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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
Pilmour Links, St. Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9JQ, United Kingdom

4-star hotel with restaurant, near University of St. Andrews
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.2
Great location
Fantastic service
Value for money
Value for money could be better
Great room
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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews

from $90
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Classic Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Double Room
  • Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Suite
  • Deluxe Double Room (Feature)
  • Deluxe Twin Room (Feature)
  • Deluxe Suite (Feature)
  • Classic Suite
  • Classic Single Room

What’s around Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews


  • University of St. Andrews - 9 min walk
  • St. Andrews Links - 18 min walk
  • Swilken Bridge - 2 min walk
  • Old Course at St Andrews - 3 min walk
  • British Golf Museum - 3 min walk
  • West Sands - 4 min walk
  • St. Andrews Aquarium - 6 min walk
  • St. Andrew's Castle - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Dundee (DND) - 29 min drive
  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 68 min drive
  • St. Andrews Leuchars Station - 10 min drive
  • Cupar Station - 17 min drive
  • Springfield Station - 22 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 68 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator/lift
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Rocca Bar and Grill - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

The One under Gastro Pub - This pub serves lunch and dinner.

R Bar - Onsite bar.

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews’s small print

Also known as

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  • Macdonald Rusacks Hotel
  • Macdonald Rusacks Hotel St. Andrews
  • Macdonald Rusacks St. Andrews
  • Rusacks
  • Rusacks Hotel
  • Macdonald Rusacks Hotel St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Macdonald Rusacks St Andrews
  • Hotel Macdonald Rusacks


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 7 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18.00 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 231 reviews

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews
Nice facility but certainly not 4 star
The facilities here are wonderful but the service is terrible. One night I ordered a glass of Cabernet and they brought me a Chardonnay. No big deal. The next night I went down for dinner and they couldn’t accommodate me. There were 6 people in the restaurant! They left a letter for me one day saying that if I didn’t show up early for breakfast they may not be able to accommodate me. Finally, on checkout they billed me £1.5 each day for the newspaper. No mention of this on check in, just a box to check.
Mike, us4 night trip
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews
Very Good8.0
Better than par at the Rusack
Tough besting being on the 18th fairway at St. Andrews. While it’d have been nice having our room look over the course, the hotels location, restaurant and two bars were outstanding.
Douglas, us2 night romance trip
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews
Very Good8.0
Pick your room carefully
Lovely hotel overall but our room was down a narrow corridor and then downright tattered and worn carpet. Room nice, service goid, included breakfast plentiful but would request a different room in main part if hotel next time
A Traveler, usRomance trip
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews
St. Andrews
Great location in St. Andrews. booked us into the Arnold Palmer suite.
Ron, us3 night trip with friends
Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews
Very dirty- avoid if at all possible
Do not stay here!! The hotel was very old and dirty. I’ve never stayed at a hotel that was so dirty before, and to top it off, this was an expensive hotel!! I’d have preferred to stay at a clean youth hostel at 1/10 the price. -our sheets were stained with blood upon arrival. Ewww gross! - the toilet didn’t flush - the shower didn’t produce hot water - everything in the room was dirty. The walls are dirty; the sink had water marks all over; the floor had dirt on it; the shower had rust stains on the side
Nicole, usBusiness trip

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Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews

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