There’s something regal about St Andrews.
The gothic skyline, the historic golf course, the ancient university… and it is where Wills and Kate met, after all.
St Andrews is filled with magnificent buildings and this Big Deal invites you to stay in one of its most magnificent: Rufflets Hotel.
Built in 1924, it has a whitewashed exterior swathed in ivy, stately turrets, and 10 acres of manicured gardens.
A stay at this multiple award winning hotel is one you won’t easily forget.
One or two night stay
This deal for a stay at Rufflets Hotel has three options. Option one is for an overnight stay for two with breakfast. Option two adds dinner. The third option of the deal is for a two night stay with dinner on both nights and breakfast on both mornings.
All options are available seven days a week until the end of March 2019 with a £35 supplement on Friday and Saturday nights payable directly to the hotel.
Set in ten acres of sculpted gardens, Rufflets Hotel is a turreted mansion house located just minutes from the golf courses and beaches of St Andrews.
It has been awarded numerous accolades including AA Scottish Hotel of the Year, four AA red stars, two AA rosettes, four Visit Scotland Gold Stars and a Taste Our Best award.
The hotel has 23 individually styled bedrooms in different shapes and sizes.
This deal is for a stay in a classic double or twin room (upgrades are available payable directly to the hotel).
All rooms have a digital TV, ipod dock, complimentary WiFi, a hairdryer, an iron and trouser press, robes and ensuite bathrooms with spacious walk in power showers and Molton Brown toiletries.
Restaurant and bar
Options two and three of this deal include a £45 dinner allowance per person per night to spend in the hotel’s Seasons restaurant.
Seasons overlooks Rufflets’ spectacular gardens and creates dishes using fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits grown in the gardens themselves. Other ingredients are sourced from the rich larder Fife has to offer; beef, lamb, poultry, game and pork is sourced from the butcher John Henderson, fish and seafood come from East Neuk fishing villages, and eggs (free range) are from the Blyth’s Farm.
The menu at Seasons changes, unsurprisingly, with the seasons, but guests can expect to dine on starters like fillet of sea bass with apple, fennel, celery, Pittenweem langoustines and lemon balm, and textures of cauliflower with quinoa, pearl barley, truffle and leek ash.
Mains may include corn fed chicken breast served with confit garden leek hearts, prune puree and jus gras, and twice-baked Anster cheese souffle served with purple sprouting broccoli, roasted garden beetroot, and Anster tuile.
Rufflets also has a cosy bar lounge which serves over 100 malt whiskies and 40 gins, many from Scotland.
On winter days it’s perfect for curling up at the roaring fireplace and in warmer temperatures the double doors open out to the garden’s West Lawn.
Explore St Andrews
Rufflets Hotel is so enjoyable to spend time in, you may not want to leave. But if you do, you’ll be rewarded by one of the most charming towns in Scotland.
Narrow alleys and cobbled streets lead to sights which attract visitors from across the globe, such as seven golf courses, including the world famous Old Course, Scotland’s oldest university, a castle, cathedral ruins, and the church of St Regulus which boasts magnificent views from its tower.
St Andrews also has great beaches, including the magnificent West Sands, which the opening sequence of Chariots of Fire was filmed, botanic gardens, a golf museum, aquarium and theatre.
Rufflets Hotel has rave reviews on TripAdvisor – an astonishing average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from 1406 reviews.
Recent reviews, edited for length, say:
‘We love this beautiful hotel. It is absolutely faultless. The staff are so friendly and helpful. Rooms are prepared to such a high standard and are so comfortable and well appointed. Food is to die for.’
‘We have a one night stay at Rufflets this weekend with family and it was brilliant. From the level of service from the staff (who were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful) to the layout of the rooms, the hotel itself is lovely. We had dinner at Seasons for our anniversary and it was a real treat. We finished off our coffee in front of the cosy fire which was the perfect way to end a dreich day in Fife!’
St Andrews break
Multiple awards, rave reviews, stunning surroundings, meals cooked from ingredients in the garden, a location in one of the most beautiful towns in Scotland… the reasons to take advantage of this deal at Rufflets Hotel are numerous.
For a small supplement you even have the option of staying at the weekend.
Whether you choose to luxuriate in the hotel’s cosy surroundings or explore the sights of St Andrews, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time.