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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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HOTEL STYLE
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Mid-range
HOTEL CLASS
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Full view
90Good for walkers
Grade: 90 out of 100
157Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
22Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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All reviews guest house small desk and flat screen tv street parking breakfast included terrific breakfast a couple of minutes walk town centre iron and ironing board definately stay here sea front nice toiletries mini fridge restaurants and pubs pleasant stay tea and coffee making facilities comfy bed
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Found this gem of a place in Ayr. Great location, 2 streets from the beach. The place is spotless and very homely and welcoming. Nothing is a bother for Wilson and Julie. The choices for breakfast were fab something to suit everyone, prices were reasonable...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Fiona A
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed for one night at this guest house in a clean, spacious, welcoming room, facing the front of the house. Up to 5 min to go to the beach. In the room we had a kettle, tea, coffee, sweets, an iron, a hairdryer and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank doini_ad
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Perfect place for a lovely break. Stayed here for few nights with my Mum in Twin Room ground floor which was ideal in every way. Owners and staff so welcoming and friendly and property is spotlessly clean. Property really is in an ideal position for...More

Date of stay: May 2018
2  Thank irenenoctor51
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Stayed here for one night in order to break up my journey. I had considered a nearby Premier Inn but By the Sea was much more personal and had a bit of character. Parking available on the street outside free of charge. I think there...More

Date of stay: March 2017
2  Thank PWMcC
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here in Feb 18 with friends. Despite the owners confirming they would be away for the duration they very kindly allowed us to stay at the property and even reduced the rate for us. The property is superbly located within...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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Connie J
24 July 2017|
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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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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"
weesanta
26 Jan 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$63 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandSouth AyrshireAyr
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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