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37 reviews
Welcome to Alloway Retreat
Master Bedroom
Family Bathroom
Twin Room
Second Bedroom
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Alfresco Entertaining
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Bungalow -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ayrshire, Scotland

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Stuart
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“PERFECT!”
Reviewed 10 August 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Stayed in Alloway Retreat in June for a week to attend our daughter's wedding. Large rooms, beautifully decorated, private garden, quiet neighborhood, central location, and a delightful owner. Perfect place for our family to gather during wedding week festivities. The owner greeted us with warm, freshly baked bread upon our arrival which was delicious and a nice welcoming touch. Once you have discovered Alloway Retreat, don't look any further. Just book your stay - you will be glad you did. Top notch accommodation!

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Liked best: The large rooms
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
16 Aug 2013
Thank you so much for this fantastic review. I'm glad that Alloway Retreat served all your needs and was able to compliment your stay for your daughter's big day. It was a pleasure having you all. Hope you are all well and had a safe journey back home to the USA.
Kindest regards
Shirley
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gammie200...
Montrose, U.K.
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Felt like home after a day or two!”
Reviewed 2 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

This was an ideal base for our (annual) golfing trip. Super-relaxing to come back to after a hard day on the links - so much better than a hotel. A bathroom for each couple - barbie - spacious kitchen with everything you could need - TV lounge + "quiet" lounge - quiet, appealing neighbourhood close to everything - owners Shirley and Paul on hand next door to answer any questions, but very much the best kind of hosts who let you get on with things. Are there any others who welcome you with a loaf of warm home-made bread??

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Liked best: The property, Shirley, the location....
Liked least: It's not mine!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Management Response
16 Aug 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this very kind review. I had great pleasure in having you all as guests at Alloway Retreat. I hope that the West of Scotland's Golf Courses were up to your expectations and that you'll return from France to try them again. You and your party are more than welcome back to Alloway Retreat at any time!!!
Shirley
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Jul 2013
Thank you for this fantastic review. I'm glad that Alloway Retreat accomodated all your needs for this special occasion.It was a pleasure having your group stay at Alloway Retreat and I would welcome you all back anytime. Thanks again for choosing Alloway Retreat. Take care.
Kindest regards
Shirley
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Avril C
worthing
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“wonderful holiday home”
Reviewed 25 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

This is by far the nicest holiday property we have ever stayed in.We were warmly greeted by Shirley and given a tour of the house by her...it looks exactly like the pictures on line.
She had provided us with a home made loaf, a bottle of wine,and some other bits and pieces in the kitchen which was a lovely touch.
The location of the house was great and as the weather was nice we were able to have drinks in the secluded back garden with family who joined us for a birthday celebration.The house worked perfectly for our family group and everything supplied was of a really high standard
We really enjoyed our stay ....in fact we have already rebooked the house for Christmas.

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Liked best: property quality well above other property rentals in Ayr
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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 a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
25 Jun 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review on Alloway Retreat. Im glad that you all enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure having you, and I'm looking forward to welcoming you back for Christmas!!
Kindest regards
Shirley
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
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 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
25 Jun 2013
Thank you for your fantastic review. Glad you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure having your party stay with us. I'd gladly welcome you back in the future.
Thank you for choosing Alloway Retreat.
Kindest regards
Shirley
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