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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 84%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 430 reviews

A friendly team of staff contribute to a positive guest experience

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At a glance

1 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms

The Ardgowan Hotel is ideally located just 200 yards from the Old Course Club House; the university, shops and beach are just a short walk from the hotel as well. This well-presented, family-run hotel was built in 1847 and offers well-appointed bedrooms and en suites. The award-winning restaurant uses the finest quality produce including great steaks alongside an array of seafood. Playfair's bar is lively, and enjoys good local trade.

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  • En-suite rooms: 36
  • Family rooms: 4
  • Ground-floor rooms: 3
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Closed: 2/3 weeks over Xmas


  • Night porter


  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Ironing facilities

Getting here

A91 onto A917. Hotel 100mtrs from rdbt on left

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Room prices from£89.50/night**Minimum price of a standard double room *Minimum price of a standard double room
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