Some people just have no idea what to buy for a loved one.
‘Just pick what you like, I’ll like whatever you choose’, they say nonchalantly, leaving you in a total tailspin. Shopping meltdown, ahoy.
But today’s Big Deal from the The Anchorage Hotel in Troon could be the solution you seek.
With one, two or three nights stay for two in an atmospheric seaside hotel, a full Scottish breakfast and spacious rooms, this has all the makings of a lovely gift.
Full Scottish breakfast
Today’s Big Deal has three options, all available Sunday to Thursday.
Option one is for two people to have a one night stay in a double or twin room with a full Scottish breakfast in the morning plus a 15% discount on food ordered from the main menu.
Option two is for two people to enjoy a two night stay in a double or twin room with a full Scottish breakfast each morning.
Option two includes a two course dinner from the early bird menu for each guest on the first night plus a 15% discount on food ordered from the main menu.
Option three is for three nights, with a full Scottish breakfast each morning, two course dinner from the early bird menu on the first night plus a 15% discount on food ordered from the main menu for the remainder of the stay.
The large spacious rooms maintain the traditional Scottish theme found throughout the hotel and each room is named after a malt whisky.
There are nineteen en-suite rooms with some having an excellent view of the Marina and the Isle of Arran. Each room has a direct dial telephone, tea and coffee facilities, colour television, hairdryer and use of ironing facilities.
Guests can upgrade to a sea view room for a £10 per night supplement.
Fresh, local produce
The hotel’s warm and welcoming bar restaurant is the perfect place to sample fresh, local produce. The menus change regularly but typical dishes might be the pan-fried breast of chicken with black pudding and whisky cream or the haddock goujons with fries, salad and a tartare sauce.
If we do get some summer sun, the large garden area is popular for dining and drinks.
See and do
Ayrshire is perfect for the keen golfer with twenty challenging courses in the area and six of them are on the doorstep in Troon.
Close to The Anchorage Hotel you will find Royal Troon Golf Club, host of The British Open Championship eight times, most recently in 2004. The nearby town of Prestwick boasts the world famous Old Prestwick course, home of the very first Open Championship in 1851.
There are plenty of outdoor activities with sailing, windsurfing, fishing and horse riding all available in the surrounding area.
Of course, The Anchorage Hotel offers plenty of options to entertain guests both young and old. The traditional Scottish bar is a great place to relax with a malt whisky. The entertainment on offer includes live sporting events, quiz nights and a DJ.
The Anchorage Hotel has attracted lots of satisfied reviews on TripAdvisor. These are excerpts from longer reviews:
‘Another great stay. Our fourth stay here and we’ll be back again. Friendly staff, clean rooms and nice food so everything that you want for a short stay…’
‘Just back from a two night stay, bed breakfast and dinner on first night… OK the hotel is old and badly needing refurbished but the beds were spotless… was allocated room three, a family room – huge… staff were all very friendly and dinner on first night was excellent and huge portions…’
‘Weekend away with wife. Lovely and friendly staff. Food was lovely. Would go back… it is nice when you visit a hotel and staff make a big fuss of you…’
West Coast getaway
A short break to The Anchorage Hotel offers seafront strolls, Scottish hospitality and a chance to soak in the charms of Troon. The local train station is only a short walk from the hotel and Glasgow city centre is just a half hour drive away.
This Big Deal would be ideal for anyone who would appreciate the gift of a spring or summer getaway to the Scottish coast.