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The Gailes Hotel

Marine Drive, Irvine KA11 5AE Scotland
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The Gailes Hotel & Spa near Irvine is a luxury hotel in Ayrshire that has a great home from home feel which is complimented by its welcoming staff. This four star family owned hotel is also in a great location for visiting all that Ayrshire has to offer with many activities and attractions within easy reach. Relax in distinctive modern accommodation at the Gailes Hotel with a choice of 41 well-appointed bedrooms plus The Gailes Penthouse Suite. All rooms have king size beds, en-suite bath and shower facilities, flat-screen TVs, Scottish toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities plus free Wifi, which is also available throughout the hotel. Coast Restaurant & Bar has a delightful and welcoming ambiance, the perfect place to enjoy a meal with family and friends or simply catch up with great coffee and cake or a glass of wine. When the sun is shining there is no better place to be than relaxing in one of the outside terraces. The Gailes is home to the stunning Si! Spa which offers a collection of over 50 personalised treatments, day spa packages and overnight spa breaks making use of nature’s most powerful and effective actives and oils, coupled with the latest, innovative techniques. All treatments of 55 minutes or longer include complimentary access to a stunning Thermal Suite, new outdoor spa deck and hydro pool. The hotel also boasts a gym and studio offering an extensive range of classes. This hotel in Irvine is great for golfers with many wonderful championship golf courses on the hotels doorstep with the hotel also boasting its own nine-hole golf course and Toptracer driving.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Car park
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Room service
VIP room facilities
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Magslamb wrote a review 19 Jan
Golf del Sur, Spain49 contributions2 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay at the Gailes Hotel. We had the coastal getaway Si Spa experience package, which was delightful. The lunch was very nice as was the procecco. I floated away during massage & had to be awakened. The staff are all very Friendly & attentive. The evening meal was excellent but be warned the portions are large. The bed was very comfortable & I had a great sleep . Breakfast very good then checked out & went over to the gym as I’m a member for my hula hoop class .. perfect.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jazz H wrote a review 7 Jan
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Food was delicious and the wine was fantastic too. Steaks were cooked to perfection and the recommended wine matched perfectly. Dinner with Lauren as our server was an absolute delight. An amazing meal made even better by her beautiful character and cheery nature.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Paul B wrote a review 7 Jan
Bellshill, United Kingdom10 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed for one night and from start to finish the service and care was excellent. The staff made a real fuss of our dog every time they encountered us and were very friendly. The hotel is a short drive from Irvine beach and we had a great dog walk in spite of the weather before returning to the warmth and comfort of our room with its super king-size bed. The food in the restaurant is very good, we had a lighter bite for lunch and later in the evening had dinner and drinks which we thoroughly enjoyed. Portion size and the quality of the food cannot be faulted. The facilities at the spa and gym were excellent. Unlike most hotels this was a proper gym with a plethora of state of the art equipment and free weights. My wife really enjoyed using the thermal spa to unwind before we returned to the restaurant for drinks later. A fabulous hotel with excellent staff, we will return soon!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reb.sw wrote a review Dec 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom10 contributions13 helpful votes
I booked an overnight night including a spa day for my Mums Christmas. I wasn’t sure what to expect as we hadn’t been here before or heard anyone talk about it. We arrived at the Si! Spa at 12pm. We were welcome and shown to the changing rooms. We hadn’t brought any slippers for in the spa and when we asked about them the girls said they wrote on the email that they don’t supply them anymore due to the waste. However, they found us both a pair which we really appreciated. We sat down for our lunch with a glass of Prosecco. The food choices were good and the food was delicious. We then enjoyed the thermal suite before going for our treatments. We had booked in for the coastal getaway and the spa treatment was incredible. I can only describe it as the best spa treatment I’ve ever had. Rebecca was the therapist that done both my mum and I’s treatment and she was amazing. She knew exactly how to relax us and just took her time. We would definitely request her again in the future. Overall, our spa experience was second to none. We felt so at ease the full duration and the staff couldn’t do enough to help you. A special mention to Ashley who was so accommodating and really did make sure we were having a good time. We then checked into the hotel and were delighted with our room. Clean, spacious and luxury toiletries in the bathroom. The bed was comfortable which is always a win win situation. We had dinner and breakfast at the Coast restaurant. The food on both occasions was great. Again, food choices were great and all the food was so hot and fresh. We ordered the salt and chilli chicken strips for starters and these are a must get if you’re eating here. Sooooo tasty! We both highly recommend this place and both enjoyed our stay so much that we are looking to book again for two nights. :)
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
David R wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Recently we had dinner at the Gailes hotel in Irvine, we haven’t been in the Gailes since it had been reopened and it is absolutely stunning inside. The staff were as friendly as ever a special mention to Jamie who looked after us all night and was truly a delight. Can’t wait to come back and visit again soon.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Gailes Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Gailes Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dundonald Castle (4.2 km), Artastic (7.3 km), and Scottish Maritime Museum (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Gailes Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Gailes Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Gailes Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Gailes Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Small talk, Adesso, and Vanilla Joe's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Gailes Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a sauna, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Gailes Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Gailes Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Gailes Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Gailes Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting War Memorial Troon (5.6 km), Trinity Church (2.5 km), and Irvine Townshouse (2.5 km).
Is The Gailes Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.