Lonely Planet Ranks Scotland as 3rd Best Place To Visit
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 contributor Tom Hall said: “Next year Scotland will be well-deservedly taking the spotlight on the world stage…The country’s buzzing cities and stunning scenery have plenty to offer visitors, combined with an incredible calendar of events and Scotland looks set for a year-long celebration.” Read more “Lonely Planet Ranks Scotland 3rd Best Place To Visit”
Last week the influential US magazine Conde Nast published their annual readers survey, known as the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. The Readers’ Choice Awards are based on the feedback of 80,000 frequent travelers, which gives those names on the list even more credibility. Leading the pack of the Top 20 Resorts in Europe (Italy, Greece, Ireland, Switzerland, Scotland, and England) is The Lodge at Doonbeg – ranked as The No.1 Resort in Europe & the 20th Best Hotel in the World. Read more “Good News from The Lodge at Doonbeg”
Had a lovely report back from one of our South African groups who recently had a great trip to Ireland. Some of the highlights were staying and playing at the Lodge at Doonbeg, the pubs and camaraderie in Killarney, and the spectacular Old Head Golf Links which literally nearly blew them away! One of the special moments…arriving at Waterville Golf Links where the South African flag was raised in their honour, followed by a fantastic round there. Oh and they enjoyed the Guinness too!
By Gary Sheppard. Gary has been with PerryGolf for over 6 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.
The Lodge at Doonbeg is a ‘must stay’ property for anyone playing both the fantastic links course on-site and nearby Lahinch, and they have recently made changes to the room configurations to make it an easier place to stay for small parties. Previously there were limited options when small parties were visiting the property due to the fact that a lot of the accommodation was in 2, 3 or 4 bedroom style cottages, however they have recently taken the decision to sell individual rooms within the larger cottages; meaning you can either have private access to the lounges (like you would in a hotel suite), or not, depending on your budget.
To simplify this, within a four bedroom lodge, you can now stay in one of the bedrooms and have exclusive access to the lounge area. Doonbeg would then sell the other bedrooms within the cottage individually to other couples, none of whom would have access to the lounge. This therefore gives you a couple of extra options to either have just an en-suite bedroom or an upgrade to what also includes a very spacious and luxurious suite. These changes simply give you a better experience and makes it easier for small groups to stay at what was already a fantastic five star resort.
By Keith Baird. Keith has been with PerryGolf for over 10 years and is one of our Golf Travel Specialists.