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“5* accomodation and more!”
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Excellent
36 reviews
Welcome to Alloway Retreat
Master Bedroom
Family Bathroom
Twin Room
Second Bedroom
Kitchen
Alfresco Entertaining
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Bungalow -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ayrshire, Scotland

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Maureen T
Elgin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“5* accomodation and more!”
Reviewed March 29, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

The house was luxurious and finished to an extremely high standard with lovely décor and furnishings. Location could not have been any better. As soon as we unpacked we headed out to the beach which was only a 5 minute walk away! We also enjoyed the Rabbie Burns experience the following day and all within easy walking distance of the house. We ate in both nights of our stay and the kitchen had everything you needed with only one thing we missed and that was sufficient serving dishes. We would definitely book again!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 24, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this lovely review! It was a pleasure having you all stay!

Shirley
Alloway Retreat
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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1 review
“The house was perfect and so was the location.”
Reviewed January 8, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

The location of the house was perfect for our party. It is 5 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes to a lovely restaurant bar .The house was very well equipped especially in the kitchen.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 18, 2017
Thank you so much for this great review! It was a pleasure!
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 23, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Liked best: the house was well stock clean and very comfortable
Liked least: going home
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 25, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to do this great review! I'm so glad that you all enjoyed your stay and that Alloway Retreat catered for all your needs. It was a pleasure having you.
Kindest regards
Shirley xx
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cr61gyt
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“5* Accommodation in a lovely area”
Reviewed June 5, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Fantastic property kept to an impeccably high standard. From the warm welcome with freshly baked loaf to the neatly presented towels and robes, this really is a 5* property. Local amenities are just a short walk away with the beach not much further, if the weather permits. Sitting enjoying the sun in the garden or relaxing in the comforts of indoors, Alloway Retreat gives you a real feeling of home from home.

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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 6, 2016
Thank you for this wonderful review and for choosing Alloway Retreat for your stay! It was a pleasure! Hope to see you all again sometime in the near future!
Kindest regards
Shirley xx
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Irene L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Luxurious and spotless in an ideal location”
Reviewed May 30, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Our family stayed for 2 nights at Alloway Retreat for our niece's wedding at the Brig o Doon. What a wonderful surprise on arrival when Shirley greeted us with warm homemade bread and had left wine, chocolates and more for us during our stay.
The furnishings were of the highest standard and every amenity catered for. It was so comfortable that we would have liked to stay much longer. Excellent value for money and we hope to be back at some future date.
We would highly recommend this beautiful accommodation.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 31, 2016
Thank you so much for this fabulous review! It would be a pleasure to have you all back sometime in the future!
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robertQ36...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“First class from the moment we arrived!”
Reviewed May 7, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

From the moment we were greeted by Shirley (owner) to the day we left we all absolutely loved our time at the Alloway Retreat!
Shirley had baked bread and left some wine and other provisions and it was such a classy touch. My grandson loved the smell of the house (think the freshly baked bread got him!)
The quality throughout the home was fantastic, and the robes and slippers in each room was another classy touch.
Quality of furnishings and fittings was top quality and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this to anyone who is looking for a bit of quality in Burn's country.
Would definitely book again.

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Liked best: The quality throughout the home was fantastic, and there was plenty of room for adults and kids
Liked least: Couldn't find a fault with any aspect of our stay - would only be bettered if they could control the weather!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 9, 2016
Thank you so much for this fantastic review! I'm so delighted that you all enjoyed you're stay and it would be a pleasure to have you all back some day soon. Thank you again and hope to see you all soon. Take care.
Kindest regards
Shirley
Alloway Retreat
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IrishPaul...
elgin
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Five Stars for Five Star Accommodation”
Reviewed October 20, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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By far the best equipped and most luxurious place we have stayed. Everything you could wish for and more is provided to a high standard and it was like a home from home. The kitchen in particular is superb. Oh and the bed in the master bedroom is so comfortable. Call shotgun on that when you arrive!

The proprietors are friendly, welcoming and helpful. Communications and arrangements in the run up to the holiday were spot on too.

Overall, this is a great base for exploring Ayr and the surrounding area. From children to grandparents, we all had a great time. It exceeded expectations and easily rates 5+ stars.

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Liked best: The luxurious standard of the accommodation
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Oct 21, 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this wonderful review! I'm glad that you all enjoyed your stay and hope that you may someday return. It was a pleasure to meet you all. Take care.
Kindest regards
Shirley
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