Fodor's Expert Review Fairmont St. Andrews

A917, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 8PN, Scotland

Two miles from St. Andrews, this modern hotel has spectacular views of the bay and two superb golf courses. The rooms eschew swags and frills, opting instead for simple elegance. Look for thoughtful touches like luxurious linens on the beds and heated floors in the ample bathrooms. There are three restaurants: The Squire, offering brasserie-grill dishes; the trattoria-style La Cucina, serving basicpasta and pizza; or Kittock's Den with its simple salads and grilled meat or fish. Golfers will find inspiration in the velvety fairways of cliff-top courses: the Torrance Course, designed by the great Scottish player Sam Torrance, and the Kittock Course.

PROS

  • spacious feel
  • spacious spa
  • golf at your doorstep

CONS

  • the huge atrium feels like a shopping center
  • paintings made to match the decor
  • food menu needs updating

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
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Casual
Countryside
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01334-837000

HOTEL DETAILS

209 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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