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Enterkine House Hotel

Annbank, Ayr KA6 5AL Scotland
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#11 of 17 hotels in Ayr
Enterkine Country House is a privately owned house situated amongst 350 acres of woodland estate. Choice of main house (Deluxe/Executive)bedrooms and smaller cottage style Kirk House (Annex) rooms are available for guests. Homemade, quality food is available with all day dining including Breakfast, lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner. Under new ownership since November, the Restaurant, Garden Room, Private Dining Room, Bar and Glenfiddich Whisky Library have all been fully refurbished. A fantastic Oak Glass Barn for functions and Gatehouse Cottage with hot tub are all planned for this year. Exciting times and we hope to welcome you soon to Enterkine!
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Nic Ke wrote a review Sep 16
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Firstly when we arrived we were warmly welcomed by Fiona on the front desk, we were quickly shown to our gorgeous newly refurbished room, just wow, with a view and a balcony overlooking the river Ayr, absolutely stunning. We had booked dinner, bed and breakfast, but wanted to have a few drinks before dinner, so we took advantage of the lovely day, and sat out on the terrace, again a lovely place to relax and take in the atmosphere, drinks were served quickly and added to our room. Dinner was exceptional we had the pate, and the potato and bacon terrine, which were delicious, then onto the haddock and smoked salmon fricassee, and the ribeye steak, steak cooked to perfection, big portions so unfortunately no room for a dessert. We then enjoyed a very relaxing peaceful nights sleep in our room. Breakfast was served in the main dining room, full Scottish and eggs benedict again lovely, we were loathed to leave and wished we had booked another night, thanks to Mandy who made our stay more enjoyable by her friendly chat, we will be back again soon, highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Vacationer747707 wrote a review Sep 15
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Recent family meal, varied selection of menus, son enjoyed massive hand made steak burger, partner said the guinea fowl was delicious, my haddock and salmon fricassee was so tasty. The staff were delightful, a warm welcome and friendly service. Beautiful surroundings both inside and out!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
C B wrote a review Sep 14
United Kingdom288 contributions75 helpful votes
This review is based on stopping in a farmhouse room which is described by Enterkine House as converted farmhouse accommodation with rooms with en-suite showers wifi tv and tea/coffee making facilities. The staff work really hard especially Mandy the owner and caretaker Kenny. I do not like leaving a poor review but our stay was very disappointing and not very relaxing due to an array of problems which should not be happening. We chose Enterkine House Country Hotel because it describes itself as a luxurious country house hotel with picturesque views over the River Ayre and is dog friendly. Unable to travel abroad we chose to relax for 5 days 4 nights in Ayrshire. Before booking I checked with Enterkine where the dog friendly rooms were.I was told we would be accommodated in an en-suite room in the converted farmhouse Kirk House which was only 2 minutes from the main building. What they did not mention was there is no communication between this building and the main hotel reception except through the hotel landline and the 2 minuted walk is along a muddy path past diggers and workmen. The hotel appears to be in the middle of upgrading and the main hotel looks fine although I cannot comment on the bedrooms, however the converted farmhouse is a dingy looking old building attached to derelict out buildings with shingle and mud parking and abysmal views of dilapitdated old farm buildings. We struggled to find it as we were looking for something that looked like a converted farmhouse that fit the description of luxurious country house until we say the sign Kirk House. It has a front door which does not lock and several rooms on two floors which all have there own keys.There was an overpowering smell of cleaning products in the corridor. We were in room 8 which is on the ground floor. The room was large with a good size bed but was shabby tired and dated. The en-suite shower room was desperately in need of upgrading with an electric shower in a dirty looking cubicle, very dark lighting, an over mirror light that did not work and a shelf hanging off. I could not use the hot tap the whole time I was there as I could not turn it off once turned on. The caretaker advised us on one of his many visits to the room that they were waiting for a part! There were missing light bulbs in the bedroom main light, a tiny wardrobe with only a few plastic coat hangers. No bedside lamp on the right side of the bed so getting up in the dark was hazardous as the only light switch is by the door. We were stopping for 4 nights and there was nowhere comfortable to relax.and the tea/coffee making facilities amounted to a large jar half full of a mix of tea coffee and sugar sachets and a kettle plugged in to a four way adaptor with trailing wire as the the kettle plug did not reach the socket from the shelf it was on. The bin had not been emptied from the previous occupant and there is no wifi in this room. The following morning I attempted to have a shower and the shower head fell off leaving just the pipe. I phoned the hotel landline and they said they would sort something out in a couple of hours. Not happy I asked for keys to another room to have a shower and the caretaker opened room 10 upstairs so we could shower. This meant trailing up the stairs in public in our night wear with our toiletries then back to our room. It was no better than a hostel. All these issues were reported and what could be repaired was but we could not access the hotel wifi or use the hot tap the whole time we were there. There is no form of contact with hotel reception and appears to be no housekeeping. The room was serviced daily but not done properly, The ice bucket from the 1st night was still on the shelf when we left as were the small jugs of milk from each day. The glasses were not washed or changed although clean cups were provided. Toiletries were not replenished either. Dinner on the first night was poor, we looked for alternatives locally after this but there were none so perservered. The evening dinner did get better the following nights so we put the first night down to the chef's night off, however breakfast is is very poor. I am not sure who cooks breakfast but the eggs were always slimy and watery and the rest was under cooked. One morning they had to go searching for cornflakes as there were none left. I found it strange that breakfast is served in the main reception area, not the dining room which has views over the river. Tables and chairs are brought out as required, all very shambolic particularly listening to the phone ringing on reception.We took the advice of previous reviewers and checked our bill and had been overcharged by aprox £30 however this was rectified without a problem. Sadly we were very disappointed with our stay which turned out to be very stressful instead of the relaxing break we had hoped for and I would not recommend staying at this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Hellikopta wrote a review Sep 9
Huddersfield, United Kingdom30 contributions15 helpful votes
Beautiful 4 star hotel set in over 300 acres of land although despite this there is no car park for guests strangely. The Deluxe room we booked was huge with a comfy bed, shower and bath as well as all the usual bits and bobs except for toilet paper. We also booked an evening meal as well as breakfast too and were looking forward to something a bit special as we don't normally splash out on swanky hotels. The evening meal had 2 vegetarian options - Cajun Macaroni Cheese and Veggie Haggis Lasagna so you'd better be ok with pasta! We both opted for the lasagna as the haggis lured us in with it's Scottish vibe. And then the dishes arrived. In what level of hell would you be served lasagna with garlic bread and chips in the restaurant of a 4 star hotel? After nearly dying from a carb overload we dragged ourselves to bed for the night. The next morning I was looking forward to a nice big breakfast to set me up for the day. Thankfully there was a full Scottish cooked breakfast and they had a vegetarian version with veggie sausages instead of the haggis, black pudding, pork links and bacon. Ok, I can deal with paying the same price despite having 3 less items. When I asked for this option I was told that they had no veggie sausages left - this is despite us being the 3rd couple to arrive for breakfast that morning. So I had to make do with a half portion breakfast and pay the same price as the meat eaters version. My partner had poached eggs on toast which were barely cooked and therefore slimy. We had to ask for cutlery, ask for drinks and then ask for the toast they had forgotten to bring. The end to our visit involved us trying to check out with the lady on reception basically asking us to pay while at the same time holding a conversation with her colleague and practically ignoring us. The totally unprofessional staff and distinct lack of culinary skills including the hotel's woeful attempt at catering for vegetarians leave me never wanting to go back here again. I've had better experiences at hotels that charged half this price.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Keith D wrote a review Sep 7
Glasgow, United Kingdom14 contributions9 helpful votes
Had a deal booked for the Lodge at the Enterkine House Hotel, but it was fully booked , so were given an amazing room in the hotel, the receptionist on booking was fabulous, thank you Fiona, we had the Enterkine View room, if you can -- book it, how often do you get a roof terrace with a room in Scotland with amazing views over the river Ayr, on to dinner which as an Executive chef for over 40 years I had my doubts, the food was absolutely fabulous , freshly cooked, great portion sizes, in the fact not over sized just to fill you up, very well cooked with fresh sauces . I had a hot Potato , Cheese and Bacon Terrine, which I chose because I liked the idea, but not sure how it would be assembled, unbelievable and will be back to have it again my wife had a fabulous chicken liver parfait with onion jam- homemade again, my Lamb Rack with a faggot , again very well cooked, opposite me sat a happy lady with a superbly cooked Guinea Fowl breast with a divine mushroom jus, a difficult meat to cook properly. Mandy the owner, a lovely lady has refurbed the hotel to an amazing luxury, we can not wait until we can get back to enjoy yet more superb hospitality. The furnishings were so tasteful that I had to drag my wife out kicking and screaming before she moved in, a little gem of a hotel in Ayreshire.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Choose the Enterkine View room , great views and very quite but none will be disappointing
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$68 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Enterkine House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Enterkine House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kidz Play (4.9 miles), The Races at Ayr Racecourse (4.5 miles), and Ayr Equestrian Centre (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Enterkine House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Enterkine House Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Enterkine House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Enterkine House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Enterkine House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include @ Home, Buckley's Cafe/Bistro, and The Black Bull Tarbolton.
Are pets allowed at Enterkine House Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Enterkine House Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Enterkine House Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bachelors' Club (2.3 miles) and St Nicholas Church And Graveyard (4.7 miles).
Is Enterkine House Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.