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The Gailes Hotel and Spa

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Overview of The Gailes Hotel and Spa

The Gailes Hotel and Spa

4.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Marine Drive, Gailes, Irvine, Scotland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationIrvine Beach12 min walk
  • Popular LocationWestern Gailes Golf Club14 min walk
  • Popular LocationDundonald Links2 min drive
  • AirportGlasgow (PIK-Prestwick)7 min drive

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About this area


Located in Irvine, The Gailes Hotel and Spa is near the beach. Western Gailes Golf Club and Royal Troon Golf Club are worth visiting if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Irvine Beach and Ayr Beach. Enjoy an event or a match at Ayr Racecourse, and consider making time for Heads of Ayr Farm Park—a top attraction that's not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Irvine Beach - 12 min walk
  • Western Gailes Golf Club - 14 min walk
  • Dundonald Links - 2 min drive
  • Vennel Gallery - 3 min drive
  • Scottish Maritime Museum - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Irvine Station - 3 min drive
  • Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick) - 7 min drive


  • Coast Restaurant and Bar — 1 min walk
  • GG's Coffee Shop — 1 min walk
  • The Brae - 4 min drive
  • Niche Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Gro Coffee - 5 min drive

About this property

The Gailes Hotel and Spa

4-star spa hotel near Irvine Beach
This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a golf course and a restaurant. Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a health club and a snack bar/deli. All 42 rooms offer free WiFi, room service and flat-screen TVs. Guests will also find coffee makers, ironing boards and desks.
The Gailes Hotel and Spa offers 42 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) and Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Guests can play rounds at the 9-hole golf course. Other recreational amenities include a health club, a spa tub and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Si! Spa at The Gailes has 8 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • 9 holes of golf
  • Bike tour information
  • Bike parking
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf driving range
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Golf lessons with a pro
  • Golf pro shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms - 3


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • 8 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15 per night
  • Facilities fee: GBP 20.00 per person, per day and includes use of: sauna; spa tub; fitness facilities

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Gailes Hotel Irvine
Gailes Hotel
Gailes Irvine
The Gailes Hotel Restaurant
The Gailes Hotel Restaurant
The Gailes Hotel and Spa Hotel
The Gailes Hotel and Spa Irvine
The Gailes Hotel and Spa Hotel Irvine

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 109 out of 215 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 85 out of 215 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 215 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 215 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 215 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Friday night stay
Arrived early room allocated but not ready went for lunch stating we would be back at 2pm to check into room. Returned and to be greeted "are you allright" by a dour and unfriendly receptionist called Ellie. Did not get key till 3:30 although other guests who had just arrived were given their keys right away. Lunch was poor cullen skink potatoes were hard and tempura soggy. Staff were lovely. Spent afternoon around hotel and at Spa excellent facilities and room was lovely. Dinner at night no better than lunch. Curry; grilled piece of chicken with curry sauce poured over it (susspect out of ajar) and hubby's fish and chips again undercooked not crispy. Would stay at hotel again but would not eat there again.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great stay
We had a fantastic stay in the Gailes Hotel. All the staff both at the hotel and the adjoining restaurant that we encountered were very friendly and professional. Bedroom was lovely, spotless and we had a quiet relaxing stay. The restaurant food was very tasty and presented well. Outside the hotel there was a lovely walk taking you around the golf course and down to the beach at Irvine which is well worth a visit.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Gave them advance notice it was our wedding anniversary (got married there) and no recognition of this. Not that we expected it but would have been nice. Got a room right by the lift, then moved to a better location when I asked, although made to feel like I'd asked for the receptionists kidney. Was a warm day, and hard to believe a hotel of this standard and price does not have A/C. Really nice breakfast, and the evening meal was good too. Overall, clean room (if not a bit on the small side) and good food but way overpriced for what is essentially a premier inn with a decent restaurant onsite.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

2/5 Poor

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021