World class golf courses; a rugged, unspoilt coastline; Burns heritage, gorgeous castles – Ayrshire has got the lot.
And it’s all just an hour from Glasgow.
Enjoy an Ayrshire escape with today’s Big Deal on a stay for two in the stylish Hallmark Hotel Irvine.
The Hallmark Hotel Irvine is a comfortable, contemporary four star establishment with Ayrshire’s glorious rolling farmland and rural idylls on its doorstep.
Available seven days a week, the Big Deal is for two people to stay in a standard King Double or Twin room. All three options include a bottle of house wine in your room on arrival, a buffet breakfast and late check-out to 1pm.
Option one is for an overnight stay for two.
Option two is for an overnight stay for two with a two course dinner from the set menu for each guest.
Option three is for a two night stay for two people with a two course dinner from the set menu on the first night of your stay.
King and Twin bedrooms offer either a comfy king-size bed or two single beds, alongside free WiFi, flat screen TV, hospitality tray, working desk and chair plus hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
The dinner option features a couple of courses selected from the Hallmark’s set menu and served in the elegant and stylish hotel restaurant. Modern brasserie-style dishes characterise a menu that combines British and European influences.
Typical dishes might include starters of ham hock and honey terrine, or sticky honey and mustard-glazed chicken skewers.
Typical mains include smoked haddock and spring onion fishcakes, or the forest mushroom mezzaluna pasta.
Desserts feature classics such as double chocolate tart, sticky toffee pudding and fresh fruit salad.
Out and about
You don’t have to be a Burns fan to appreciate the glories of Ayrshire. The coast here is a favourite destination for walkers, cyclists and golfers alike.
Those with an interest in history are spoiled for choice, with over 40 castles, in varying degrees of romantic dilapidation, nearby. Those with a penchant for the bard can pay a visit to his birthplace in Alloway.
At this time of year, you may even be able to enjoy a little solitude for a romantic stroll along one of the area’s golden sand beaches.
The Hallmark Hotel has attracted plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor. These are recent reviews from guests, edited for length:
‘A good stay… The food was good, service good at the tables, bar staff quick with the drinks. The rooms were tired, furniture threadbare and needed a paint job in the bathroom. The bed was comfortable and the room was quiet, a good night’s sleep.’
‘Really comfortable. A very friendly reception, and quick book-in. Our room was huge… The bed was very comfortable… The bathroom has ample shelf space. The shower is over the bath. There is ample parking available.’
‘Very good location. Very good hotel for a night. Rooms good size and hotel very easy to find. Staff I came across very friendly and efficient. Hotel a bit tired in places but very clean. Breakfast buffet well stocked and items freshly cooked.’
Today’s Big Deal at The Hallmark Hotel Irvine is the ideal excuse to head west for a spot of relaxation on the coast.
With an extra night and dinner option, you can take a little time to explore the region.
Valid until the end of March 2018, this deal would also make a fantastic Christmas gift for anyone who would appreciate a getaway break.
Book into The Hallmark Hotel Irvine with today’s Big Deal and explore Ayrshire.