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Summer Time is an exciting time here at TerraVina

TerraVina is a hybrid…. To some we are a small, boutique hotel, to others they refer to us as a restaurant with rooms, we think of ourselves as a quirky, super friendly place to stay, where we hope we look … Continue reading

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Yet another Hotel TerraVina success – this time our Head Sommelier, Tanguy Martin is crowned UK Sommelier of the Year, 2015

We are delighted to share some very exciting news with you all… our very own Tanguy Martin, Head Sommelier here at Hotel TerraVina was  recently crowned as the 2015 UK Sommelier of the Year, following a tense final held at … Continue reading

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Hotel TerraVina enjoys half term and a truce with Sita

An update on the Sita saga……..It got worse before it got better with ongoing early collections and then no collections at all, BUT, I now have the Communications Manager for the South West, the Regional Business Manager, Customer Relations Manager … Continue reading

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TerraVina or Fawlty Towers…. For one night only it was nearly FT!!

Well a day in the life of TerraVina is certainly never dull! This week has been full of challenges, frustrations, funny moments and “smile and wave days”.  Let me explain…. Since 2011 we have “enjoyed” the services of Sita as … Continue reading

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People, sunshine and keeping the bank manager happy! Hotel TerraVina is in a philosophical mood…

I greatly enjoy people and am fascinated by how we interact with each other, the psychology of what makes us all “tick” and generally I just like people and people watching. However, now and then my interest, faith and kindness … Continue reading

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Hotel TerraVina welcomes back Gerard from his travels and Nina comments on the fact he’s home!

Sorry for the long gap between this latest blog and my previous one. Gerard has been away for almost a month travelling through Australia and New Zealand whilst studying for a Master of Science in Wine and I was left … Continue reading

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To coin a Latin phrase… TerraVina says, “Three horrendus annus es super- Terminus !”

Anyone who knows Gerard and I, or who reads the blog now and then will be aware that the last few years have been a bit of a roller coaster for us, the team and the hotel overall. A “marriage” … Continue reading

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Awards galore and a Huge Bravo to a great hotelier

Much to my surprise… actually I was “gobsmacked”, (such a horrible word, but the most apt to use), I was recently nominated for an Imbibe Magazine award for Hotel Personality of the Year. I was surprised for a number of … Continue reading

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Hotel TerraVina muses on how, sometimes being an hotelier is very worthwhile…

The life of an hotelier is like many other professions not always an easy one. There are day to day challenges to overcome, be they due to staff issues, tricky guests, unforeseen operational problems and a wealth of other challenges … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from us all at Hotel TerraVina

Phew! I can’t say that we are not pleased to see the end of 2014 which turned out to be a bit of a rollercoaster year- certainly full of a few highs and many lows! However, we are looking forward … Continue reading

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