Macdonald Rusacks Hotel - St Andrews

Pilmour Links St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom, KY16 9JQ  show map
 4 stars
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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel - St Andrews

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Cycling

Hiking

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Overview

The charming 4-star Macdonald Rusacks Hotel offers quick access to West Sands, St. Andrew's and Dundee FC. Featuring Victorian architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 1887.

The hotel lies within 5 minutes' walk of British Golf Museum, St Andrews Cathedral and Swilken Burn Bridge. Guests can get to St Andrews city center, which is 1 km away.

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel overlooks parks and provides quick access to a sandy beach.

The property enjoys perfect location within a 20-minute drive to Dundee airport.

Rooms

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel offers rooms with an Italian interior, a ceiling fan, cable TV, direct dial phone, heating and an iron with ironing board. Many rooms feature a magnificent view of St Andrews Bay. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, a shower and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

The Bar & Grill restaurant will spoil you with light contemporary meals. The large bar serves a selection of wines, whiskies and coffee. The One Under Gastro Pub and Rocca Grill are situated in a beach area, about 50 meters from the venue.

Services

The property offers a business center, a meeting room and a copier for business needs.

Relax

The hotel's activities include hiking, lawn tennis and cycling.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   68.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis

Services

  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Pilmour Links St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom, KY16 9JQ

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City Center
  • St Andrews
    600 m
Airports
  • Dundee (DND)
    18.3 km
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    55.6 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Rocca Grill (cuisine: Italian, Scottish)
    20 m
  • The One Under Gastro Pub (cuisine: British)
    30 m
Beaches
  • West Sands
    740 m
  • West Sands
    740 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    68

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 25 m²
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    Size: 2 m²
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      Executive Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or King-size bed
      Size: 21 m²
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Macdonald Rusacks Hotel - St Andrews St Andrews location
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          Hotel Address:

          Pilmour Links St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom, KY16 9JQ

          Get directions
          City Center
          • St Andrews
            600 m
          Airports
          • Dundee (DND)
            18.3 km
          • Turnhouse (EDI)
            55.6 km
          • Bus stop
            200 m
          Restaurants
          • Rocca Grill (cuisine: Italian, Scottish)
            20 m
          • The One Under Gastro Pub (cuisine: British)
            30 m
          Beaches
          • West Sands
            740 m
          • West Sands
            740 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            5
          • Number of rooms:
            68

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSt AndrewsMacdonald Rusacks Hotel

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          Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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          Macdonald Rusacks Hotel Location

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          What's nearby

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 500 m

          Places of interest

          • St. Andrew's - The Old Course - 700 m
          • St Andrews Cathedral - 1.0 km
          • St Andrews Bay - 4.6 km

          Galleries

          • St Andrews - Jubilee Course - 100 m
          • St Andrews - New Course - 700 m
          • St Andrews - Eden Course - 900 m

          Public parking

          • St Andrews University - 700 m

          Local attractions

          • Craigtoun Country Park - 3.7 km
          • Raptor World Interactive - 13.7 km
            The Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar
          • Barnhill Rock Garden - 14.2 km
            Broughty Ferry, Dundee
          • Cambo Estate Gardens - 10.9 km
            Cambo Estate, St. Andrews
          • Broughty Castle - 14.0 km
            Broughty Ferry, Dundee

          Near the hotel

          • St Andrews Aquarium - 300 m
            The Scores, St. Andrews
          • British Golf Museum - 330 m
            Bruce Embankment, St Andrews, Fife, St. Andrews
          • Holy Trinity Church (Town Kirk) - 710 m
            St Mary's Places, St. Andrews
          • Museum of the University of St Andrews - 750 m
            7a The Scores, St. Andrews
          • Swilken Burn Bridge - 320 m
            The Old Course at St. Andrews Links, St. Andrews
          • St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum - 660 m
            12 North Street, St. Andrews
          • West Sands - 740 m
            Beside the Old Course, St. Andrews

          Restaurants nearby

          • Rocca Grill - 20 m

            Address: The Links
            Phone: 01334472549

            70% likes this, based on 204 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian, Scottish
            Price Range: CAD 42 - CAD 118

          • Playfair's Restaurant - 240 m

            Address: 2 Playfair Terrace
            Phone: 01334 472970

            75% likes this, based on 226 reviews
            Cuisine: Scottish
            Price Range: CAD 16 - CAD 37

          • Golfer's Corner Lounge Bar at Dunvegan - 300 m

            Address: 7 Pilmour Place
            Phone: 01334-473-105

            85% likes this, based on 112 reviews

          • The One Under Gastro Pub - 30 m

            Address: at Rusacks, The Links
            Phone: 01334 473393

            62% likes this, based on 113 reviews
            Cuisine: British
            Price Range: CAD 45 - CAD 78

          • The Seafood Restaurant - 340 m

            Address: Bruce Embankment
            Phone: 01334479475

            76% likes this, based on 403 reviews
            Price Range: CAD 33 - CAD 130

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            5
          • Number of rooms:
            68

          Hotel Awards

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          Macdonald Rusacks Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

          Average guest rating

          7.8out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 171 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Location
          8.5
          Rooms
          10.0
          Value
          8.3
          Service
          9.0

          Guest reviews

          • Older travelers
            5.4

            very uncomfortable bed, noises from the corridor, old and dated

          • Family with children
            7.8

            The main impression of the hotel is good, the breakfast was very good. The staff was nice.

            The room only OK (their standard room), but beds were good. It took about 5 minutes to get varm water in the shower and after that it was difficult to get the right temperature. Now we got a good deal for the room because it was off season, but I don´t think it´s worth its normal rates.

          • Older travelers
            6.2

            Location Staff friendly

            Only one "Breakfast" tea bag in the room whreas plenty Green tea, Earl Gray and White tea. Two or three of each would be much better. Bath outlet very slow to clear, might need attention! Poor value for money this year compared to last time we stayed circa £30 dearer and no breakfast included which was included last time.

          • Couple
            7.0

            Location and helpful and friendly staff

            Draft created by opening and closig doors in the area outside our room caused our door to "rattle" and sound like someone was repeatedly knocking our our door - the first time I actually got up thinking someone was outside. We were kept away by this from very early in the morning.

          • Family with children
            10.0

            a lovely old building from the 1880's. directly looking across the famous Old Course and beach, scene from chariots of fire. stunning back drop. friendly staff. cosy and welcoming hotel. loved our rooms. excellent restaurant

          • Family with children
            10.0

            This hotel was everything and more than we expected and represented value for money. The standard of customer service provided by all staff we met was second to none and nothing was too much trouble for them. The rooms were comfortable with stunning views and the food in both restaurants was excellent. We would definitely visit again.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            The situation of the hotel is superb looking on to the famous 18th hole of St. Andrews Golf Course with a spectacular sea view of the West Sands where one can walk for two miles on a beautiful clean beach and listen to the ocean waves. The hotel itself is very elegant with spacious public rooms and tasteful decor. The bedrooms are all different- comfortable and spotlessly clean. The breakfast couldn't be bettered and the staff couldn't be more helpful especially one called Simon. I recommend this hotel to everyone I know.

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            Nice hotel, efficient staff and nice public areas, good food

            Our room was disappointing - we have had better rooms at around half the price we paid - the room was adequate just we were expecting better - we were down a corridor and up a stair with tubular metal bannister - not at all like the style of the main hotel - disappointing - it was like a cut price room which I hadn't expected from the booking form. Hot water took at least ten minutes of constant tap running to become hot?

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            Location Room size View Town and seaside

          • Single
            8.8

            Very helpful staff at reception and 'sue' in dining room. Excellent view of sands and golf course. Convenient for town visits

            Room - great view but very small space. Bathroom - erratic shower in temperature and volume of water. Elevator (lift) regularly not working.

          • Single
            9.6

            THe friendliness of the staff and the honest desire they had for me to truly have a wonderful experience. Kevin the GM is fantastic.

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            It is in the perfect location in St Andrews. The staff treat you very well without being "in your face".

          • Family with children
            10.0

            As a Golfer it is in a perfect location for me. Historic and 'Classy',. Well done!!

          • Older travelers
            4.6

            The staff tried to find solutions when asked for it, however they didn't succeed in fulfilling any requests.

            For more than 200GBP per night, the room was well overpriced. The TV did not work, the technician couldn't handle the problem, the curtain filling was coming off from the inside, the design of the room appeared to be random - with cheap prints and vases on around the barely 12 sqm. On top of it all you can well hear your neighbours showering, the floor makes sounds and the elevator is extremely small - it may say 6 people, but it's loaded with 4.

          • Family with children
            7.4

            The Hotel was in a beautiful location with the restaurant/lounge overlooking the 18th Green of the old Course. It was also in a great spot for getting into the centre of St Andrews.

            The room was very warm and noisy if we opened windows. Requested a fan but the hotel didn't produce one and didn't let us know why we couldn't have a fan. Also the room was a bit "old". One of our party was put in an update room which was much nicer and fresher.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Macdonald Rusacks Hotel - St Andrews St Andrews location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Pilmour Links St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom, KY16 9JQ

          Get directions
          City Center
          • St Andrews
            600 m
          Airports
          • Dundee (DND)
            18.3 km
          • Turnhouse (EDI)
            55.6 km
          • Bus stop
            200 m
          Restaurants
          • Rocca Grill (cuisine: Italian, Scottish)
            20 m
          • The One Under Gastro Pub (cuisine: British)
            30 m
          Beaches
          • West Sands
            740 m
          • West Sands
            740 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            5
          • Number of rooms:
            68

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSt AndrewsMacdonald Rusacks Hotel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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