Balcomie Links Hotel

Crail, Fife

Purpose build in the 1900’s, an art deco style property, classified as a small hotel and run under the close supervision of its resident owners. Situated conveniently on the East Coast of Scotland near St Andrews the “Home of Golf” which is a perfect venue for golfing holidays or touring around the east coast of Scotland,
Average Guest Rating for Balcomie Links Hotel, Crail
Rooms:
3.8
Value:
4.1
Friendliness:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.3
Facilities:
3.6
Staff service:
4.5
Location:
4.4
Breakfast:
4.5
Guest Rating:
4.2
From 37 reviews
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soyang
Group of Adults
Stayed: Jul '17
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
3
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
4
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"Fine for a short stay"
Stayed two nights for a friend's wedding. Didn't spend much time in the hotel but the room was clean and nice.... Read more
"Fine for a short stay"
Stayed two nights for a friend's wedding. Didn't spend much time in the hotel but the room was clean and nice. Read less
Likes:
Nice sized room, bright and airy, nice bed and duvet
Dislikes:
The bathroom door was difficult to open
The shower was difficult to use as the bathtub is slanted and so can't stand under the shower
Balcomie Links Hotel, Crail
Chris
Young Couple
Stayed: Jul '17
2
Would not recommend to others.
Rooms:
2
Value:
2
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
1
Staff service:
4
Location:
3
Breakfast:
3
"Stuck in the 70s"
It was fine, but the hotel had clearly seen better days. Reminded me of Fawlty Towers, but without much referb since the 70s...

Staff were friendly, which was a redeeming quality.... Read more
"Stuck in the 70s"
It was fine, but the hotel had clearly seen better days. Reminded me of Fawlty Towers, but without much referb since the 70s...

Staff were friendly, which was a redeeming quality. Read less
Likes:
Friendly staff
Dislikes:
Plenty
Balcomie Links Hotel, Crail
GRAHAM CHARLES
Young Couple
Stayed: Jul '16
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
4
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"Friendly stay at Crail"
Our short break was good and we enjoyed the service and quality of the hotel.... Read more
"Friendly stay at Crail"
Our short break was good and we enjoyed the service and quality of the hotel. Read less
Likes:
Friendliness of the staff and a good quality breakfast.
Dislikes:
None
Response from Balcomie Links Hotel:
Thank you for your valued review. We are pleased to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Balcomie Links Hotel, Crail
Andrew
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '15
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"We met up with old friends and we made new friends."
We stayed for three nights (mon, tues, wed) in late July in a superior room (room 2) with sea view. We enjoyed excellent breakfasts and dined there each evening. The evening menu was varied; the food ... Read more
"We met up with old friends and we made new friends."
We stayed for three nights (mon, tues, wed) in late July in a superior room (room 2) with sea view. We enjoyed excellent breakfasts and dined there each evening. The evening menu was varied; the food was good; the prices were very reasonable. The bar was well stocked; bar service was good; we made new friends with other bar guests. On one evening there was an impromptu session of individual singing; on another evening we enjoyed a quiz. Read less
Likes:
The hotel is ideally located with easy walking distance to Crail and to the Fife Coastal Path. Hotel staff were professional, friendly and helpful. The room was spacious with a glorious view.
Dislikes:
The only slightly weak point was the ensuite bathroom. Everything worked and was clean but it was slightly claustrophobic - not unusual in a hotel of this age and not a real problem.
Response from Balcomie Links Hotel:
Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us. We are pleased to hear your visit was successful and enjoyed our hospitality.
As you said, the en-suite bathrooms are in the small side as it is an old building and not much room to improve them.
Hopefully we will be welcome you again in the near future.
Balcomie Links Hotel, Crail
william
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jun '15
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
4
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
4
Location:
5
"good location"
we had 2 nights in order to enjoy the Crail Food Festival. We know the town and The Balcomie Hotel is close to everything.... Read more
"good location"
we had 2 nights in order to enjoy the Crail Food Festival. We know the town and The Balcomie Hotel is close to everything. Read less
Likes:
Good shower, comfortable bed.Good view.
Dislikes:
None
Response from Balcomie Links Hotel:
Thank you for taking time to put up a review of your stay.
We are please that you have enjoyed our facilities and the Crail Food Festival.
Hopefully we'll see you again next year, if not before.
Balcomie Links Hotel, Crail
Michelle
Family with older Children
Stayed: Jul '14
2
Would not recommend to others.
Rooms:
1
Value:
1
Friendliness:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Facilities:
1
Staff service:
3
Location:
4
Breakfast:
3
"The high price implies a place that would reflect a nicer visit"
The hotel was very quiet. The room did not smell fresh and the furniture and decor was in need of significant updating. It felt like a hotel whose best days were long past.... Read more
"The high price implies a place that would reflect a nicer visit"
The hotel was very quiet. The room did not smell fresh and the furniture and decor was in need of significant updating. It felt like a hotel whose best days were long past. Read less
Likes:
Quiet.
Dislikes:
The room did not smell fresh and the furniture and decor was in need of significant updating. It felt like a hotel whose best days were long past.
Balcomie Links Hotel, Crail
William
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
4
"Ideal for our purposes"
It was a convenient place to stay as it was closet the camp site where the rest of the family was staying. We had a lovely bright room with a marvellous view overvteh Firth of Forth.... Read more
"Ideal for our purposes"
It was a convenient place to stay as it was closet the camp site where the rest of the family was staying. We had a lovely bright room with a marvellous view overvteh Firth of Forth. Read less
Likes:
The weather and the location
Dislikes:
None
Balcomie Links Hotel, Crail
Lindsey
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '14
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
4
Location:
4
Breakfast:
4
"Seaside Traditional"
This is an old-fashioned family seaside hotel-not a criticism, it was clean and comfortable, food in the bar was trad pub grub but well cooked and plentiful,as was breakfast. I paid slightly more for ... Read more
"Seaside Traditional"
This is an old-fashioned family seaside hotel-not a criticism, it was clean and comfortable, food in the bar was trad pub grub but well cooked and plentiful,as was breakfast. I paid slightly more for the 'premium' room option and was glad I did - as promised, the 2nd floor room was spacious with a fine sea view. Hotel is situated on the very edge of the lovely village of Crail, but Crail is so small it is only a 10 minute stroll to the harbour. Read less
Likes:
Sea view, local real ale on draught in bar.
Dislikes:
Room faced east & room curtains very light so we were basically woken at dawn by the sun - blackout curtains/blinds would help.
Balcomie Links Hotel, Crail
Susan
Mature Couple
Stayed: Nov '13
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
4
"Visiting family"
Pleasant, warm and welcoming and full of local characters... Read more
"Visiting family"
Pleasant, warm and welcoming and full of local characters Read less
Likes:
Pleasant atmosphere and local beer [E3]
Dislikes:
None
Balcomie Links Hotel, Crail
Rob
Family with older Children
Stayed: Sep '13
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location:
5
Breakfast:
5
"Friendly staff, great location and value."
The only reason we stayed here was because hotels in St. Andrews were full. Glad we did. Nice location and only 15 minutes to St Andrews. The owners of this hotel are just fantastic. The room was comf... Read more
"Friendly staff, great location and value."
The only reason we stayed here was because hotels in St. Andrews were full. Glad we did. Nice location and only 15 minutes to St Andrews. The owners of this hotel are just fantastic. The room was comfortable and spacious. The restaurant and pub is excellent. Read less
Likes:
Very friendly and welcoming staff. The restaurant was really good with plenty of great food and drink selections. Free breakfast was complete and delicious. Easy to get to with plenty of parking.
Dislikes:
The only negative was there are no lifts. But you can get assistance getting your luggage up the stairs if needed. Bathroom was on the small side but still manageable.
Response from Balcomie Links Hotel:
Thank you for you kind comments. It has been mentioned few times now about a lift but unfortunately, being an old building there isn't any place for a lift.
We always ask guest if they require any assistance with their belongings and help them up.
On a personal note, I hope you Daughter is settling well and enjoying St Andrews.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Balcomie Links Hotel, Crail
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Overall rating: 4.2 out of 5
 Stayed two nights for a friend's wedding. Didn't spend much time in the hotel but the room was clean and nice. 
soyang / Jul 17
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