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UK Station Hotel, Ayr, Scotland - February 2018

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The Station Hotel is a grand Victorian building situated in the heart of Ayr town centre. The hotel consists of 71 bedrooms, complete with en-suite bathrooms, plus a host of suits for functions and a cocktail lounge.

 

The hotel, which is attached to Ayr railway station, was originally opened by the Glasgow and South Western Railway in June 1866 and become part of the British Transport Hotels (BTH) at Nationalisation. It was sold by BTH in October 1951 and has changed ownership a number of times, having been owned by Stakis Hotels, Quality, and Swallow Hotels.

 

The Station Hotel is currently the oldest and most famous hotel in Ayr. The hotel has retained almost all of its original features inside and out. The hotel started to turn away customers in 2014 and closed around 2015. After suffering neglect for some time beforehand, the building is now deteriorating; the railway station have had to take action to safeguard their customers from falling debris.

 

Visited with

@SpiderMonkey

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The car park is fenced off due to parts of the exterior falling off

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Entrance and staircase

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Reception

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Lift and staircase on the first floor

Into the cocktail lounge....

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The corridor leading to the next parts was suffering decay due to leaks in the roof

The Arran Suite...

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Restaurant...

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The restaurant's kitchen

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Other public spaces around the hotel...

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 The Kyle Suite bar area

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The Carrick Room 

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The Kintyre Suite

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And finally, the hotel rooms...

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View of the decaying rear facade overlooking the railway station
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What a lovely, lovely building. Then they fill it with all of that gash furniture! Some if looks way too modern for the decor and gives it that garish feel.  Looks very grand and imposing, Some really nice ironwork on that bannister and nice period features, Im trying to work out if the woodwork is original or not in some areas.

Really nice Andy!

 

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