Posts Tagged ‘ Torquay ’

Agatha Christie’s Devon

Sep 13th, 2015 | By

Today is the 125th anniversary of the birth of Agatha Christie, the world’s best selling fiction writer ever.

Devonshire delight

Jan 28th, 2012 | By

Devon is having a moment. The South West county was recently praised by director Steven Spielberg who shot his latest movie, War Horse, in the Devonshire countryside.

Airline food: love it or hate it?

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

In-flight meals haven’t exactly enjoyed a wonderful reputation since they launched back in the 1930s.

Crime Mystery in Torquay

Sep 6th, 2010 | By

There’s not really a mystery. It is just a rather obvious way of drawing your attention to the fact that this September sees the 120th anniversary of the birth of Agatha Christie. (The actual day is 15th September) She is as well known as her two main characters who also celebrate anniversaries, Hercule Poirot first appeared 90 years ago and Miss Marple, 80 years ago.
So what is Torquay doing to celebrate the fact?

Torquay for the Best Hotel for Service

Jan 24th, 2010 | By

Those of us brought up on Fawlty Towers might find it hard to believe that a Torquay hotel has been named as best for service in the UK and that it has also been listed in the top 25 hotels in the world. Obviously there are no Basil’s, Manuel’s or Sybil’s at the Charterhouse Hotel which has won this accolade.
This award is for service, the most important feature of what we buy after the product itself. Even then you can cope with a product that is not perfect if the service is special. I have stayed in hotels that were not the best. The service, the attention and the fact that nothing seems too much trouble has made ordinary hotels into splendid ones. In those I have stayed in again and again. And recommended