Get more from your business trip to Torquay in Devon

Get more from your business accommodation in Torquay in Devon - don’t sell out to the budget hotels!!

You can do better and so you should, For the same money as the budget hotels you can actually get more for your money and a better experience, so here’s the deal……..

The 3 star Toorak Hotel,   part at TLH Leisure Resort in Torquay offers you service, yes we treat you like an individual and we do remember you if you come back!

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You will see smiling faces from the staff that are happy they work for us!

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You get a nice room and a big breakfast if that’s what you want but plenty of choice for those healthy options!

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You don’t have to eat out – if you want decent food as you can have a real treat inhouse!

You can use our Aztec Gym free of charge or our 25m indoor pool

And yes …. we have a pub,  so if you like the football you don’t have to watch the Champions League or World Cup on your own in the bedroom – come and join us and enjoy the action in our onsite pub

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Oh yes and of course we have Wifi, early calls, early breakfast and fast check out to get you on your way

You really can enjoy your business stay away with us – so if you need a business, corporate hotel in Torquay Devon give us a call on 01803 400500. Rooms from only £49.00 per night including breakfast

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Easter on the English Riviera

TLH Leisure Resort, set in sunny Torquay, offers a bigger and better choice of breaks than ever before!

Set in the heart of Torquay, this family-owned hotel and leisure complex offers a choice of 2 and 3 star hotel accommodation and self-catering apartments combined with an excellent range of indoor leisure facilities.

Easter Holidays in Torquay

And with the Easter holidays looming on the horizon, there’s so much going on at TLH, it’s a great place to get away for the family holidays.

Something for Mum and Dad

The Aztec Club has luxury indoor pools, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and a fully equipped gym. The Aztec Spa offers therapies from spa specialists Elemis – so Mum can get some of the holiday pampering she deserves with a relaxing spa break

Something for the children

Arena Games offers 10,000 square feet of fun and games with snooker, pool, and 10 pin bowling as well as the ‘techno’ Top Putt and a Wii Fit – and the large TVscreen in Albert’s Bar ensures no-one misses any football!

Zoe and the Entertainment Team run daily kids clubs – the Toby Club for 3-10’s is a great favourite and TeenZone 10+ provides teenagers with an escape from Mum & Dad.

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Unwind and relax in the evenings

With nightly entertainment and dancing on offer, and special family entertainment in the Starlight Lounge, you’ll never be lost for something to do.

What’s happening in Torquay this Easter

Attractions in the surrounding area are numerous with the penguins at Living Coasts, pre-historic Kents Cavern which is part of the newly acclaimed Geopark and Agatha Christie’s home Greenway. But there are also some events just for Easter that are sure to entertain the family, here are a fewof those events:

Occombe Farm – 11th April

Enjoy “Easter Treats” at Occombe Farm on the 11th April where you can make a delicious chocolate nest filled with yummy Easter eggs.

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The Laughter Party

Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 16th February to 28th April inclusive
A brilliant night out at the Babbacombe Theatre is not to be missed with a superb new show for 2010.

“We have fabulous lighting, great music, stunning costumes with feathers masks and… loads to make you laugh out loud!”

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Check out The Laughter Party when you’re in Torquay this Easter.

Easter Hockey Festival – mid-April

Nearby Teignmouth and Dawlish will be hosting an Easter hockey festival, which will also be on in Torbay. If you’re a sports fan be sure to check it out.

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Torbay Hockey Festival

Paignton Zoo

An absolute must at any time of the year is a visit to Paignton Zoo to see Tonda the baby giraffe who was born in February.

Paignton Zoo Easter on the English Riviera

If you have never been to Paignton Zoo before you will be able to see Tigers, Elephants, Rhinocerous, Camels, Lions, Orang Utan amongst others. The Zoo at Paignton offers a fantastic day out for all the family.

Torquay really is the place for the perfect bargain family holiday.

There are some great accommodation bargains to be had this Easter, so don’t miss out – call the TLH Team on 01803 400500 – ask about discounts for local attractions too!

We’re serious about your food safety.

What do you get if you mix 2 head chefs, 2 sous chefs, a chef de partie, a second chef and a restaurant manager together with a food hygiene qualified trainer? The Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering, that’s what!

We take training very seriously here at TLH Leisure Resort to make sure we provide the very best levels of service for our guests both “on-stage” and “off-stage”. To this end in January seven members of our kitchen and restaurant management teams attended this 3-day course, which is a Chartered Institute of Environmental Health course for all managers within food handling areas. It covers everything they need to know about supervising food safety in their departments, thus ensuring that everyone takes all the practical measures involved in keeping food safe to eat and wholesome through all stages of handling.

I ran this course in-house and as it was the first time I had run it myself I was a little bit nervous. Well I shouldn’t have been! All 7 of the team were fantastic through the course and participated well and got involved. The culmination was to sit a 2-hour 60-question exam. If they scored 40 – 50 out of 60 they would get a pass and if they scored 51 or more they would get a merit. How would they do??

Well, the exam papers were sent away for marking on the 22 January and since then I, and them, have been nervously awaiting the results. Today the certificates came in and I am so pleased to be able to announce that they all achieved a merit grade! This is fantastic news, so a huge well done to Darryl Patrick (Restaurant Manager at the Carlton Hotel), Will Harborne (Sous Chef at the Toorak Hotel), Rob Hockridge (Junior Sous Chef at the Toorak Hotel), Andy Johnston (Head Chef at the Derwent Hotel), Dave Clifford (Head Chef at the Victoria Hotel) Patrick Stuchbury (Senior Chef de Partie at the Carlton Hotel) and John Kelly (Second Chef at the Victoria Hotel). I suppose now I will have to get you all the bottle of wine I promised!! The picture shows them all proudly showing off their certificates!

If you are interested in a career here at TLH Leisure Resort then take a look at our website to see the latest job vacancies on-line, or give us a call on 01803 400132.

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Well done to the team for their achievement!

Murder on the English Riviera

The scene is set for a delightfully devious celebration of crime and thriller writing on the English Riviera, as some of the country’s most scheming criminal minds descend on South Devon’s beautiful bay. Over four days the festival will host talks from eminent authors, murder mystery plays and crime writing workshops, in the birthplace of the greatest selling crime writer of all time, Dame Agatha Christie.

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This year’s “Sleuths! English Riviera Festival of Crime and Thriller Writing ” takes place 20 – 24 April with a full programme of events guraranteed to tantalise and tease.

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One of the highlights of the week takes place on the Wednesday evening when amateur sleuths will love unravelling the Murder in the Abbey. This murder mystery event begins with welcome drinks and an eerie tour of historic Torre Abbey where a crime is sure to be committed. It’s then over to the nearby Toorak Hotel for dinner in the company of Murder Made to Measure when your team can attempt to finger the fugitive and solve the crime. Whodunnit? Will you be the one to unravel the dastardly plot!

This event in the Torquay calendar is not to be missed at just £35 per person. Call 01803 400400 to reserve your place on the investigation team and enjoy another excellent addition to our holidays in Devon.

Ideas for celebrating Mothers Day in Torquay.

Mothers Day – The Facts!

Mothering Sunday in the UK is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent. The celebration has taken place since around the 16th century and apparently it was also known as “Refreshment Sunday”, “Pudding Pie Sunday” or “Mid Lent Sunday”. It was the only day during Lent when the fasting rules were relaxed in honour of the “Feeding of the 5000″, the story from the Christian Bible. The more usual name was Mothering Sunday, but no-one seems to be sure exactly how the name of Mothering Sunday came about. One theory is that the celebration could have been adopted from a Roman spring festival celebrating Cybele, their Mother Goddess.

Mother’s Day Lunch in Torquay

Anyway – enough of the history lesson. Most importantly, everyone loves their Mum and these days most of us make the extra effort to spoil our Mums and let them know just how special they are. One way we can do this is to give them a break from cooking the Sunday roast by treating them to lunch – and we recommend that you book a table at the Toorak Hotel in Torquay where Head chef Nick Coombes has put together a 3 course Mothers Day menu that reflects the best of local produce that Devon has to offer. And even better is the fact that none of the family get volunteered to do the washing up.

This year Mother’s Day is 14th March and lunch will be served in the Toorak’s award-winning restaurant from 12.30-2.00pm. A 3 course lunch plus chocs for Mum will cost just £16.95 per person and children 3-11 years are half price.

You know Mum’s worth it, so book a table and treat her to a slap-up lunch - call the Toorak on 01803 400400.

Stuck for a Mother’s Day gift? Pamper Mum at TLH

If you’re stuck for an idea for a Mothers Day gift, then TLH Leisure Resort can help there too.

From Sunday 7th March to Friday 26th March there’s a special Mums and Daughters Pamper Package available in the Aztec Spa.

You can enjoy a luxurious Elemis Skin Specific Facial, enjoy a swim, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi in the amazing surroundings of the Aztec Falls pools complex, lounge around in the peaceful relaxation area and enjoy a light lunch in the Aztec Bistro.

This a brilliant way for you and your Mum to spend some quality time out together enjoying a spa break. And for each person booking we’ll be donating £1 to the charity Mothers4Children, and great value at just £40 each. Just give the Spa a call on 01803 400190.

Mothers day spa Ideas for celebrating Mothers Day in Torquay.

Go on – give Mum a special treat – you know she’s worth it!

Big Blues comes to the English Riviera – in Devon’s Deep South!

A fantastic line-up of electric and acoustic blues from home and abroad is promised for lovers of Blues music at the Derwent Hotel, part of the TLH complex in Torquay – in the heart of the English Riviera.

Earl Jackson is your MC for the weekend, which is being organised by Boogaloo Promotions, and Robin Bibi is running the jams. Take a look at the great line-up with late night jam sessions, late bars and live performances in the Starlight cabaret venue.

Fab Texas guitarist, singer, songwriter Buddy Whittington  occupied the coveted guitar chair of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers from 1993 until 2008.

The Producers  (just re-formed!).  – the new 2009 version of The Producers includes original frontman Harry Skinner and bass player Dave Saunders. New recruits Ray Drury on organ/piano and Biff Smith on Drums and percussion complete the line-up of this new and exciting project.

Already receiving rave reviews, The Producers are regaining the loyal following that made them so popular in their previous forms. New material has been written and incorporated into their set which contains many of the previously recorded tracks.

Take a listen to the Earl Jackson Blues Band on myspace.

Hokie Joint are a five piece band from Colchester in Essex. On one hand we’re talking part Waits, part Wolf vocals, fuzzing slide guitar, dirty harmonica, driving bass and train-like drumming. On the other hand it’s gut-wrenchingly emotional vocals, melancholic guitar playing, sweeping harmonica, well-constructed, melodic bass and intricate, mesmerising drumming.

Robin Bibi is one of the UK’s top blues/rock guitarists and having paid his dues working with such names as Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ben.E.King, The Pretty Things and Helen Shapiro, launched the Robin Bibi Band in 1996. The Band’s debut album ‘Blue Thrash Therapy’ was released a year later and quickly sold out leading to a recent re-release. Five albums on, Robin’s acoustic album ‘Fast Life Songs’ has also received critical acclaim and continues to sell well. Blues, funk, soul, rock, reggae and jazz are all rolled together in The Robin Bibi Band’s own feel-good concoction. Above all, the Band’s aim is to give their audience a night to remember whilst guaranteeing the best British Blues Rock can offer in a tried and tested, exciting, spontaneous, power trio format.

Big Pete & The Backbones are from The Netherlands.Vocalist and Blues harp master “Big” Pete van der Pluijm has long been known amongst his fans and fellow musicians in his native Holland as the “go-to” guy for the “real thing”. Now with his ace band the Backbones, the 30 year old Dutchman is taking his own brand of soul drenched blues to the rest of the world.

And when you need to ‘cool down dude’ there is the amazing Aztec Falls Spa and Leisure complex at TLH Leisure Resort.

This weekend break forms part of TLH Leisure Resort’s programme of  Tribute and Entertainment weekends. 3 nts arriving on Friday May 21 cost from only £179 per person. For more info go to the Boogaloo Promotions website. Ot to book call 01803 400500.

See you there!