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52 Racecourse Road, Ayr KA7 2UZ Scotland
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#12 of 68 hotels in Ayr
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Lovely family run hotel with 14 en-suite rooms. Freeview / tea & coffee making facilities. Open from 10am serving coffees and Home Baking till 11.30Am...Lunches from 12-4.30Pm, Suppers from 5-9pm. Superb home-cooked food served in the Bar, Restaurant and Beer Garden. BT Sports in the Bar. Selection of Real Ales and Malt Whiskies. Walking distance from Beach, Town Centre, Parks and Golf courses. In the Heart of Burns' Country. Special Rates for Golf Parties. Selection of Supper dishes at a Special rate of £7.95 Between 5pm and 6.30Pm.
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John Q wrote a review Oct 2023
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Has a staff that sincerely wants you to enjoy your stay. Will be my go to site for a future trip. Chestnuts is not a franchise, but truly a Scottish experience - family owned. Small bar that attracts the locals who are just as friendly as the staff. You won't be a stranger very long. Jack from Tallahassee Florida.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Frederik Overdijking wrote a review Sept 2023
Naples, Florida15 contributions3 helpful votes
Food and staff great. comfortable, clean and very friendly staff. Thanks to Grant Steel and all his staff for making us fell welcome. We loved the food which we eat in the Bar. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be back for another stay next time we are in Ayr
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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helensnj wrote a review Sept 2023
County Down, United Kingdom34 contributions47 helpful votes
Stayed one night on our way back to the ferry after a driving holiday in the Highlands, and could happily have stayed a few nights more! Very comfortable hotel, in a lovely building and a lovely part of town close to the beach and with a great beer garden. Our room was large, clean and comfortable, overlooking a little garden. The staff were great, very friendly. Our dinner was lovely, as was breakfast - the whole stay was reasonably priced too. We hope to return for a longer stay. Thank you!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Norman R wrote a review Jun 2023
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8 guys on a golfing trip, stayed 3 nights. . Excellent hotel with friendly & helpful staff. Spacious bedrooms. Good bar with Real Ale. Good breakfasts and evening meal. Close to golf courses. & town centre.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Jane S wrote a review Mar 2023
Ayr, United Kingdom1 contribution
We visit this hotel every month for a meal and can thoroughly recommend it. All we can say is, if you want an excellent choice of food beautifully cooked, and delivered by competent and friendly staff who enjoy a banter, this is the place to come.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pj S wrote a review Oct 2022
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This is not the first time we have stayed in Chestnuts and it will not be our last. The location is perfect for any holiday in Burns Country or for people who wish to tackle the challenges of the many superb Ayrshire golf courses. The hotel is a modest size family business, with a first rate restaurant. We ate there each night of our four night stay and were certainly not disappointed by any of the dishes. However, the haggis tower deserves special mention as it is a real treat! The hospitality we received (on each of our visits) has been a real pleasure. It must be second to none for friendliness. It is little wonder the welcoming public bar is popular, and also serves delicious meals. An additional bonus was the complimentary room upgrade, it was comfortable, clean, spacious and well appointed. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Chestnuts for a stay or for a relaxing meal.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Valerie W wrote a review Aug 2022
Luton, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I have stayed at this hotel twice per year for the last 10years. We have always found it to be clean, comfortable, with a lovely restaurant offering a good varied menu. I am writing this review because in July this year I was admitted to Ayr hospital after having arrived only the previous evening. The management and staff of The Chestnuts went out of their way to support and look after my partner who herself currently has a disability. They certainly went the extra mile and I cannot thank Grant and his staff enough.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Harry M wrote a review Aug 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom66 contributions41 helpful votes
First ever visit to Chestnuts with my wife for a meal while on a visit to Ayr & certainly won't be our last. Totally enjoyed our meals, served up by the waiting staff who really made you feel comfortable & welcomed you as first-time visitors..... really commendable! Restaurant was spotless, extensive dining menu to choose from where you were really spoiled for choice, & as I said previously..... great service! Also noted that they have a take-away service which must be a godsend of a treat if you are on a self-catering break by the sea.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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John D wrote a review Aug 2022
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Great family meal and fantastic service from this hotel. The waiter and waitress on duty were very family friendly. The food was first class as was the service. We will be back in the future. Many thanks.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mak wrote a review Jul 2022
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we had a family party in the restaurant, set menu had good options, food was great and service for all of us was incredible, continuously checked on drinks and were offered a three course menu. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Chestnuts Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Chestnuts Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ayr Seafront Playpark (0.7 miles), Lang Scots Mile (0.6 miles), and Pirate Pete's (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Chestnuts 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 Chestnuts Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Chestnuts Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Chestnuts Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Chestnuts Hotel Restaurant, Cafe Vito, and Ayr India.
Is The Chestnuts Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Ayr.
Are there any historical sites close to The Chestnuts Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Greenan Castle (1.5 miles), Loudon Hall (1.0 miles), and Citadel of Ayr (0.9 miles).
Is The Chestnuts Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.