Recent reviews from our SimpsInns properties and venues in Ayrshire 

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



Raymond – 18th June

A nice surprise. My wife and I spent a lovely weekend at this hotel to attend a wedding. The first surprise was the size and quality of the room. Its one of the nicest and comfiest rooms I’ve ever stayed in with a large king size bed and a large bathroom with a spa bath and shower.

The views over the beach and the Clyde estuary were stunning even when the weather was wet.

The wedding organisation and the staff attention was second to none and we were provided with delicious meal well above the standard you would expect.

The predominantly young staff worked very hard and kept their smiles late into the night.

The excellent breakfast allowed us to leave with full stomachs and a lovely memory, we shall go back again.



Allison – 15th June

Had dinner on Friday and a late lunch on Sunday. Food great as usual. Staff couldn’t be more helpful. Cara is a wee star. Relatives stayed Friday to Monday and as always no complaints. Booked for September. All in all, lovely weekend as always. Recommend to anyone.



Les – 15th June

Great food, lovely relaxed atmosphere. The place is lovely, very relaxed and we were made to feel very welcome. We had the prawn cocktail and the rice balls to start, then the fish and chips. Everything tasted delicious and very fresh. The fish n chips were huge! We really enjoyed our visit, would not hesitate to recommend and we'll be back soon. Oh, and the hanging skewers someone had looked amazing!



Mark – 14th June  Wedding heaven

We had and attended our daughter’s wedding at the Gailes . Absolutely fabulous venue and staff were brilliant. Accommodation was excellent and the whole day ran like clockwork. Meal was fantastic and bbq in the evening amazing. Couldn’t recommend this venue more. From initial enquiry through to the actual day they took the strain. Setting is second to none



Summerbaby – 13th June

Amazing hotel. We booked here for 2 nights in a deluxe double room with sea view which was beautiful inside and was very comfortable and cosy . Staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel itself was modern and bright . The breakfast was also very good and had lots of choice . Would definitely come back.



Hunts – 7th June

We are just back from our friends wedding which took place in the Waterside Hotel. I cannot praise this hotel enough!! From the reception staff to the cleaners to the wedding staff they were all first class. We were allowed to check in early on arrival as the wedding was 2pm. They were very accommodating. The wedding was outside as the weather was fantastic and it was a great place to get married. The reception was amazing with the food top notch. We had an amazing day from start to finish. The breakfast this morning was also a high point!! I would also say the rooms here are absolutely stunning and the finishes inside them are of a very high standard. If you are lucky enough to get one overlooking the beach/sea they are well worth experiencing!! We were lucky enough to also get a look in the suite used for the bride and groom. It was absolutely stunning. I cannot recommend this hotel enough. It is definitely worth going too and we will certainly be back!!



Lauren -7th June

Booked a spa night as a couple as a treat and whole experience from start to finish was great. The use of facilities along with your room booking came in very handy and we also added the option of a few treatments. The hotel is fresh and very clean and up to date decor rooms are very modern and come with everything you need including hair dryers , iron/board etc. The main thing that stood out for us was the staff and meals. We arrived and was in number 2 which was a ground floor room beside the last whole of the golf course, wasn’t great as we had people peering in our window so we phoned reception and within 5 minutes we were moved upstairs to a better room. We sat for over 4 hours having a 3 course meal and drinks downstairs and it was the best meal we have had in a long while couldn’t not fault any of it, the staff especially a lady called Alana were exceptionally polite and nothing was a hassle for them either. 10/10 stay will defo be back.



Paddy – 6th June

Best Burgers in North Ayrshire. Great food and fantastic service, great value for money, one of the best burgers I have ever had. Cocktails weren't too great but overall a fantastic place, great atmosphere.



Mansell – 3rd June

I stayed as part of a group of 22 golfers in late May.

We played Western Gailes, Dundonald and Gailes Links and could not have had a better hotel for our stay. Not only was the location perfect, the hotel and its staff catered for us excellently. The rooms were ideal, the breakfast plentiful and the staff very attentive.

We had dinner on the final night and to a man, everyone really enjoyed it.

I will definitely be returning!!



Jaqueline 21st May

Firstly I cant believe the wedding is over....however the waterside has given us memories to last a lifetime. From 2pm day before of Emma and Roberts wedding i cannot fault staff in this venue nothing was a problem....helpful and happy to help. Rooms were beautiful and even though we had to change rooms next day(as there was a wedding on that evening)they helped us move everything. The honeymoon room was massive so there was loads room for bride bridesmaids videographer photographer hair makeup ...list goes on.


Ryan you are a credit to the waterside your no flap attitude was great you smiled all day(even if you thought otherwise you would never have known)haha as was stacey(hope name was right) in the evening. From getting bride down on time to calming her and making sure there day was perfect. Food was lovely and warm served with no fuss even when there was table dances going on around them lol. Setting up in the evening was so quick and reception started on time.


Lastly a massive thankyou to karen seeing your face beaming in the room before emma went downstairs was lovely you were there the day they booked the wedding (and emma thinkin you were her personel wedding co-ordinator)haha. Karen and Malcolm have created a beautiful venue and chosen great staff from front desk to house keepin to bar staff and management I would have to hesitation in recommending this venue to any bride to be it was fantastic  Thankyou �



World Traveler 20th May

Beautiful Hotel Stayed here for business for a few nights and had such a relaxing time.

I decided on 2 of the days to just work in my room which overlooked the coast. Food good, service good. Def come back when i am next in Scotland. Location is also great for you to go running along the beach if you choose too!! :-)



Vicki 17th May

We just happened to be driving by this gem of a place on our way home from

Kelburn castle and so glad we did !! The food was amazing we had the two course for £15 we had the fish and chips and sticky toffee pudding and it was amazing the staff are friendly and efficient and the service was fast and the view of the sea was beautiful the outdoor seating area was as beautiful will a lovely veranda decking area to sit at with a beautiful garden with lovely palm trees almost felt like we were in the Mediterranean with the sun beating down on us this is a lovely place the inside and out it just gorgeous and would highly recommend anyone looking for food or beverage to stop and enjoy!’



Alison 17th May

Had a lovely meal, we decided on the small plates, mac n cheese, prawns, chicken, chorizo, pulled pork and black pudding, all of them were fantastic, then pudding was vanilla cheesecake, and sticky toffee pudding with a lovely latte. Service was very attentive our waitress Kirsty was very helpful.



Gary – 17th May

This is the best hotel I ever use in the UK and friends from Germany Holland agree. The rooms are fantastic, and the food, but most of all the staff, from April at reception to Mary and Amy in the restaurant. All lovely and so friendly.



Julie – 17th May 

Went here for a light bite on Bank Holiday Monday. Service was fantastic really friendly food was excellent what more could you want



Sally 13th May

Went for tapas and cocktails; tasty and amazing. 



Leslie 11th May

Just home from a one night stay for my 50th birthday. The staff were really welcoming when we arrived yesterday. Really delightful young lady on bar yesterday afternoon wish I had got her name think her accent was Irish she was an absolute gem! Had a nice afternoon drink beautiful outside area to sit in sun! My room was on the second floor , stunning room and so pleased to see the little roof terrace next to my room just perfect! My husband didn't want to come out of the room and he's not keen on staying in hotels so it's five stars from him too!  Enjoyed my meal and then this morning breakfast was heaven.



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)

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