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16 Queens Terrace, Ayr KA7 1DU Scotland See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Pool
Restaurant
4 Star accommodation
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All reviews guest house small desk street parking breakfast included a couple of minutes walk town centre sea front iron and ironing board definately stay here nice toiletries pleasant stay tea and coffee making facilities comfy bed an overnight stay short break top floor porridge
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely weekend in By the sea guesthouse. Would highly recommend, spotlessly clean and exceptional breakfast. Wilson and Julie are excellent hosts who went out their way to make us feel welcomed. Excellent location for local shops, beach, restaurants and theatre. Will definitely be...More

2  Thank paulaprunty2018
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

From the first moment to leaving, i had a fantastic stay. The day before i was due to stay, the proprietor provided me with a car parking permit allowing me to park my car early morning the day of my stay which prevented any car...More

1  Thank GrantC1124
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Very good value if you are willing to park on the street. The property has no off-street parking. Guests are given a windscreen sticker that entitles a vehicle to parkall day on the streets nearby. There were plenty of spaces when we visited. The room...More

1  Thank HDStripad
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Firstly, Julie was incredibly kind and accommodating, as we hoped for an early luggage drop with our very early AM arrival. Instead, she let us check in and get settled (as well as dry off a bit from the rain). The room was cozy, with...More

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Booked in for an overnight stay, after reading reviews i was not disappointed. Fabulous place, near beach and town centre. Room was fab, great view, breakfast was fantastic. Could not fault this place one bit, staff and owners friendly and welcoming, will definately stay here...More

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About
Description
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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$69 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Bythesea Ayr, Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ayr
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$69 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Bythesea Ayr, Scotland
Location
United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ayr
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Traveller (38)
Room & Suite (13)
Dining (7)
Pool & Beach (1)
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Connie J
24 July 2017|
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Response from Annfhg |
I would contact them directly to find out as that kind of thing can change. It's a lovely property and the breakfasts are FAB!
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Alimc4
5 January 2015|
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Response from AndyH1London | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. By the Sea is a fantastic guest house. The sea views are only partial though to the side but it's seconds from the lovely sea front. It's only munutes from the Town with lots of eating places. Best wishes Andy
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"We stayed in Room 6 Twin ground floor perfect for elderly. It overlooks a shared patio area which everyone..."
irenenoctor51
21 May 2018
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"Fromt Rooms would offer much better views."
PWMcC
28 Feb 2018
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"Biggest attic room I have ever been in spotless and best ever breakfast."
69rosemaryb
18 Feb 2018
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"all the rooms r good and the staff was magic"
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26 Jan 2018
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