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St Andrews hotel

After our RS tour we hope to spend a few days In St Andrews to golf and tour around. Any suggestions on hotels. We won’t have a car so what kind of transportation is best. Would it be good to stay at the same hotel we stayed in on the tour? I do have the guidebook with hotels suggestion and love to hear your critics and ideas.

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Since golf is on your agenda, you might want to see if there is a hotel with a combination golf/hotel stay package that might save you money. I limit my St Andrews golf to the Himalayas putting course, so I don't know much more about this. I would definitely look to see if such packages are available.

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We were just in St Andrews last week and stayed at the Old Fishergate House, near the Castle. It's not really walking distance to the golf course, but an Uber could solve that. It was a comfortable stay with beautiful decor and very hospitable hosts and they have a lovely breakfast. They'll also make a packed breakfast if you have an early tee time, which they did for my husband and son. Excellent walking location for many parts of the city, and interesting history of the house too. Highly recommend!

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The Old Course Hotel is really not all that expensive, and it has an indoor swimming pool. Just sayin.

We enjoyed the B&B where we stayed, but it is a couple of miles outside of town so you would need a car if you were to stay there.

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1035 posts

We were just in St Andrews last week and stayed at the Old Fishergate
House, near the Castle. It's not really walking distance to the golf
course, but an Uber could solve that.

I guess we all have our definition of walking distance, but the Old Fishergate House is about 850 m, or a 10 minute walk from the Old Course.

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I booked the Best Western Scores Hotel mostly for its location, walking distance to our activities. Side question, Hillary mentioned using Uber to get around St Andrews but is it available or wise to use? I did ask re using Uber in Edinburgh and the answer was “not recommended “ use reliable taxi and bus services instead.

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Side question, Hillary mentioned using Uber to get around St Andrews
but is it available or wise to use?

No need to use it, everything in St Andrews is within walking distance. (Unless you really want to see the outer parts of the town.)

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Thank you wasleys for the informative article. I have great compassion for local business and local people who perform great services for us tourists.