Report - Station Hotel, Ayr, Scotland - February 2018

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Behind Closed Doors
Regular User
Jan 12, 2013
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

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

Entrance and staircase


Lift and staircase on the first floor

Into the cocktail lounge....

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

The Arran Suite...


The restaurant's kitchen

Other public spaces around the hotel...

The Kyle Suite bar area

The Carrick Room

The Kintyre Suite

And finally, the hotel rooms...

View of the decaying rear facade overlooking the railway station​

Baggy trousers

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Apr 20, 2017
Was looking up at that place whilst stood on the track on a possession last year, good to see a report on it.
It's a beautiful building and shouldn't be left to rot.
Great pictures and a great report that!


28DL Regular User
Regular User
Nov 19, 2009
Nice work. I hope you stayed a few nights looks better than sleeping in an old power st.

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