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

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Things to do in Fife this summer

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With the summer holidays fast approaching, it’s a great time to plan where you want to go. More holidaymakers are opting for a UK staycation this year, and our budget hotel in Glenrothes serves as a great base if you’re wanting to explore the Scottish highlands. Don’t think there’s much to do in Fife? Think again and read on to discover more about what this stunning Scottish location has to offer!


Elie Ruby Bay

Located just half an hour from our hotel in Fife is the stunning Elie Ruby Bay. This beach is sheltered, sandy and overlooks the Firth of Forth. It’s a great place to bring the kids as it makes the ideal spot for rock pooling! Watch as shorebirds come and hunt out their food, then look out for sea ducks such as Eider who bob on the water in the distance. Elie Ruby Bay also holds a Scottish Beach Award, so be sure to take lots of photos of the beautiful scenery!


Ellie Ruby Bay Fife

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Eden Mill Distillery

Ok, so you wouldn't be able to take the kids to this one, but just a short drive from our hotel near St Andrews will bring you to Eden Mill Distillery. Here they brew gin, whisky and beer in traditional copper pots and source botanicals from the local area as well as worldwide. At the moment they are busy developing a new distillery and brewery so there aren’t any tours available, but to compensate, they are offering an hour-long tasting session on Gin or Whisky and Beer!


Eden Mills Drink

(Photo Credit: Eden Mill, Facebook)


Deep Sea World

Take a walk through the UK’s largest underwater safari at Deep Sea World – only 30 minutes from our Glenrothes Hotel. The Underwater Safari is a tunnel - 112 meters long and the 6.5cm thick glass holds back over a million gallons of seawater! Get up close and personal with the Sand Tiger Shark, measuring over 3.5m in length. The glass used in this tunnel makes everything appear 30% smaller...so just imagine how big this shark really is! This makes a great day out for kids and adults alike, you’ll get to see everything from piranhas to amphibians and even seals. Don’t miss out!


Deep Sea World

(Photo credit: Deep Sea World, Facebook)


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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