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With seafront views looking out towards the beautiful Isle of Arran, few hotels offer the same level of serenity that the Mercure Ayr Hotel provides. Ideally located in the heart of the historic seaside town, this 3-star hotel is perfect for weekend breaks, shopping days and self-contemplation thanks to the on-site Feel Good Health Club. A haven for sports fans, Ayr is within a 20-mile radius of 22 dedicated golf clubs and home to the prestigious horse racing Gold Cup.
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Our Ayr hotel is the perfect spot for a relaxing stroll along sandy beaches. You're close to the charming seafront streets of the popular coastal resort of Ayr, the birthplace of Scotland's famous bard 'Rabbie' Burns. Embrace proud Scottish heritage at Burn's birthplace musuem and gardens, test your luck at the nearby racecourse, or take a short scenic drive along the Ayrshire coast to explore Culzean Castle. This hotel has upgraded rooms that feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Guests can enjoy a variety of food and drink choices within easy walking distance from this hotel. Useful information This hotel is unable to offer a left luggage service. Our hotel team may be able to recommend a local service provider.
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Property Location When you stay at Queens Guest House in Ayr, you'll be near the airport and minutes from Pirate Pete's Family Entertainment Centre and Ayr Pavilion. This guesthouse is within close proximity of Wellington Square and Ayr Town Hall. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 6 guestrooms. Bathrooms with showers are provided. Dining Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee. Business, Other Amenities Free self parking is available onsite.
Near Ayr Racecourse
Ayr's only 5 Star Accommodation, 26 The Crescent Guest House was built in 1898 and is located within an impressive row of Victorian terraced houses. All rooms are furnished to a high standard, are en suite, and have free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, and a flat-screen TV with Freeview. Arran Aromatic toiletries are provided in the rooms, as well as a complimentary hospitality tray. The Crescent enjoys close proximity and easy access to Ayr's busy shopping centre and seafront. Ayr Race Course, Burns Cottage and the famous Turnberry and Royal Troon courses, are approximately 20 minutes from The Crescent.
Near Ayr Beach
A warm welcome awaits you at this privately owned 4-star hotel, a fully restored and refurbished Victorian mansion house situated on Ayr's seafront, recapturing the essence of country house hospitality. Great care has been taken to preserve the unique character of this charming house, whilst every modern facility has been discretely installed for the comfort of today's discerning traveller, with easy access to the nearby Glasgow Prestwick Airport. The hotel offers a fully equipped leisure club with swimming pool, sauna and steam room, gym and in-house beauty therapist. All the en suite rooms are beautifully furnished and decorated to a standard one would expect from a 4-star hotel. The creation of additional bedrooms results in an excellent balance between old and new. The new Martins Bar and Grill restaurant was voted Best Informal Dining Restaurant in Scotland at the Scottish Hotel of the Year Awards in 2006.
A 10-minute walk from Ayr Train Station, this guest house has bedrooms with free Wi-Fi and is well located for the town centre, beach and golf courses. Inverlea Guest House is elegant and modern and serves a full Scottish breakfast, with vegetarian options. There are many restaurants in the local area. The clean and comfortable bedrooms have tea/coffee and a digital TV. Some have an en suite bathroom. Inverlea Guest House is convenient for Seafield, Prestwick and Royal Troon golf courses.
Standing proudly within Ayr town centre, this hotel with free car parking and Wi-Fi is the place to stay whether on business or pleasure. Comfortably furnished and well-appointed, the Ayrshire and Galloway Hotel offers affordable rates, and nothing is overlooked. Guests can enjoy contemporary cuisine in the Bistro or opt for something with a Mediterranean twist from the Meridian Cafe Bar situated right next door. Enjoy a walk along the promenade, discover 'Rabbie Burn' country, horse racing, golf or just enjoy the pastimes in the surrounding areas. On the ground floor you will find the reception, the bistro and the Shire Bar. The Shire Bar is a warm, welcoming place where you can enjoy a hearty dram in front of an open fire.
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A pretty seaside town and former Royal Burgh on Scotland's west coast, Ayr is historic, stately and immediately likable. It was the birthplace of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns.
Ayr's prominent landmarks include the Georgian town hall spire and the Auld Brig, thought to date from the 13th century and commemorated in Burns' poem, The Brigs O' Ayr. It was also the place where Robert the Bruce held the country's first Parliament in 1315.
Book one of our Ayr hotels and explore one of Scotland's oldest towns, whose exact age nobody actually knows
Overlooked by an attractive esplanade, Ayr's sandy beach has been awarded a Seaside Award from Keep Scotland Beautiful. From here you can see the islands of Ailsa Craig, Arran and Pladda, and on a very clear day, the tip of Northern Ireland. On the seafront there's a children's play area and Pirate Pete's Family Entertainment Centre, which has a soft play centre, crazy golf, laser tag and amusement rides. If you like fishing, you can take a boat trip out into the sea and fish for skate, haddock and cod.
Scotland's west coast is beyond beautiful, with rugged mountains, adorable islands, verdant greenery and deep blue seas, and a walk along it is a must-do. You can pretty much walk along the beach for around 30 miles to the north of Ayr and 20 miles to the south. As well as the stunning views, keep an eye out for wildflowers and wildlife including seals, otters, deer, foxes and more than 130 species of bird.
A trip to the seaside wouldn't be complete without an ice cream, and you'll find more than 200 flavours on sale at the award-winning Mancini's Ice Cream in New Road. The Mancini family have run the parlour for more than a century, and you'll find dairy and non-dairy ice cream and fresh fruit sorbets on sale.
Another pleasant spot for a picnic or game of football is the Low Green, just back from the esplanade. This was a major tourist attraction in Victorian times and is home to South Ayrshire's largest play area.
Racing and golf
Ayr Racecourse is the venue for the Scottish Grand National, the Ayrshire Handicap and the Ayr Gold Cup. It was voted best racecourse in Scotland for nine years in a row to 2013 by the Racegoers' Club. The present course dates from 1907, although there has been racing in the town since the 16th century. There are also three golf courses at Belleisle, Seafield and Dalmilling.
Scotland's national poet was born in Alloway, on the outskirts of Ayr, and is often described as the Bard of Ayrshire. The cottage where he was born is now part of the Robert Burns Birthplace museum, which houses the world's most important collection of his works and objects relating to his life. There are more than 5,500 manuscripts, books, personal artefacts and artworks, including his writing set, a handwritten manuscript of his poem, Tam O'Shanter, and even a cast of his skull. The vast site also includes a monument and gardens created in his honour, as well as the Auld Kirk church and Brig O'Doon bridge immortalised in his poem Tam O'Shanter.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Ayr
What are the most booked hotels in Ayr?According to our booking data, the most booked hotels in Ayr are Mercure Ayr Hotel and OYO The Fox and Willow.
What is the lowest price for a double room in Ayr?The lowest price for a double room in Ayr is £40.
If I want to stay in the center of Ayr, which hotels shall I consider?If you want to stay near the center of Ayr, you can consider staying at The Ayrshire and Galloway, Mercure Ayr Hotel and 26 The Crescent - Guest House.
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