With the 138th Open Golf Championship beginning in Turnberry, Scotland on July 16, we take a look at 10 of the best hotels in the area.
This year's Open Golf Tournament will be held at the Turnberry Resort, offering guests immediate access to the course. In existence for more than 100 years, Turnberry's guest suites have been recently renovated. From the hotel guests have views of a lighthouse, The Isle of Arran and Aisla Craig, a dome of granite rising from the sea.
The resort itself offers a variety of outdoor activities such as archery, mountain-biking and clay pigeon shooting as well as a spa with a plethora of massages, wraps and other body treatments. For guests not wishing to stray too far, the resort also offers a bar and restaurant with a tea room soon to be opened. Local attractions include Calzean Castle, Dean Castle Country Park and the Rozelle House Galleries.
Guests can even save up to 20 percent when booking a 3-night stay or 30 percent when booking for 5 nights. Alternatively receive a complementary additional nights stay when booking for two nights, or two additional nights when booking for 4 nights.from the Open's action. Situated on the coastline, the apartments are conveniently located close to a number of golf courses including Ailsa, Kintyre and Royal Troon in addition to outdoor activities such as salmon fishing and riding trails.
The apartments themselves come fully equipped, expertly finished and come with private balconies offering coastal views. Guests also have to option to purchase day passes for the pool and spa at the nearby Turnberry Hotel. A number of historical sites are in the immediate vicinity including Culzean Castle and the Robert Burns National Heritage Park. Alternatively guests can shop in the nearby villages or take the 45-minute drive to Glasgow.
The rooms themselves are of the highest specification and offer satellite television, tea/coffee and decor designed by some of Scotland's top interior designers. Despite being close to Prestwick Airport, the hotel has a feel of tranquillity and comfort, and has won a number of awards including Hotel of the Year and Customer Care Hotel of the Year.