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…


December E-newsletter Competition Winner

Exmouth Harbour

We’re delighted to announce that last month’s e-newsletter prize draw winner is Patricia Lewis who wins a weekend break for 2 at her choice of hotel. If you would like the chance of being January’s winner, sign up here. Patricia has already decided to go to Bay Grand Hotel in Exmouth, Devon. Exmouth is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast stretching as far as Dorset and is renowned for its red cliffs and [...]


Midweek Break at Royal Esplanade Hotel, Ryde


Although a very old fashioned hotel, the atmosphere as soon as we arrived in reception gives us a really good feeling as we were met by really friendly staff on reception that were quick to get us checked in and to our room. The staff were very much on the ball, the waiters and waitresses were happy to serve you and always remembered if you had tea or coffee, a little thing but all done [...]


Sounds of Weekends

Tina Turner Tribute

New for 2013 is our Sounds of Weekends. With these breaks not only do we feature headline acts on Friday and Saturday nights performing different songs from a range of eras, but you also get comfortable accommodation, full traditional cooked breakfast and /or continental breakfast and in the evening you will be treated to a three course evening meal before the star act performs. The 60s Started with JFK being elected at President of the [...]


Braemar Highland Games and Local Info


Having arrived in Braemar just a few weeks ago to take on the position of Assistant Manager at the Invercauld Arms, I have been amazed at the village, and the area, and just what goes on around here. Our hotel is in a stunning location, nestling between the Eastern edge of the Cairngorm Mountains and the fringe of Royal Deeside. Just this morning I woke up to glorious sunshine and here is a picture of [...]


A Different Type of View

The Big Wheel

The view from Bay Torbay Hotel looks a little different at the minute, a 60m observation wheel has been erected in Princess Gardens opposite the Bay Torbay Hotel, don’t worry views from the hotel have not been obscured. The 365 tonne wheel was completed in four days by eleven highly trained staff and has come straight from London’s Victoria Park Olympic celebrations. It is open to the public from 10am to 10pm until 31st October. [...]