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Horizon Hotel
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Ayr
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 April 2012

The Horizon hotel is arguably one of the best hotels around in terms of atmosphere, friendlieness of staff, comfort and most of all the quality of the restaurant!
The rooms are very comfortable with free wifi and flatscreen tv's and if you get a seaview room then the view across the bay over to Arran are stunning especially as the sun sets.
And now the best bit ...... The food is simply amazing and would put many more upmarket establishments to shame.
I have been a guest here on many occassions and while all too often hotel restaurants are adequate at best, the food here is first class. The dishes I (and colleagues) have had, have always been of the highest quality beautifully presented, imaginatively created and absolutely gorgeous and have never been dissatisfied. The breakfasts fall into the same category also, always cooked to order and piping hot and unlike plenty other hotels.
I visit the horizon on a regular basis throught the year and every time the service and quality is exceptional. If i were a resident of Ayr then i would regularly dine here as the decor and ambience of the bar/restaurant area is very relaxing and comfortable.

Would recommend to ANYONE!

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms with a sea view givean excellent outlook.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

Spent Saturday in this hotel with ork maes had a meal and few driks, servie was top notch and the staff were all welcoming and happy to help. We had great table service and assistnce from the staff. The young barmen Craig was very helpful and enthisiastic in his job and all staff were friendly and we were very pleased we will return :)

Room Tip: Definitely a place for a good time :)
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Have stayed several times in and around Ayr and the Horizon beats the lot for quality and affordability. Food and service excellent, esp the dinner. Room was very quiet so slept well. Shower a bit lacking in power but that was the only concern for us. We'll definitely return.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank seljangolf
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Stayed here just for one night but felt it was quite on the pricey side considering what the room was like. Opening a dated window was a set of ladders and a brick wall so the curtains got closed to make the room feel nicer. Pillows weren't comfy as they were completely flat which shows its been well used, decor is terrible and bathroom especially urgently needs a refurb, even if its just fresh paint (not too expensive) would brighten it up. Decor also terrible, colour scheme just not fitting to an Scottish hotel. All little things I know but considering they are "little" it wouldn't take much to sort.

The biggest annoyance was that check-out time was 10am. Why? how can you enjoy your last moments when you need to get up so early? And our room was opposite a "store cupboard" obvously used by housekeeping as I heard the door slam shut 20 times in the space of 10 minutes around 9am in the morning giving me no choice but to get up and pack (possibly an idea thought of by the hotel to get rid of the guests on check-out?).

I have stayed in many hotels of all different stars but all the negative comments aside I did feel that having a 32" TV in the room was a massive plus! With most 3* hotels I have stayed in I have only seen maybe 21" TV's so this is what made this hotel stand out in comparison.

The MOD (manager on duty) was friendly on check-in always nice to have a good first impression on the staff.

Would I go back? Yes but obviously if it were to a room away from a store cupboard.

4* star given because of the TV size.

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Thank stormelph08
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

This seafront hotel was perfect in every way. As a wheelchair user, it is so difficult to get a hotel which meets all your need, but the Horizon did it all. There is a ramp to the main entrance, a small lift to reception and a lift to help in and out of the bath. The hotel was spotlessly clean and comfortable, the staff were extremely friendly and the food was just fabulous. We quite often stay at the Southampton Hilton, but this hotel was even better.

Room Tip: A seaview room would be nice because you can see all the way across the water to Arran.
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Additional Information about Horizon Hotel

Address: Esplanade, Ayr KA7 1DT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Ayr
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ayr
#8 Family Hotel in Ayr
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ayr
Price Range: ₹ 4,691 - ₹ 10,035 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Horizon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Horizon Hotel is the ideal location and a popular venue for holidays, short breaks, and activities, weddings and business functions.Offering quality and affordability, the Horizon Hotel is an award winning three star Scottish Hotel providing Scottish hospitality, and friendly efficient service. ... more   less 
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