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Abbotsford Hotel
Ranked #11 of 17 Hotels in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 8, 2013

I came here on a first date to play pool and I love this hotel,it's warm and inviting. It has a very cozy feel to it,you get that calming effect when you walk through. The bar is fully stocked and the bartenders know their stuff.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
3  Thank amyn b
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is a quirky little hotel with interesting 'junk' around every corner. The staff, hospitality, and food were faultless, they made our large family very welcome and attended to all our needs, can't praise them enough My gripe was the room, it was very clean, with good toiletries, quality towels but the bed and linen dated. A double bed was pushed up against the wall, not great. The room was the only downfall and therefore I feel slightly overpriced, it seems all rooms are priced equally although some rooms far better, luck of the draw I guess.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank fyona
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Just returned from a great weekend in Ayr. We were there for a friend's surprise 50th birthday party. We arrived late-ish (about 9 o'clock) on the Friday night after a very long day of work and travel (from Germany). The sight of the cosy bar and roaring real fire was just what the doctor ordered!!! Having read the previous review, I find it difficult to believe they were writing about the same place, as the welcome we received was very warm and friendly. Paul, the proprietor, whisked our bags up to our room while we enjoyed a restorative drink next to the fire.

The whole weekend was very enjoyable - Paul bent over backwards to ensure that the party went with a bang and that the birthday boy was suitably "surprised" - nothing was too much trouble for him and his staff.

The hotel itself is full of character and really quite interesting. The cosy bars have real fires, the menu is good and the rooms are clean, warm and comfortable - ours had a nicely fitted modern bathroom. For the price, this was incredibly good value. Breakfast was also a high point. I would definitely recommend the Abbotsford. Despite the previous post, I had no trouble working out who the staff were, despite the lack of name badge! This is after all, a private, family run and friendly hotel with lots of character - not a soulless chain hotel. Ayr is with in easy reach (about 2 miles), taxis and buses are easy to find and it is a good base to see the many tourist attractions in teh area (the new Burns Museum is worth a visit).

Thanks Paul for a great weekend!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Sue S
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

A disappointing experience from start to finish. Not the friendly scottish welcome we expected.
Room was cold, staff lacked warmth and congeniality. A definite lack of training was apparent not only in their manner but the lack of uniform and name badge made it difficult to discern staff from guests. Management, staff and decor are in dire need of a 21st century makeover. Basic limited menu with little scottish fayre available. No flexibilty re mealtimes or menu choices.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank jed p
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

I stayed here with my husband and 20 month old daughter for 2 nights. The hotel is filled with quirky antiques and other interesting things. The house is a typical victorian house and has a very old charm. Our room was very comfortable and we were very happy to learn that our baby monitor worked in all the social areas of the hotel so when she went for a nap we could go for a pint in thre bar whilst still keeping an eye on her! The facilities were quite good. Our room was a very good size and sufficiently dark for our girl to have a good rest and the lighting was very good as well. We slept warm and comfortable. I liked the interesting books in the room. The decor in the hotel is quite eclectic...almost like staying in a very interesting antiques shop... the place certainly has hisory. Above all, the experience of staying at this hotel is made great by the people who work in it. This is a family run hotel, and you can see that the people working there are very passionate about what they do and they really will do their best to make sure you have a good stay. An example of this was that when I needed my baby to have a morning nap...the hotel staff was so helpful and really tried their best not to be loud during a time when they were busy cleaning and preparing the rooms. Breakfast was very delicious and coffee was perfect. Thanks to the manager of the hotel who was so friendly and made us feel very welcome as well! We will be back.

Room Tip: The rooms at the top will be the quietest, but if you want your baby monitor to work, ask for a room...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Canopus_10
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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

My family came over from Canada and renewed there wedding vows here. Food was excellent as was venue and the service. What a great night thanks to the management and staff. Highly recommended. Hotel situated in a nice area very welcoming.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed here with friends for 1 night as we were attending a wedding nearby and were pleased to read such good trip advisor reviews. Unfortunately we cannot understand a lot of these great reviews and were very disappointed.
On arrival we thought the hotel was quirky with lots of random antiques along the corriders (some may say its a bit cluttered). We stayed in room 3 on the first floor and were immediately hit with a foosty smell, we were in a rush to get to the wedding therefore opened windows and left. Staff kindly called us a taxi to the wedding, and then another, then after 40 mins of waiting we took our own car! clearly this was no fault of the hotels but please beware if you are in a rush.
We returned in the early hours to a very peaceful hotel.
However our bed had a spring matress and on every turn could hear (and feel!) the large springs bounce back which resulted in a very disturbed sleep.

In the morning we got up to go for breakfast and had a look at our room. There were malteasers on the floor, one trampled into the carpet (we didnt have any malteasers!), the rest of the carpet hadnt been hoovered either.
We went down for breakfast to another quirky (some may say dated) area and had a lovely full english breakfast! (2 sausages, 2 bacon, 2 eggs, 2 black pudding, beans, mushrooms, toast and tomato!) However again the dining area was pretty grubby and dusty.

Although we were only looking for somewhere to get our heads down following a wedding were really disappointed and did not feel our stay was worthy of the £80 we paid for it.

On the plus side the staff were friendly and attentive and i can understand why this would be a good local pub. However i would not recommend this as a place to spend the night, sorry :(
There are lots of nice B&B's nearby, i would book one of these in future.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Julie K
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Additional Information about Abbotsford Hotel

Address: 14 Corsehill Road, Ayr KA7 2ST, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ayr
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Ayr
Number of rooms: 13
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 
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Abbotsford Hotel Ayr, Scotland

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