Oct
17
2014

What to do on your next visit to The Isle of Wight

Ryde Isle of Wight

If you are planning a visit to either our Bay Royal Esplanade Hotel or Bay Broadway Park Hotel on the Isle of Wight you may be wondering how best to spend your time on the island. With so many attractions and things to see and do, we have created this guide to highlight some of the most popular attractions and places to visit. Osborne House While on the Isle of Wight your trip would not [...]

Sep
23
2014

What to do in and around Newquay

Newquay Air Force Museum

Newquay is a lovely part of Cornwall which offers a variety of attractions to suit all ages, whether you are into quiet beach walks or thrill rides, there will be something to keep you entertained for hours during your stay at the Bay Beresford Hotel which overlooks the beautiful Tolcarne Beach. What can I do in Newquay? Newquay Golf Club   Described as one of the finest links in Cornwall with magnificent views over the [...]

Sep
5
2014

Five Things To Do In Cornwall

Cornwall

Encompassing the most southern tip of England, the county of Cornwall is one of the most exciting and popular UK holiday destinations.  There is plenty to see and do in Cornwall for everyone, but we have picked five of the most popular attractions to visit when taking a hotel break in Cornwall. Minack Theatre The world famous Minack open air theatre was, built into the Cliffside around 80 years ago, with a very interesting story [...]

Jun
27
2014

Esplanade Hotels History

Hotels History

We recently had a couple that stayed with us at the Bay Esplanade Hotel in Paignton as they had holidayed there back in 1967 and wanted to revisit. When they returned to the hotel they were kind enough to bring down a copy of some  information from when it used to be the Paignton Hydro Hotel, in the 1960’s which I thought I would share with you all. They also brought with them a copy [...]

Mar
31
2014

Why should you visit Scotland?

Fort Augustus at mouth of Loch Ness

This week our guest post has been written by Donna the assistant manager at Bay Dornoch Hotel. It doesn’t matter where you wake up when visiting one of our hotels in Scotland, the view is always worth the journey! My first job with the company was as a receptionist in the Bay Highland Hotel, Strathpeffer. A lovely little village in Scotland within easy travelling distance of beautiful places such as Ullapool, which should definitely be [...]

Feb
27
2014

Invercauld Arms Hotel restaurant “Pops up” near Glenshee, Scotlands largest Ski Centre

glenshee piste map

If any of you have been up to the Bay Invercauld Arms hotel recently you may notice a new addition as a “pop up” restaurant has appeared over the past few weekends! When you are up in Scotland this winter, amongst many popular destinations for many visitors one of the main attractions is the Glenshee Ski Centre which has the UKs most extensive snowboard and ski facilities. The Centre boasts an impressive 36 runs with [...]

Dec
20
2013

WiFi in our hotels

WiFi

Here at Bay hotels we are constantly trying to move with the times as well as updating and renovate our hotels whenever possible. Similarly we love listening to your thoughts and hearing your feedback from letters and hotel questionnaires on how we can improve your experience with us. One item that we saw on many of your comments was the fact that there was no WiFi connectivity in our hotels. Well we have listened to [...]

Nov
8
2013

Christmas Markets to visit

Christmas Markets

So there are only 46 days until its Christmas, and if you’re anything like I used to be, you will have every intention of getting your Christmas shopping done early and being all organised. In reality I used to end up making a mad dash around the shops a few days before Christmas with people usually ending up with a set of wiper blades, screen wash, bottle of water and a Twix from the late [...]

Oct
23
2013

Room Upgrades at Bay Hotels

A Premier Room Upgrade

Whether you have stayed with us before or you are new to Bay Hotels, you will have no doubt heard about our ongoing room upgrade refurbishment plans. These offer you the chance to upgrade your room when booking your stay with us to make your break that extra special and more comfortable. We have a rolling pattern of refurbishment that occurs over all of our hotels each getting a set number of rooms either renovated [...]

Oct
11
2013

Heidi – Bay Royal Hotel Whitby

Whitby

We thought it would be nice if we started showcasing a few members of the Bay Hotels team, to give you an insight into what happens in our hotels, so this month we have spoken to Heidi from Bay Royal Hotel in Whitby. Here is what Heidi had to say: What do you like most about the hotel now? I first started out at Bay Royal Hotel in Whitby in August 2000 starting out as [...]

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