It’s been almost a month since we went away from Ross’s birthday but, I can’t stop thinking about how amazing it was. And, how perfect every moment was. To cut a long story short, I decided for this year for his birthday I would take him away for the night to Trump Turnberry in Ayr. He’s a major golf fan and since we went there for a day trip, it’s been at the back of my mind to go.
To be honest, I don’t even know where to begin. The hotel is out of this world. It’s a different level of luxury. At first, I felt very self conscious at how posh is seemed and how the other guest were acting. They arrived in the fanciest cars with the newest and most expensive clothes on. But, I decided to play along. I had fairly paid my way after all. When you arrive, your bags are taken from you and your are escorted into a side office to check in. Its decorated in the softest cream leather seats and large oak reception tables. Your given every detail about the resort, and offered anything you could wish for. We arrived very early on in the day because of the weather so we were lucky the room was ready.
A week before we went I received a phone call from the concierge to see if there was anything I needed help with. I had mentioned that I was for my fiancé birthday and if they could put a happy birthday balloon in the room it would be fab. Well, they differently did that. The minute we opened the room door I spotted a balloon covered bed, decorated especially for his birthday! They also left a birthday card for him which I thought was super cute. We had the delighted of a super king bed that was positioned perfectly in front of a massive flat screen TV. It displayed all TV channels, personal messages, information about the resort and menus for room service. It was immense. The bathroom was even better. In the corner of the room was a free standing bath with large gold taps. Actually, everything was gold. I spent the rest of the day dreaming about having the biggest bubble bath with a large glass of wine.
Once we settled in we headed out and walked the length of the beach all the way along to the Half Way house. It’s a pretty white and yellow lighthouse that sits on the ninth hole of the main course. We had a quick pit stop for a coffee and spot of lunch before finishing the walk along the back nine to the clubhouse. I could tell Ross’s was eager to get a game in but I was terrified of him being disappointed because it was just so busy. However, luck was definitely on our side that day as he got a space to play the 9 hole course just before we needed to get ready for dinner. I made a pretty good caddy if I do say so myself.
We had dinner in the 1960 restaurant later that evening and once again, we were super lucky with our table placement. We were sat down in front of the large bay windows over looking the sea and resort grounds. It was perfect for watching sunset (so romantic!!!) Everything from the setting to the food just felt unreal. I had this overwhelming feeling of gratitude that we were able to have this experience together (well, we do work hard after all).
The morning after we got lucky again with the table. There was a large continental breakfast buffet to start with then you had a choice from the cooked menu. We both went for Scotch Pancakes with Creme Fresh, and yes it tasted just as amazing as it sounds. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a better coffee either, it was so smooth and poignant tasting. Nothing like that instant rubbish. To end our trip, after the food had settled we headed to the Spa. We spent most of the day there but I have to say I was disappointed with it. I understand that it is a golf resort, and the spa is not a focal point but it definitely needs a revamp. Tiles about the waterfall were dated and broken, the pool was very small and loud if kids were around. The quiet rooms were separated into ladies and mens so you could sit with your partner in the chilled zone. The only thing I liked about it was the glass windows looking onto the sea. Unfortunately, I won’t be going there for a Spa day again any time soon.
I’ve popped some pics below for you to nosey at, but if you are looking for a romantic luxury retreat then I definitely recommend it.