Fodor's Expert Review Macdonald Rusacks

Pilmour, The Links, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9JQ, Scotland

The grand Victorian hotel building with grandstand views of the Old Course's 18th hole and West Sands offers affordable luxury and an unstuffy atmosphere. Guest rooms are spacious, in muted tones and with tartan accents, with some old prints and photos adding interest. Bathrooms in standard rooms might lack the wow of pricier rivals: those in grand suites provide tubs and loos with views. Public spaces combine a modern take on traditional furnishings with some eye-poppingly entertaining golfing portraiture. For elegant or casual dining, book a window table at either the St. Andrews Surf & Turf or One Under Gastro Pub.

PROS

  • fabulous views
  • affordable food options
  • golf enthusiasts' heaven

CONS

  • service can fall short
  • bathrooms and bedroom decor lack the wow factor
  • golf-dominated vibe not for everyone

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
HistoricalViews
Casual
Near the beach
Grande Dame
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0344-879–9136

HOTEL DETAILS

70 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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