The Russell Hotel

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains
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Overview of The Russell Hotel

The Russell Hotel

3.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
26 The Scores, St. Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9AS

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOld Course at St Andrews4 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt. Andrew's Castle6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt. Andrew's Cathedral9 min walk
  • AirportDundee (DND)36 min drive

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About this area

St. Andrews

Located in St. Andrews, The Russell Hotel is in the city centre. British Golf Museum and St. Andrews Preservation Trust Museum and Garden are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include St. Andrews Aquarium and Cambo Estate Gardens. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Dens Park or Tannadice Park.

What's nearby

  • St. Andrews Aquarium - 2 min walk
  • British Golf Museum - 4 min walk
  • Old Course at St Andrews - 4 min walk
  • St. Andrew's Castle - 6 min walk
  • St. Andrew's Cathedral - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • St. Andrews Leuchars Station - 12 min drive
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 58 min drive


  • The Seafood Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Bibi's Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Gorgeous - 4 min walk
  • Tailend Restaurant and Fish Bar - 5 min walk
  • Central Bar - 5 min walk

About this property

The Russell Hotel

3-star hotel in the city centre
At The Russell Hotel, you can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, dry cleaning/laundry services and a restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Smoke-free property, coffee/tea in the lobby and tour/ticket information
  • Concierge services, luggage storage and free newspapers
  • Express check-in
Room features
All guest rooms at The Russell Hotel include perks, such as dressing gowns, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and complimentary bottled water.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and portable fans
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee and electric kettles
  • Baths or showers, hairdryers and shampoo
  • 32-cm flat-screen TVs with digital channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, desks and phones



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free off-site parking within 33 ft
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Restaurants on site

  • Restaurant @ The Russell
  • The Bar


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Portable fan


  • Dressing gowns
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • 32-cm flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

The Russell Hotel Hotel
The Russell Hotel St. Andrews
The Russell Hotel Hotel St. Andrews

Frequently asked questions

Is The Russell Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at The Russell Hotel?

There is free parking nearby.

What time is check-in at The Russell Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at The Russell Hotel?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Where is The Russell Hotel located?

Located in the heart of St. Andrews, this hotel is steps away from University of St. Andrews and St. Andrews Aquarium. British Golf Museum and Old Course at St Andrews are also within 5 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Russell Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Russell Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Russell Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 73 out of 111 reviews
5 - Excellent 66%
Rating 4 - Good. 28 out of 111 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 111 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 111 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 111 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Super friendly staff and great location! I would highly recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hotel in ideal location
The staff at the Russell really made the stay special, making us feel welcome and catering for our dietary needs both at breakfast and creating a memorable feast for our last night dinner. The views across the bay from our room were great too.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent choice to stay when in St Andrews. The restaurant is amazing.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I can’t say enough great v things about this hotel. I feel like I hit the jackpot by finding it. It’s so close to the center of town, the University and right on the ocean. The staff were all incredible and the breakfast - gourmet!
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022