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

The charming Macdonald Rusacks Hotel offers a luxurious accommodation in the heart of St Andrews. Operating in St Andrews since 1887, this hotel features Victorian architecture and modern comforts.

Parks and a wildlife park as well as Broughty Castle, Craigtoun Country Park and Scotland's Secret Bunker are in walking distance of the hotel. Guests can get to St Andrews city center, which is 1km away, in no time.

The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and pubs.

The venue is notable for a perfect location within a 20-minute drive to Dundee airport.

Rooms

A panoramic view over the bay welcomes guests to Classic Quadruple Room, Executive Twin Room and Classic Twin Room offering Wi-Fi, a writing desk, a minibar, a laptop-size safe and a private balcony. Guests will enjoy a view of St Andrews Bay from their rooms. All bathrooms are appointed with a bathtub, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The spacious Bar & Grill restaurant offers Italian cuisine. Guests can quench their thirst at Rocca bar with a favorite drink.

Services

Hotel services include 24-hour reception, concierge service and room service maintained by friendly staff.

Relax

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel provides guests with cots and video games for their children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public 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

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • 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
  • 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. 

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
    2000 ft
Airports
  • Dundee (DND)
    11.4 mi
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    34.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Rocca Grill (cuisine: Italian, Scottish)
    100 ft
  • The One Under Gastro Pub (cuisine: British)
    100 ft
Beaches
  • West Sands
    2500 ft
  • West Sands
    2500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    68

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Rooms and availability

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Classic Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
Size: 270 sq. feet
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Room facilities
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    Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 270 sq. feet
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      Classic Quadruple Room
      Bed type: Quad
      Size: 240 sq. feet
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        Executive Double Room
        Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds or King Size bed
        Size: 230 sq. feet
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        These rooms have views of the fairway over the 17th hole of the Old Course. They also boast a flat-screen satellite TV, and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries.

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          Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed
          Size: 25 sq. feet
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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

            Get directions
            City Center
            • St Andrews
              2000 ft
            Airports
            • Dundee (DND)
              11.4 mi
            • Turnhouse (EDI)
              34.6 mi
            • Bus stop
              700 ft
            Restaurants
            • Rocca Grill (cuisine: Italian, Scottish)
              100 ft
            • The One Under Gastro Pub (cuisine: British)
              100 ft
            Beaches
            • West Sands
              2500 ft
            • West Sands
              2500 ft
            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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            Macdonald Rusacks Hotel Location

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            What's nearby

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 1700 ft

            Universities, Institutes

            • St Andrews University - 2300 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Craigtoun Country Park - 2.3 mi
            • Raptor World Interactive - 8.5 mi
              The Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar
            • Barnhill Rock Garden - 8.8 mi
              Broughty Ferry, Dundee
            • Cambo Estate Gardens - 6.7 mi
              Cambo Estate, St. Andrews
            • Broughty Castle - 8.7 mi
              Broughty Ferry, Dundee

            Near the hotel

            • St Andrews Aquarium - 1000 ft
              The Scores, St. Andrews
            • British Golf Museum - 1100 ft
              Bruce Embankment, St Andrews, Fife, St. Andrews
            • Holy Trinity Church (Town Kirk) - 2400 ft
              St Mary's Places, St. Andrews
            • Museum of the University of St Andrews - 2500 ft
              7a The Scores, St. Andrews
            • Swilken Burn Bridge - 1100 ft
              The Old Course at St. Andrews Links, St. Andrews
            • St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum - 2200 ft
              12 North Street, St. Andrews
            • West Sands - 2500 ft
              Beside the Old Course, St. Andrews

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Rocca Grill - 100 ft

              Address: The Links
              Phone: 01334472549

              70% likes this, based on 204 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian, Scottish
              Price Range: USD 32 - USD 89

            • Playfair's Restaurant - 800 ft

              Address: 2 Playfair Terrace
              Phone: 01334 472970

              75% likes this, based on 226 reviews
              Cuisine: Scottish
              Price Range: USD 12 - USD 28

            • Golfer's Corner Lounge Bar at Dunvegan - 1000 ft

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

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

            • The One Under Gastro Pub - 100 ft

              Address: at Rusacks, The Links
              Phone: 01334 473393

              62% likes this, based on 113 reviews
              Cuisine: British
              Price Range: USD 34 - USD 59

            • The Seafood Restaurant - 1200 ft

              Address: Bruce Embankment
              Phone: 01334479475

              76% likes this, based on 403 reviews
              Cuisine: Seafood
              Price Range: USD 25 - USD 98

            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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            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
              2000 ft
            Airports
            • Dundee (DND)
              11.4 mi
            • Turnhouse (EDI)
              34.6 mi
            • Bus stop
              700 ft
            Restaurants
            • Rocca Grill (cuisine: Italian, Scottish)
              100 ft
            • The One Under Gastro Pub (cuisine: British)
              100 ft
            Beaches
            • West Sands
              2500 ft
            • West Sands
              2500 ft
            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

            Use Badge