Leslie Road,
KY6 3EP,
Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Edinburgh is incredible, but did you also know that the Scottish Highlands have so much to offer? Though a lot quieter than the capital, Fife is the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway with friends, family or a partner. In this blog, our budget hotel in Fife explores just a few of the best gems in Fife. Read on for some inspiration before your trip to Glenrothes!


Darnley’s Gin Distillery

Gin lover? Then, Darnley’s Gin Distillery is the attraction for you. Nestled outside the village of Kingsbarns in Fife, see what goes into making award-winning gin. You can even book a session at their ‘Gin School’ and make your own bottle of bespoke gin, infused with handpicked botanicals. Led by experts, you will learn the art of distilling, before labelling your very own bottle to take home.

Darnleys Gin Distillery[photo credit: Darnley's Gin]

Kellie Castle & Garden

With a history spanning seven centuries, medieval atmosphere meets Victorian style at Kellie Castle. Once home to the daughter of Robert The Bruce, as well as Earls of Kellie and the talented Lorimer family, the castle is now open for visitors to explore. Walkthrough beautiful rooms, which showcase ages of the building, or if the weather is fine, admire the stunning walled gardens. Kellie Castle is open from April until October, visit the website for full opening times.  

Kellie Castle & Garden[photo credit: Visit Scotland]

Scottish Fisheries Museum

Situated on the harbour of the small fishing port, Anstruther, the Scottish Fisheries Museum is definitely worth a visit when you stop with our Glenrothes hotel. Fun for the whole family, learn about the history of fishing in Scotland and take part in a number of interactive displays. Don’t forget to visit Anstruther Fish Bar when in the area, the award-winning restaurant is said to serve up the best fish and chips in Scotland! 

Scottish Fisheries Museum[photo credit: Kingfisher Visitor Guides]

British Golf Museum

 Located just yards from the famous St Andrews Golf Course, the British Golf Museum is the perfect attraction for avid golfers. Be transported back to when the sport first began with cutting-edge and interactive displays. Visit the museum’s exhibition space ‘The Open Gallery’ and explore the history of golf’s oldest Major. A day out for the whole family, the museum is a 35-minute drive from our hotel in Glenrothes.

British Golf Museum

Isle of May

See puffins, seals and seabirds at the Isle of May National Nature Reserve. Located on the Firth of Forth, the cliffs are covered with fascinating wildlife, including the unmistakable puffin bird. Aside from this, the isle has an incredible history with smugglers, Vikings and monks all previous visitors. Ferries to the Isle of May run from April through to September.

Isle of May[photo credit: Visit Scotland]

Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes is an affordable hotel in Fife within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre, Perth and St Andrews. To check availability, contact the hotel team on reservations@hiexpressglenrothes.co.uk or call 01592 745509!

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Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes Reviews



We stayed at Glenrothes overnight on our journey from Liverpool to St Andrews university open day. From the moment we arrived at 10pm we were made to feel very welcome by the night staff.

Our room was fab... spotlessly clean and comfortable.

We were surprised to find that a fantastic choice of breakfasts were included in the already excellent price. It set us up for the day ahead.



Stayed here on the 16th September for an overnight stay, plenty of free parking, easy to check in, room very good size and clean, plenty of plug sockets and easy to get onto Wifi.

Staff very helpful which is always good. Breakfast is included so good start for the day ahead.

Would I stay again Yes i would.



One night stop over while visiting Burntisland, Crail, Anstruther and St Andrews. This hotel is 30 minutes away from all of them so ideally placed. Nothing fancy but clean and tidy and a decent breakfast in the morning. Nice courteous Staff too, would recommend.



This Holiday Inn Express is so much different to the larger ones we've stayed in, usually near airports.

It's a small hotel so the staff seem a little more friendly and have the time to attend to your needs. The complementary breakfast is superb.

Our room (225) had a huge double bed and was spotless. The shower was amazing! The room was heated by a simple radiator with a thermostat on top, very easy to use unlike some at other hotels we've used.

It's in a great location, very easy to get to Edinburgh and surrounding locations.



This hotel is perfect for short stays. Rooms are basic but are more than adequate and are clean. Everything we needed was there and for just over £50 a night with breakfast included, I would say it's good value. Buffet style breakfast is available. The hotel was quiet and peaceful and just over 1 mile away to the nearest shopping centre.



Just arrived home from a stay at this hotel. Booked 4 rooms for a family wedding which where all really good, comfortable and very clean. The main thing we spoke about that really made our full weekend even including people at the wedding we attended was the staff. This hotel is run by a team of staff who go above and beyond. The member of staff on reception (Louise) was out of this world. The level of customer service provided from the moment we arrived was one of the best any of us had received ever. Nothing was a problem. Knew we had a wedding to attend so took it upon her self to pre warn the taxi company our requirements to speed up the process for a mini bus taxi. As a group we wanted to sit together prior to going to the wedding and have something to eat when we arrived to meet at reception Louise had set out a big table for us with glasses and jugs of iced water. Simple things like this just made us feel really welcome. There was loads more things but the fact is this hotel has amazing staff who clearly know their stuff. Please pass on all our thanks to the team especially Louise. Well done I am still buzzing about your customer service. Definitely deserve some sort of reward. Breakfast in the morning was good and ample for a basic breakfast offering with nice coffee. Managed to get late checkout that makes the normal morning rush from a hotel actually enjoyable and chilled. Thanks for a lovely stay will be back!!


Rojales, Spain

Over from Spain visiting family& didn't quite know what to expect & was very happy with all services provided. Clean spacious room. Ample food & drink at breakfast. One thing they've got perfect... Staff! Very helpful and great humour well recommended!


St. Asaph

Great hotel for a great price. Easily accessible with lovely helpful and friendly staff. Room though standard was spotless and very big. The bed was huge and comfy and it had great facilities. Wish all hotels had a standard this high at such great prices. Thanks for a lovely stay guys!

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