Enterkine House Hotel
What We Love
- A country bolthole in the heart of Ayrshire, with breakfast and optional two-course dinnerTreating yourself to a cream tea by the log fire in the sophisticated reception room
- Sampling local Ayrshire produce in the two AA rosette-awarded restaurant, Browne's
- The spectacular surroundings put you at the heart of Scotland’s stunning scenery and wildlife
What To Know
- The hotel sits on 350 woodland acres for a tranquil Scottish escape
- It's a 45-minute drive to/from Glasgow
- Free WiFi
You know you’re somewhere pretty special when the waiters in the two AA Rosette-awarded restaurant serve your dishes wearing gloves, in front of candlesticks that all look like Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast. This little slice of elegance puts you bang in the middle of 350 acres of pretty woodland for a tranquil Scottish escape.
By day, stroll through the surrounding countryside, or test out your golfing skills at one of numerous courses dotted along the Ayrshire coast. Of an evening, hunker down to a delectable dinner in the elegant dining room before cosying up in your plush bedroom for a restful night’s sleep. The lovely Enterkine House Hotel has everything you need for an old-fashioned weekend in the countryside.
How to Get There
Visited here last week with family for an afternoon tea booked through itison by my dad. Ongoing construction work made accessing the hotel a tad confusing and once inside it felt like it should actually have been closed as it was clearly an active work site (very polite work men scouting about and clearly just trying to get on with their work so not their fault at all). Table was in a good spot with beautiful views of the countryside but tea and cake selection although tasty was like food for a children’s party. The tiniest sandwiches I’ve ever seen and very small cakes. I must note though that the lemon posset was the most amazing dessert I’ve ever had in my entire life but it was so teeny it was gone in 2 little teaspoons. Good coffee but not enough for 3 adults and once food was given to us we were not approached again by any members of staff and we were left sitting surrounded by dirty plates and cups. I appreciate the place is clearly a work in progress but it seems it should be closed until works are completed. Doubtful we will return.
Visited here today as part of my mothers 82nd Birthday celebrations. From even before we entered the building the staff went above and beyond to help our mother. They were so friendly and attentive. We were seated by a window with the most gorgeous view of the Ayrshire countryside in the sunshine. We were asked if we wanted tea or coffee which arrived quickly. The staff brought our treats through and had sparklers and sang happy birthday to mum. Mum has dementia and the dignity and respect the staff showed her brought tears to our eyes. The tea itself was delicious.. various dainty sandwiches all fresh and well filled and beautiful mini cakes.. just enough for a treat. I can’t thank the staff enough for making our mum’s day so special and making her feel so special. Definitely will be back and the afternoon tea was excellent value for money. Enterkine House your staff are a credit to you.
Stayed for one night recently, chose the hotel based on previous reputation and the fact that we wanted somewhere fairly local for a quick getaway.
As previous reviews have stated the overall impression on arrival is far from welcoming due to the ongoing construction work, which we were not made aware of at time of booking.
We were given a friendly welcome but the whole place seemed somewhat chaotic. We were allocated a room away from the main hotel, in the nearby lodge, which was not well signposted and actually looked so rundown that we assumed we were at the wrong place. When we eventually got in the room, impressions did not improve.
The whole room needed a thorough clean, walls were marked, carpet was dirty and several lights didn’t work. Not only this but the room looked like it had last been updated in the early 1990s and bore no resemblance to the style in which public areas in the hotel were decorated.
We had dinner and drinks in the hotel. Dinner was actually quite good but, staff seemed under pressure and generally harassed, though they were charming. The public loos in the main building, were also in need of a clean!
Breakfast in the morning was good, however there was an extremely limited continental offer of just fruit juice and some cereals.
If the hotel addressed the cleanliness issues and invested some money in upgrading the rooms then we may consider a return but would definitely not stay again with rooms in their present state.