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#17 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Ayr
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Cannot give this place a high enough recommendation, from the moment we arrived it was obvious that every thought has been put into the comfort of the guests. Our room, although small, had everything we needed, tv with DVD player, small fridge, corkscrew, lovely plush towels, safe, iron etc. The whole place was immaculate and tastefully decorated. Breakfast was delicious,...

Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect when all the rooms for a conference where booked up and I needed a room. I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best when I made reservations at this guest house. From the minute I arrived I realized it was going to be ok. Julia, the owner, greeted me and helped me settle...

1Thank Ann G
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision to go to Ayr so this was a great find for us. The house and rooms are really lovely, obviously newly decorated and very clean. The breakfast was fantastic with a selection of food available and don't be put off that you have to pre-order the night before. Only downside was that it was in Ayr which...

Thank munchie169
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Stayed here while looking for a new home. Location was great, very central. Bedroom was large with a large comfy bed. Breakfast was great with lots of choice, even gluten free. Highly recommend this bed and breakfast .

1Thank 344shirley
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

First class Stay at this beach side B and B, we could not fault the place, the place is a gem, the staff cannot do enough for you, the location could not be better and you simply have to try the home cooked full Scottish breakfast with locally sourced produce. If you want a mini break and reasonable prices in...

Thank steveedging2n
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Went with friends for an overnight lovley b&b very clean friendly staff beautiful breakfast we were in a room at top of the house abit small same with bathroom but beautifully decorated lovley touches with Arran aromatic products sweets etc definitely recommend

Thank LizMaxw
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Stayed here whilst looking in area for new home. Large family room with 2 very comfortable double beds. Short walk to places to eat for evening meal. Parking on street with permit provided by b&b. A bit chilly in dining room at breakfast time. Breakfast however was plentiful and very nice with excellent choice of items.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Was visiting family for a weekend and decided Ayr was best to stay. 10minutes walk from everywhere. The breakfast is a must have and the coffee is very nice, the bed was very comfy and the staff were lovely, easy check in and out (prepaid) and the breakfast order form was simple and easy to understand, though I ordered pancakes...

Thank Katie B
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic bnb. It has Lovely rooms with very nice and accomodating staff. Excellent choice for breakfast. Good location. I Would highly recommend this bnb. Great value for money. Included free wifi and on street parking.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I found this guest house online and the reviews were great, so I made a booking. As far as I am concerned, it surpasses all the reviews in quality accomodation. I feel it should have a 5 star rating. The rooms are immaculate, spacious with lovely comfortable beds. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, with great breakfasts. It has easy...

3Thank Chris H

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our guest house has recently been fully renovated and tastefully furnished throughout to a high standard retaining many of the original Victorian features. bytheSea is a family run business and on arrival you will receive a friendly welcome from Julie and Wilson McIlwaine. bytheSea is situated within a prime, central location 100 yards from the beach, children’s outdoor and indoor play areas and a five minute walk from excellent restaurants, bars and shops. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bythesea

Address: 16 Queens Terrace, Ayr KA7 1DU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ayr
Price Range: $93 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bythesea 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“We were on the top floor, which has sloping ceilings. If you are very tall, another room might be more appropriate.”
simmkat, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“front or back of hotel, all rooms were quiet.”
229StevenP, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“You will not get better.”
catherine280160, 3 May 2015 | Read review
“All rooms fantastic”
315kirstym, 1 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Do not stay in rooms 1 or 2 as they are on top floor and have coombed ceilings.”
AileenBonnybridge, 17 Nov 2014 | Read review
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