Macdonald Rusacks Hotel - St Andrews

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

This traditional Macdonald Rusacks Hotel offers 68 rooms with views of St Andrews Bay. Featuring Victorian architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 1887.

Discovery Point is 17 km from Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, while Artery Gifts is just around the corner. Verdant Works can be reached in 40 minutes' drive.

Restaurants and bars are set close to the property.

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel can be reached in a 15-minute drive from Leuchars airport.

Rooms

All guestrooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, television with satellite channels, tea and coffee making equipment, ironing facilities and hi-fi. Many of the rooms give a magnificent view over the sea. A hairdryer, free toiletries and dressing gowns can be found in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

A packed breakfast is provided for guests. The hotel’s Bar & Grill restaurant is the perfect setting for lovers of light seafood cuisine. Coffee, wines and whiskies available at the large beer bar. Guests can dine at Rocca Grill and The One Under Gastro Pub 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.

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

Sauna

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

  • Sauna

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Pool view
  • River view

Room features

  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • 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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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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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
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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
Broughty CastleBroughty Castle8.7 miBroughty Ferry
Discovery PointDiscovery Point10.1 miRiverside Drive
Verdant WorksVerdant Works10.7 miWest Henderson's Wynd
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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  230  reviews

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8.5
Location
10.0
Rooms
9.0
Service
  • 7.4
    Very good

    The restaurant of the Macdonald Rusacks is really perfect. The best we have eaten in fourteen days in Schotland. Nice place near the 18th of the Old Course in St Andrews.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Iconic location ifacing old course in historic St Andrews. Marvellous grand style old hotel.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Good Restaurant, good drinks, good service, great location

    Poor shower and having to evacuate for the fire alarm

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Staff friendly, helpful and courteous. They were there when needed but didn't interrupt my relaxation. Plenty of spaces to sit and be comfortable. Food of a very high standard. Lovely bathroom. Comfortable beds.

    Didn't enjoy the type of background music in the public rooms.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    My husband would say the view of the 18th hole.

    Although I requested a sea view, our room was overlooking the car park with a slight sea view. As our stay was only one night we did not bother to complain. The room was ok, and the dated bedroom furniture fitted in with the ambience of the building. The bed was huge and very comfortable. The bathroom was slightly disappointing - the shower door was broken, and I would have expected a shower cap alongside the bathroom condiments. Most disappointing was the bath towels. Although clean they did not smell fresh (in fact they smelt of biscuits) and were quite starchy and hard. At breakfast there were the usual choices of juices, cold meats/cheeses, cereals but the cooked breakfast was not very appetising.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location is just great.

    I just felt that it needed some money spent on it . The toilet was too small and wedged in between bath and wall. I thought that I booked the top of the range room , a room with a view of the 18th fairway but what I got was a side room and yes there was a view but not what I thought ...my mistake for not knowing there was side on views perhaps.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The rooms were very clean and well appointed. Our room had patio doors which allowed us easy access with our dog. The staff were very helpful without being invasive.The general ambience of the hotel was very welcoming and warm.Excellent location being so near to both the golf course and beach, only a short walk from the shops.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Very well placed for the centre of St Andrews. Gorgeous views over the beach and golf course. A recently re furnished restaurant, with lovely food.

    The hotel was an expensive hotel for the standard. The furniture in the rooms( chest of drawers, bed side tables). Was very tired and not good quality. The bathrooms also, really let it down. They are seriously in need of an up date and were not very good given the star rating and price of the hotel.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Not very much to do if you dont play golf.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Very friendly professional reception staff.Not stuffy , very obliging and relaxed atmosphered, dog friendly, great ambience and we are not even golfers but appreciated the vibe. Great location and St Andrews easily accessible. Breakfast very good quality and plenty of choice.

    Bathroms perhaps could do with up grading - static bath shower curtain made it very difficult to get in and out of bath / shower.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The room was lovely, the staff was friendly and both restaurants were excellent!

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    I played golf on the old course during our stay & found it to be very convenient. The receptionist was very helpful on advising me how I should go about making my tee-time application. Extremely polite & courteous staff always offering their help & making you feel like you are the most important person staying in their hotel.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    Location

    Roadworks outside our room meant we couldn't have the window open and the room was very hot, they wouldn't change our room for us, only one large towel in the bathroom for 2 guests, no hand soap on the first night, television had about 20 channels only about 7 worked not even BBC1 or BBC2 available. Left an item in my room and they charged me to send it on. Very poor staff and customer service for a 4 star hotel I have stayed in better quality 3 star hotels. Do not book this hotel if you after a relaxing few days away one receptionist in particular lets the hotel down badly with her attitude.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Only a passing one night stay at short notice, but helpful and friendly staff , big comfortable double bed, very clean en suite and good general facilities, wide choice for breakfast, fine views from restaurant and some rooms. Very close to St Andrew's golf courses.

    Bedroom was rather hot but didn't look for controls. Various lighting alternatives in the bedroom, but all rather bright and nothing that could be dimmed.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    We were staying at the hotel to play the old course at st andrews so ideal location

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  230 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 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
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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