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Braidmead House
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   57 Bank Street, Irvine KA120LL, Scotland   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 6 Irvine B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
St Helens, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding accomodation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Terrific hosts; Diane couldn't do enough for us. Spotlessly clean, everything you could want for breakfast. Easy parking. Just an outstanding B & B !! Diane recommended we visited Burns birthplace museum in Alloway and Culzean Castle a little further south; both great places ! she also advised us to go as foot passengers (then take the bus) to the Isle of Arran rather than take the car; this made the trip less costly.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We loved everything about Braidmead House . Couldn't fault a thing. Beautifully restored house, spotlessly clean. Wonderful hosts, nothing was too much trouble. Bedroom was lovely with everything you could want. Lots of choice for breakfast all cooked perfectly to order . We have travelled the world and been to many lovely places but this B & B is up there with the best. If you are going to Irvine you must stay here it is a gem. We used Irvine as a base for travelling to Glasgow etc.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Perfect place to stay in Irvine, Scotland.

Stopped here for an overnight between visits to Arran Island and Edinburgh.
The hosts were very, VERY friendly and helpful.
Gave us a choice of rooms. The rooms were well furnished and comfortable.
A sitting room had lots of books and literature from which to select.
The entire property was sparkling clean and fresh.
Very nice choices for breakfast.
Easy access parking area on property.
On a main road of the little town but never heard a sound once inside the Inn and our room.
Definitely would recommend to travelers.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Central Scotland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Braidmead House has changed my opinions of B&Bs.

I've never been keen as I don't like the idea of staying in someone else's house. However, Diana (the owner) completely changed my mind. There was no availability at local hotels so I looked at the reviews of this accommodation and decided to give it a try. I am so glad we did.

There is a beautiful, spacious lounge with Sky TV, DVDs and books which you are encouraged to use. Tea, coffee and biscuits in the room. We also had a large flat screen TV. The room was spotlessly clean with loads of hanging and drawer space.

The accommodation has been decorated to a very high standard.

Loads of choice for breakfast and everything I had was delicious.

I would recommend "the Clubhouse" for a meal. It is less than 5 minutes walk from the B&B and although it is fairly basic inside, the pub grub was delicious and staff & service were excellent.

The only piece of constructive criticism I would give would be to suggest a heavy curtain in the bedroom. The blinds did nothing to block out the light in the morning. As it was light at 5AM, I would have slept better if the room had been darker. This minor point wouldn't stop me going back though.

If I was looking for accommodation in this area again, Braidmead House would definitely be my first choice.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Falkirk
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Having stayed in many bed and breakfast places over our 26 year marriage we were not expecting this.
The hospitality is fabulous, Diana and Jim have worked very hard to make their place a relaxing, luxurious home from home. Nothing is too much trouble for them and within minutes you almost feel like a member of their family.
The breakfast in the morning took a bit longer than normal to serve, but that's only because the top quality food is cooked to order, not just re-heated when you arrive on the scene. A breakfat fit for a king and will set anyone up for the day.
The house itself is beautifully furnished, is exceptionally clean and the beds are very comfortable.
We had never been to Irvine before and only went this time for a 25th Wedding Anniversary.
We cannot think of anywhere nicer to stay for anyone wishing to explore the wonderful Ayrshire coast.
We are definately going back to Braidmead house again and cannot praise the hotel highly enough.
Well done Diana and Jim, you should be really proud of what you have achieved here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Galashiels, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I have just returned today from staying here was with a group of friends at the Scottish Bowling finals. Its a real home from home Diana , Jim and Allison could not do enough for you lovely rooms and great choice of breakfast they are all very friendly and helpful could not do enough for you. Anyone staying in or around Irvine I would recommend staying here your made so welcome feel like you have known them all your life.
Alison Murray
Galashiels
Scottish Borders

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

our first holiday in Scotland,were in our 70's we have stopped in other accommodation in England
and compared to them Braidmead House was tops.Diana could not do enough for us. At out age if still about and were to decide Scotland for a holiday we would consider this i place again,we used it as a base for visiting other places,the treatment we got was very very good

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Braidmead House

Address: 57 Bank Street, Irvine KA120LL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > North Ayrshire > Irvine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Irvine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Braidmead House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely renovated and restored and extended, Braidmead opened its doors on January 2010.With all modern facilities means Braidmead house is simply superb value. Only a short walk to some excellent local bars, restaurants and centrally positioned for all Ayrshires many fine golf courses. Each bedroom welcomes you with tea and coffee, hairdryers and flat screen television, safe and free wifi. Free gym and sauna use. ... more   less 
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