Macdonald Rusacks Hotel - St Andrews

Pilmour Links, St Andrews, United Kingdom, KY16 9JQshow map
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Overview

The comfortable 4-star Macdonald Rusacks Hotel offers cozy rooms with views of St Andrews Bay. The property opened in 1887 and features Victorian architecture.

This hotel is located in a beach area, 10 km from Scotland's Secret Bunker. It is about 1 km away from the center of St Andrews.

The hotel is set next to a castle, a museum and a cathedral.

Guests will find Students' Union bus stop next to Macdonald Rusacks Hotel. There is Dundee airport at a 20 km distance.

Rooms

With a magnificent view over the bay, 68 rooms offer heating, a laptop safe, a Nespresso coffee machine, a closet and a DVD player along with an en suite bathroom featuring a bathtub, a shower and bathrobes. They are equipped with an electric kettle and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

The onsite panoramic restaurant specializes in contemporary cuisine. A variety of dishes are served in The One Under Gastro Pub and Rocca Grill, which are 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

There are currency exchange, a safe deposit box and a lift available on the premises.

Relax

Guests can make use of a wellness center and a sauna or go in for hiking, lawn tennis and cycling.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

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

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness centre

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Diving
  • Pedal boating
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shoe shine service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Golf view

Room features

  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
St. Andrew's - The Old CourseSt. Andrew's - The Old Course2300 ft
St Andrews CathedralSt Andrews Cathedral3300 ft
St Andrews - Jubilee CourseSt Andrews - Jubilee Course400 ft
St Andrews - New CourseSt Andrews - New Course2300 ft
St Andrews - Eden CourseSt Andrews - Eden Course3000 ft
St Andrews UniversitySt Andrews University2300 ft
St Andrews LinksSt Andrews Links300 ftPilmour House, St. Andrews
The Swilcan BridgeThe Swilcan Bridge600 ftThe Old Course St Andrews Links
British Golf MuseumBritish Golf Museum800 ftSt Andrews Bruce Embankment
Holy Trinity Church (Town Kirk)Holy Trinity Church (Town Kirk)1300 ftSt Mary's Places St Andrews UK
Artery GiftsArtery Gifts1800 ft183 South Street
University of St AndrewsUniversity of St Andrews2100 ft St. Andrews KY16 9AJScotland
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Rocca GrillRocca Grill100 ftThe Links
The One Under Gastro PubThe One Under Gastro Pub100 ftat Rusacks, The Links
Playfair's RestaurantPlayfair's Restaurant800 ft2 Playfair Terrace
The Seafood RestaurantThe Seafood Restaurant1200 ftBruce Embankment
Golfer's Corner Lounge Bar at DunveganGolfer's Corner Lounge Bar at Dunvegan1000 ft7 Pilmour Place
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St Andrews - Strathtyrum CourseSt Andrews - Strathtyrum Course4000 ft
St Andrews BaySt Andrews Bay2.9 mi
Museum of the University of St AndrewsMuseum of the University of St Andrews2200 ft7A The Scores
Fisher and Donaldson Fisher and Donaldson 2300 ft13 Church Street KY16 9NW
West SandsWest Sands2500 ftBeside the Old Course, St. Andrews
Fraser Gallery St AndrewsFraser Gallery St Andrews2700 ft53 South Street
St Andrews CastleSt Andrews Castle3000 ftSt. Andrews Castle The Scores
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Getting around
Airports
Leuchars (ADX)3.2 mi
Dundee (DND)11.4 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  171  reviews

Rating by category:

8.5
Location
10.0
Rooms
9.0
Service
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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?

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Location Room size View Town and seaside

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

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

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

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

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  171 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Leuchars (ADX)3.2 mi
Dundee (DND)11.4 mi
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