My boyfriend and I stayed here in November of 2013 for one night on our trip around Scotland. It was exactly what we'd hoped - a small, friendly and inviting inn with a great pub and cozy rooms! It was a little cold and rainy when we first arrived, and the reception area of the hotel was so welcoming and warm and the staff took us right up to our room so we could get settled. The room was really nice - clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The window looked out onto the street/parking lot, but the room wasn't loud at all and there was lots of light in the morning to help us wake up!
After getting settled in, we went down to see if we could get a table for dinner. Even though it was very busy, we were sat immediately in the pub at a table near the fireplace (we were still a little chilled, so this was perfect!). Everything was wonderful - the beer, the food, the service, the atmosphere - all exactly what we wanted.
The next morning when we left the room for breakfast we were so impressed by all the staff. From the housekeeper in the hall, to the receptionist at the desk, to all the servers in the dining room - everyone said hello or good morning with a genuine smile on their face. It's been a long time since we've stayed somewhere with such friendly staff. There was a large family (about 15 people in all) having breakfast at the same time as us, and the staff knew nearly everyone by name. We were just so impressed - oh yeah, and breakfast was tasty too!
At the end, we were sad we were staying only one night and have been trying to think of a reason to go back to Ayr ever since! This was by far our favourite stay on our trip - thanks to all the staff of the Chestnuts for making this Canadian couple feel at home!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lovely family run hotel with 14 en-suite rooms. Freeview / tea & coffee making facilities. Open from 10am serving coffees and Home Baking till 11.30Am...Lunches from 12-4.30Pm, Suppers from 5-9pm. Superb home-cooked food served in the Bar, Restaurant and Beer Garden. BT Sports in the Bar. Selection of Real Ales and Malt Whiskies. Walking distance from Beach, Town Centre, Parks and Golf courses. In the Heart of Burns' Country. Special Rates for Golf Parties. Selection of Supper dishes at a Special rate of £7.95 Between 5pm and 6.30Pm. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chestnuts Hotel Ayr
- The Chestnuts Hotel Ayr, Scotland