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The Waterside Hotel

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
Ardrossan RoadWest KilbrideScotlandKA23 9NGUnited Kingdom

4-star hotel in West Kilbride with 2 restaurants and private beach
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 reward* night!
Great location
Great room
Delicious food
Tasty breakfast
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From 406 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Waterside Hotel

from £95
  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Classic Room, Sea View
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite (Master)
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 23 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Built in
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Waterside – This restaurant specialises in regional cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Si/ Schack – This brasserie specialises in regional cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Waterside Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Waterside Hotel West Kilbride
  • Waterside Hotel
  • Waterside West Kilbride


Optional extras

Facilities are accessible for an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 15 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

What’s around The Waterside Hotel


  • Pencil Monument - 8 mi / 12.9 km
  • Kelburn Castle and Country Centre - 8.1 mi / 13 km
  • Cumbrae Ferry Terminal - 10.6 mi / 17.1 km
  • Vennel Gallery - 12.3 mi / 19.8 km
  • Scottish Maritime Museum - 13.5 mi / 21.7 km
  • Cathedral of Argyll and the Isles - 13.6 mi / 22 km
  • Irvine Beach - 13.7 mi / 22.1 km
  • Ascog Fernery and Garden - 24.2 mi / 38.9 km

Getting around

  • Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick) 24-min drive
  • Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.) 41-min drive
  • West Kilbride Station 24-min walk
  • Ardrossan Town Station 8-min drive
  • Ardrossan South Beach Station 9-min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 80 reviews

The Waterside Hotel
Lovely view
A great hotel and location right on the beach. We have stayed many times and never disappointed. The staff are all friendly and welcoming.
Margaret, gb1 night trip
The Waterside Hotel
Very Good8.0
Modern and beach friendly complex
A very modern and stylish hotel as suggested by earlier reviews. A strong nautical theme throughout located right on the beachfront next to a static caravan park. Booked a suite as a romantic escape and checked into the room which was spacious with a small balcony area with a partial view of the beach. All very good. Until I saw the stains. See pictures. Upon reporting this to reception I was told that housekeeping had left for the day and would be informed but that nothing would be done until we’d departed four days later. Not very romantic? The duty manager (unseen) offered as compensation complimentary use of the spa facilities at the ‘sister’ hotel 15 miles away. We’d already learnt that as we’d booked though a money saving website and not directly through the hotel itself that the advertised complimentary use of these facilities were not available to us and we would be charged £20 to use. We did take up this offer and spent a very good day in the gym and the spa there. What a shame the stains on the furniture were there for three more days. In positives, the food in the restaurant was of a high standard and special mention to Clare managing the breakfasts as a very commendable member of staff. Unfortunately the Si-Shack as advertised by the hotel as an alternative to the main restaurant menu was closed throughout our stay and when queried reportedly with no plans to reopen in the near future due to ‘staffing issues’ Overall though a pleasant stay.
Paul, gb3 night trip
The Waterside Hotel
Linda, gb2 night trip
The Waterside Hotel
Seaside retreat...
Wonderful friendly staff and a beautiful setting. The rooms themselves were very nicely appointed and a lovely bar and outside area. Great for a little getaway.
Jonathan, gb1 night trip
The Waterside Hotel
Very Good8.0
Enjoyable one night stay 4/5
Lovely master suite with mini terrace to enjoy drinks with a view. The room was fresh and clean, but could really do with air conditioning or at least a fan. I can understand that it’s rare to see such a heatwave in Scotland as at the time of our visit, but top hotels are prepared for such eventualities. We enjoyed dinner in the restaurant; the menu was extensive and each dish beautifully presented. Breakfast was tasty, too. (We both wondered where the other half of our mushroom ended up, though.) Reception staff were friendly and the hotel is beautifully located with a stunning view of Arran. We’d stay again and happily recommend a stay to others.
JAMES, gb1 night trip

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