Stayed overnight with friends, a late, late christmas present. We had all been here a few years previously & loved the food but not the rooms. Times have changed & the rooms are all clean, smart, spacious & modern. Very peaceful nights sleep. Slight layout problems in bathroom, only place for hand towel is on heated towel rail which was over the toilet roll holder,but we wouldn't knock it down for that. Staff at check in very pleasant & spent lovely time waiting for dinner time. Dinner was extremely busy, Saturday night, & were starting to panic that tables would be full to bursting. No need to panic as busy as it was, the restaurant is surprising large. Dinner - bottle of wine which was pre ordered was not on table as expected; service was at best patchy; had to ask several times for another bottle of wine, had to ask for menus for dessert, had to ask for someone to take order, you get the picture. Basically a self service restaurant as we had to attract attention & service most of the time to get fed. The annoying thing was, we were at a table right next to the door closest to the main walkthrough area, not hidden away in a corner. We did complain the following morning but an apology & excuse of being busy didn't fully wash. We think that the staff, mostly young, aren't trained fully as we noticed during the meal that some seemed to be working at full pelt & others coasting through the night. However, from starters to desserts, we all had great food with top marks to the sea bream & king scallops. Breakfast a bit hit & miss. Tea/coffee before fruit juice minor complaint. Overall though, would we return. Yes, the food overshadows more or less everything else. Good sleep & great food, just the staff to train & a top class establishment would be overlooking a small pretty harbour.
- Also Known As:
- Wildings Hotel And Restaurant
- Wildings Hotel Girvan
- Wildings Hotel & Restaurant Girvan, Ayrshire