The Albany Hotel, St. Andrews – 3 Star

We are a small, friendly 3 star hotel, and the first in St Andrews to be awarded the prestigious title ‘Townhouse Hotel’ by the Scottish Tourist Board. The quaint old building has a warm personality all of its own.

The Albany Hotel is a boutique, informal, 3-star hotel situated in the heart of historic St Andrews. Benefiting from its central location, the hotel is close to all local amenities, various shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. The hotel is situated opposite St Andrews University, with St Andrews Castle and Cathedral both a stone’s throw away. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and the world-famous Old Course are within a short walking distance.

The hotel building itself is a delightful conversion of a traditional Georgian terraced town house dating from 1764.

Privately owned and family run, the Albany Hotel extends a warm welcome to all our guests and offers accommodation to suit all requirements. We cater for families, groups and individuals, whether it be for business, pleasure, weekend breaks or golf holidays.

We hope you’ll love our informal, cosy atmosphere. Hotels in St Andrews don’t get much more friendly than this.

Golf :

If you have ever considered a golfing holiday in Scotland then St Andrews and Fife must have figured in your plans. Whether it is for a weekend or a fortnight, golf breaks in St Andrews are really something special. The courses are superb, the scenery beautiful and the excellent hospitality of the Albany Townhouse Hotel guarantees the perfect golfing escape.

It is every golfer’s dream to walk on St Andrews Links, the home of golf.  A landscape of infinite variety, golf has been played here for over 600 years, evolving on these links into the game we know today.  The seven links courses are open to the public and everyone can follow in the footsteps of the legends of the game from old Tom Morris to Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods.

Scotland, the home of golf, boasts some of the finest courses in the world. Many are within easy reach of the hotel. In addition to the famous St Andrews courses, The Old, New, Eden, Jubilee, Castle Kittocks, and Torrance right on our doorstep, there are about 40 courses within an hours drive or less of the Hotel. These include: the great Carnoustie Links, Blairgowrie’s Rosemount, the delightful parkland course of Ladybank. Close by are the stunning coastal links courses at Kingsbarns, Elie, Crail, Balcombie Links and Lundin Links.

Accommodations :

Stay in a St Andrews Boutique Hotel

 We hope you will find all rooms at the Albany Hotel St Andrews comfortable, well-appointed, and expertly serviced. The Albany Hotel is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 50 weeks a year. We have 22 rooms in total offering various sizes and layouts, with each room individually styled and tastefully decorated. All our rooms are en-suite and come with complimentary wi-fi and hospitality tray as well as a host of other home comforts.

We have double, twin bedded, single rooms, and suites available, allowing a very flexible approach to suit your individual requirements. We regularly cater for groups looking to sample the famous St Andrews golf courses, families visiting relatives at the University, and of course those looking for shorter or weekend breaks.

All room rates include VAT, full Scottish breakfast, and of course exceptional hospitality.

 Single Rooms
Our single rooms are ideal for single travellers as well as those looking for short stays. Single rooms have a bed 3′ wide by 6′ 3″ and have all the facilities of our larger rooms including en-suites. As we have a range of different single rooms available, please see our reservations page for full details and room rates.
Double Rooms

Ideal for weekend breaks, our double bedrooms have a view overlooking the private walled garden, comfortable double beds and modern en-suite shower rooms. Double rooms have a bed 4′ 6″ wide by 6′ 3″ long. As we have a range of different double rooms available, please see our reservations page for full details and room rates.

Twin Rooms
 We have four standard twin rooms in the hotel – views are either of the walled garden or the St Andrews University buildings on North Street. Each has two comfortable single beds (measuring 3′ wide by 6′ 3″) and en-suite shower rooms, as well as our standard hotel room facilities.
The Junior Suite
 Our Junior Suite is ideal for families or groups of 3 or 4 – an extra fold away bed is available. Families with younger children will also find it spacious enough for a travel cot. The main area of the suite has two single beds, which can be made into a king double and there is an adjoining area with a further single bed and patio doors leading to the balcony. A lovely original Georgian fireplace is a feature of the main bedroom. This suite has one shower room.
The Garden Suite

The largest of our rooms, our Garden Suite is very spacious and provides accommodation for a group of up to four people. The suite is ideal for those looking for a golfing break in St Andrews or a longer stay to explore the area. The room has two separate sleeping areas with twin beds in each, although the twin beds in the rear bedroom can be made with into a King size bed. An extra fold away bed is available and families with younger children will also find it spacious enough for a travel cot. The garden suite has 1 bathroom with a bath and shower over the bath.

Located on the lower ground floor, the south facing Garden Suite has direct access to a private terrace in the walled garden, with garden furniture ideal for enjoying outdoor

 Room Facilities

All rooms and suites have complimentary:

  • – Scottish Fine Soaps Sea Kelp Toiletries
  • – Flat Screen Televisions with Freeview channels
  • – Hospitality tray
  • – Hairdryer
  • – Direct Dial Telephone
  • – Free Wi-Fi
  • – Irons and ironing boards available

In accordance with current legislation the Albany Hotel has all Non-Smoking rooms.

Dining :


Here at the Albany Hotel we pride ourselves on our substantial breakfast menu. Start the day off with a continental breakfast or set yourself up for the day with a full cooked Scottish breakfast. We serve breakfast in our pleasant Garden Restaurant, which opens onto our delightful walled garden and patio.

After a hearty breakfast you will be ready to enjoy the many places to see whilst staying in St Andrews.  Eden Mill Distillery and Brewery, and Kingsbarns distillery are well worth a visit. Cambo Estate offers something for everyone with their stunning Walled garden, Woodlland walks and café on-site, this is another must see during your stay in St Andrews.

The Albany Hotel is ideally situated for those looking to visit the Byre Theatre which is a short walk from the hotel.


Snacks are available from 11am to 11pm, please ask at the bar or reception for our daily menu.

 Bar Lounge

Our comfortable, cosy lounge with open fire and bar offers the ideal place to relax after a day exploring the sights of St Andrews and beyond. Enjoy the occasional malt whisky from our extensive selection or try our Scottish beer in the company of other interesting visitors.