Friday, November 6, 2009

Turnberry Old world elegance- New world style


The GTS (Golf Tourism Scotland) awards dinner was held at Turnberry. Well what a night, we were in the finals of the Best large golfing Hotel. Regrettably the North Berwick Marina won ( I think we should loose a room as if we did we would be in the best small golfing hotel category and have a chance of winning as we did in 2005/6)

Turnberry is amazing, having worked there in the 70's as a trainee and and first visited as a guest in 2005. Then it was like stepping back in time to the old railway station hotels better known as BTH but now its all change. You drive up the old road to the hotel sweep round the corner and into the reception area all re-developed, you are then met by not one but three doormen who take you car luggage and whisk you into the reception. All change, as you go in you can see right through to the windows of the "Old Tea Lounge", It classical 1920's decor works so well. You just wanted to order a full afternoon tea! Many did.

We had the AGM on so Jocelyn settled in and went for an afternoon in the spa. The bedroom we had booked was "the last" and was a deluxe room overlooking the sea and the courses. Wow! in my day this was a housekeeping store and linen store ! well as you can see it was amazing large, and with great views.
The dinner was perfect as was the service both at dinner and at breakfast the following day. If you want to spoil the other half this is the place to go.
Just let me know so I can carry the bags !!!

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