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What We Love

  • An elegant hotel overlooking the course at St. Andrews, with breakfast, dinner and tea includedStaying in a historic location with great views of the Old Course
  • Kicking back in your individually designed guest room
  • Savoring fine Italian cuisine with a Scottish twist in Rocca Restaurant, winner of three AA rosettes

What To Know

  • The breakfast room overlooks the 1st and 18th holes of the Old Course
  • You can easily walk into town where there are a number of restaurants and pubs
  • WiFi is very slow and unreliable


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A relaxing stay on the gorgeous coast of Scotland, with a sleek spa, renowned dining and a lovely gastropub


When you stay at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St. Andrews, you’ll be next to a golf course and minutes from Old Course at St Andrews and British Golf Museum. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of St. Andrews Aquarium and University of St. Andrews.


Make yourself at home in one of the 68 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with onsite massages or make use of the other amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel
Pilmour Links
St Andrews, KY16 9JQ United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 1457 Reviews
Room with a view
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed in a beautiful suite-The Thomson room-216, overlooking the 18th hole and St. Andrews beach in the distance. We had a sitting area with our own library. There was a Nespresso machine and the service bringing fresh milk was very quick. The hotel oozes character and the reception manager, Linda?, was exceedingly helpful and welcoming. This is the top of our MacDonald favourites! We will surely return. Ps we also met the manager, who was very personable.

So much hidden history.
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well, it was very special to stay here during The Seniors Open. Normally I would/could never pay such a exorbitant high price.
Our room certainly wasn't worth it.
The receptionists were fatastic!!! All the staff was very helpful!!
They had a hard time with handling breakfast.
Had just an unforgettable time in this unique hotel.

Dissapointing pleasure
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is my second time in the Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews. The charm, history and location is unparalleled! My stay was a pleasure.
My disappointment was with the restaurant/breakfast lounge. I have had poorer service in Europe! We stayed 3 nights and had 2 breakfasts. From the reception through to the food was disappointing. The continental part was good, but no plates on the first day. It seems only two girls worked there at any given time, and they were not up to the game. We had to clear our own table between dishes. The porridge was undercooked and some got their orders completely wrong.
I will still recommend this hotel, but they should sharpen up their act in the restaurant.

Traditional luxury
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bang in the middle of the golfing Mecca that is St Andrews I can’t think why you would want to stay anywhere else. Other than the cost but then nothing in St Andrews is cheap and people come there prepared to pay over £200 for a round of golf and even at that price you have to queue up from before dawn.

The hotel is old and grand and incredibly comfortable. It is the sort of place foreigners probably think all British hotels are like.

Great views
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our fourth floor upgraded room (Bing Crosby) had views of the 18th. Couldn’t beat that. The room is large and well appointed. The bathroom a good size.
I only give it four because the breakfast buffet service was terribly slow. The waitresses would forget our coffee, even when not busy. Also we didn’t get towels one day. Small things. Overall, a great stay. And reception is lovely.