Ever since the 19th century, when Victorians first started frequenting the seaside towns of Torbay – now referred to collectively as the English Riviera – Brits have loved escaping to the Osborne Hotel
The elegant Regency crescent, one of the most imposing buildings in the Bay, certainly has wow factor. Nestled into cliffs and overlooking landscaped gardens stretching down to Meadford Beach, the iconic curved hotel is perfectly placed to take in the many nearby attractions.
If there was a fun-o-metre for seaside destinations, then this one would swing into the glee-zone for its great location. Animal adventures abound at nearby Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts (the sea-life centre), while Torquay’s harbour offers seaside cheer in the form of a pier, promenade and plenty of cafes for an irresistible Devon cream tea. And guests staying in one of 32 luxury rooms can take advantage of this playground right on the doorstep.
Dartmoor National Park and Exeter may be a short drive away, but many visitors never feel inclined to leave the grounds. A heated indoor pool, gym and sauna – not to mention panoramic sea views from many of the rooms – are reason enough to just chill at the hotel.
Torbay’s waters are brimming with fish, much of it landed in nearby Brixham, and the hotel’s Crescent Restaurant reflects its setting on the “Seafood Coast”. Mussels, crab and the daily catch make appearances on the menu alongside traditional fish and chips and other seaside classics.
Give our comp a whirl and you and a friend could be enjoying a coastal feast during a two-night stay at the hotel.
To be in with a chance of winning just answer the following question …
Which beach does the Osborne Hotel overlook?
Terms and conditions
The prize Two nights’ bed and breakfast for two with dinner.
Salt Media’s standard terms and conditions apply. Cannot be used over the Christmas and New Year period or on bank holidays. The prize must be used before March 31, 2020. It includes an inland room (upgrades available) and the prize is for two adults only – supplements apply for children or additional guests.
This competition closes for entries on September 30, 2019.