golf available on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   68.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Tennis

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Radio

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 4 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Pilmour Links St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom, KY16 9JQ

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City Center
  • St Andrews
    600 m
Airports
Bus stop
  • 200 m
Restaurants
  • Rocca Grill (cuisine: Italian, Scottish)
    20 m
  • The One Under Gastro Pub (cuisine: British)
    30 m
Beaches
  • West Sands
    740 m
  • West Sands
    740 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    68

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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Macdonald Rusacks Hotel - St Andrews St Andrews location
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            Hotel Address:

            Pilmour Links St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom, KY16 9JQ

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            City Center
            • St Andrews
              600 m
            Airports
            Bus stop
            • 200 m
            Restaurants
            • Rocca Grill (cuisine: Italian, Scottish)
              20 m
            • The One Under Gastro Pub (cuisine: British)
              30 m
            Beaches
            • West Sands
              740 m
            • West Sands
              740 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              68

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSt AndrewsMacdonald Rusacks Hotel

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            Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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            Macdonald Rusacks Hotel Location

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            What's nearby

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 500 m

            Universities, Institutes

            • St Andrews University - 700 m

            Local Attractions

            • Craigtoun Country Park - 3.7km
            • Raptor World Interactive - 13.7km
              The Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar
            • Barnhill Rock Garden - 14.2km
              Broughty Ferry, Dundee
            • Cambo Estate Gardens - 10.9km
              Cambo Estate, St. Andrews
            • Broughty Castle - 14.0km
              Broughty Ferry, Dundee

            Near the hotel

            • St Andrews Aquarium - 300 m
              The Scores, St. Andrews
            • British Golf Museum - 330 m
              Bruce Embankment, St Andrews, Fife, St. Andrews
            • Holy Trinity Church (Town Kirk) - 710 m
              St Mary's Places, St. Andrews
            • Museum of the University of St Andrews - 750 m
              7a The Scores, St. Andrews
            • Swilken Burn Bridge - 320 m
              The Old Course at St. Andrews Links, St. Andrews
            • St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum - 660 m
              12 North Street, St. Andrews
            • West Sands - 740 m
              Beside the Old Course, St. Andrews

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Rocca Grill - 20 m

              Address: The Links
              Phone: 01334472549

              70% likes this, based on 204 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian, Scottish
              Price Range: GBP 21 - GBP 60

            • Playfair's Restaurant - 240 m

              Address: 2 Playfair Terrace
              Phone: 01334 472970

              75% likes this, based on 226 reviews
              Cuisine: Scottish
              Price Range: GBP 8 - GBP 19

            • Golfer's Corner Lounge Bar at Dunvegan - 300 m

              Address: 7 Pilmour Place
              Phone: 01334-473-105

              85% likes this, based on 112 reviews
              Cuisine: Pub

            • The One Under Gastro Pub - 30 m

              Address: at Rusacks, The Links
              Phone: 01334 473393

              62% likes this, based on 113 reviews
              Cuisine: British
              Price Range: GBP 23 - GBP 40

            • The Seafood Restaurant - 340 m

              Address: Bruce Embankment
              Phone: 01334479475

              76% likes this, based on 403 reviews
              Cuisine: Seafood
              Price Range: GBP 16 - GBP 66

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              68

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSt AndrewsMacdonald Rusacks Hotel

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            Macdonald Rusacks Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

            Average guest rating

            7.8out of 10
            Excellent
            Based on 169 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            8.5
            Rooms
            10.0
            Value
            8.3
            Service
            9.0

            Individual guest reviews

            • Older travelers
              5.4

              very uncomfortable bed, noises from the corridor, old and dated

            • Family with children
              7.8

              The main impression of the hotel is good, the breakfast was very good. The staff was nice.

              The room only OK (their standard room), but beds were good. It took about 5 minutes to get varm water in the shower and after that it was difficult to get the right temperature. Now we got a good deal for the room because it was off season, but I don´t think it´s worth its normal rates.

            • Older travelers
              6.2

              Location Staff friendly

              Only one "Breakfast" tea bag in the room whreas plenty Green tea, Earl Gray and White tea. Two or three of each would be much better. Bath outlet very slow to clear, might need attention! Poor value for money this year compared to last time we stayed circa £30 dearer and no breakfast included which was included last time.

            • Couple
              7.0

              Location and helpful and friendly staff

              Draft created by opening and closig doors in the area outside our room caused our door to "rattle" and sound like someone was repeatedly knocking our our door - the first time I actually got up thinking someone was outside. We were kept away by this from very early in the morning.

            • Family with children
              10.0

              a lovely old building from the 1880's. directly looking across the famous Old Course and beach, scene from chariots of fire. stunning back drop. friendly staff. cosy and welcoming hotel. loved our rooms. excellent restaurant

            • Family with children
              10.0

              This hotel was everything and more than we expected and represented value for money. The standard of customer service provided by all staff we met was second to none and nothing was too much trouble for them. The rooms were comfortable with stunning views and the food in both restaurants was excellent. We would definitely visit again.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              The situation of the hotel is superb looking on to the famous 18th hole of St. Andrews Golf Course with a spectacular sea view of the West Sands where one can walk for two miles on a beautiful clean beach and listen to the ocean waves. The hotel itself is very elegant with spacious public rooms and tasteful decor. The bedrooms are all different- comfortable and spotlessly clean. The breakfast couldn't be bettered and the staff couldn't be more helpful especially one called Simon. I recommend this hotel to everyone I know.

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              Nice hotel, efficient staff and nice public areas, good food

              Our room was disappointing - we have had better rooms at around half the price we paid - the room was adequate just we were expecting better - we were down a corridor and up a stair with tubular metal bannister - not at all like the style of the main hotel - disappointing - it was like a cut price room which I hadn't expected from the booking form. Hot water took at least ten minutes of constant tap running to become hot?

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              Location Room size View Town and seaside

            • Single
              8.8

              Very helpful staff at reception and 'sue' in dining room. Excellent view of sands and golf course. Convenient for town visits

              Room - great view but very small space. Bathroom - erratic shower in temperature and volume of water. Elevator (lift) regularly not working.

            • Single
              9.6

              THe friendliness of the staff and the honest desire they had for me to truly have a wonderful experience. Kevin the GM is fantastic.

            • Older travelers
              8.2

              It is in the perfect location in St Andrews. The staff treat you very well without being "in your face".

            • Family with children
              10.0

              As a Golfer it is in a perfect location for me. Historic and 'Classy',. Well done!!

            • Older travelers
              4.6

              The staff tried to find solutions when asked for it, however they didn't succeed in fulfilling any requests.

              For more than 200GBP per night, the room was well overpriced. The TV did not work, the technician couldn't handle the problem, the curtain filling was coming off from the inside, the design of the room appeared to be random - with cheap prints and vases on around the barely 12 sqm. On top of it all you can well hear your neighbours showering, the floor makes sounds and the elevator is extremely small - it may say 6 people, but it's loaded with 4.

            • Family with children
              7.4

              The Hotel was in a beautiful location with the restaurant/lounge overlooking the 18th Green of the old Course. It was also in a great spot for getting into the centre of St Andrews.

              The room was very warm and noisy if we opened windows. Requested a fan but the hotel didn't produce one and didn't let us know why we couldn't have a fan. Also the room was a bit "old". One of our party was put in an update room which was much nicer and fresher.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Macdonald Rusacks Hotel - St Andrews St Andrews location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Pilmour Links St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom, KY16 9JQ

            Get directions
            City Center
            • St Andrews
              600 m
            Airports
            Bus stop
            • 200 m
            Restaurants
            • Rocca Grill (cuisine: Italian, Scottish)
              20 m
            • The One Under Gastro Pub (cuisine: British)
              30 m
            Beaches
            • West Sands
              740 m
            • West Sands
              740 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              68

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSt AndrewsMacdonald Rusacks Hotel

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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