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Hoteliers are well used to being judged constantly by a whole host of varied people, including our guests, our competitors, critics, guide books and to an extent those we work with who look to us to help them learn, grow … Continue reading
The holidays are over, I have used up my “time off for good behaviour” and enjoyed my usual month away during July and August and have returned to the fold and our loyal, hardworking, committed and brilliant team, who with … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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