Bright family-friendly hotel situated on the UKs south-west coast
Located just five minutes away from the seaside beaches, the Derwent Hotel Torquay offers traditional family entertainment and accommodation to thousands of guests each year.
As with many of the hotels on the so-called English Riviera, this 2-star establishment is aimed at those looking to spend their summer holiday at the seaside. Whilst UK seaside tourism has declined somewhat since the glory days of the 1950s, hotel like this still attract a large number of guests during the season.
Each of the hotels 175 guestrooms is equipped with en-suite bathroom facilities where complimentary toiletries can be found. Guests can choose from a number of room types include singles, doubles, twins, and the likes. Each room includes television, telephone, and beverage making facilities as standard, whilst family rooms are perfect for those staying with children.
The hotel includes a restaurant, bistro, and bar in which guests can wine and dine. Both the Aztec Bistro and the Toorak Restaurant are rather informal eateries, providing a relaxing, unfussy environment for diners to eat. The bistro overlooks the Aztec indoor swimming complex. Where possible chefs at the Derwent use locally sourced green ingredients, ensuring the best quality dish is offered. A bar also serves the hotel.
The Derwent Hotel Torquay offers guests a variety of entertainment whatever the season. Throughout the year guests are treated to nightly performances in the Starlight Lounge from singers, dancers, cabaret acts, comedians, magicians, and a whole host of others. Throughout the day there are a number of entertainment activities aimed at both children and adults.
Younger guests can enjoy the heated indoor childrens pool whilst adults have their own designated swimming pool. An outdoor pool, open during summer months, accommodates both. The likes of table tennis, snooker, bingo, and water aerobics are on offer for all, whilst adults may enjoy a trip to the Aztec Spa, where a number of beauty and fitness treatments can work wonders on the body. For those that are more inclined to enjoy a vigorous work out, the hotel also has a gymnasium.
Of course its not just the hotel amenities that entice tourists to this particular part of the UK. Torquay itself features beautiful beaches and a number of other attractions.
The sands, coves, and cliffs make for a scenic location for those looking to stroll, sunbathe, or generally relax. The sea itself is one of the UKs favoured surfing sites, with varying waves making this one of the best spots in the country. Kents Cavern, a series of prehistoric caves, is popular due to its showing evidence of early man and now extinct creatures.
Torquay Harbour houses a variety of vessels including fishing boats and leisure yachts. Boating trips are one of the more popular activities amongst tourists. Torquay Pavilion, atop the cliffs, provides tourists with some grand stately architecture whilst the Central Church offers up a more contemporary design.
The Derwent Hotel Torquay offers access to all of the seaside treats on offer in the town whilst providing good value family accommodation.