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Self drive breaks and why they are great!

Self drive breaks

I was recently asked by a guest “what are the benefits of a self drive holiday?” and there were various answers that sprung to mind with points like greater comfort on your journey to having the flexibility and freedom that comes with travelling in your own car. This got me thinking about the many benefits of self drive breaks, so I thought I would compile a list of some of the top reasons to take [...]


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. Isle of Wight Attractions Osborne House While on the Isle of Wight [...]


What to do in and around Newquay

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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 [...]


Five Things To Do In 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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


WiFi in our hotels


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]