We are delighted to announce that at last nights prestigious awards night at the Highbullen hotel, We were awarded a Gold . Given the quality of accommodation and the size of the area we are absolutely delighted to accept this award. It is the icing on the cake after 9 years hard work making Elmdene what it is today. Carol and myself are still on a high but i am sure it will sink in soon. Only one photograph so far but we will upload some more as they become availableThe story was covered in our local paper tonight the Herald Express
We are in the final 3 of the visit Devon awards at the Highbullen hotel in North Devon next week (19 November). We are assured of gold, bronze or silver. We were awarded silver last year which was a fantastic boost too us. following on from our success at the Herald Express awards any award will be great but we hope to emulate last year. A lot of bookings already in the book for next year. As usual the superior and Deluxe rooms seem to be filling fastest but across the board its looking very good . We are already full for the Easter weekend (sorry) so we would ask all our regulars to book early. we will publish the results from visit Devon nextThursday
Here are our awards. The business of the year was a fantastic boost for us and it proves that hard work and dedication pays off. Thank you to all our wonderful guests who make running Elmdene such a worthwhile venture
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a gold in the Herald Express B&B of the year. We have also won a joint gold award for service and a real bonus, we have been named South Devons Business of the year.We will post some photos later on . the local Herald Express newspaper is printing a pull out supplement about the awards next Thursday.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a gold after a secret visit by a taste of the west assessor. These are awarded for locally sourcing and promoting Quality produce from your local area. It is our first year of participating in the scheme so we are naturally delighted. We will strive to continue to give our guests the very best that the glorious Westcountry can offer. For those that have not seen it here is the Text from a recent article on the Exe valley eggs website
Now it’s the Five Star Egg Award
|Torquay’s Elmdene Hotel is garlanded with awards and recommendations.Its bed and breakfast experience is 5 Star rated by Visit Britain and it has won a silver award in Visit Devon’s Best Guest House awards. On TripAdvisor it gets five star reviews from customers for every category from sleep quality to value and earlier this year it was named as one the best in the UK for customer service in the website’s Travellers’ Choice Hotels With Exceptional Service awards. Individual reviews range from “fabulous” to “faultless”.
But even so owners Andy and Carol Gibbs have just discovered a new category for recommendation… Best Eggs at Breakfast. One of their delighted guests was so impressed by the taste and freshness of his breakfast egg that he just had to find out where he could find a regular supply near his home. So having found Exe Valley Eggs on the hotel’s list of carefully selected local food producers he contacted us. Barry from Newton Abbott said: “Your eggs are amazing. The one I had for breakfast at the Elmdene tasted how eggs used to taste.”
Back at the Elmdene Andy said: “We spent a long time on ensuring that all the local products we buy in are the finest quality and freshness. Exe Valley Eggs were recommended to us and we decided to try them. The sample eggs we had were so good we actually wondered whether a regular supply could possibly maintain that level of quality. Well it does.
“This is far from being the first guest to comment on the eggs they are served. People usually say ‘what is the secret of how you cook your eggs to get them tasting so good’. And we always tell them that the secret is to start with a fantastic egg.”
We were delighted to feature in an article on the Exe Valley eggs website. A customer of ours contacted them after staying ar Elmdene and sampling their eggs on our breakfast menu. The full story is here
Lots and Lots going on . Its Torbay regatta week again. We have the 10k road race on Sunday 24th and the fabulous red arrows flying by at 6 pm We have some availability from Thursday 28th August at Elmdene.
Torbay carnival week is running for 9 days from 26th July. Loads of stuff going on and a great time to be in the Bay. Fantastic weather at present as well so fingers crossed it remains. Still have some small gaps available for the week, Give us a call or send an e-mail for more information
Interesting exhibition at Torquay museum at the moment. Torbay at war. Some very interesting stuff in there and well worth a visit..but not in the wonderful Torquay weather we are having at present
Royal Torbay yacht club triangle race. In and out the bay throughout the week. Check it out,,and the weather is fantastic as well