Fodor's Expert Review Old Course Hotel

Old Station Rd., St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9SP, Scotland

Regularly hosting international golf stars and jet-setters, the Old Course Hotel has much-coveted guest room fairway views, grand public spaces, and fabulous facilities including a swanky spa. Walk along the beach to work up an appetite, then have dinner in either the fine-dining Road Hole or more relaxed Sands Grill. The pick of the four bars is the famous Jigger Inn, the old stationmaster's lodge turned cozy 19th hole. If the budget won't stretch to a stay, pop in for the genteel afternoon tea, served overlooking the Old Course itself, from £20 per person.

PROS

  • fabulous location and lovely views
  • unpretentious service
  • golfer's heaven

CONS

  • all the golf talk might bore nongolfers
  • standard rooms small and need an update
  • expensive

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Near the beach
Grande Dame
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01334-474371

HOTEL DETAILS

179 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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