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Rufflets: A Must-Stay in St Andrews

St Andrews is a home away from home for me. Having lived there for five years, four of them while at university, I know pretty much every inch of the town. I was really excited to visit again, even if it was just for one night. There are lots of hotels and B&B's within the town itself, but I knew from reputation. and what other people had told me, that Rufflets was in a world of its own. The family owned hotel is located just outside of the town itself, nestled in the charming Scottish countryside. It was honestly like staying in a private oasis. From the moment we stepped into the hotel we were greeted with smiles, and having checked-in, we were personally shown to our room and given some information about the room itself. We stayed in one of the two turret rooms, which has a seating area overlooking the gardens. Rufflets has so many awards for both the hotel and restaurant, that it would probably take another post to explain them all to you.

If you're looking for somewhere to eat, you don't need to venture into town. Season Restaurant holds two AA Rosettes, and they produce fresh products right from their garden. The breakfast is also to die for. There are lots of options and they are more than accommodating if you have any dietary requirements. When we arrived the dining area was bursting with people enjoying their afternoon tea as well. If you fancy a drink, the bar awaits and you can sit anywhere you like within, or outwith, the hotel. Rufflets is a hub of activity throughout the day, which shows just how much the hotel has to offer, and how happy people are to retreat to it. So, if you're visiting St Andrews for its golf appeal, or just exploring everything else the town has to offer, treat yourself to one of Scotland's best hotels. Check out some of my photos below!

It's very easy to see why this is one of the most critically acclaimed country house hotels in Scotland, and why so many people choose to have weddings and other events here. Simply stunning.

The hotel sits on 10 acres of beautiful gardens, which are lovely to walk around on a nice sunny day.

One of the seating areas in the hotel, there's also a bar where you can grab a little drink.

The dining room is spacious and modern, with large windows letting in a lot of natural light as well. They have an award winning menu, so you'd be silly to miss out on the chance to dine here!

There are lots of options at breakfast, both continental and hot. You can also build your own Scottish breakfast, which is what I did. What better view than sitting in the window overlooking the gardens?

Let's take a minute to appreciate how beautiful this room is.

Gardens views! With binoculars for you to bird watch as well from the window or balcony!

The bed was so comfortable I struggled to get out of it in the morning! There are slippers in the wardrobe for you to unwind in, and a second tv for you to watch from the bed.

Tea and coffee is available in the room, hidden away in a cupboard behind the door. You can ask for fresh milk to be brought to your room also. Inside the tin is some delicious homemade shortbread!

How amazing is this bathroom?! As well as the very deep bathtub, there's a very powerful shower in the corner too.

Only the best, naturally. You can buy the products at the reception, and if you want to take them you'll be charged for them anyways, so don't bother.

Oh yes, there's a balcony too!

There's a turn-down service every evening, which is a lovely added touch. Honestly, the bed was the most comfortable bed ever. You won't get a better nights sleep in town!

You can buy Rufus at reception as well if you become attached to him. He's actually used for the turn-down service. If you don't want the service, all you have to do is sit him outside your room - aww.

The hotel is beautiful from the driveway as well! Who doesn't love a good Scottish country house anyways?

Click here to book this gorgeous hotel, and make your trip to St Andrews that much more memorable!


My name is Krista, and like many people I love to travel! I think it's important that people share their travel experiences, so I hope that mine help you in some way in your own travels, or inspire you to travel more! 

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