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“Food was amazing!” 4 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
East Kilbride
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9 hotel reviews
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“Food was amazing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

On a week off, we dotted around Scotland.
Three different hotels, all booked at 24 hours notice.
This was the cheapest of the three... and by far the best!

Room was on the "compact" side but it was clean.
Free Wi-Fi.

The big plus was the food... simply sensational!!!

We had planned to meet friends for a meal in Ayr, but as they were running late we settled for the pre-theatre in the Horizon.

That was the best decision we could have made.

Two coursed for £9.95... and it was top quality food... the kind of meal you would pay infinitely more for in a city centre diner! I had Haggis neeps and tatties stack with whisky sauce, followed by pan fried breast of duck! 10 out of 10 for both dishes. My wife had fish and chips and adored it (but struggled to finish it!!!)

That set us up nicely for breakfast... which again didn't disappoint. Full cooked breakfast and not a hint of grease.

Will def look at staying here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Ayr, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This was our first visit to the resturant. We had a lovely meal in the restaurant. The service was excellent, quiet and relaxed setting - would recommend. Down by the sea front and lovely views, good parking. Wedding on upstairs but didn't notice must have good soundproofing.
We have booked our wedding for next year and glad we have.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This was our third visit to the Horizon. The sea view room we had was quiet and spotless with a comfortable bed and plenty of hot water. Service was faultless and Lisa in particular was charming and gave service with a smile at all times. After a very good dinner, we enjoyed a few drinks beside the cheery fire and took in the relaxing views of the sea and esplanade. Thank you all - we look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed October 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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Walsall
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

From check-in to check out everything at the Horizon was excellent.

At check in we were taken to our room which was a small double en-suite (non sea view) but very quiet and exceptionally clean. The room had a flat screen tv, ironing board and iron and a hairdryer. The bed linen and towels were of good quality and snowy white.

Evening meal was delicious with a good choice on the menu and Chef's Specials to choose from too. Breakfast was of very good quality and you could choose from a continental or full cooked and porridge was also available.

The hotel has a bar and serves lovely cocktails. There are ample settees if you wish to relax either in the bar or in the reception area. There is also a nice outside area with tables and chairs.

The hotel is situated right on the promenade and there are lovely views across to the island of Arran.

There is excellent shopping in the town and we found a lovely little pub called
TheTam O'Shanter which has lots of history and there is a lovely atmosphere in there. It is quaint and there are tea lights on the tables in the day time and evening.

Thank you Hotel Horizon for a lovely stay, albeit very brief and we will visit again next time we are in the area.

Room Tip: Only 4 sea view rooms so book early if you require these.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Hotel right on promenade with superb views of Arran. Beautiful sunsets over islands. Food good and reasonably priced. Great service with really helpful friendly staff. Had a large room with all facilities. Great location for Ayrshire coast

Room Tip: Odd numbers to back of hotel have a road to rear. Front of hotel facing sea and car park
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

just had a fab weekend at the horizon hotel in ayr service was very good food first class very cheap room was lovely nice big bed tv bath shower etc very clean so want to go back everything was good on our stay thanks to all the staff

  • Stayed October 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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Chandigarh
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Horizon hotel’s ambiance was smart. All the reasonable facilities were provided. Building employees was useful. Compositely they supply enough info regarding the environment and close to by traveler destinations. Washrooms were conjointly clean n predicament was offered, icebox n all different. However there's a minus purpose that there's no hill read from the space. Overall expertise was superb. It absolutely was a cool and calm place I favor the unsmooth areas best experience. Setting was superb and tremendous.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 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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