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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Rusacks Hotel is one of St. Andrews' most iconic hotel venues. It provides an old world, yet up-scaled with modern facilities, experience. If you are going to visit St. Andrews only once in your life, spend a little extra to stay here and hopefully get a room with a view!

Location was great, hotel lobby and room appearance was nice. However I booked the room knowing that I had business to conduct that required internet. Sadly, the wifi was spotty and not working most of the time. I called down to the front desk and they were of no help. In the end, I had to cancel a couple business meetings including a webcast I was presenting because the internet didn't work. The reception staff was barely apologetic.

Right on the 18th fairway of the Old Course. Small room, as expected, but clean with an acceptable bathroom. People were terrific. Bar/Dining was good. Easy walk to town. We'd stay again!

excellent very good experience nice hotel and nice personal

The MacDonald Rusacks was a comfortable, classy, friendly place. The staff was super efficient and super customer service-oriented. The rooms have comfy terry cloth robes, heated towel racks and great beds. One nice feature is that they have their own parking lot in St. Andrews where parking spaces are at a premium. Another nice feature is the location relative to the Old Course. Our room had a view of the #1 tee box and the #18 green. I spent a lot of time looking out the window watching awe-struck golfers gather on the first tee for their round.

Beautiful new improvements in the perfect location. I will stay again and again as I visit my daughter who attends St. Andrew's. My one complaint is that the rooms need a wee bit more lighting.

All of the Staff were friendly & helpful and the Reception area was very prompt in responding to my emails before our arrival.

My first disappointment happened upon check-in. It was my understanding that breakfast would be included with my room, only to find out it was not. [...] My second disappointment came when I could never get a remote control for the in room television. After the third time asking for one, and never getting one, I gave up trying. I will probably never stay there again[...]

St. Andrews is the birth place of golf so the decor is all golf related and the property is right across the street from the St. Andrews golf course and the ocean. Breathtaking! While our room did not have a view the room was clean, comfortable and well appointed. The staff was also extremely pleasant and accommodating. The only thing that bothered me was that they charged me for a charitable contribution that I then had to go through the process of rejecting from my bill. I prefer if they ask first and charge only if accepted.

Staff very helpful & courteous.

Pilmour Links St. Andrews Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel places you next to Old Course at St Andrews and British Golf Museum. This 4-star hotel has 68 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from St. Andrews Aquarium and University of St. Andrews.


Dining

In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there's also a pub. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with full breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All 68 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, safes, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Macdonald Rusacks Hotel enjoy features like a full-service spa, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Free parking is available if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this golf hotel include express check-in, laundry facilities, and wedding services.

Room options

Classic Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Classic Double Room (King)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Double Room (King)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (5) Family (2) Other (1)
5

authentic scottish golf hotel

Everyone

The Rusacks Hotel is one of St. Andrews' most iconic hotel venues. It provides an old world, yet up-scaled with modern facilities, experience. If you are going to visit St. Andrews only once in your life, spend a little extra to stay here and hopefully get a room with a view!

By , from Whitehouse Station, New Jersey on May 1, 2017

3

wifi didn't work, many other disappointments

Everyone

Location was great, hotel lobby and room appearance was nice. However I booked the room knowing that I had business to conduct that required internet. Sadly, the wifi was spotty and not working most of the time. I called down to the front desk and they were of no help. In the end, I had to cancel a couple business meetings including a webcast I was presenting because the internet didn't work. The reception staff was barely apologetic.

By on Nov 17, 2016

4

great place in st. andrews

Couples

Right on the 18th fairway of the Old Course. Small room, as expected, but clean with an acceptable bathroom. People were terrific. Bar/Dining was good. Easy walk to town. We'd stay again!

By on Sep 13, 2015

5

family

Families

excellent very good experience nice hotel and nice personal

By on Jun 21, 2015

5

wonderful hotel in a great location

Couples

The MacDonald Rusacks was a comfortable, classy, friendly place. The staff was super efficient and super customer service-oriented. The rooms have comfy terry cloth robes, heated towel racks and great beds. One nice feature is that they have their own parking lot in St. Andrews where parking spaces are at a premium. Another nice feature is the location relative to the Old Course. Our room had a view of the #1 tee box and the #18 green. I spent a lot of time looking out the window watching awe-struck golfers gather on the first tee for their round.

By on May 4, 2015

4

wonderful place to stay

Singles

Beautiful new improvements in the perfect location. I will stay again and again as I visit my daughter who attends St. Andrew's. My one complaint is that the rooms need a wee bit more lighting.

By on Nov 24, 2012

5

outstanding!

Couples

All of the Staff were friendly & helpful and the Reception area was very prompt in responding to my emails before our arrival.

By on Jun 22, 2011

3

not so happy

Couples

My first disappointment happened upon check-in. It was my understanding that breakfast would be included with my room, only to find out it was not. [...] My second disappointment came when I could never get a remote control for the in room television. After the third time asking for one, and never getting one, I gave up trying. I will probably never stay there again[...]

By on Dec 4, 2009

5

beautiful location excellent service

Families

St. Andrews is the birth place of golf so the decor is all golf related and the property is right across the street from the St. Andrews golf course and the ocean. Breathtaking! While our room did not have a view the room was clean, comfortable and well appointed. The staff was also extremely pleasant and accommodating. The only thing that bothered me was that they charged me for a charitable contribution that I then had to go through the process of rejecting from my bill. I prefer if they ask first and charge only if accepted.

By on Sep 9, 2009

4

scotland trip

Couples

Staff very helpful & courteous.

By on Jul 20, 2009