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#18 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Ayr
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at Bythesea and the sister bed and breakfast Craggallan many times before. What can I say! Brilliant. Very clean, great staff and great breakfasts with excellent on street parking. A hidden gem and only a few minutes walk from Ayr centre. Very highly recommended.

1Thank George R
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I stay in lots of hotels/B&B accommodation with my work. I have yet to find another place in the UK that can compete with Bythesea, Julie is a fantastic proprietor, The location could not be any better. Always super clean and no noise apart from seagulls (It's by the sea) Take a stroll down to the beach a minute away....

2Thank Wigan1977
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We stayed at this lovely little guest house while attending the Open Golf in July. The location is superb, 1 block form the sea and just a few miles from Troon. It is also walking distance of several restaurants in Ayr. Our room was on the top floor, not great when you have a lot of luggage but staff helped....

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We are road tripping around the UK and happened upon Bythesea on a booking website. The house is beautifully appointed, right near the sea front and a short walk from the town. We were made very welcome from the start and received excellent service. Our room was spacious with a huge ensuite and very comfortable beds. The breakfast menu offers...

1Thank Nicky D
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We Stayed the the room for 3. The moment we opened to door we all said "wow". Everything was large the room, beds, bathroom. Everything was to a 5 star the decor, mint on pillow, fridge in room. We were handed keys to come and go as we pleased. Which is when we discovered just how close to the amazing...

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Fabulous room, fabulous hosts, fabulous breakfast ! The extra mile is no problem here. When enquiring about a stay I asked where a nice place for an anniversary dinner might be and on our arrival found a bottle of champagne in an ice bucket and 2 glasses! and the dinner was none too shabby either ! Many thanks Julie and...

1Thank tim102030
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Decided to book a room at ByTheSea for an overnight stay after receiving recommendations from friends & family over the years. Recommendations were not unfounded as the guesthouse is spotlessly clean & comfortable with a mini fridge & secure safe in the rooms which I thought was a nice touch. The en-suite was a decent size with a supply of...

Thank Krustee
Creetown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely stay at Bythesea. Room was a triple although we'd booked a twin. Was big, clean, lovely fresh sheets and towels, good tea tray. Bathroom spacious with powerful shower and Arran Aromatic products. Hair dryer and straighteners provided. Good location for the beach and shops. Permit provided for on street parking. Would love to stay again

2Thank angela_collett1980
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Had an overnight stay. Room was immaculate & had everthing you needed. Nice toiletries & hospitality tray plentiful. Breakfast was very good with lots of choice. There's a sitting room with tv & dining room very light & airy also a lovely patio area. Hope to visit again.

1Thank pollyStockton
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Turned up on a Friday to watch Rod Stewart in Kilmarnock and this was all we could find on the Internet and for our money I could not believe how good our room was. We were in room number 1 which had a sea glimpse over the roofs but the cleanliness and bed were outstanding. The usual tea not coffee...

1Thank Eoin L

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: $83 - $149 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles simmkat, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“front or back of hotel, all rooms were quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 229StevenP, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“You will not get better.”
 of 5 bubbles catherine280160, 3 May 2015 | Read review
“All rooms fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles 315kirstym, 1 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Do not stay in rooms 1 or 2 as they are on top floor and have coombed ceilings.”
 of 5 bubbles AileenBonnybridge, 17 Nov 2014 | Read review
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