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Savoy Park Hotel
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Booked to stay here as I was born close by and spent my early years there too, so wanted to explore and look round and visit where I used to live etc.This is the friendliest hotel I have stayed in for some time. The staff were very attentive and we were greeted on arrival, with the offer of help with luggage. The rooms that we stayed in were executive rooms but were absolutely fabulous. We ate in the restaurant on the first night after travelling and it was so good that we ended up eating there every evening. There are lots of things to choose from on the menu and always something for everyone. The breakfasts were also excellent with full scottish breakfast including haggis, with a choice of cereals and fruit juices and also kippers or smoked haddock if preferred. I would not hesitate to recommend the Savoy Park as a place to stay, especially during the week, as I know they are always busy at weekends as the hotel is very popular for weddings. I also had the pleasure of meeting the owner Reddie and its abundantly clear that he is dedicated to providing a level of service far and above expected. He and all the staff at the Savoy Park are a credit to themselves and are rivals to the service you would expect of the hotels name sake in London.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Ross S
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

I recently stayed at the Savoy Park with my partner, after deciding to return to Ayr where we had previously stayed at the Western House Hotel. I had saw the facade back then and was interested in visiting. By and large, the hotel is let down by its level of care and attention to its delivery of service. I really believe that this hotel could catapult into a five star establishment if the correct staff were employed. I'll start off with the checking in: the reception is poor. There is paper everywhere and the receptionist found out we had a booking by checking her pad. It lacked professionalism in every way. She then guided us to room eight initially, the curtains were closed, it was dirty, dank and the dust under the radiator was filthy, there was a chipped and rusty bathroom mirror and the dirty marks on the walls and carpets slightly depressed me - we actually asked to be changed to the twin room which was much bigger. The hallways are dull, unkept and smelly (probably due to the kitchen being downstairs under the rooms) and i expected a basic facility like an Iron and Ironing Board to be available in the rooms (like they are in EVERY SINGLE hotel!)

The dining area is one of the restaurants successes, more-so at night, and they have such lovely staff in the evening - their younger waitress who served us the whole night made is feel very welcome and introduced herself to us by name. I thought this was a nice quality. It was also really pretty to be able to retreat to the comfortable sofas by the warm fire after dinner. Felt brilliant.

Breakfast was then a different matter. In terms of customer service an immediate change in staff is required. The woman who was running breakfast seemed to have just woken up. Her hair was a mess and she kept yawning everywhere and seemed generally disinterested. Sort of like she had grown bored of the whole role she was occupying. I had to wait twenty minutes for a plate to start my breakfast and i just don't see the whole logic in the way the Savoy Park operate their breakfast mornings. Its cheap, not well thought out and highly disorganized. You get a plate if you want an egg...preposterous.

The real problem with the hotel is the engagement of the staff to go above and beyond the call of duty and really carefully learn what it means to be part of the Customer Service Industry. Little tweaks could be made such as "Good Morning Sir" and it would really add such a vibrant professionalism to the environment. Its also 2013 - the days of wallpaper is gone and the rooms really need to be updated - maybe some Ambi Pur around the reception, staircase and corridors leading to the rooms would remove that disgusting food smell...and a quick observation from the owner on his staff wouldn't go a miss either. I dont think i'd return.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

My husband and I booked a one night stay at the hotel through itison. We were welcomed warmly by all staff and were not made to feel in any way inferior due to our manner of booking. We had a lovely bottle of wine as part of our deal and we decided to have dinner in the hotels restaurant, it was a fantastic meal. I am vegetarian and was catered for greatly. We would definitely return maybe bring our 3 children next time.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Aileen A
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

I visited here as an overnight birthday treat for a friend and the staff couldn't have been friendlier or more attentive during our stay. One of my friend's became unwell during our visit and the hotel staff couldn't have been more helpful or understanding.

The rooms are a lovely size and the common areas are fantastic. What a wonderful place. I'm delighted to have discovered it and hope to have the opportunity to stay again soon.

Thank you all for an amazing time.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank SusanF83
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

We have just returned from a 3 day stay at the Savoy Park, we cannot speak highly enough of our stay.The accommodation was of a high standard, the staff were very helpful and approachable, however for us, it was the was the whole meal, it was incredible, top quality, fantastic presentation and most importantly, delicious! Their menus were well balanced, fantastically varied and excellent value for money. We highly recommend a visit to the Savoy Park, we definitely will back.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jane J
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Was put into this hotel by my company and was so happy with the choice. lovely staff, big airy room with view over garden, excellent food. Would come here again on an instant! I think I was in an ordinary double and it was very comfortable - tea & coffee available etc. Couldn't open window but didn't need too - I'm sure friendly staff would have obliged!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank travellinggirl014
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Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Superb food sumptuous room friendly staff but the bar could do with being a bit bigger the meal at the wedding I was at was best I've ever had highly satisfied with this hotel and would highly recommend it for a wedding or a dinner b&b treat

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank Smuj1972
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Additional Information about Savoy Park Hotel

Address: 16 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UT, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ayr
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Ayr
#1 Family Hotel in Ayr
#1 Business Hotel in Ayr
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ayr
Price Range: $64 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Savoy Park Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On your arrival you'll immediately feel welcome and at home. The Savoy Park has been under the stewardship of the Henderson family for over fifty years. You'll experience genuine hospitality, friendly, professional service and excellent fresh homemade food. We have plenty of free parking in our car park with security lighting and 24 hour night porter service. At the Savoy Park you are only minutes walk from the town centre and train station, with frequent links to Glasgow and Prestwick Airport, only a 15 minute drive from the hotel. A short stroll along tree lined avenues brings you to Ayr's seafront, with spectacular views over to Arran. ... more   less 
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