Rufflets Hotel

Strathkinness Low Road, St Andrews

Hotel information




  • Multiple award-winning hotel
  • Gorgeous, early-1900s building
  • Close to St Andrews golf courses & beaches
  • Restaurant with seasonally-changing menus

Set in ten acres of sculpted gardens, Rufflets Hotel is a turreted country house located just minutes from the golf courses and beaches of St Andrews.

The hotel has 23 individually styled bedrooms in different shapes and sizes.

Award-winning hotel

It has been awarded numerous accolades including AA Scottish Hotel of the Year, several AA red stars and AA rosettes, Visit Scotland Gold Stars and a Taste Our Best award.

Built in 1924, it has a whitewashed exterior swathed in ivy, stately turrets, and 10 acres of manicured gardens.

All rooms have a digital TV, complimentary WiFi, a hairdryer, an iron and trouser press, robes and ensuite bathrooms with spacious walk in power showers and luxury toiletries.

Restaurant and bar

The restaurant overlooks Rufflets’ spectacular gardens and creates dishes using fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits grown in the gardens themselves.

Other ingredients sourced from local butchers, farms and fishing villages.

The menu changes 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.



Strathkinness Low Road

St Andrews


KY16 9TX


General Policies






Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Children and extra beds

Children of any age are welcome. Children 17 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.