The Ardgowan & Pilmour Hotel properties are situated side-by-side on North Street, just 200 yards from the world famous St Andrews Old Course and R&A Clubhouse. The Ardgowan Hotel is a 36 bedroom family-run, 3-star AA and Visit Scotland rated hotel with a team that is dedicated to providing a home away from home for every guest who walks through their doors.
Whether you’ve spent a day wandering the historic streets of St Andrews or have enjoyed a round on the golf course, you can come back to our St Andrews hotel rooms to put your feet up. After a hot shower you can head down to the AA Rosette awarded Playfair's Restaurant to sample one of our dishes which use fresh, local produce before retreating back to your room for the rest you need to prepare for the next day.
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! Coming forward a year or two and The Ardgowan Hotel & 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. Skip forward 9 years, 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.
Junior Classic Double Room
There are 6 Junior Double rooms in the hotel which were refurbished in February 2018. All have an en-suite shower room. These rooms have a 4'6" double bed and are smaller than the Classic Rooms.
Junior Classic Twin Room
There are 4 Junior Twin rooms in the hotel which were refurbished in February 2018. Each has two comfortable single beds with an en-suite shower room. These rooms are smaller than our classic rooms.
Standard Classic Twin or King Room
There are 13 Classic rooms in the hotel which were newly refurbished in 2017. Each can be set as two comfortable single beds or one king size double bed. All rooms have an en-suite shower room.
The hotel has four Deluxe rooms newly refurbished in 2017. They can sleep up to 4 people and all have Hypnos beds. Each has either three comfortable single beds or one king bed with a single bed, with a pull out bed for the 4th guest. All rooms have an en-suite shower room, and a bath can be requested, subject to availability.
Classic Single Room
Although other rooms can be used for single there are 2 set rooms for singles which were refurbished in February 2018. The rooms have a comfortable small double bed plus an en-suite shower room and a bath can be requested, subject to availability.
Pilmour Twin/Double Room
The Pilmour underwent a refurbishment in March 2019 which involved a complete redesign of the both the bedrooms and bathrooms by a London design company. There are a total of 6 six rooms located in the Pilmour which can be set as 2 comfortable single beds, or one king bed with a en-suite shower room and a bath can be requested, subject to availability.
THE BIRTHPLACE OF GOLF
A golf bucket list is not complete without the experience of St Andrews Old Course. After all, this is where golf began. There is a nostalgic sense of timelessness here, but the courses have evolved to present the same challenges to today’s players as they did to legendary greats Tom Morris, Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. St Andrews is as much the “Mecca of Golf” to the great champions as it is to the mere devotee.
The great links courses are strung like a necklace of pearls around the throat of the Firth of Forth — from Dunbar, North Berwick, Muirfield and Gullane on the south side of the Firth, up to the great bridges and back along the north shore, past Leven, Lundin, Dumbarnie, Elie, Anstruther, Crail and Kingsbarns, through St Andrews to Scotscraig, Panmure and Carnoustie. All are readily accessible from St Andrews, but in the town itself, the St Andrews Links Trust courses offer the tough tests of the Old, New and Jubilee and Eden courses — all within walking distance.
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