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#18 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Ayr
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

i have stayed in this guest house a few times taken friends one of the times never had a problem with it it is very clean breakfast in excellent and the owners are very helpfull and pleasant ,just looking as wee need a another visit to it ,not too sure of the last time we were there Mary ,,,,Glasgow

1Thank swivlehips
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We booked out By The Sea for a wedding near Ayr, with over-flow staying at Craggallan. Excellent and friendly welcome, very accommodating of us. The lounge by the kitchen was a useful touch, with wine glasses & a chiller fridge. Wide range of options at breakfast, with free-range eggs, locally sourced produce and fresh strawberries and blueberries. Rooms all comfortable...

1Thank Vsadams
bytheseaAyr, Owner at Bythesea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Bythesea positively. We pride ourselves in providing comfortable accommodation at a competitive price and enjoy having large groups stay so they can relax in the lounge together. It was lovely to meet all of your party and of course the bride and groom. Regards Julie

Carluke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Good B and B with nice spacious room and bathroom with good quality toiletries . Slight negative was that carpet needed a Hoover. I believe this was due to carpets being fitted in other rooms with furniture temporarily being stored in others. Anyway not a big problem and everywhere else was very clean. Re the title of the review...the guesthouse...

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bytheseaAyr, Manager at Bythesea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our guest house. Constructive critisim is always welcome as it helps us understand what we need to do to improve our service. We do work with Booking.com and we try to offer different price structures to suit all potential guests. Not all travellers want to include breakfast on the room rate so...

Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Family room, en-suite, good size, great price, clean and very comfortable beds. Breakfast was outstanding with cereals, fruits and cooked traditional Scottish breakfast. Great welcome and breakfast room layout fabulous.

1Thank Steven P
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Lovely guesthouse, friendly welcome and good comfy bed. Breakfast was great too with lots of choice to pick from. Would recommend to anyone visiting Ayr. Very close to main street with plenty of restaurants and bars.

Thank Scottish55
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We stayed at sister guest house Craggallan which is located 4 doors away but we used By the Sea for breakfast. The guest house is very clean, modern and welcoming. The owners were lovely and made our stay very pleasant. The extra little touches made the guest house very unique and more personably than a brand chain hotel. The food...

1Thank ela03
Bridlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2015

After a long 7hr journey battling through Storm Desmond we arrived in a very wet Ayr. Was left waiting in the hallway while the owner tried to find our booking even though we had rang to book 4 or 5 wks before but eventually given Room 3 keys. Would of been nice to have been offered a coffee or at...

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights. The room was very clean and comfortable. Must give a massive shout out to the hand wash, shower gel that was in my room. Citrus Shores by Arran Aromatics. It made me wash my hands all the time and even when I was out and about I could still smell the aroma. That is certainly...

1Thank BevCam17
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Spent a night here and it was lovely. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was clean and tidy and the bed was so comfy we got a brilliant sleep. The breakfast was excellent and there was a good selection to choose from we loved it. Thanks for our lovely stay

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Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Great location for the beach and only 10min walk to the town centre. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Room was clean and we got a great sleep as bed so comfy. Breakfast brilliant and so much choice. Could not fault any part of guest house. Thanks for our great night

Thank Jim W

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • 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.”
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“front or back of hotel, all rooms were quiet.”
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“All rooms fantastic”
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“Do not stay in rooms 1 or 2 as they are on top floor and have coombed ceilings.”
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