The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Western House Hotel at Ayr Racecourse wins Romantic Hotel of the Year award

It’s official!

Western House Hotel in Ayr has been voted the Romantic Hotel of the Year in the UK.


The four-star venue at Ayr Racecourse was given the accolade by LateRooms.com, one of the world's leading hotel reservations website, in their first ever Simply the Guest Awards.

Only one other hotel from Scotland featured in the top 10, and no other Ayrshire hotel was listed.


Western House Hotel general manager Malcolm Balish commented: “This is a huge honour for everyone at Western House. This award is based purely on genuine guest reviews, so it means a lot to us.
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“When you think of some of the hotel locations in the world, for Western House to win this award is exceptional. In the hospitality industry LateRooms.com is a major, major website, and to be recognised in this way in their first ever Simply The Guest Awards is very special.”

A spokesman from LateRooms.com said: “We launched our Simply the Guest Awards to find and recognise the hotels that our guests simply love the most - like Western House Hotel. This is based solely on genuine guest reviews, and is the only award of this type in the UK.”

Some of the comments from guests included: “Staff were very professional and friendly. Excellent restaurant menu and quality of food. Very relaxing surroundings.

“Fantastic rooms and venue food was amazing. Would stay any time. Have stayed in many different hotels worldwide, and Western House Hotel is certainly one of my top three. Surpasses many places, even better than some luxury hotels in Dubai
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“Super place to stay, accommodation very good, food excellent and staff very attentive.”

Western House also came 17th in the Overall Category, one of only two Scottish hotels to feature in the top 20, and the only Ayrshire hotel to do so.

This is the latest in a string of awards won by Western House Hotel. Last year at the Scottish Hotel Awards the venue won six awards, including the Wedding Team of the Year and the Reception Excellence Gold Medal.

At previous awards Western House won the Scottish Wedding Hotel of the Year on three separate occasions.

Western House Hotel at Ayr Racecourse is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

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