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Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Maidens Road, Turnberry KA26 9LT, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Turnberry
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I loved every minute of my stay at Turnberry. Excellent staff, excellent location, excellent food, and incredible golf. Please be sure to stay here. The staff goes out of their way to make it a great experience--at every turn. The facility and views are second to none anywhere in the world. It is one of the most magnificent settings you will ever encounter.

Room Tip: Stay in the main building--not the golf villas at the foot of the hill.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gemma S, On behalf of the Management Team at Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent Turnberry experience. We are truly blessed to be located in one of the most breathtaking settings on the west coast of Scotland which is renowned of course for the iconic Turnberry Lighthouse. I am delighted to hear that the indigenous Scottish service you received helped make your stay even more memorable. We hope to welcome you back to the resort in the future where further adventures await you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

From the moment we checked in every member of staff we dealt with was top class. The facilities are top rate as you would expect but because we were there for a special occasion it was just superb that the staff did their upmost to ensure we had a trully wonderful experience. We stayed in the Price Suite which was delightful having magnificent views and every amenity you could wish for. Sitting in the tub looking out over it all was just bliss! Thank you to everyone.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view. You won't be disappointed.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gemma S, On behalf of the Management Team at Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your kind comments following your recent visit to Turnberry. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the price suite and took the time to indulge in a relaxing bath while admiring the breathtaking views over the Irish Sea and the legendary golf courses. Our four unique suites really are the jewel in the crown of the accommodation on offer here at Turnberry, and really do feel like a home from home which I am sure you will agree makes it harder to leave! I will pass on your thanks to our teams and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Golf purists all agree. Turnberry Golf Club is on every walking golfer's bucket list. But what about Turnberry Resort? The answer is a resounding yes.

First, the pros: Glamourous greetings, wonderful common area (write a book there...you will be inspired), 2 categories of wifi (free for regular users and reasonable rates for high bandwidth connections), amazing beds & modern beddings, luxurious soaps, shampoos, classic design that can please even the modernist, and decent coffee and premium teas. Great choices of restaurants inside the resort that include relaxed sports bar and formal dining. The resort is literally across the street from the golf club. However, if you want to chip and putt, look no further than below the deck. The resort has a pool with a spectacular view. There is a spa and gym facilities. Free shuttle to the golf course.

The cons (if I look very hard): It is an older and historical resort so don't expect perfect tiling next to the bathtub. If you can, ask for a room on the seaside.

All in all, it is a quiet resort perfect for golfers, business and solo travelers, and quiet friends.

Room Tip: Room #2 is a little close to the entrance but surprisingly, it remains quiet and private.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gemma S, On behalf of the Management Team at Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and observations following your most recent visit to Turnberry- your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am delighted to see that your visit to the hotel exceeded your expectations on all accounts. I am sure you will agree that although we do offer world renowned golf experiences; a stay at Turnberry can be equally enjoyable for non-golfers. We hope that you will return to the resort in the future, where a warm indigenous welcome awaits you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Lovely hotel!! Quiet, relaxing, and so beautiful. The staff were so professional and wonderful. They anticipated our every move. The spa was delightful. The exercise room was wonderful,clean and had all machines that I wanted to use. The pool was absolutely wonderful. The view was gorgeous. I had Summer Serenity treatment and it was excellent. My husband played golf and is already planning on when we are coming back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gemma S, On behalf of the Management Team at Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for choosing Turnberry as your destination and for taking the time to share your recent experience. I am delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay amongst us, making full use of the facilities whilst receiving the best of indigenous Scottish hospitality. If you are looking for a winter break then we do have packages including golf and spa credit at a wonderful price which can be booked by calling our resort sales team on 01655 333991. We look forward to welcoming you back to the resort in the near future where further memorable experiences await you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

My husband and I dined in the James Miller Room on the 6th September for my husbands birthday. The food was absolutely out of this world and we were lucky enough to have the room to ourselves.

All of the staff were friendly and informative, especially our waiter Andrew who had great knowledge of the menu.

The highlight was getting taken through to the kitchen for our pre dessert and having this explained to us by the chef plus getting a tour of the kitchen.

The building is extremely impressive as well, we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gemma S, On behalf of the Management Team at Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience here at Turnberry. As you illustrate in your review, the James Miller Room is perfect for a more intimate evening. The restaurant was honoured three AA rosettes at the AA Hospitality Awards 2012 for its innovative cuisine and obtained a three star Sustainability Champion status in 2013 for its sourcing, society and environmental efforts. With a menu that changes regularly to accommodate the local seasonal produce; each visit to the James Miller Room can be unique. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I was fortunate enough to be invited to a charity golf event at Turnberry so spent 2 nights in the hotel and played the famous Ailsa golf course.
The hotel is excellent, worthy of its 5 stars. Staff are all charming and friendly and service is exemplary. Food was excellent if, as you would expect, pricey.
The Ailsa golf course was simply amazing, the views and sunsets magnificent and the course in excellent condition (shame my golf was not up to it).
We arranged caddies through the pro shop, and this greatly improved the golf experience.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent, the hotel is well away from roads and noise.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gemma S, On behalf of the Management Team at Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide such positive feedback following your recent visit to Turnberry. It is a pleasure to hear that you had a memorable stay and that you enjoyed golfing in the footsteps of legends on the iconic Ailsa Course. I am sure you will agree that the views from the 9th hole are breathtaking! I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the resort in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My family and I stayed at the fabulous Westin hotel at Turnberry whilst on a last minute trip to Scotland ( my first time age 40!) we had done a clockwise trip starting in Moffat, through Livingstone, Edinburgh,Glasgow etc and onto the west coast and downwards, staying at various places en route by choice. We came upon the Westin simply by chance whilst enquiring at a hotel ten minutes up the road if there were any rooms available for that night. ( that particular hotel turned out to be an elderly people's retirement home/hotel !) we declined this hotel and ventured further down the road 10 minutes. The beautiful white buildings with red slates soon came into view and I knew instantly that this was the place we would lay our heads that night. We drove around the gravel path to the entrance , there was a red carpeted area just outside the doors with liveried gentle men in kilts attending to guests. I entered the reception area to enquire if they had availability for our family and was told they had a cottage that would be suitable. I signed the booking in forms and heard a kerfuffle besides me, I turned to see 15 miked body guards around me and non other than RIcky Martin ! Complete with entourage ! Also Booking into the hotel.
The beautiful cottage overlooking the ocean was amazing and the beds were so comfortable. We swam in the lovely pool which had floor to ceiling glass overlooking the tiny active volcano that looks like a little steaming chocolate cake floating in the ocean. The evening meal in the restaurant and breakfast the following morning were both delicious . All members of staff were polite and friendly. This is indeed a lovely hotel and we will defiantly return one day. ( we did not visit in 2012 but this site would not allow me to put the correct dates )

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gemma S, On behalf of the Management Team at Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your Turnberry experience. It is a pleasure to hear that you had a most enjoyable stay amongst us. Turnberry is indeed an enchanting destination with captivating views and five star leisure facilities; which coupled with the indigenous hospitality, makes for an unforgettable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Resort to indulge more in the future.
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Address: Maidens Road, Turnberry KA26 9LT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > South Ayrshire > Turnberry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Turnberry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled within an 800 acre estate with views overlooking the rugged Ayrshire coastline, Turnberry Resort is an enchanting destination. Turnberry is the world’s original golf resort with over a century of hospitality and tradition. It is scene of some of the most memorable moments in Open history, the championship Ailsa course is a legend in the game. Complimented by The Turnberry Performance Academy, an outstanding teaching facility offering a holistic approach to the game of golf; Turnberry is one of the most magnificent destinations for golf breaks in Scotland.With a range of outstanding accommodation, championship golf, a relaxing ESPA spa, six restaurants & bars and thrilling outdoor pursuits at Turnberry Adventures, Turnberry boasts a myriad of activities for travelers, golfers and families. The resort enjoys a spectacular coastal setting with breathtaking views of the Isle of Arran, Ailsa Craig and the Irish Sea. ... more   less 
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