The Dunn Thing is by far the best B&B I have stay at to date! The facilities were very clean, the bedspread and mattress plush and inviting, and the proprietor, Shiela, was incredibly welcoming and accommodating. My gf and I came in on a late flight around 12 am and Sheila stayed up to greet us at the door and escort us to our room. Beautiful individual […] bathrooms and a small tv for relaxing in bed. The breakfast was the best things about the entire experience! Full Scottish breakfast, delicious coffee, and very neat and smartly furnished dining room. Do not miss this place! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"a great nights sleep"
A great night's sleep in a lovely guest house in leafy street-Quiet and warm.Great breakfast and lovely hostess.Recommended.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good B&B at an affordable rate"
We stayed at The Dunn Thing guest house while spending a weekend in Ayr to visit the local Culzean Castle and Robert Burns museum, and only a short walk to the beach and city centre. Mrs Dunn was very helpful - waited up for us on our 11pm arrival and offered advice on things to do locally. The full Scottish breakfast was great, and the room itself […] was small and slightly old looking but very clean and neat. Overall a good service at a reasonable price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great location, fantastic sevice"
Excellent in every respect. Wonderful breakfast. They could not be more helpful and accommodating. The landlady even drove us to our wedding! Two minutes from town centre.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice room, great breakfast"
Bed a bit small, otherwise everything was perfect.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pretty house on pretty street"
This is a nice house in a pretty neighborhood. The ceilings are high and the rooms are spacious. A great place to stay if you're flying out the next morning (it's 10 minutes from Prestwick airport). The owner seemed a bit put out that we were there. Maybe we just caught her on a grumpy day.Genuine Expedia guest review
Stayed here for 1 night to catch the bus/ferry to Ulster in the morning. But B&B operator wasn't home to check me in at 4 pm so I stood in the rain waiting. Woman went to babysit her grandkid an hour away and was taking the bus home! Not the sort of thing a paying customer expects from a hotel. No complaints about the room or location, however.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice away break"
Dunn Thing is a nice B&B in a secluded area of Ayr. Short walk for pubs , dinning. Room was clean. Tea and Coffee facilities with lots of milk etc , unusual as just usually get enough for one cup in most places. Shower toilet small but no problem , shower no powerfull but adequate for our needs. TV was on small side and a bigger one wall mounted would […] help , but didnt detract from stay. Breakfast was lovely with lots to eat. Proprieter was very helpfull and pleasant. Local Indian Basrais is worth seeking out as buffet has lots to offer , choice of indian , chinese , italian and an ice cream bar for kids. Well worth a visit. As is Twa Dugs pub which is close , good selection of whiskeys and live music which is good. Had a pleasant overnight stay and would use again for longer stays. Worth seeking out. very good value. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We were using this B&B as we were at a wedding at the Savoy Park hotel. As a result the location was excellent, price good and accomodation ideal. We had a room with an on-suite toilet and we could access the room any time we required. Breakfast was good and the hospitalty excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Proprietari molto gentili e disponibili. C'era disponibile per la notte prenotata anche una camera molto più grande di quella che ho prenotato e me l'hanno proposta allo stesso prezzo. Ottima colazione. Consigliabilissimo B&BGenuine Expedia guest review
"Trato muy agradable!! Todo perfecto!"
La casera nos esperó despierta hasta la 1 de la madrugada (con previo aviso) ya que nuestro vuelo llegaba sobre esa hora. Recibimiento correcto, trato Muy agradable, aconsejandonos sobre qué visitar en la zona. Desayuno escocés caliente muy bueno y muy completo (no hace falta picar nada más hasta la hora de comer!) con opcion de añadir fruta y cereales […] al desayuno (Completíssimo) No tengo ninguna queja! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
06/17/14 betty610 Carluke, United Kingdom
My husband and I spent a lovely weekend at this guest house.This was our fourth visit so you can guess we love it. We are always sure of a great welcome ,a lovely comfortable room &a brilliant breakfast. Look forward to our next visit.
"SOOO rude on phone - asked for manager and told to go away !!!"
11/14/13 margaret m Glasgow, United Kingdom
I got a workmate to call up here to speak to manager to ask if we could book some rooms for a longer period of time. When she called she got answered by Mrs Dunn - |She asked if we new the managers name, when my workmate said no - she simply told her to get too and hung up the phone. I have NEVER came across someone as rude as this in the hospitality industry before in my life. I called her back and explained why we were calling and she laughed and tried to say sorry - obv seeing the £££ going down the sink - would never use this place or recommend anyone again
"Perfect stay... Thankyou"
09/08/13 Lucrezia M Glasgow, United Kingdom
I’m glad I didn’t read certain Trip Advisor reviews before booking here as it would have put me off what was a lovely place to stay. I stayed here with my partner after our other B&B reservation fell through due to a double booking and it was recommended to us by the owner of the other B&B. The guesthouse is absolutely beautiful. It is homely, welcoming and very tastefully decorated. It’s in a brilliant location- a 10 minute walk to town centre and beachfront, and close to several pubs and restaurants, but in a quiet street away from it all. Possibly not relevant, but the neighbours are extremely friendly. The owner, Sheila, was very kind, friendly and helpful. She recommended nice places for my partner and I to visit, and spoke to us at length about our plans and how our day had been. I’m baffled by other reviews saying the contrary. Nothing was too much trouble for her. A man at breakfast asked for a croissant. Sheila herself drove there and then to the supermarket so that this man could have one. My partner and I both had the cooked breakfast, and I could not fault it at all. It was very enjoyable. The lady who was serving was also lovely, attentive and so polite. She even checked if my coffee was ok, if I would like it stronger or weaker and that she could make it again if I so desired... (The coffee was perfect). The room was beautiful and modern, and with plenty of space. It was decorated to the same standard as the rest of the house, and I felt entirely at home. The bed was comfier than my own. We had a lovely weekend, and I’m so glad we booked here. It was brilliant value for money and we had a lovely stay. It is clear that the owner puts a lot of effort into running a nice guesthouse, and I would like her to know that her efforts have paid off, and that we are definitely guests who will be returning. P.S I would advise other guests/reviewers to not use the owner’s personal bathroom, as was obviously the case in another review. This may be this lady’s business, but it is also her home. Doors marked private should be treated as such. This is a basic matter of respect.
"This is a great place to stay with a short walk into town."
09/07/13 Adrian F Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
The owner was very pleasant and the house is very nicely decorated. We stayed one night in a family room which could sleep four. The breakfast in the morning was excellent with a good choice. It is a short walk to the start of the town centre a d has a good array of shopping.
Owner Mrs. Dunn upon arrival did not greet us rather showed us the room and left. There was no welcoming and nice spirit just a hard hearted person. When attempting to speak to her she mearly walks on by without talking back at all. Also, there is only 1 bathroom to use and if you use any other bathroom because i had a full room with 3 other people she starts screaming and yelling and beating on your door. My best recommendation if you look to stay here is to find somewhere else where the owner welcomes you into their establishment.
"A handy B&B to stay."
05/15/13 Ces T Glasgow
I stayed here sometime in October, during October break, it was a nice place, very homey, and the breakfast wasn't that bad. Though there's not much of a selection. The kids enjoyed playing on the lounge with the doll house. The owner was quite friendly and helpful. The beach is just a walking distance and so the town centre...very handy. and reasonable price too. Location-Very good Cleanliness- Very good. Food- good Price- Good. comfort- very good.
"Nice average B&B"
04/02/13 AuM2008 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Stayed 3 nights on a breakaway to chill out. Location is very good. City centre easy reachable with lots of restaurants and shops as well as the beach all on your doorstep - easy walking distance. Good choice of breakfasts (Continental, cooked - if haggis and black pudding wanted it had to be given notice the evening before, vegetarian, porridge, cereals, fruit, jus, toast). We had cooked breakfast - quite good but on the fat dripping side. Owner was not seen too much, not very approachable or gave more the impression she does not want to be disturbed too much. If here she very nice tough. Room was clean, nicely decorated (just refurbished), double bed on the small side (only queen size) and bathroom apart from the shower also very tiny.(room 3)
"Lovely B&B, Very Welcoming and Fantastic Breakfast!"
11/06/12 caroline b Warwick, United Kingdom
We stayed 3 nights last week at "The Dunn Thing" B&B - due to a problem with the cottage we were renting in the area at the time. Mrs. Dunn was very welcoming and so obliging when we arrived - nothing was too much trouble the whole time we were there. She was great with our children - and was interested in what we were doing throughout our stay. Tina cooked our breakfast - which was fantastic! The first morning i didnt go down to breakfast as was running late - but she arrived at the door with some toast and coffee whilst my partner was downstairs with the kids - it was so thoughtful - and so nice to enjoy it in peace! The room was lovely - very comfortable - with all the amenities that you need. Even with 2 young children, it was spacious! Very clean - i couldn't fault them.
"Excellent location, clean, comfortable but not very welcoming"
09/03/12 TinamarkShropshire Shropshire
Nice B&B at a reasonable cost, clean & tidy but it lacked care for its guests. Didn't bother us too much but the fact that no-one was available for assistance and advice was unsatisfactory. Can't fault the young lady who was brought into cook and help clean as breakfast was lovely and she was very helpful and attentive.
08/27/12 JENWREN33 BANGOR, N.IRELAND
Looked and sounded nice in brochure. . . .No "free pick up".No "welcome cup of tea on arrival".Rooms adequate (except that the milk was sour,sachet of hot chocolate musty). "TV lounge for guests" uninviting - seemed more like a store-room. Breakfast nice, varied choice. Unfortunately, the owner was rarely available to help with any needs eg., a couple with children arrived in the evening and needed milk, as the cartons in their room were sour. They had to do without! Everyone was left to their own devices.Saw some lovely places nearby at similar prices. Will be using one of them next time we visit.
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