Rusacks St. Andrews

Pilmour LinksSt. AndrewsKY16 9JQUnited Kingdom
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About Rusacks St. Andrews

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel in St. Andrews, part of The MacDonald Hotels’ Signature Collection, is a stylish, luxurious hotel featuring a golfing theme. It is considered to be one of the greatest golfing hotels in Scotland thanks in part to its proximity to the Old Course.

Guest rooms feature a Scottish seaside setting, overlook the world-famous Old Course, and feature free Wi-Fi. Tea and coffee making facilities, a flat-screen television, and a safety deposit box are also standard in all rooms.

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel uniquely features a dedicated Golf Concierge for their guests. Additionally, pets are welcome throughout the hotel.

The hotel features the on-site St Andrews Surf & Turf Restaurant, a three AA Rosette restaurant that specializes in savory Scottish dishes with an Italian twist.

The hotel overlooks the famous West Sands beach, which found its way onto the silver screen in the Oscar-winning “Chariots of Fire.”


Pilmour Links, St. Andrews, KY16 9JQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3448799136 | Fax: +44 1334477896 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Fabulous golf course setting

MacDonald Rusacks is located opposite the 18th hole of the world-famous Old Course, providing thrilling views to guests and particularly golfing aficionados The resulting sea views are also celebrated.

Short trip to town

The hotel is only a five minute walk to the beach and town It’s incredibly simple for you to access everything St Andrews has to offer in short order, from restaurants to night life There’s little that isn’t available to you.

Premium guest room bedding

Guests report rooms at the hotel feature luxurious bedding, complete with big, fluffy pillows and down comforters You should have no issue receiving a fantastic night’s sleep — and feeling pampered while getting it.

Negative Reviews

Unimpressive shower

Some guests described the bathroom situation at MacDonald Rusacks as “weak,” specifically citing the lack of a walk-in shower This inconvenience slightly soured some guests on the overall experience.

No fitness facilities

In an odd move for a hotel that prides itself on a unique sports affiliation, there are no fitness facilities at this location Guests that are looking to tone up a little before hitting the town later in the evening will be out of luck unless they travel to an off-site destination to fulfill their workout plans, which for many is simply not a possibility due to an already tight schedule.

Ice not readily available

Sometimes it’s the little things that can really stick in one’s craw, and guests complained that ice was not provided in rooms A room service call had to be made each time ice was needed Guests found this to be a significant annoyance.

Rating Overview

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8.6 out of 10 based on 232 reviews