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“A diamond on the beach!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Horizon Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Esplanade, Ayr KA7 1DT, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Ayr
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A diamond on the beach!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We arrived at the hotel just as a beautiful bride was getting her photos taken in the recently refurbished garden(so we were told). We had an attic room - I was a bit apprehensive about the room as I had read a few of the other reviews but we were pleasantly surprised. The room was spotless, the sloping ceilings didn't bother us as waking up & looking out the velux window to a sea view was just perfect. With it being an attic room we were up & out the way so it was nice & quiet having the kids, there was only 1 other room across from us. The hotel is only 50/60 yards from the beach, again ideal for the kids.
The hotel was very busy with there being a wedding on but it was good that the staff did not concentrate on just the wedding guests. You go to some places & wedding guests seem to take precedence over the hotel guests - this did not happen here, thank you.
The meals in the Vista restaurant were just about the best meals we have had in hotels. I had the Rabbies Chicken - chicken with haggis neeps & tatties with a whisky sauce over the top. The kids wolfed the burgers down & my wife said the risotto was the best she has ever tasted. Breakfast in the morning was very good as well - more haggis...MMmmmm!!
The staff were all excellent - nothing was too much trouble & they went out their way to make you feel very comfortable - as if you were at home. You can certainly tell this is a family run business.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone & we will certainly return to this little diamond on the beach.

Room Tip: If you want a quiet room ask for an attic room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

we have just returned from a three day break in the horizon i honestly could not write anything bad about this hotel the staff were so so helpful the food was amazing the rooms although small were spotless we were three pensioners 84, 74 and 61 the staff were so good nothing is to much trouble would def go back thank you to all.

Room Tip: our room was for 3 we did not have a sea view room 25 but very clean
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Perth, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Arrived with no reservation and was welcomed by Andy ? very pleasant young man.. was offerred a nice room, unfortunately no sea views left..Room small but clean and the only comment I would add about the room was the the power of the shower ! a bit poor ? however otherwise good value for money. All staff we met very friendly..The hotel is in a perfect position for walking into town with the added bonus of being on the sea front..would stay here again..
Without wishing to be negative ! when husband's breakfast arrived it was a half slice of black pudding..looked a wee bit mean ! however perhaps there had been a demand for this on this particular day ???

Room Tip: If planning to visit this hotel book ahead to secure sea view..would be worth paying a supplement..
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed two nights in this hotel. The staff were friendly and when I told them the bed was very hard they put feather mattresses on top - great customer service. Great location for Ayr - near the shore and within walking distance to shopping and pubs. The room was very small. If you won't be your room a lot - its perfectly adequate. Weather permitting it has a very nice patio area. Breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Arrived with no reservation, however, were offered a nice room for 90L. Room was clean, comfortable, staff friendly and eager to assist. Would visit again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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surrey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

The room was relatively clean (few biscuit crumbs on the bed and bathroom had a few hairs around and about) but was very drab and dreary. Size wise it was also a bit of a squash. However the restaurant downstairs was very good, had a very nice evening meal and breakfast had a good selection. Good location for beach and shops, short distance walking for both. Staff too were also all very helpful. All in all, the hotel did the job, but was not spectacular.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Renfrew, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Paid £110 for 1 night in this hotel we booked a king size room but we got 2 single beds pushed together and in the morning they had separated leaving a big gap furniture was ripped and worn no towels in the room and the toilet seat was absolutely filthy complained when checking out but the staff were very rude so I would never recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Horizon Hotel

Address: Esplanade, Ayr KA7 1DT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ayr
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ayr
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ayr
#9 Family Hotel in Ayr
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Horizon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Horizon Hotel is the ideal location and a popular venue for holidays, short breaks, and activities, weddings and business functions.Offering quality and affordability, the Horizon Hotel is an award winning three star Scottish Hotel providing Scottish hospitality, and friendly efficient service. ... more   less 
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