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 [...]


New manager at Bay Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose

Bay Waverley Castle Hotel in Melrose

How long have you worked at Bay Hotels? I have been working for Bay Hotels for the past 10 months, July 2012 till present. What other hotels have you worked at? I started at Bay Eden Arms Hotel in County Durham as a Trainee Manager during that time I was asked to relief manage the Bay Norbreck Hotel twice and I am now currently at the Bay Waverley Castle Hotel in Melrose as a General [...]


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 [...]


Environmental Sustainability at Bay Hotels

Recycling and Waste Management

In these modern times where the average temperate has risen 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit in the last century we are confronted daily with issues across the world concerning Global Warming and Environmental Sustainability highlighting how everyone must play their part in reducing their carbon footprint by becoming more eco friendly. Here at Bay hotels we as a company are committed to environmental sustainability recognising that everyone has an important role to play. To this end over [...]


Whats on Where?


In this month’s “What’s on where?”  There are a number of attraction’s coming up around the country to cover a wide range of interests. If you’re a food lover then on the 20th April in Durham just 10 minutes from the Bay Eden Arms the Food Festival features numerous demonstrations, talks, book signings and samples on offer to whet your appetite. After all that food some exercise may be in order so  on the 27th [...]


Easy Recipes for Easter treats

Hot Cross bread and butter pudding

With Easter just around the corner I found myself reminiscing to when I was younger and some of the fond memories I had growing up around Easter time. It wasn’t long before I found myself remembering coming home to some delicious aromas emanating from the kitchen where the lamb was gently roasting and some left over hot cross buns had been turned into a fantastic desert. This little trip down memory lane convinced me to [...]


Torbay Hotel Refurbishment Project Part 2

Room 308

With the vast majority of the hotel refurbishment complete here at the Torbay hotel with only a few pictures left to put up we have been around again and got some more photographs to share with you all. We feel that the Hotel refurbishment work that has been undertaken over the 2 weeks has made a vast improvement to the look and feel of the room creating a much more modern, contemporary, light and airy [...]


Torbay Hotel Refurbishment Project Part 1

Room 417

Here at Bay hotels we are constantly looking to move forward and listen to what you, our guests, are saying. With this in mind we have been undertaking an extensive refurbishment projects across a number of our hotels already this year including the Bay Glenburn, Bay St Ives, Bay Esplanade, Bay Beresford, Bay Valley of Rocks and the Bay Dilkhusa Grand totalling 84 rooms being refurbished already and that was just in January. As the [...]


January E-Newsletter Winner


Congratulations to Lynda Kennedy who has won a weekend break for two staying at any one of our Bay Hotels. Lynda signed up to our E-newsletter and was entered into the January draw. With over 30 hotels in England, Scotland and Wales, it can be hard to choose where to go, for example: The Isle of Wight Much of England’s largest island is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with over 500 miles of [...]


January Refurbishment Projects

Example of Refurbished Standard Room

During the month of January we have been busy maintaining our hotels as part of our ongoing commitment to improving our facilities and giving guests the best experience possible. One of those items that makes your short break more enjoyable is your room. In January we have put a lot of work into our refurbishment projects including guests rooms at a number of hotels…