Turnberry Isle Resort, Aventura

Old Mar 31st, 2001, 03:52 AM
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Turnberry Isle Resort, Aventura

Anyone stay at the above resort lately? Opinions? Thanks!
Old Mar 31st, 2001, 06:38 PM
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We stayed there several years ago while attending the boat show there. It is a fabulous resort with everything you could want. We stayed in the marina accomodations and loved watching the HUGE yatchs come and go. they provide a shuttle to the beach club and golf courses and restaurants. Our favorite meal was at a restaurant called "Chef Allen" nearby(not a part of the resort) which I have read about since then--def. the best food of our stay. We loved the resort, but really like small places better, so maybe we are not the best judges. It was lovely, but a BIG development. If you have more specific questions, please respond here and I will answer.
Old Apr 1st, 2001, 08:33 AM
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To the previous poster:

We tried to check it out on a recent trip to Florida, and were told by the guard at the gate that we couldn't get in, even to just drive around. It would have been nice to see the surroundings because we thought we might be interested in staying there on our next trip to Florida, but we were a bit put off by the apparent atmosphere of a high-security encampment. After gaining entrance to the property, are there any other areas closed off to the guests, or is one free to enjoy everything on the property? Are the rooms, etc., worth the high cost, or are you paying for the security? I tried the website, but there aren't any photos of rooms, etc. Thanks in advance.
Old Apr 1st, 2001, 01:35 PM
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Every thing about the resort is "high end" and very well done. The security was not as restrictive as your experience. We can't remember being stopped at any point. Our room was in a tower at the marina and was deluxe--great view of all the boats etc. Huge bathroom w/ jacuzzi, TV in bathroom and phone and huge shower. We had free use of the beach club and swimming pool at the marina. We do not play golf, so can't answer about that. There were several restaurants, but our favorite was not part of the resort. I remember the resort food as good, but "Chef Allen's" was an incredible experience. We have since read about this amazing chef and feel lucky to have stumbled onto such a find without prior information.

Turnberry is a lovely, big resort and seems to be very well run.
Old Apr 17th, 2002, 11:28 AM
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I was recently at Turnberry for a little golf getaway. February is a wonderful month to be there, especially if, like me, you want to escape the North East winter. I have to the say the rooms and accomodations were top notch. Huge rooms!!! I stayed in the main facility with a huge terrace overlooking the two golf courses. That part was very nice. I am an avid golfer, so the following may sound a bit harsh. I found the golf to be just okay. I have played many other resorts and this one is just average. The courses are very well kept and challenging, but nothing super special (sans the island green). I also didn't really like the surroundings of Turnberry. It is slammed with high rise condos all around it. And where there aren't any, they are currently being built. So aesthetically, it is definitely not the most serene and relaxing views in the world. I just feel for the prices you will pay to stay there, there are many other less expensive golf getaways that are more scenic, with nicer courses. If you are going for the beach and the spa it may be great, I don't know, but for golf...I say save the money and go elsewhere.
Old Apr 17th, 2002, 01:06 PM
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We are going next early spring for a business meeting (no options). What is the attire like during the day? Some places like this are really dress up resort clothes--is this one? What is there for a non golfer to do? Any side trips to small towns around? Don't really want to go into Miami. Thanks.
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