Macdonald Rusacks Hotel - St Andrews

Pilmour Links, 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 rooms

Parking

Valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

Dining room

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The stylish Macdonald Rusacks Hotel is a decent example of a 4-star hotel in St Andrews. Offering accommodation in the 5-story building, the hotel combines Victorian architecture and modern facilities.

The hotel is set in the central location 4.7 km away from Hill of Tarvit Mansion, St Andrews Bay and Grampian Mountains. The property is set within 1 km distance from St Andrews city center.

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel offers a magnificent view to its guests.

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel lies within 20 minutes’ drive to Dundee airport.

Rooms

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel provides 68 guestrooms appointed with Wi-Fi, a laptop safe, IDD phone, coffee/tea makers and a closet for a pleasant stay in St Andrews. Some of the fashionable rooms enjoy a view of the sea. They are equipped with an electric kettle and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

The Bar & Grill restaurant serves an array of contemporary dishes. Guests can unwind in the Rocca bar with a favourite drink. Offering various dining options, The One Under Gastro Pub and Playfair's Restaurant are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

The hotel offers laundry, valet parking and shoe shine together with currency exchange, a safety deposit box and a lift for guests' comfort.

Relax

The on-site spa facilities include a wellness area and a sauna. Various activities, including hiking, lawn tennis and cycling, are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   68.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Golf course

Services

  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • 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, United Kingdom, KY16 9JQ

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City Center
  • St Andrews
    600 m
Airports
  • Dundee (DND)
    18.3 km
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    55.6 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Rocca Grill (cuisine: Italian, Scottish)
    10 m
  • The One Under Gastro Pub (cuisine: British)
    30 m
Beaches
  • West Sands
    750 m
  • West Sands
    750 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    68

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Classic Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
Size: 21 m²
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    Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 1 m²
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      Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed
      Size: 2 m²
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        Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
        Size: 25 m²
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        Bed type: Double bed
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        Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
        Size: 21 m²
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          Bed type: 1 Single bed or King-size bed
          Size: 15 m²
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            Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed
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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, United Kingdom, KY16 9JQ

              Get directions
              City Center
              • St Andrews
                600 m
              Airports
              • Dundee (DND)
                18.3 km
              • Turnhouse (EDI)
                55.6 km
              • Bus stop
                200 m
              Restaurants
              • Rocca Grill (cuisine: Italian, Scottish)
                10 m
              • The One Under Gastro Pub (cuisine: British)
                30 m
              Beaches
              • West Sands
                750 m
              • West Sands
                750 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                68

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSt AndrewsMacdonald Rusacks Hotel

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              Macdonald Rusacks Hotel Location

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              What's nearby

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 500 m

              Places of interest

              • St. Andrew's - The Old Course - 700 m
              • St Andrews Cathedral - 1.0 km
              • St Andrews Bay - 4.6 km

              Golf courses and Country clubs

              • St Andrews - Jubilee Course - 100 m
              • St Andrews - New Course - 700 m
              • St Andrews - Eden Course - 900 m

              Public parking

              Local attractions

              • Craigtoun Country Park - 3.7 km
              • Raptor World Interactive - 13.7 km
                The Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar
              • Barnhill Rock Garden - 14.2 km
                Broughty Ferry, Dundee
              • Cambo Estate Gardens - 10.8 km
                Cambo Estate, St. Andrews
              • Broughty Castle - 14.0 km
                Broughty Ferry, Dundee

              Near the hotel

              • St Andrews Aquarium - 280 m
                The Scores, St. Andrews
              • Swilken Burn Bridge - 340 m
                The Old Course at St. Andrews Links, St. Andrews
              • Holy Trinity Church - 690 m
                St Mary's Places, St. Andrews
              • West Sands - 750 m
                Beside the Old Course, St. Andrews
              • British Golf Museum - 310 m
                Bruce Embankment, St Andrews, Fife, St. Andrews
              • St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum - 640 m
                12 North Street, St. Andrews
              • Museum of the University of St Andrews - 730 m
                7a The Scores, St. Andrews

              Restaurants nearby

              • Rocca Grill - 10 m

                Address: The Links
                Phone: 01334472549

                70% likes this, based on 204 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian, Scottish
                Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 68

              • Playfair's Restaurant - 220 m

                Address: 2 Playfair Terrace
                Phone: 01334 472970

                75% likes this, based on 226 reviews
                Cuisine: Scottish
                Price Range: GBP 9 - GBP 21

              • Golfer's Corner Lounge Bar at Dunvegan - 280 m

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

                85% likes this, based on 112 reviews

              • 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 26 - GBP 45

              • The Seafood Restaurant - 320 m

                Address: Bruce Embankment
                Phone: 01334479475

                76% likes this, based on 403 reviews
                Price Range: GBP 19 - GBP 75

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                68

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              Hotels nearby
              Travelodge Dundee
              2 stars
              17 km
              Lundin Links Hotel
              3 stars
              17 km

              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
              Fabulous
              Based on 171 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Location
              8.5
              Rooms
              10.0
              Value
              8.3
              Service
              9.0

              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, United Kingdom, KY16 9JQ

              Get directions
              City Center
              • St Andrews
                600 m
              Airports
              • Dundee (DND)
                18.3 km
              • Turnhouse (EDI)
                55.6 km
              • Bus stop
                200 m
              Restaurants
              • Rocca Grill (cuisine: Italian, Scottish)
                10 m
              • The One Under Gastro Pub (cuisine: British)
                30 m
              Beaches
              • West Sands
                750 m
              • West Sands
                750 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • 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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