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 David & Tracy 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 David 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
Its that time of year again. When Babbacombe festival arrives summer is really here. Loads to see and do from the 14th to the 21st of June, including a great music festival. We have very limited availability but do have a couple of short breaks available
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Travellers Choice 2014 award by the highly regarded travel site trip advisor. We won awards in the small hotel and the romance section. We are absolutely delighted to have gained this recognotion and we would like to thenk all the people who have left reviews of their stay at Elmdene. We will of course endeavour to make everyones experience here even better in the coming months and years , but this is a wonderful feather in the cap for Carol and Myself. Along with the other 2 awardsd we have won recently its been a great year for us here at Elmdene