Fairmont St Andrews

Scottish luxury in the Home of Golf

Set in the birthplace of golf, Fairmont St Andrews lures duffers and pros alike. They come for the hotel’s two onsite courses (Torrence and Kittocks) with vistas of the Tay Estuary, the North Sea and St Andrews’ medieval skyline as well as its proximity to the historic St Andrews Links.

But don’t fret if your interests don’t include an afternoon on the greens. The hotel’s 520 acres make it a playground for fishing, biking and hiking. After all that physical activity, treat your sore muscles at the serene Fairmont Spa.

The hotel’s stately mansion epitomizes Scottish luxury, its timeless facade complemented by rolling green lawns and ocean views. You’ll find yourself lost in the tranquility of the property before stepping into the surprisingly contemporary lobby where kilted staff is ready to serve.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Take advantage of St Andrews’ links legacy and play these top-notch courses. PGA-pro-led golf lessons will help hone your game.
  • There’s always something going on at the St Andrews hotel, even when the weather doesn’t lend itself to a game of golf. The 106-seat in-house cinema is a rainy-day must.
  • Inspired by its legendary London sister property, St Andrews serves Savoy Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a traditional range of teas, finger sandwiches and scones served on The Savoy’s iconic Tiffany blue china in the recently renovated Atrium Lounge.
  • The 10-room Fairmont Spa is one of the largest in Scotland and an inviting place to unwind after a day of outdoor adventures. A dedicated Golfers Massage soothes sore muscles while treatments featuring local skincare brand Ishga (from the Gaelic word for “water”) refresh and hydrate.
  • While you can certainly eat your fill of local steak and seafood here, the St Andrews hotel is also home to Zephyr, Scotland’s only vegetarian/vegan sports bar. Dig into dishes like tempeh wings, vegan shepherd’s pie and spiced chicken-style shawarma between rounds of darts or foosball in this clubby space.

Things to Know

  • Fairmont St Andrews is a good destination for the whole family as children dine at a discounted rate and babysitting services can easily be arranged (via external service) through the concierge.
  • Preplanned itineraries, ranging from hour-long excursions to day trips, have been curated by the luxury hotel. They offer an easy way to see more of the Scottish countryside.
  • Make sure to check the website’s monthly events calendar before booking a trip. Activities and entertainment change through the seasons and there are some you won’t want to miss.

The Rooms

  • Whether you choose to stay in a multi-room Manor Home or treat yourself to the Kingdom of Fife presidential suite, all rooms at Fairmont St Andrews come equipped with plush beds, thick duvets and ample space for spreading out.
  • The décor pays homage to your Scottish surroundings with natural tones, pops of green and tartan-inspired blankets and furnishings.
  • The marble bathrooms feel like mini spas with deep-soaking tubs ideal for warming up after a long day outside. Le Labo Rose 31 amenities ensure that all of your pampering needs are met.

The Restaurants

  • Scottish steak and seafood are the order of the day at the hotel’s St Andrews Bar & Grill. After feasting on West Coast Cumbrae oysters and locally sourced filet with bone marrow gravy, order a dram on the deck to watch the sun set over the greens.
  • Named for golf legend Gene “The Squire” Sarazen, Squire Restaurant is where to start your day. Fuel up on a spread of black pudding and haggis (pancakes, eggs and fresh fruit are available, too) before heading out to the links.
  • Italy comes to Scotland at La Cucina, the hotel’s casual Mediterranean eatery. Savor classics like margherita pizza and baked lasagna, while more adventurous types can dig into pillowy gnocchi with tangy gorgonzola sauce or roasted cod served with chorizo and borlotti beans.
  • Knock back a dram or two at Kittocks Den, where you’ll find a wide array of single malt Scotches and whiskey cocktails. Order a Scottish charcuterie board to complement your spirited tasting session.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 8PN
EDI (1 hr 15 min)   GLA (2 hr)   DND (35 min)  
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