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Best Western Scores Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Found this hotel to be older but quite charming. Room was spacious with a view the R&A and a short walk to the course. Breakfast was always good and plentiful and the wi-fi was included and adequate. Can't beat the location and the service at the front desk was outstanding from helping get us into the room a little early after a day's travel to spot on recommendations for dinner. Would stay again.

Positive points first: Great location especially if you have a room overlooking the sea. Comfortable beds, pillows etc. Well appointed room - good hairdrier, ironing board, hospitality tray, decent bath products Now for the down sides: -the public spaces are a bit down-at-heel - dingy and badly lit, shabby carpets and lots of (not very appealing) brown furniture -the restaurant, isn't awful, but it's terribly dull. Decent soup (well, it IS Scotland); choices on menu are of the fish and chips and meat and two veg, type. Generous portions. The breakfast is poor. Really uninspired, standard stuff and no treats like eggs Benedict/ good summer fruits/interesting cereal toppings. My scrambled egg was leathery and overcooked.Terrible coffee, tired-looking pastries, flabby toast. -the staff were friendly enough, but the service was very terrible, both at lunch and breakfast. Particularly so at breakfast. I was pushed for time on a Monday morning and the staff clearly thought that starting at 7 am, meant that they could saunter in at 7.15 without so much as 'sorry'. Be warned; if you order a taxi, make sure you go down to the foyer and watch out for it. There's no easy parking in front of the hotel and the drivers don't let reception know (and reception don't warn you about tha they don'tt! It's that sort of hotel.) I wouldn't stay here again (despite the view) unless I knew there had been a change in management. It's not wildly expensive and could be lovely, but it's poor value for what it is.

Slow to be served at Chariots Pub. All we wanted wanted was a pot of tea for 2. Finally got it. Sat down, gasping for a drink. Terrible, weak tea. Looked in pot. One teabag!!!! The blonde lass needs a lesson in tea making!!!

I think this hotel is the closest to the 1st tee on the Old Course. The hotel as a very nice wood finish throughout the building and reminds you of a historic hotel from 80 years ago. The staff was helpful and the rooms were large with a lot of character. You'll pay a lot for the location and charm.

A short stay in St Andrews we were looking for an evening meal. While taking in the sights we came across the Scores, the menu appealed and we booked an early evening table for 4 adults and a 4 year old. The view from the 1st floor restaurant was amazing, traditional fixture and fittings including the tartan carpet. No atmosphere as we were the only diners. The food starters we choose tempura prawns, haggis Bon bon's, breaded chicken fillets all very good, mains steak pie, chicken and leek pie and Fajitas. Only the Fajitas were very disappointing served with very little veg. The staff were attentive (but we were the only people there) the prices were fair compared to others in the area. One downfall the dirty windows. I realise bird poo is a major problem by the coast but sitting opposite it eating my meal not attractive. Down stairs bar looked inviting we were back the next late afternoon with more family and sat outside enjoying drinks in the sun.

The location of this hotel is fantastic, across the street from St Andrews Old Course. That is the only positive comment I can give. The staff was unfriendly upon our arrival and throughout our stay. Our room was terrible. It was very tiny and the toilet only worked about half the time. The room was directly over the kitchen so it was extremely loud when the restaurant was open. The windows had no shades or curtains which was problematic as it did not get dark until after 11:00 and was getting light again by 4:00 AM. When I mentioned these things to the staff they acted as if they had never heard these complaints before. I know that the kitchen noise curtain issues were written about in a previous review. I would not recommend this hotel.

We stayed at the Best Western Scores Hotel April 2017. This location is perfect if you are playing at St. Andrews. It is adjacent to the 1st hole of the Old Course, just a quick walk away. The hotel itself is very nice, the staff professional and hospitable. Our room was comfortable and beautiful, a suite with a large sitting area, nice view of the sea and park across the street. Up the road, walking distance, from the University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews Cathedral & St. Andrews Castle.

I come into Chariots bar on a fairly regular basis and have always enjoyed the classic décor, the view from the outside area and the outstanding service, hence the very good rating I gave the hotel. Food is good value and I like how fast it comes out. Only issue I've ever had was this weekend where I came into chariots, and there was a young man behind the bar who totally ignored me and after a couple of minutes I just left. I'll certainly be back, but it was a bit disappointing. All in all though, cracking hotel!

Very good hotel. Room was very clean and equipped. Room service did a good job. Breakfast was included for me (not sure if normally?) and it had some variety. Location is absolute top feature as it is literally a walk across the street to the Old Course and there are stunning views to the water. I was very pleased.

The free upgrade to a Suite honestly does not influence this review of what has to be one of St Andrews' best located and most inviting hotels! Fab room, super clean, great toiletries and a view to die for - will definitely go back (and good luck for a speedy recovery to the friendly middle distance running barman!!)

76 The Scores St. Andrews Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Best Western Scores Hotel places you next to St. Andrews Aquarium and Old Course at St Andrews. This 36-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central St. Andrews and also a short walk from British Golf Museum and University of St. Andrews.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Alexanders, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All 36 rooms feature coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Desks are also included.

Property features

Best Western Scores Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and laundry facilities. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a porter/bellhop and wedding services.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 676 reviews