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“What a lovely property and setting!”
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Excellent
37 reviews
Welcome to Alloway Retreat
Master Bedroom
Family Bathroom
Twin Room
Second Bedroom
Kitchen
Alfresco Entertaining
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Bungalow -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ayrshire, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 37 reviews
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Kevin G
Gainesville, Texas, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“What a lovely property and setting!”
Reviewed 3 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

You will not find a better, more attractive, more lovely place to holiday than Alloway. The property is exquisite, finely decorated, and very warm and comfortable! If you are staying in Ayr, you must experience Alloway Retreat! It just could not have been better! Thank you, Shirley, for your kind, accommodating interactions with us!

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Liked best: The setting and high quality of the property.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Jun 2013
You are very welcome and thank you for your great review. I'm glad you enjoyed you're stay at Alloway Retreat. It was a pleasure having you and your family. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and had a safe journey home to Texas. Hope you will return to Scotland (Alloway) soon and thank you for choosing Alloway Retreat for your stay.

Kindest regards
Shirley
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Peter D
Johnston, United Kingdom
1 review
“You really could not find better accommodation than this lovely bungalow”
Reviewed 15 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We recently had a family weekend at Alloway Retreat and we were all delighted with the quality of every aspect of this lovely house.The house is ideally situated in a quiet residential location but close to the Alloway seafront and the Burns attractions which are nearby.
Shirley Brown,the owner,ensured that we had everything we needed and,all in all, it was a great weekend.
A stay here is luxurious living!

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Liked best: the quality of the house
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Apr 2013
Thank you for your kind review. Glad you all had a wonderful time. It was a pleasure having you and your family enjoying the house and hope to see you all again sometime in the future.Take care.

Shirley
Alloway Retreat
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Jent3664
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Best self catering house we have rented - just excellent!”
Reviewed 20 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

We rented this house for the weekend for our friend's wedding - they got married at Alloway church / Brig a doon which is just around the corner from this house. The owner Shirley was brilliant - she let us come round to view the house before the wedding and looked after us so well while we were there. Shirley accommodated an early arrival on the Friday and also brought us home made bread - amazing!

The house is totally kitted out with robes, slippers, towels, all kitchen appliances, soap, shampoo ect - it's just like a private 5 star hotel! There is also a great garden area and a BBQ, we hosted a post-wedding BBQ on the Saturday - the wedding party loved it, it's a great house for a social gathering! There are also kids toys at the house which went down well with our friends who had children.

Everyone loved the house and we are definitely going to go back. I would highly recommend renting this house, it's great value for money and would win over any hotel hands down!

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Liked best: The amazing kitchen space and the free wifi
Liked least: No negatives
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Mar 2013
I'm so glad that you all had a wonderful stay. You were all a great bunch and full of fun. Thank you for the great review and I look forward to seeing you again in the future. It was a pleasure.

Kindest regards
Shirley
Alloway Retreat
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Ashtead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2013 for a stay in December 2012

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Liked best: everything was just perfect, perhaps the finishing touches
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
21 Mar 2013
Thank you so much for this great review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at Alloway Retreat. I knew that this was a special Christmas for you all and I'm glad that I was able to help fulfill this. Hope to see you all again soon.

Kindest regards
Shirley
Alloway Retreat
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HettiSimp...
South Creake, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Beautifully done, like a five star hotel suite - only better!”
Reviewed 2 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

I own a holiday cottage agency in Norfolk with a portfolio of 200 cottages and am very very impressed with Alloway Retreat. The booking process was handled in a friendly and efficient manner by the owner, Shirley Brown, who is a charming lady with great taste.
She has put a huge amount of effort making Alloway Retreat a very special place to stay. We are just leaving after a half term holiday with my two small children aged 3 & 6 and our niece aged 11 and whilst the Ayrshire weather has not been too kind (it is late October after all) we have had a very memorable holiday, in no small part down to the lovely accommodation. Shirley has tried to think of everything, right down to providing a box of toys and a proper cot (should you need it). The house feels large for a three bed, the kitchen is fantastic and with two sitting rooms, the children can watch TV in one and we can relax with a glass of something delicious in the other. We walked to the stunning Ayr coastline in a few minutes and there is tonnes to do within a ten minute drive.
We have family living up here and had them all round for a big supper, everyone wanted to move in!
Needless to say we will be back.

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Liked best: Overall design and furnishings - felt like a five star hotel suite
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
28 Nov 2012
Thank you so much for you're kind words. I'm so glad that you and your family had lovely stay. It would be a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us again. Just let me know.

Kindest regards

Shirley Brown
Alloway Retreat
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