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“Spacious comfort”
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Bythesea
Ranked #15 of 53 Ayr B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Spacious comfort”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

I stayed in the twin room on the ground floor which I had requested for ease of access. The room was spacious and cosy. I enjoyed having the use of the lounge where I chatted to staff and other guests - when traveling alone this makes a difference. The Scottish breakfast was good and the shortbread biscuits melted in the mouth. Staff were warm and friendly and helpful in regards to directions and finding a place to eat. Being close to the beach was lovely and I was even lucky enough to enjoy some sunshine

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Greenock
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We booked this at the last minute, because of short notice and just needing a break away for the night, this was the first place I tried, and was told there wasn't any rooms available at first, then the owner called me straight back and said she accomadate us, (you would get that any where else!) I've been and worked in Ayr loads of times and always styled in hotels, but this guest house change my mind for the future! It was immaculate, welcoming, very well decorated and the room had everything you could ask for, iron board, iron, hair dry airier and straighters (not that I need them! Lol) and loads of stuff, the breakfast was amazing and anything you wanted was there! Brilliant stay and thanks again for calling me back, I'll defo be contacting you again, John & Lorraine

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Quiet avenue two blocks from the beach and a few blocks from the city center. Absolutely loved the rustic feel of the rooms and appreciated the use of reclaimed wood and fixtures. Breakfast was excellent. Check in & Check out was very smooth and the owners were attentive. We were only there for a night but the 80 quid rate for a family en suite was an excellent value

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Well located near the beach and downtown, clean and comfortable. Breakfast options included a full Scottish breakfast and pre-order menu made custom breakfasts easy. Checkin/checkout was smooth and quick.

Room Tip: Great stopping off point to see Culzean Castle or to play golf at nearby courses
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Baar, Zug, Switzerland
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

a very clean and friendly guest house! not directly in the city center but within 5 minutes you're there. instead it's nearly directly on the beach! and the beach of Ayr is wonderful, even with rain! I had a lovely and clean room with beautiful pillows!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Maidstone
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

We were not sure when we drove up, but once inside we were won over.Had an attic room which was cosy and comfortable.
Breakfast was tasty.if one wants to be picky...the chairs at breakfast are low and old do with a cushion.Enjoyed our short stay.

Room Tip: Room three is in the attic and therefore no sound from above.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sussex
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

A very warm welcome from the owners, nothing was too much trouble. Great location for the sea and town with easy parking. Our room was lovely and spotlessly clean and we had a peaceful nights sleep followed by a fantastic breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bythesea
Address: 16 Queens Terrace, Ayr KA7 1DU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ayr
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Ayr
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bythesea 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our guest house has recently been fully renovated and tastefully furnished throughout to a high standard retaining many of the original Victorian features. bytheSea is a family run business and on arrival you will receive a friendly welcome from Julie and Wilson McIlwaine. bytheSea is situated within a prime, central location 100 yards from the beach, children’s outdoor and indoor play areas and a five minute walk from excellent restaurants, bars and shops. ... more   less 
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