As the first hints of spring begin to glint over the horizon (we swear, it’s happening), thoughts turn to the allure of the coast. The breeze may be bracing, but a coastal mini-break is the ideal way to blow away those winter cobwebs.
Why rough it though, when you can take advantage of today’s Big Deal overnight stay in the four star Marine Hotel in Troon? With dinner in the acclaimed hotel restaurant included, the offer is the perfect combination of sea air and fine living.
Just 30 miles from Glasgow, the Marine Hotel, Troon is among the finest establishments on this stretch of the Ayrshire coast, popular with golfers heading for the adjacent Royal Troon course or one of the other numerous courses nearby.
Not that you have to be packing a putter to enjoy the facilities here. The hotel is the ideal base for a spot of relaxation in comfortable surroundings.
Available Sunday to Friday, this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a standard double or twin room, with a three course dinner from the table d’hôte menu in the Truin hotel restaurant, a glass of champagne on arrival and full Scottish breakfast.
Classic décor guest rooms offer work stations, flat screen TV and free WiFi. For additional luxury there is the option to upgrade to a Deluxe room or Suite.
The deal includes full use of the hotel leisure facilities and a 20% discount on spa treatments.
There is a £20 per night supplement for bookings in May.
The bright, airy Truin Restaurant enjoys great views over the golf course and out to sea. The emphasis is on seasonally inspired menus using locally sourced ingredients, including local game and seafood.
Menus change regularly but typical dishes might include starters such as the chicken liver parfait; haggis, neeps and tatties or the chef’s own cranberry flavoured fishcake with chive crème fraiche and dressed leaves.
Main courses include blade of Scotch beef with chive mash, baby onion, Chantenay carrots and red wine jus or the pan-fried fillet of sea bream with clam ratatouille, mixed olive and caper tapenade plus herb dressing.
Vegetarian options include the individual baked, mixed vegetable and tomato Wellington served with boiled potatoes.
Popular desserts include the warm sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce, and vanilla pod ice cream or the chilled vanilla crème brulée with berry compote and shortbread.
Some dishes, such as the steak, will incur a supplement. Side orders are charged as taken.
The deal includes full use of the hotel’s impressive modern leisure facilities including the gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
Guests who opt to book in to the hotel’s beauty treatment rooms can take advantage of a 20% discount from full priced spa treatments.
TripAdvisor offers plenty of positive reviews of the Marine Hotel, including these recent recommendations:
‘The Marine Hotel in Troon is a truly beautiful experience. The staff are incredibly friendly. I would recommend the Marine as a stunning getaway. Beautiful views over the golf course and the sea and 5 minutes from a lovely beach walk.’
‘The staff are first class and nothing is too much trouble for them. The facilities are great. We spent a few hours between pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. The meals were great. Nothing bad I can say about this hotel.’
Tranquil and refined, Troon has been the favourite destination for gatherings of the Scotland national football team over the years, and just look at the results they have… oh, wait.
Anyway, this section of the Ayrshire coast is a superb option for a spring break, whether swinging a club or just stretching the legs on a beach walk.
This Big Deal offers a revitalising break in the comfort of the Marine Hotel, with superb dining to look forward to. It would make an ideal surprise gift or a memorable way to mark a birthday or anniversary.