Recent reviews from our SimpsInns properties and venues in Ayrshire 

The Gailes Hotel Old Loans Inn Si! Cafe:Bar:Restaurant The Waterside Hotel



Lynn 21st April 23rd

Very nice place, bedrooms have been well looked after,clean shower/bath facilities. Had dinner at the hotel, good choice on the menu. Service was very good, staff helpful. Overall had a great weekend , will be back at some point 



Cocktail Masterclass – Kathryn 20th April  

Took the masterclass for my birthday. Richard, Scott and Zoë were amazing. They were knowledgeable and helpful and amazing. It was a really fantastic night


Thee Highlander 20th April 

Had a great meal here and staff really nice also, My son loved how he got to make up his own pizza at the table 😎👍. Really nice environment to be in. Great selection of drinks and the Italian food is excellent. A bi Si from us 


Family lunch – Margaret 19th April 

Had a lovely lunch today at si with my family. All staff were very nice, especially our waitress Norah. Will be back again soon


Fabulous restaurant – Marion 17th April 

Visited for the first time and only regret is we had not gone sooner! Defo our favourite in the Group. Extensive menu, both for food and drinks, including a wide range of cocktails. The staff are very attentive and helpful and really know the meaning of the term Team. I had the house burger which was fabulous. Three, yes three rashers if bacon on a fabulous burger, and all served piping hot. I was told the fish and chips were equally good. We will certainly return, hopefully next time with friends so that we can spread the word about the fantastic venue.



Wedding – Margaret 18th April 

We had our wedding here in April 2018 and what a fantastic place to have it... everything from start to finish was perfect,,, Emma our host was just brilliant and made sure everything went wonderful which it did and many people commented on how great a day it was... the food was outstanding with the meal itself being hugely congratulated a huge thanks to the wedding chef... I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful day no it was really all down t the Gailes and their wonderful attentive staff from bringing out a sewing kit so I could dance to providing hankies for the girls..Thankyou so much for everything you gave us a perfect day love Johnny n Margaret in sunny Italy 


Wedding – Kharlene 17th April 

My son and daughter in law had there wedding here on the 14th April 2018 and fom beginning to end it was perfection Sarah Johnson is a credit to this hotel she organised every detail to the highest standard the pent house suite is just gorgeous with lovely decor and jacuzzi and a sauna .. food was fabulous and guest rooms lovely I would highly recommend this hotel 



Brilliant – Scott 17th April 

Amazing service, in particular the barman Adam made the experience excellent. He makes a great French martini.



Elizabeth 17th April 

Had my daughters 21st birthday dinner tonight, Esther did an amazing job of looking after a table of 15. Was great for the kids too, the food was great x


Iva 15th April  

So today we had a baby shower for my daughter, the venue was just perfect , all the guest greeted the mum to be from the upstairs balcony...... she loved it, the staff Esther suzie and neve were so accommodating to the 30+ guests , perfect amount of food and quick to serve , even managed to deal with a crazy Italian with a camera � great day, fab memories and I’d recommend it to anyone �



Lesley – 14th April  

I was at the ABBA tribute night for my sisters retirement party. The food and entertainment was 1st class would definitely recommend to family & friends



Maureen 13th April

I was at The Waterside Hotel today with my family. We love the decor and the beautiful situation. The food was a high quality and a great variety of choice was offered. The staff were very warm and welcoming and our waitress was helpful throughout. I'd highly recommend that my family and friends visit. I'm already planning my next visit.


John M Robertson reviewed The Waterside (April 10th)

Had an amazing time at this hotel. Expectations were just a hotel but they blew that out the park, amazing big rooms lovely sea view and view of Arran “if you go deluxe” 

And I couldn’t even finish dinner. Breakfast was amazing also whether you eat the continental or cooked or all like me  😍hopefully be back very soon x


Owen O'Neill reviewed The Waterside (April 10th)

This place is amazing. Excellent food, service and rooms and views are stunning. Exceptional experience, we will be back



Hugh (April 9th)

Good visit (again)

We pop in every couple of months as we are local. Delighted to say as good as ever. Service from friendly efficient staff, gave us the time we needed to move onto dessert and coffee. Food was excellent. We ate from the light bite menu at £18 for three courses. Good sized portions. 10/10. 



Fiona (April 8th)

Superb experience

I just visited Si with my family for lunch today and it was really wonderful. Excellent food and professional and friendly service. Many thanks to Nicola for taking such good care of us.



Angie (April 8th)

Great Stay

We had booked this as Christmas Present for our Mum and Dad .A week before the stay my Dad took stroke and we were unsure if this stay would happen. Got in touch with Old Loans to explain and they were so helpful re rearranging stay. Dad's recovery was excellent and we made the trip down. Had a great stay .Rooms were fantastic, food was good and the staff were friendly and helpful. Great place to chill .Looking forward to next visit .



Maria (April 7th)


First class food & service. Highly recommend to dine in! Had our wedding here so Highly recommend for wedding venue also.



Glen (April 6th)

Great place for a cuppa

My daughter and I found ourselves with an hour or so to kill in Irvine, and saw Si, so decided to nip in. My daughter ordered the deluxe hot chocolate and a slice of carrot cake, while I opted for the coffee and scone deal. My daughter loved the hot chocolate, while my coffee came with a toasted scone, butter, jam, and fresh whipped cream. Absolutely delicious. Would recommend. 



Irene  (April 6th)

10 out of 10

Just spend 2 fab days at the Gailes Hotel, have never stayed in such a friendly hotel, staff all very friendly and helpful, which gives the hotel such a lovely relaxed atmosphere, the staff all looked like they actually wanted to be there, which you don't find very often, which makes our stay more enjoyable. Lovely breakfast with plenty to choose from, and a lovely menu for evening meal, with again something to suit everyone's taste , the rooms are lovely, plenty of space ,and very clean, we had a fab 2 night stay, and will certainly be back, keep up the fab work



Linda (April 4th)

I had booked for us to go for lunch we arrived approx 15 mins early  so we were expecting to wait possibly at the bar, but, we were taking straight to our table, and had our lunch from the light menu, which was fab! especially the cheesecake, it was an Easter egg cheesecake!! Service was quick and very friendly, we hadn't been here before so we were pleasantly surprised to say the least, so will definitely be going back there again. Well worth a visit.



Cath (April 3rd)

Lunch on Easter Sunday!

This is a beautiful contemporary restaurant and we were greeted in a very friendly and welcoming manner and taken quickly to our table. Staff service and attention was very impressive and made us feel at ease and comfortable. Orders were taken and food and drinks arrived swiftly and we're delicious and we'll presented. All staff made the whole experience a delight and the food and value was excellent. We will definitely return and would recommend highly to others. A real find! Looking forward to trying their cocktails next time.



Chris (April 3rd)

As good as it looks

Took wife and three boys for Easter lunch fantastic value as the kids ate free with each adult main purchased. Looks nice from outside, inside is even better nice spacious restaurant, very child friendly with wireless earphones to watch the movie on the big screen.

Face paint station too was a nice touch for the boys.

Food was nice, not too expensive either and with the kids free it meant it was great value as I had stated. 

The staff were very attentive too and the duty manager Esther was as polite and helpful as anyone could have hoped.

Plenty of offers and promotions on, and they do live tribute nights that we will be keeping eyes on as they look like a fantastic evening and with a drink package, one can have a ball in a nice place for a reasonable expenditure.

Definitely be back in one way or another.



Wendy Wood (April 3rd)

Just stayed in this hotel for a wedding. It was super, very clean hotel both outside & in. Lovely rooms & very comfy bed. Staff very friendly & helpful. Great place for a wedding or a weekend break. Will definitely be back.



James (April 3rd)

Ayrshire gem

Visited this inn for a two night stay with my wife as gift for her birthday and it was a terrific stay. The inn is situated just outside Troon and it is in a lovely setting, beautiful rooms and fantastic food, the staff are very friendly and professional. There is an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner , try the loans fish supper it is top nosh. There are only 20 rooms in the inn but they are all modern decor with all you require for a pleasant stay , and they have wide range of drinks available at the bar. They also have a beer garden and a children's play area ,they also have meals available to non-residents for breakfast lunch and dinner. Great place to stay and I will be recommending to my family and friends



Angela (April) 

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