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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 [...]

Aug
30
2013

Blackpool Illuminations

Blackpool tower and Illuminations

Autumn is nearly upon us and it wouldn’t be the same with out a visit to the world famous Blackpool Illuminations which got switched on on the 30th August and the seaside city has a buzz of excitement to it. The Blackpool illuminations are a long standing tradition that started in 1912 to mark the first royal visit to Blackpool by princess Louise who officially opened the new promenade. Around 10,000 bulbs were used to [...]

Aug
2
2013

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Well it’s that time of the year again where the Pipes and Drums, Display Teams, Military Bands, Dancers and the Lone Piper playing against the magnificent backdrop of the Edinburgh Castle all come out for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which starts today (2-24 August) From its origins in 1950 when there were only 8 items on the program the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has grown massively with the total visitor count now reaching over [...]

Jul
19
2013

Cowes Week

Yachts Racing in Cowes Week

Cowes Week is nearly upon us, starting this year on Saturday 3rd August.  As a keen sailor myself sailing both racing yachts and dinghies I have for many years always wanted to take part in Cowes Week but have never got around to competing, I have always watched it. I have been to plenty of other regattas like the Classic Channel Regatta, where we sailed from Dartmouth in Devon to Paimpol in France and then [...]

Jul
5
2013

Summer Break in St Ives or Llandudno

View of St Ives

Summer is here and now could be the perfect time for a Summer Break! According to the BBC things are looking up, take a look here at their monthly outlook www.bbc.co.uk/weather. With The Ashes and Open Championship coming up, now is the time for some sun and warm weather. Did you know? Every month we run a newsletter signup competition to win a weekend break for two at any one of our Bay Hotels. All [...]

May
17
2013

Discover Cornwall and Kernowek

Cornish Flag

My name is David McDonald, one of the General Managers within Coast and Country Hotels. I moved to St Mawes in November 2011 after spending the majority of my life in Devon, upon moving I was keen to discover Cornwall and the history of this beautiful part of the world. My grandfather had been a farmer in Cornwall for over 40 years, and it felt right to discover Cornwall for myself and learn more. One [...]

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