Macdonald Rusacks Hotel - St Andrews

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Dining room

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The comfortable 4-star Macdonald Rusacks Hotel offers cozy rooms with views of St Andrews Bay. The property opened in 1887 and features Victorian architecture.

This hotel is located in a beach area, 10 km from Scotland's Secret Bunker. It is about 1 km away from the center of St Andrews.

The hotel is set next to a castle, a museum and a cathedral.

Guests will find Students' Union bus stop next to Macdonald Rusacks Hotel. There is Dundee airport at a 20 km distance.

Rooms

With a magnificent view over the bay, 68 rooms offer heating, a laptop safe, a Nespresso coffee machine, a closet and a DVD player along with an en suite bathroom featuring a bathtub, a shower and bathrobes. They are equipped with an electric kettle and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

The onsite panoramic restaurant specializes in contemporary cuisine. A variety of dishes are served in The One Under Gastro Pub and Rocca Grill, which are 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

There are currency exchange, a safe deposit box and a lift available on the premises.

Relax

Guests can make use of a wellness center and a sauna or go in for hiking, lawn tennis and cycling.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Diving
  • Pedal boating
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Full board
  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Pilmour Links, 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

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSt AndrewsMacdonald Rusacks Hotel

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Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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Rooms and availability

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel photos Room
Standard Single Room
  • Room size:

    21 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Classic Double

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel photos Room
Classic King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This double room features a electric kettle and satellite TV

Classic Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel photos Room
Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Classic room has en-suite facilities and a comfortable double bed. Also included are flat screen TV, tea & coffee making facilities, iron & iron board, hairdryer, safety deposit box, free WiFi internet access via The Cloud. These rooms do not have a view of the golf course.

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel photos Room
Classic Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

These rooms benefit from a flat-screen satellite TV and an en suite bathroom.

Deluxe Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel photos Room
Executive Double Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Executive room has en-suite facilities and a comfortable double bed. Also included are flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities (including Nespresso Coffee machine), iron and ironing board, hairdryer, bath robes and slippers, safety deposit box and complimentary Wi-fi via The Cloud. This room also looks up the 17th Fairway of the famous Old Course.

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel photos Room
Executive King Room
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This double room features a electric kettle and satellite TV

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel photos Room
Executive Suite
  • Room size:

    2 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Executive room has en-suite facilities and a comfortable double bed. Also included are flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities (including Nespresso Coffee machine), iron and ironing board, hairdryer, bath robes and slippers, safety deposit box and complimentary Wi-fi via The Cloud. This room also looks up the 17th Fairway of the famous Old Course.

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel photos Room
Executive Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

These rooms have views of the fairway over the 17th hole of the Old Course. They also boast a flat-screen satellite TV, and an en suite bathroom with free toiletries.

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center500 m

Places of interest

  • St. Andrew's - The Old Course700 m
  • St Andrews Cathedral1.0 km
  • St Andrews Bay4.6 km

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • St Andrews - Jubilee Course100 m
  • St Andrews - New Course700 m
  • St Andrews - Eden Course900 m

Public parking

  • St Andrews University700 m

Local attractions

  • Craigtoun Country Park3.5 km
  • Cambo Estate Gardens11.5 km
    Cambo Estate Kingsbarns
  • Broughty Castle14.0 km
    Broughty Ferry
  • Scotland\'s Secret Bunker10.4 km
    Troywood
  • Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse and Garden13.5 km
    Hill of Tarvit Mansion House Wemysshall Road

Near the hotel

  • St Andrews Links70 m
    Pilmour House, St. Andrews
  • British Golf Museum230 m
    St Andrews Bruce Embankment
  • Artery Gifts520 m
    183 South Street
  • Museum of the University of St Andrews660 m
    7A The Scores
  • The Swilcan Bridge160 m
    The Old Course St Andrews Links
  • Holy Trinity Church (Town Kirk)390 m
    St Mary's Places St Andrews UK
  • University of St Andrews620 m
    St. Andrews KY16 9AJScotland

Restaurants nearby

  • Rocca Grill20 m

    Address: The Links
    Phone: 01334472549

    70% likes this, based on 204 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, Scottish
    Price Range: ZAR 376 - ZAR 1 045

  • Playfair's Restaurant240 m

    Address: 2 Playfair Terrace
    Phone: 01334 472970

    75% likes this, based on 226 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish
    Price Range: ZAR 141 - ZAR 329

  • Golfer's Corner Lounge Bar at Dunvegan300 m

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

    85% likes this, based on 112 reviews

  • The One Under Gastro Pub30 m

    Address: at Rusacks, The Links
    Phone: 01334 473393

    62% likes this, based on 113 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: ZAR 399 - ZAR 693

  • The Seafood Restaurant340 m

    Address: Bruce Embankment
    Phone: 01334479475

    76% likes this, based on 403 reviews
    Price Range: ZAR 293 - ZAR 1 151

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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  • Dundee hotels - 17 km
  • Glenrothes hotels - 28 km
  • Carnoustie hotels - 19 km
  • North Berwick hotels - 32 km
  • Anstruther hotels - 14 km
  • Gullane hotels - 34 km
  • Kirkcaldy hotels - 33 km
  • Aberlady hotels - 37 km
  • Monifieth hotels - 16 km
  • Leuchars hotels - 9 km

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:

Service
9.0
Location
8.5
Rooms
10.0
Value
8.3

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

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Hotel Address:

Pilmour Links, 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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