A night away from it all in a hotel overlooking the Ayrshire coastal path is always an excellent idea.
However, it becomes an even better idea when that night includes a two course dinner each.
And even better still when, following your meal, you can sink into a bubbling Jacuzzi bath in your deluxe, maritime-style room.
You will find all of this and more with today’s 5pm Christmas Gift for a stylish overnight stay for two at The Waterside Hotel in West Kilbride.
Escape to the Firth of Clyde
Popular with walkers, golfers and anyone who enjoys a scenic coastal escape, The Waterside is a welcoming boutique hotel in Seamill, West Kilbride.
Part of the family-owned SimpsInns group, the hotel’s restaurant makes the most of its stunning, water-edge location with views across the Firth of Clyde to Arran.
Not only does it have great views — it’s also a good looking place in its own right. New England design combined with maritime features give it all a look as fresh as a sea breeze.
Ample free parking is available for guests.
Deluxe overnight stay
This Big Deal is for an overnight stay for two people in a deluxe double or twin room with a Jacuzzi bath.
In the evening, you can enjoy a two course meal for two in the Waterside Restaurant, which has a stylish nautical vibe. The next morning, you can tuck into a full Scottish breakfast before heading on a bracing coastal walk and breathing in the reviving Ayrshire air.
The offer is available Sunday to Thursday until 31st March 2019, meaning you can either enjoy it as a cosy winter getaway or early spring treat. Children under 12 can accompany you for a supplement and under twos can stay for free.
Gorgeous maritime-style rooms
The Waterside promises that its deluxe rooms are ‘some of the finest in Ayrshire’. Expect panoramic views at every turn and all of the contemporary mod cons you could need.
The Cape Cod design vibe continues in the rooms, blending the best of Scottish scenery with New England charm.
The bathroom has a luxurious Jacuzzi bath with a shower and Arran Aromatics toiletries. Other features include a king sized bed, flat screen Smart TV, tea & coffee making facilities, desk, telephone and free WiFi.
If you fancy cosying up together in comfort then you can order room service and bathrobes.
The Waterside Restaurant offers maritime decor and fabulous Firth of Clyde views. It includes a heated verandah and private beach garden dining for warmer evenings.
The cuisine combines Scottish favourites with international flavours. Local provenance, especially from Ayrshire, takes pride of place across the menus.
Taste of Ayrshire and beyond
Your two course meal for two can be a starter and main or main and dessert from the set menu.
Here is a sample of what you can expect (please note that some dishes may have supplements):
Starters include soup of the day with rustic bread; salad of watermelon with feta cheese and caramelised orange syrup; or the salmon and cod fish cake with chillies and coriander, accompanied by lemon and herb mayo.
Mains often featured are the tandoori chicken curry with basmati rice; Ayrshire haggis olives with creamed mash, honey glazed winter vegetables, shallot marmalade and red onion jus; and the cheesy macaroni with herb crumbs and baked garlic ciabatta.
If you have a sweet tooth, desserts can include berry Eton mess with vanilla ice cream; cheesecake of the day with Chantilly cream and vanilla ice cream; and The Waterside’s sticky toffee pudding with warm fudge sauce and vanilla ice cream.
Nearby attractions to The Waterside include Largs, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Culzean Castle, Ayr Racecourse and, of course, numerous world class golf courses.
That said, you might just prefer to remain in Seamill village soaking up the amazing scenery and enjoying a drink The Waterside bar.
The Waterside Hotel has been picking up very positive reviews on TripAdvisor recently:
‘Had booked this hotel as a surprise for my fiance’s birthday and it did not disappoint! We were there for one night but loved every minute! Still can’t believe the amount of detail that has went into the decor of the hotel from reception, restaurants, rooms and gardens! What a view from our room and the Jacuzzi bath was amazing! The hotel staff were very friendly making sure everything was ok and even helped me with the surprise birthday cake! Will definitely be back.’
‘My wife and I loved coming back to stay at one of our favourite North Ayrshire hotels. All the staff are friendly and helpful. Clean and comfortable too. Good food. Good view of the Isle of Arran. Calm and relaxed surroundings. We hope to return again in Spring 2019.’
‘Excellent. My partner and I stayed here last night in the master suit.The room was lovely and spacious with a Jacuzzi bath and walk in shower. Bed was very comfortable and the room was immaculately clean. We enjoyed a delicious 3 course dinner in the restaurant last night. Service was very good with attentive staff and a very helpful bar manager. Would recommend The waterside hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing stay.’
Amazing Christmas gift
If you have never visited The Waterside Hotel before, then you can enjoy it in full comfort with a deluxe Jacuzzi room, two course meal and full Scottish breakfast. So why not plan a winter or spring escape to the Ayrshire coast?
This would also make a fabulous Christmas present for anyone who enjoys great scenery, great golfing and great dining.