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What We Love

  • Two championship golf courses, the Torrance and the Kittocks, overlook the North Sea and St. Andrews Bay
  • The aptly named Old Course, the world’s oldest place to golf, is just five minutes away
  • A steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi provide respite after a long day of golfing
  • It’s easy to maintain your workout routine: A team of dedicated fitness instructors is on hand for classes and one-on-one sessions

What To Know

  • Guestrooms are conveniently outfitted with U.S./U.K. convertible outlets and Nespresso machines
  • Convenient shuttle service to/from town stops running at 6 p.m.
  • The hotel is 10 minutes outside downtown St. Andrews

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Iconic golf retreat with two championship courses, six restaurants and convenient shuttle service to downtown St. Andrews

The Lowdown

Located 10 minutes outside downtown St. Andrews, this Fairmont hotel is done up in traditional Scottish-themed decor without feeling gimmicky — tartan bedspreads, earth tones — and the guestrooms are well appointed, with U.S./U.K. convertible outlets, WiFi, Nespresso machines and minibars. Heated floors, bathrobes and separate walk-in showers make the bathrooms feel like spas. Play some golf (the hotel has two championship courses with water views), and celebrate that birdie with the fine selection of whiskeys in the Kittocks Den. Sip some Macallan 25 or one of 35 single malts before heading to the Clubhouse for beer-battered fish and chips and a panoramic view of the St. Andrews skyline.

In the Area

St. Andrews deserves a spot on every golfer’s bucket list: Two on-site championship courses, the Kittocks and the Torrance, overlook St. Andrews Bay and the North Sea, while the aptly named Old Course (the world’s oldest) is just five minutes away. Non-golfers can immerse themselves in the town’s rich history. The university, founded in 1413, is the third-oldest in the English-speaking world (and Scotland’s oldest). The ruinous St. Andrews castle, dating from the 13th century, offers striking sea views, and the castle’s dungeon, a prison cut from solid rock in the 16th century, may have once held Reformation leader John Knox.

How to Get There

Fairmont St Andrews
Fife
St Andrews, KY16 8PN United Kingdom

Reviews

Birthday Weekend
Aidan I

Booked two nights for my partner's birthday including a spa treatment and dinner in the St Andrews Bar & Grill on the Saturday night. Everything about the stay was exceptional. When we arrived (despite our room not being late) we were given two complimentary drinks vouchers to use in the bar while we waited to check-in. Also went a walk to the bar & grill for a quick drink which offers amazing views of the golf course and the sea. The room was excellent, the bathroom was stunning, and the staff were very attentive and helpful. Dinner and drinks in the grill were equally as good as the rest of our experience (albeit expensive) and we spent the remainder of our night in the Kittock's bar. Not a bad word to say about our stay.

Relax and enjoy
TheaLouSam

A great combination of American style hospitality and local warmth in a stunning setting. Amazing facilities and endless small personal touches that all add up to a fully indulgent luxury hotel experience.

Afternoon Tea
GlobeTrotting0901

Recently stayed in a lodge nearby for a long weekend with some girlfriends, we decided to have an afternoon tea here as a last treat before heading home, we were very silly and ended up buying the wrong amount of vouchers for the afternoon tea and shared 2 between the 4 of us hahaha, however the staff were so lovely about our hiccup, at the end we were offered a slice of cake each as opposed to the 2 we should have been given and we were given plenty tea for the 4 of us as opposed to them just giving us the 2. The lady who pours the tea was lovely and let us have a sniff of any teas and offered to let us try any we had fancied, she recommended teas for the more nontea drinkers (myself) and something to push the boat out for my friends. Overall service was top notch, the hotel is beautiful and parking was ample on our visit, if it was closer to home we would def come back for another afternoon tea.