Fairmont St Andrews

St Andrews, KY16 8PN

From £135.00 per person

Our customer rating: 5/5

About

With its moody mountains, mystic lochs and rugged coastline, the epic Scottish landscape is a natural tonic to those looking to unwind. But what if there was a way to enjoy all of this wild, natural splendour from the comfort of a five-star hotel with its own sumptuous spa?

Step forward Fairmont St Andrews. This 520-acre Scottish sanctuary perches on a clifftop on the eastern coast of Fife, overlooking a beautiful bay north of Edinburgh. Breathtaking scenery and apple-green golf courses come as standard. But Fairmont St Andrews is also crammed full of leisure facilities that give you everything you need to decompress in style.

Sweep up the driveway to the hotel’s grand entrance to step directly into Fairmont St Andrews’ beating heart - its wow-factor Atrium Lounge, complete with twinkling light installation and roaring fire. Reached by two dramatic staircases, the vast, glass-sided room showcases the stunning coastline beyond. And, while its sheer size and scale could make the Atrium seem cavernous, clever design touches, squashy sofas and inventive shelving help keep things feeling cosy.

The picture-perfect town of St Andrews lies 1.6 miles to the east. Famous as the home of golf (and the University of St Andrews where Prince William and Kate fell in love), its cobbled streets are home to some superb shops, not to mention an iconic castle and the ruins of a mediaeval cathedral. The R&A World Golf Museum is also well worth a visit for fans of the game.

But chances are you won’t want to tear yourself away from all that’s on offer right here Fairmont St Andrews. There are two championship golf courses to be played, a state-of-the-art gym to workout in, and delectable dining options which include the two AA-Rosette St Andrews Bar & Grill. The hotel even has its own cinema for movie nights.

But the jewel in the Fairmont’s crown has to be that world-beating spa. Inspired by the romantic landscape that surrounds it, there’s a 16-metre pool, wooden sauna and aromatherapy steam room, along with 10 treatment rooms for ESPA and Ishga rituals.

Popular Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Aromatherapy steam room
  • Sauna
  • Relaxation rooms
  • Poolside lounge
  • State-of-the-art gymnasium
  • Fitness studio
  • Kittocks Den
  • Zephyr Sports Bar and golf simulator
  • Squire Restaurant
  • La Cucina Italian Restaurant
  • St Andrews Bay Clubhouse and Grill

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Indulgence Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, 80 minutes
  • Choice of delicious fruit smoothie or a chilled glass of Prosecco on arrival
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • 20% OFF any treatments pre-booked
  • Arrival from 10am
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Details

Towel and robes providedYes
Length of pool16m
No. of treatment rooms10
Max no. in group8
Dual treatment roomsYes
Lockers availableYes
Product houseESPA. Ishga and OPI
Spa Accessible accessYes
Dress for lunchYes, please note all guests must be dressed for afternoon tea served in the Atrium Lounge
Minimum age18

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Aromatherapy steam room
  • Sauna
  • Relaxation rooms
  • Poolside lounge
  • State-of-the-art gymnasium
  • Fitness studio
  • Kittocks Den
  • Zephyr Sports Bar and golf simulator
  • Squire Restaurant
  • La Cucina Italian Restaurant
  • St Andrews Bay Clubhouse and Grill

The Spa & Wellness at Fairmont St Andrews

A hotel this dreamy deserves a sumptuous spa to match, and the Fairmont St Andrews Spa & Fitness Club has everything you need to unwind in style.

One of the largest and best-equipped spas in Scotland, it’s hidden in the depths of the hotel. The indoor pool, sauna, steam room, relaxation room and treatment rooms all nestle below a bunker-like mound to ensure you can float around in your soft, snuggly bathrobe in total seclusion. 

The 16m heated indoor pool is large enough for laps, a dip or just for lounging beside, book in hand. Soak in the warm Jacuzzi, try the dry heat of the wooden sauna then let your shoulders drop as you take big inhalations in the aromatherapy steam room. Need to cool off? The bucket showers will let you do just that.

Time for your treatment? Head to the pre-treatment relaxation room. Sip an elderflower water (or a Prosecco if the mood takes you), munch on some healthy nibbles and wait for your ritual to begin.

Pick from a menu of ESPA treatments, or opt for a ritual by Ishga. These seaweed treatments involve artful applications of vitamin-enriched Scottish seaweed combined with water from a natural spring situated on the beautiful Hebridean Isle of Lewis. It’s so good you might just be tempted to buy some for yourself to take home. 

Besides the results-driven facials and body wraps, you’ll find massages designed specifically for golfers (they know their clientele!) and another that uses hot stones from the North Sea.

Then all that’s left is to pad to the post-treatment relaxation room to sink back on a lounger and drift even deeper into bliss.

The Gym & Fitness at Fairmont St Andrews

Got goals? Crush them at the Fairmont Spa & Fitness Club, where you’ll workout alongside full-length windows which offer unrivalled views of the dramatic landscape beyond. 

Make sure you bring your trainers because the state-of-the-art facilities and equipment on offer here will let you focus on both body and mind.

Working out feels less of a chore at the gym, thanks to Life Fitness cardiovascular equipment which lets you stream TV channels, YouTube and even Netflix. It also has smartwatch connectivity to track your goals and set interactive fitness challenges. You can even take an on-screen stroll during your workout in different locations around the world!

Prefer to sweat it out with a friend? Book into a group class. There are over 20 on offer each week, from pilates and spinning to boxercise and outdoor bootcamps. There are even classes specifically tailored for golf fanatics.

Outdoorsy types will love hiking the Fife Coastal Path. Completed in 2002, it runs from Culross through St Andrews and has exceptional views of Scotland's majestic coastline. You can join the walk from the path near the Clubhouse and it takes an hour and half to walk to St Andrews. Sturdy walking shoes are advised, and check with the concierge for tide times as, at certain times of the day, it's impassable.

Restaurants & Food at Fairmont St Andrews

Striking views may be a stand-out feature at this coastal masterpiece, but the sublime dishes and delicious cocktails on offer at the Fairmont St Andrews will distract you from the dramatic scenery. 

With three-quarters of the food coming from Scotland (and a fair amount of that from the hotel’s own kitchen garden) you know you’re in for a treat.

Most of the main eating and drinking options surround the main Atrium so you don’t have to walk too far to sample them all. So where should you head for your post-massage G and T, light bite or delicious dinner? Read on for all your options. 

Kittocks Den

Low-key and traditional-looking, the popular main lounge bar at Fairmont St Andrews is named after the valley that runs through the golf course. Nestled in a cosy nook on the first floor, it overlooks the Atrium below which gives it a buzzy atmosphere. Pub grub is the order of the day here, along with spirits, perfectly-mixed cocktails and rare single malts. 

Zephyr Sports Bar

The place to go for fun, dirty fries and some dangerously good cocktails. At the sports simulator in Zephyr bar you can whack golf balls, kick rugby balls, hurl lacrosse balls or play zombie dodgeball while a huge screen tots up your score. Or keep things traditional with darts, pool, or foosball, preferably played with a drink in hand.

Squire Restaurant

Breakfast is served in the Squire Restaurant, named after golfing legend Gene ‘The Squire’ Sarazen. And what a breakfast! Served buffet-style, the choice is huge! Will you go to the egg station, grab a smoothie, or try some local haggis?

La Cucina

La Cucina is the hotel’s homely Italian restaurant which has a vibrant atmosphere and a nicely varied menu of pizza and pasta. Small balconies that straddle the side of the spacious Atrium provide an intimate space to eat under the dancing ceiling sculpture. 

St Andrews Bay Clubhouse & Grill

You need to take the hotel’s shuttle bus to reach the golf clubhouse restaurant, but you’ll be very glad you did. The view from the cliff-tops is to die for, as is the menu, spanning from simple sourdough sandwiches, burgers and soups during the day to fresh lobster from St Andrews Bay and Josper-grilled steak by night.

Spa Location

Fairmont St Andrews

Fairmont St Andrews

St Andrews
KY16 8PN
01334 837 045

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: The nearest train station, Leuchars, is a 20-minute taxi ride away from Fairmont St Andrews - taxis cost around £25. Leuchars is on the main line from London, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. 

By bus: Buses run frequently from Leuchars to the town of St Andrews, and take 15 minutes. There are two to three buses per hour between 9am and 6pm.

By car: Take the Queensferry Crossing on to the M90. At junction 8, take the A91 exit to St Andrews. At St Andrews follow A917 for Crail. Fairmont St Andrews is approximately 2.0 miles on the left. The postcode for your satnav is KY16 8PN.

Parking: Parking is complimentary and plentiful.

Reviews

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Exceptional again
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

This is the second time I have been for a spa here through SpaSeekers. The booking process is very straightforward. The spa itself is extremely clean and well thought out. My treatment was amazing. The therapists are all a good balance of friendly yet professional and make you feel welcome and relaxed from the word go. The only slight downside was a very loud aqua aerobics class going on so do check class times before you come if you’d prefer it to be quiet round the pool area . I shall definitely be returning. Thank you Fairmont staff and SpaSeekers again.

Joanne Mccourt , Dundee

Excellent spa day!
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

My friend and I had a great spa day. The massage we both received was excellent. I have had a sore shoulder for months and the massage has really helped. The swimming pool area was clean. Loved it! The only thing we were disappointed about was that the Jacuzzi was covered over so we were unable to use this and there was no note explaining why. This was the main part of the pool area we wanted to use and when you are paying for an expensive hotel spa day, we expected all the facilities to be in working order.

Rebecca Hamilton, Fife, Scotland

Fantastic massage
  • 4 Service
  • 3 Quality
  • 2 Satisfaction

I recently attended The Fairmont Hotel for a Nourish Spa Day package with my friend. This included a 50 minute personalised massage, full use of the facilities and a prosecco or fruit juice. I was offered 11am as our treatment time and I was informed that the facilities were available to me from 10am. There was a water aerobics class going on at this time that finished at 10:30am. I am okay with a class being on but would have appreciated being told this prior to me booking the 11am slot as it meant we only got 30 minutes of peace and quiet. Unfortunately the Jacuzzi had a cover over it so you could not use it. The massages were really fantastic and the advice I was provided with afterwards about the tension in my shoulders and how to make that better was invaluable. To summaries the massages received were amazing. It’s just a shame the full facilities were not available to us when I had paid a sum of money for a spa day.

Rebecca Hamilton, Dunfermline

Indulgent
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

The facilities are very calming and serene. Perfect temperature. The staff were lovely and I really enjoyed my 80 min massage/facial. The gym is really well equipped and we enjoyed the pool, hot tub and sana/steam room. Only thing I would have changed was to put my treatment time back to 12pm rather than 11 so we had a couple of hours to use the facilities from 10am rather than 1 hour as we could have spent more time in the gym and pool. We did call and ask couple weeks before but there wasn’t the availability unfortunately so that can be helped. I would defiantly go back. All round lovely day spent with my mum. Thanks guys.

Kim Worthington, Springfield

Relaxing day
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

A lovely welcome by staff in beautiful surroundings of the hotel. Really enjoyed the spa facilities. The back, head and facial was amazing. Felt so relaxed. Will definitely book again. Did not want to leave!

Suzie Byer, Dundee

Wonderful
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

I had an incredible day… everything was perfect, from the Prosecco to the swim to the incredible facial by Alexandra. The whole experience was only 5.00 more than the actual facial itself and I spent whole day there enjoying peace and quiet with my phone switched off. I’ll definitely be back.

michelle Baldwin , Cupar

Gorgeous views
5 / 5

Best bed in a hotel room, really comfy pillows and duvet. Breakfast was really great and views were stunning. Staff were really friendly and also a really big spa, with a wide range of treatments...... Read more

Love this hotel, just not quite 5 stars.
4 / 5

We love this hotel. We have stayed a few times and love its location, the breakfast is one of the best we’ve had and the setting is just so relaxing. There’s just always something that lets it down...... Read more

Hen Party Spa and Afternoon Tea - Special mention to Liam Thomson
4 / 5

Our trip had been organised back in January and we had booked the spa and then afternoon tea for 9 people. One thing I will say is the female changing room is far too hot and the lockers as terribly...... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Fairmont St Andrews do afternoon tea?

Pinkie fingers at the ready. Served with a flourish in the cavernous-yet-cosy Atrium Lounge with its incredible views, roaring fires and a light installation twinkling overhead, afternoon tea at Fairmont St Andrews is a not-to-be-missed affair.

Sweet and savoury treats are piled high on two afternoon tea trays. Expect some delightful Scottish touches among the intricately rolled spiral sandwiches, such as Grampian ham terrine, Haggis sausage rolls and Dundee cake. Sweet tartlets and patisserie provide dainty yet delectable morsels, and it all comes served on fine china.

Opt for a Champagne afternoon tea which comes with a decadent glass of sparkling rosé. Or choose something from the extensive menu of black, white, green, oolong and herbal tea, along with some rare and flowering teas too.

Does Fairmont St Andrews Hotel have a swimming pool?

Yes, and it’s a beauty. The peaceful 16m heated indoor swimming pool is open from 6:30am for tranquil morning dips and stays open until 9pm, so night owls won’t miss their swim, either. The poolside area is spacious and has comfy seating made for lounging.

A set of French doors open onto the grounds in sunnier months. At one end of the pool you’ll find the toasty, warm Jacuzzi. At the other, there’s a separate splash-pool for children. The aromatherapy steam room and wooden sauna seat four or five, and there’s a bucket shower or cold-water experience shower to cool you down.

What facilities does Fairmont St Andrews have?

There are two championship golf courses, four bars and three restaurants. At the spa you’ll find a state-of-the-art gym, 16-metre pool, sauna and steam room, as well as 10 treatment rooms and a range of spa therapies from ESPA and Ishga.

Does Fairmont St Andrews Hotel have accommodation?

Fairmont St. Andrews has 209 sumptuous bedrooms, many with incredible coastline views. Rooms have a luxurious, contemporary feel, juxtaposed with some traditional Scottish touches, such as artfully tasteful tartan accessories. 

Rooms come in three categories: Guest Rooms, Suites and Lodges. If you’re in a Guest Room, you can choose from views over either the golf course, the sea, the grounds or over the glass-roofed Atrium. Luxurious suites have a separate lounge, and some come with balconies or courtyards.

All rooms have snuggly bathrobes, luxurious toiletries, a Nespresso machine, a well-stocked refreshment centre and satellite TV. You’ll feel right at home here.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Fairmont St Andrews?

Here on an overnight stay? You lucky thing. You can check in at Fairmont St Andrews from 4pm, and check out anytime before 11am. Spa days generally start at 10am, but do check the details on your package. 

Does Fairmont St Andrews Hotel have a swimming pool?

The hotel’s location means you’re perfectly placed to explore the nearby countryside and coastline, as well as the historic town of St Andrews. Walks and activities abound and, to take full advantage, the hotel has an app you can download before your stay. This not only allows you to book in at any of the restaurants and bars, but also provides all the information you need to fully explore the local area.

The chocolate box town of St Andrews is well worth a visit. You’ll find cobbled streets, traditional family run shops and cosy coffee shops, along with the picturesque ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Golf lovers will enjoy learning more about the sport at the fascinating R&A World Golf Museum.

For an extra fee, Fairmont St Andrews can also let you take part in Scottish countryside pursuits, from guided hawk walks to fishing.

What is there to see and do at Fairmont St Andrews?

It might be easier to tell you what’s not on offer. Golf, spa, leisure, guided coastal walks and giant chess - it even has its own cinema with three showings a day in the school holidays! But there are a few other notable features that really shouldn’t be missed.

First up, you must spend time admiring the Zephyr Chandelier, the award-winning 60m light installation in the Atrium Lounge, which changes colours to match the mood and time of the day. 

Made by artist and chandelier designer George Singer, zephyr means ‘soft, gentle breeze’ and it was inspired by the rolling hills, long grasses and crashing waves of this beautiful stretch of coastline. Comprising over 20,000 steel-coated disks and suspended by 280 cables, the chandelier is the largest of its kind. 

And don’t miss the greenhouse talks, given by John Mitchell, the head gardener and beekeeper at Fairmont St Andrews. His kitchen garden and greenhouse supply the hotel kitchen with veggies and micro-herbs, while his three bee hives supply the wax for honey and real beeswax candles - he’ll even teach you how to make your own to take home.

Is Fairmont St Andrews accessible?

It is. There are 12 accessible rooms on the ground floor which feature ​lower light switches, wider door frames and large showers with accessible fittings. Lift access throughout the hotel ensures that all bars and restaurants are easily accessible.

Is Fairmont St Andrews family-friendly?

Fabulously so. Family-friendly and interconnecting rooms mean you’ll all get a good night’s sleep. Little ones under five can dine for free, while children aged six to 12 get 50% off. Children’s menus at La Cucina, the hotel’s Italian restaurant, feature family favourites like bolognese, but also gnocchi and bruschettas for more adventurous eaters.

Children can splash to their hearts’ content between 6.30am and 9pm each day in the pool. There’s a well-equipped playroom with a small soft play, giant jenga, Guitar Hero and other arcade games that are all free to play, as well as Xboxes and air hockey. 

Outside there’s an astroturf football pitch, croquet, boules and other grass games, like giant chess. Even better, the hotel has its own cinema which shows family-favourites three times a day during the school holidays.

Is Fairmont St Andrews dog-friendly?

At the moment, dogs aren’t allowed at Fairmont St Andrews. But the word on the street is that this may well change soon. Keep an eye on the hotel’s social media for a pup-date.

Does Fairmont St Andrews have a golf course?

It has two, and they’re both award-winners. Well, you are in St Andrews, the Scottish town synonymous with the sport after it was invented here in the 15th century. 

Fairmont St Andrews’ two championship courses wind their way around the hotel’s 520 stunning acres of stunning scenery. Called The Torrance and The Kittocks, they’re open year-round. Unless, of course, they happen to be hosting a global golfing event - both courses played host to the Final Qualifying for the 150th Open, while the Torrance staged the DP World Tour from 2020 to 2022.

You’ll need to book a time to tee off. But if you don’t feel ready for a full round, there’s also a top-of-the-range practice facility to have a go on, with practice targets set on an all-grass driving range. 

If you just fancied getting a flavour of the game, head to the Zephyr Sports Bar. Here you can book the Full Swing simulator (an hour costs £50) for a fun activity to try with friends over a single malt whiskey or two.