I recently stayed at The Abbotsford Hotel with 3 buddies of mine on a golfing weekend in South Ayrshire. Everything about our stay (apart from the weather....and perhaps the standard of golf) was excellent, primarily due to the quality of the hotel and its staff.
The hotel manager (Paul) and his staff gave us a warm welcome on arrival, but their work actually started before that. Thanks to a great arrangement between local hotels and the municipal golf course in South Ayrshire, Paul was able to make all our golf arrangements in advance, offering us an all-inclusive price for B&B and golf. All we had to do was show up and play.
The rooms were certainly not huge, but they weren't broom closets either! Beds and pillows were very comfortable, and the en-suite very clean and modern. The standard of food was also excellent, with both menu and bar prices very reasonable. Open fires in the bar, lounge, and reception area made this a welcoming place to return to after getting drenched on the links!!
The hotel is located a couple miles south of the town centre, and although this may not be perfect for walking access to local services, it was just right for us as it was within about 20 minutes of many local golf courses (and only 2 minutes from the nearby Belle Isle/Seafield courses).
I would have absolutely no hesitation in returning to The Abbotsford in future, and would gladly recommend it to others. If they could guarantee to organise the weather a bit better, I'd even pay a bit extra!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Abbotsford is a family-run hotel established in 1966 in a residential area a short walk from Ayr town centre. Our management and staff create a warm and informal atmosphere and always ensure your stay is both comfortable and relaxing. A wide range of activities are readily accessible from the Hotel's location making it an ideal base for both sportsman and tourist alike. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Abbotsford Hotel Ayr, Scotland