It’s amazing what you find on eBay. While listing some bargains there last week, I found this fantastic postcard of the hotel’s swimming pool from back in 1971:
It’s surprising how little has changed – the view is almost identical. The terracotta roof at the far end of the pool is still there (though the bar was removed some time in the early 1990s), though there are now steps up to the first floor and there is now access to the gardens from a flight of steps on the right hand side. This photograph of course dates from the time when part of the building formed the old Clarence Court Hotel, so these new features date from when the hotels were amalgamated. Of course I couldn’t resist this bargain little purchase, so I bought the postcard so we could display it in reception. The back of the postcard reads:
A message from ‘Willie’
‘Having a nice time here the weather and the food is great. I hope it’s as nice for your holidays. Love Willie.’
I’ll keep my eyes out for more and I’ll post details of any more that I find.
Just thought you’d like to see the brilliant cakes Vicky has made for the Jubilee garden party and barbecue this afternoon:
This is a great new offer specially for those of you who have friends coming down to Torbay in the next few weeks. We know friends normally go out for dinner when they haven’t seen one another for a while, so we thought we’d make it extra special and offer you dinner for free!
That’s right – if you recommend us to a friend who stays at the Cavendish any time in May or June*, we’ll offer you all a free dinner in our fabulous restaurant!
There are a couple of conditions: your friend’s stay must be for at least two people for two nights or more and book direct with the hotel on a B&B or half board basis. There is no restriction on the number of people you may recommend, but we will only offer a maximum of two free meals to non-residents in the party. You must also mention this offer at the time of booking.
So come on folks – help spread the word about this great offer and we look forward to seeing you soon.
* Excluding Jubilee weekend 1st-4th June.