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St. Andrews Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7 Prestwick Road, Ayr KA8 8LD, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #18 of 20 hotels in Ayr
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Oh Dear!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Initial reaction on entering the hotel is to turn around and leave. No reception area, just a dingy hallway with a frosted glass door to one side. No sign advising how to check in, but a push button beside the door.

After pushing this button a man appeared and showed me into the bar to check in.
I was shown to my room along a passage and through a door marked "PRIVATE" Staff Only.

Initial impressions of the room were favourable. Freshly decorated, modern coordinated bed covers and drapes. Twin room very small. Television unable to receive many channels as the picture broke up due to poor signal. Makeshift wardrobe made of two pieces of furniture board.
DIY is obviously not a strong point of the owners.

En-suite - grim. Vinyl flooring laid direct onto concrete floor. Hairs in shower. Black fungus on tiles. Cobweb hanging from window. No drapes. Tiny radiator.

Awakened in the morning to find room freezing cold, radiator had just the slightest suggestion of heat in it. Bathroom was even colder. Shower pressure was good, but floor was freezing cold.

Decided not to indulge in the included breakfast.

This could be fairly decent establishment if a little bit of updating and cleaning was carried out.

It appears to be frequented by a lot of tradesman judging by the number of vans parked in the car park.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The room was damp and cold, Needs redecorated and carpets need changing.floral plugin overpowering. had four singlebeds in one room and only one chair.Feels like a mans hotel.stag do or football crowd would like it. However very clean beds and towels. Have to have breakfast before 9.30 on a sunday morning. Waiter looked as if he couldn,t wait to get us out.People also came for breakfast from two bed and breakfasts opposite the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Booked an en-suite for the three days we were up to see the Kilmarnock game. For £60 per nite B & B I did n't expect the earth but did expect more than the tiniest of rooms with just one chair and not so much as a wardrobe or cupboard in sight, there was n't room for iether to be fair.

In such a small room the TV flat screen was positioned so high on the wall as to be uncomfortable to watch.

Being disabled I specified a bath requirement on booking but we had a wc/shower which was ample in size to have taken a bath but there was not even a shelf to be had in the showere room.
The only fixtures were the solitary towel rail and the toilet roll holder.

The Breakfast on offer was ample but I was disapointed by the lack of tomatoes or mushrooms.

The place was advertised at £48 P double PN on the internet but when I booked by phone was told this did not include breakfast.

All in all no better than a 5/10 experience and that is being generous. Shop around !

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Accrington, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for a week and couldn't have expected more from a B&B. The room was spotlessly clean as was the bathroom. The staff are very friendly. I didn't have the cooked breakfast and settled for cereals instead with coffee and orange juice. The room I had was towards the rear and was very quiet which is a must for me as I don't like to hear cars passing by all night. I would recommend this place and wouldn't hesitate to book there again should my work take me to Ayr in the future.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Fine family run establishment - friendly and helpful staff. Very clean - bedrooms immaculate and well appointed. Bar with a wide range of quality lagers at a fair price. Most helpful with local travel and eatery information. In all a very good value for money establishment.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

We arrived in Ayr somewhat stressed, without reservations, having to drop off our rental car and catch a ferry in the morning. St. Andrews Hotel solved all my anxiety! They booked us into a very large room with a huge bathroom, and then they served us a couple pints in their lovely, atmospheric pub. The bartenders were helpful with bus instructions to get down the road for dinner, and even pre-arranged a taxi to get us to the ferry in the morning. We returned to the pub after dinner for a few more pints, and the bartender let us hang out as late as possible because we were having such a good time talking with the other patrons. We didn't have much time for breakfast in the morning, but the lovely breakfast cook brought us toast and bacon anyway...great experience, highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about St. Andrews Hotel

Address: 7 Prestwick Road, Ayr KA8 8LD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ayr
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #18 of 20 hotels in Ayr
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — St. Andrews Hotel 2*
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