We booked for New Year so that we would be able to enjoy a party with everyone. We found no ballroom [it was closed] so we were all squashed in the bar area and the entertainment finished at 11.30. There was no atmosphere for the New Year so we went out onto the seafront to enjoy the fun!
We had no shower in our room and we were told we should have booked one but were not told this when booking. We felt the food was very poor compared to other Shearing hotels we have visited and the price we paid should have been reflected in food quality.
We returned to the Grand because of the great time we had on a previous new year [ in 2009] but can only say that this year was sadly lacking. We feel that there was one cut too many and has spoilt the Grand for us. Oh dear!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bay Grand Hotel enjoys a superb position on the seafront opposite Golden Sands Beach. The hotel benefits from fantastic views across the Exe Estuary towards Dawlish Warren. The Hotel is set in a Crescent of elegant houses - the first crescent of its kind to be built in Devon with every house facing the sea. Panoramic views across Lyme Bay and the estuary can be seen from all front facing rooms along with Drakes Bar, lounges and our relaxing gardens. The Regency entertainment suite and bar provide the perfect place to unwind. Exmouth is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast stretching as far as Dorset and is renowned for its red cliffs and sand dunes. An ideal resort to explore the rest of Devon, it also boasts an old fashioned promenade and stunning Georgian architecture. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bay Grand Hotel Exmouth, Devon