We were in Scotland for the Ayr Gold Cup meeting and finding a hotel in Ayr at a reasonable cost for this weekend is nigh impossible. After looking at TA for hotels near Ayr we found this little gem 20 mins away in Cumnock.
I must say when we saw the hotel from the outside we were instantly filled with trepidation as to quite honest it looks a dump, my other half refused to get the bags out of the car until we had seen the room.
Once inside the hotel, it's obvious alot of money has already been spent on an extensive refurb (I just hope they get round to finishing off on the outside).
The main rooms are clean and modern and the rooms are lovely with a good sized bathroom.
The water pressure for the shower is a problem but it wouldn't put me off staying here again.
We dined in the hotel 2 evenings and the food was good, not earth shattering but good non the less. The wine menu is very limited though.
The best thing about this hotel though is the staff, they were excellent right down to the night porter, nothing was too much trouble for them and apart from one female member of staff on the Sat evening who seemed to have left her smile at home, they were all tip top.
There isn't much to do in Cumnock, it's a pleasant enough little town but should we be at Ayr races again we would stay here without doubt
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Hotel was built in 1892 by Mr R J Barrowman, and has proven over the years to be a figurehead of Cumnock Town Centre. The hotel with it’s Victorian Façade has been extensively refurbished by the current owners, Mr & Mrs Kyle, with a few of the original features retained creating a more contemporary feel with a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. All those who have frequented the Royal, past and present have welcomed the results. The refurbishment was culminated in 2006 with the completion of the Royal Sports Bar located on the ground floor, which has a spacious bar, area air conditioning and TVs, showing most major sporting events. ... more less
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