CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Devon Life today CLICK HERE

'Fabulous Not Fawlty' as English Riviera Storms the Trip Advisor Awards

PUBLISHED: 20:39 23 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:56 20 February 2013

'Fabulous Not Fawlty' as English Riviera Storms the Trip Advisor Awards

'Fabulous Not Fawlty' as English Riviera Storms the Trip Advisor Awards

The ghost of Basil Fawlty was finally laid to rest on South Devon's English Riviera as the coastal resort achieved outstanding results in the recent Trip Advisor Awards.

The ghost of Basil Fawlty was finally laid to rest on South Devons English Riviera as the coastal resort achieved outstanding results in the recent Trip Advisor Awards.


Even Channel 4s hugely popular docu-comedy The Hotel based on a Torquay establishment, couldnt slow down the publics votes as Torquays Charterhouse Hotel wonTrip Advisors Top UK Hotel Award and its Best UK Service Award.

And the accolades just kept stacking up, as the Charterhouse was just one of several Torquay hotels that captured travellers hearts, making it into the admired Top 25 UK Hotels listing; Crimdon Dene Hotel was voted into 5th place, and the Cary Court Hotel bagged 12th place. A further raft of positive reviews took Torquays Elmdene and Kingsholm Hotels into 3rd and 7th places for Best UK Service.

The Charterhouse Hotel in Torquay on South Devons English Riviera, beat hundreds of hotels from around the UK when it was named Travellers Choice for Top UK Hotel. Based on customer reviews, many of the five-star ratings praised the 10-bedroom hotel for its warm and genuine hospitality and superb breakfast.

Carolyn Custerson, Chief Executive of the English Riviera Tourism Company, points out that the sheer volume of Torquay winners at these customer-based awards proves the English Riviera has star quality as a holiday destination. "The English Riviera is a hugely popular resort for visitors from all over the UK and Europe and were delighted that the warmth and professionalism of our hoteliers has been such a hit with our visitors."


Marion and Les Ward, owners, are delighted with Charterhouses double win. Les said: "Small independent hotels are the future. We offer our guests a really warm welcome, making them feel at home with tea or coffee on arrival and a chat about where to go and what to do during their stay. Weve refurbished all our bedrooms and we give top quality breakfasts with local Devon produce and homemade bread and jam. Our top priority is for our guests to enjoy their holiday.

Marion said, A warm welcome is not just about the quality of the rooms. We love to look after people who may be tired after their journey. A smile and a friendly face helps people to relax so we put our heart and soul into the welcome. Some people are on a short-break so we want to help them find the places theyll most enjoy locally.


As well as award-winning hotels, Torquay offers the cleanest beaches in England, stunningly beautiful coast path walks, picturesque marinas, a range of excellent restaurants and bars, a host of attractions and world-class events such as theworld-famous Agatha Christie Festival; with a palm-fringed waterfront redolent of Frances Cote dAzur.


For more information on visiting the English Riviera visit www.englishriviera.co.uk

0 comments

More from Out & About

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Wild camping can be one of the best ways to escape the crowds for a night or two and lose yourself in the landscape - SOPHIE PAVELLE chooses her five favourite places to ‘wild-life’ camp in Devon

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

From sandy beaches and lighthouse-topped cliffs to views of the Jurassic Coast, the Devon coastline offers many perfect locations for a seaside walk. We pick 10 of the prettiest routes to take

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Take our quiz to find out how well you really know Devon

Read more
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

As the weather starts to warm up and the Devon countryside beckons, LIZZIE JANE of the National Trust in the South West offers plenty of walk ideas for you to try. Whether you want a relaxed Sunday stroll or a more strenuous hike, here are 10 walks across Devon (and beyond) to help you escape the crowds and head off the beaten track

Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The South West Coast Path is celebrating 40 years by calling on people to help raise £40,000. To show their support, teams from Devon’s top tourist attractions are preparing to take to the trail. CHRISSY HARRIS finds out more

Read more
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Away from the hustle of places like Woolacombe and Ilfracombe, North Devon is peppered with tiny coves, empty beaches and wooded walks leading to secluded bays that feel a million miles away from the tourist trail. BECKY DICKINSON reveals her pick of the best kept secrets on the North Devon coast

Read more
Friday, September 14, 2018

As part of her regular series where she visits Devon’s best places for 24 hours, Lydia Tewkesbury has this time been to Sidmouth

Read more
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ranging from rocky and windy walkways along the South West Coast Path to the sandy beaches on the picturesque coastline, the district of North Devon is one of the prettiest coastal areas in the South West of England. In no particular order, here are 10 of the prettiest villages in the district of North Devon

Read more
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

In Devon’s towns and cities there’s an awful lot you can do in just 24 hours. For her regular feature, Lydia Tewkesbury travels to see what you can do in a day in Kingsbridge

Read more
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Villages in Devon are some of the prettiest in the South West. From beautiful little hamlets on the outskirts of the moors to seaside communities, we pick 10 villages in Devon you need to visit

Read more
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Dust off your walking shoes and head to South Devon – here are 6 reasons why the area is so good for a stroll writes Victoria Rogers

Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

There is something quite life-enriching about being by the water and in Devon there are plenty of ways to enjoy it, writes Fran McElhone. Including surfing, wild swimming, water skiing and more, here are 10 great ways to enjoy Devon’s water

Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Encompassing large swathes of Dartmoor and plenty of the county’s most distinctive sections of coastline, it’s no wonder that the South Hams district is home to some of Devon’s prettiest places. We pick out 10 of the best towns and villages the area has to offer

Read more
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Devon is as beautiful underwater as it is above. Chrissy Harris highlights the best places to discover our county’s hidden depths… Here are 6 great places for crabbing, rockpooling and diving

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy



Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search