2 Playfair Terrace, North Street, St Andrews, KY16 9HX, United Kingdom – Excellent location - show map
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180 yards from the Old Course & a short walk from town centre. The Ardgowan is a family-run Scottish hotel which can be your home away from home in St Andrews. All bedrooms are en-suite & have everything you will need for a comfortable stay. In 1847, native St Andrews architect George Rae designed the buildings on Playfair Terrace. The Ardgowan Hotel and Playfair’s Restaurant were born from the two houses situated at the end of the terrace! The Ardgowan Hotel and Playfair’s Restaurant was bought by the McLachlan family in 2003 and was run by Roy and Eliza McLachlan along with Gary Foster, transforming the hotel from a 12 bedroom to a 36 bedroom business with a well-known restaurant. Nearing retirement Roy and Eliza were delighted when in 2012, son Duncan decided he would like to join the business, heading up ‘Playfair’s Army’ in the kitchen as Head Chef. Then, in 2014 daughter Rachel also joined as Director of Marketing and Business Development rounding off the second generation of McLachlan’s running the business.
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Property surroundings – Great location - show map
- St Andrews - Jubilee Course 0.2 miles
- St Andrews University 0.3 miles
- St Andrews - New Course 0.3 miles
- St. Andrew's - The Old Course 0.3 miles
- St Andrews - Eden Course 0.4 miles
- St Andrews Cathedral 0.5 miles
- St Andrews Bay 2.8 miles
- Hill of Tarvit Mansion 8.5 miles
- Broughty Castle 8.8 miles
- Anstruther Golf Club 9.2 miles
Most popular landmarks
- Discovery Point 10.2 miles
- St Paul's Cathedral 10.4 miles
- University of Dundee 10.5 miles
- Wellgate Shopping Centre 10.6 miles
- Dundee Central Library 10.6 miles
- Abertay University 10.7 miles
- Bernard King Library 10.7 miles
- Dundee FC 11.3 miles
- Royal Victoria Hospital 11.7 miles
- Ninewells Hospital and Medical School 12.4 miles
- Edinburgh Airport 34.7 miles
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Playfair's Restaurant and Steakhouse
Cuisine: British, Scottish, Local
Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5 reasons to choose Ardgowan Hotel
Prices you can't beat!
Manage your bookings online
They speak 3 languages
Booking is safe
Pets are not allowed.
- Golf course (within 3 km) (Additional charge)
Food & Drink
- Restaurant (à la carte)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may be applicable.
- Luggage storage
- Laundry (Additional charge)
- Room service
- Designated smoking area
- Non-smoking throughout
- Safety deposit box
- Non-smoking rooms
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14:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 10:30
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
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Your check-in, check-out and breakfast are in the Ardgowan Hotel. However, Pilmour rooms are located in Pilmour Hotel which is directly next door.
Cars may be parked free outside the hotel after 17:00 until 09:00 the next morning and all day on Sunday.
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.