Enjoyable weekend in Ayr
Posted Aug 4, 2016
I had dined in the restaurant with parents 2 years ago, and was delighted with that experience. On this occasion it was my parents' golden wedding anniversary so I didn't want to stay with them for the weekend. Event planning commenced in January 2016, and it was with some luck that 1 of the few rooms available in Ayr for the relevant weekend was at Carrick Lodge......and at a reasonable price for the summer. I had no plans to spend any lengthy period of time at the hotel each day, as I had socialising and shopping to do. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants within 15 minutes or so walk in Ayr town centre, so this was an ideal staging post. The train station is also within the same walking distance.
My room was spacious and clean, with a large wall mounted tv (Freeview channels), tea and coffee.......and an ironing board and iron - perfect after the unpacking. The shower room / toilet were also spacious and comfortable.
I established after my 1st night out, that the front door shuts around midnight, but there staff are on duty and will answer the doorbell. The hotel bar is open for as long as you want, and I took advantage of this on the 2nd night after the family celebrations. Breakfast was included in the price, but I didn't partake on either morning. However going back to my previous visit to the restaurant, I suspect that the quality of the food on offer would be good.
No complaints, and I will return for another weekend of socialising in Ayr.