Press release

Famous TV comedy hotel included in new GB escapes brochure

Monday 25 September 2006

A stay at the hotel which inspired John Cleese's 1970s hit TV series Fawlty Towers is included among the fantastic new breaks offered in Saga Holidays' latest Great British Escapes brochure.

Times have changed since the Hotel Gleneagles in Torquay first gained notoriety as the hotel that Cleese based his TV series on; it has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment and offers high standards of service and comfort*. And, of course, it's under new management!

Half-board prices for five nights at the 41-bedroom Hotel Gleneagles start from 299 per person, with 3 free excursions including a trip to Exeter, a tour of Torquay, and a visit to Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary.

Another new holiday for 2007 is a stay at the popular Merton Hotel in St Helier, Jersey. The resort-style hotel is located a short walk from both the beach and the town centre. Half-board prices start from 449 per person for seven nights including ferry travel from Poole or Weymouth and one included excursion.

Holidays in the Great British Escapes brochure are on sale now with departures available from October 2006 to October 2007 and there are no single room supplements on all holidays, subject to availability. The brochure also features tours of the Orkney and Shetland Islands, wine tasting breaks in Dartmoor plus numerous Special Interest holidays, including music, art, gardens and walking, all of which are led by an expert host.

To book or for more information:

Call Saga Holidays: 0800 056 5880 or visit www.sagaholidays.co.uk

-ENDS-

Editors Notes:

Saga holidays are exclusively for people aged 50 and over, a travelling companion may be aged 40 or over.

Saga holidays are only available direct and not through travel agents.

*The Gleneagles Hotel has newly been awarded Torbay's highest AA rating.

For further press information please contact the Saga Press Office on: 01303 771118.

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