Ardgowan Hotel

“Friendly staff contribute to a positive guest experience.” - AA Inspector



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The Ardgowan Hotel is ideally located just 200 yards from the Old Course Club House; the university, shops and beach are just a short walk from the hotel as well. This well-presented, family-run hotel was built in 1847 and offers well-appointed bedrooms and en suites. The award-winning restaurant uses the finest quality produce including great steaks alongside an array of seafood. Playfair's bar is lively, and enjoys good local trade.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

1-Rosette restaurant
Ardgowan Hotel
2 Playfair Terrace, North Street, ST ANDREWS, KY16 9HX


  • En-suite rooms annex: 7
  • En-suite rooms: 36
  • Family rooms: 4
  • Bedrooms Ground: 3
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
  • Children welcome
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Night porter available
  • Walk-in showers
Prices and payment
  • Single room, minimum price: £73
  • Double room, minimum price: £95

About the area

Discover Fife

This 20-mile wide peninsula between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay is an ancient kingdom, once the home of Scotland’s kings and saints. Despite its modern bridges it still seems curiously detached from the rest of the country. Travelling along Fife’s grand coastline reveals a fascinating legacy of caves, castles, and ancient fishing ports. Blend coast and countryside by following stretches of the Fife Coastal Path, or take an exhilarating trek in the Fife Regional Park.

St Andrews has a unique place in Scotland’s heritage. According to legend, the city was founded by St Regulus in the 4th century, who was carrying relics of St Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, when his ship was wrecked off the coast. Thereafter, the town grew as an important religious centre, eventually home to the largest church in Scotland, now an attractive ruin, with the powerful bishops wielding great influence over church and state. Today, St Andrews is famous for its university, the oldest in Scotland, and as a world golfing mecca. The Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club claims to have 15th century origins and to play a round on these hallowed links is many golfers’ dream.

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