The Burnside Guest House is ideally located in a quiet conservation area near the beach but within easy walking distance of Ayr town centre which boasts a selection of great restaurants and shops.

This Victorian terraced Guest House has been tastefully redecorated to retain period features such as high ceilings with ornate cornicing and furbished with beautiful traditional furniture to provide award-winning 4 Star quality accommodation while still retaining the intimacy of a home.

Based on guest reviews on TripAdvisor the Burnside Guest House is regarded as #3 in Ayr and holds the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate for Excellence and a score of 9.7 by Check out the short video and read the reviews…


The Burnside offers single, twin/double and family rooms, most having en-suite facilities and free wi-fi. Prices are based on a room only basis, however inclusion of breakfast may be selected on the booking form. For family gatherings, weddings or golf parties the entire guest house can be reserved. The room with sea view over to the Isle of Arran is subject to availability.

Please inform us of your anticipated arrival time to enable us to greet you and provide you with a free resident’s parking permit.

In order o procure the best rates and avoid commission charges please check availability and book on this website. Look out for our winter special offers between November and March.

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Complimentary facilities included in all rooms…

  • Free Wireless Internet Access in all rooms
  • Free residents parking permit
  • Optional breakfast with wide choice of local food produce (additional charge)
  • Free ‘Recommended Ayrshire Restaurant Guide’
  • Digital TV with DVD player and selection of DVDs
  • Crisp bed linen, luxury towels and toiletries
  • Bath robes provided
  • Electronic safe for your valuables
  • Hospitality tray with tea/coffee/shortbread
  • Hairdryer and ironing facilities
  • Laundry service with nominal charge
  • Secure storage area for bikes, motorcycles and drying facilities available
  • Mini fridge available
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Maps and Information packs providing a wealth of local information
  • Use of guest lounge on request
  • Unique local Restaurant Guide of personal recommendations provided

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You may stay on a room-only basis but you will be tempted by the wide selection of delicious, locally-sourced options available on the breakfast menu. Often accompanied with home-made bread, local honey and freshly cut flowers from the garden. Pack breakfasts-to-go or continental breakfast boxes In your room  are available on request while vegetarian and gluten-free options are also catered for.

In addition to the guest house the Burnside self-catering apartment is also available, sleeping 5 persons this may offer a more economical option for your holiday in Ayrshire. Pets strictly by arrangement, well behaved owners welcome!

Liz provides you with a warm, friendly welcome into her home and with her wealth of local knowledge, goes that extra mile to personally ensure that your vacation in Ayrshire is made enjoyable…