I am writing to say how very much my wife and I enjoyed our stay in your hotel last week when we came with Woods Travel of Bognor Regis on their Delightful Dales excursion. We were particularly impressed by the warmth and courtesy of the welcome we received from your staff on arrival and I am pleased to say that their helpfulness continued throughout visit.

We found our room spacious and welcoming, though we would have preferred some air conditioning, given the exceedingly hot weather. The breakfasts were outstanding, and truly set us up for our demanding outings, and for such a start to our day we were very grateful.

We will have no hesitation in commending your hotel to all our friends and relatives. Your welcoming will give them a most encouraging start to their enjoyment of the lovely Yorkshire Dales.

Rev Bryan J Marshal

I attended the HF AGM at your hotel yesterday. I was most impressed with the attentiveness of your staff from the car park attendants to restaurant staff. Each person was most helpful and courteous and managed a large group very well. Congratulations to everyone.

Andrew Welsh

Just to day, on behalf of the Fir Tree Darts & Domino Team of Leigh Lancashire, we would to thank you and extend our appreciation to your staff for the excellent service we all received on our 3rd year stay at the hotel. Absolutely superb, especially the breakfast.

David Edmondson

Thank you a thousand times for making our visit so wonderful. The welcome was warm, the food was fantastic, the service was superb. But what singled it out from other venues we have used was the care, consideration and kindness of the staff.

Coping with a group of frail, elderly and blind guests is a challenge that was met and exceeded all our expectations.

Babeth Hughes, Ilkley Insight Group

Dear Mr and Mrs Weaving

Our recent stay at the Rendezvous was really amazing. So I wanted to take the opportunity to give you some feedback. Our stay was to celebrate my husband’s birthday so I had organised several surprises including a cake and a Yorkshire trike tour.

As a wheelchair user I always book directly with the hotel to ensure that the facilities are totally suitable for my disability. When I called to book I spoke to Elizabeth who could not have been more helpful and happy to share her knowledge with me. The access information in the website is really helpful.

The room is enormous making wheelchair use so easy. The room was amazing and the profiling bed INSPIRED! I have a hospital bed at home and frequently sleep less well when I travel. But not at your hotel – I had the best nights sleep because of the bed. Thankyou. You commented to me that some guests had complained about the bathroom. Although it was perfect for me I can see how some disabilities would struggle if they needed assistance in the shower area. The only negative about the bathroom is that the slope for the drain away is not good and water travels into the toilet area leaving the floor very wet this may cause a slip hazard. However, there were plenty of towels to facilitate moping up. By the way – the drain away is much better when using the overhead shower.

Your Staff have a high level of disability awareness and are so considerate and access aware. This was particularly evident when allocating tables in the restaurant ensuring that it was easy to manoeuvre my wheelchair. When we arrived, Elizabeth was on reception and directed me to the low desk to book in. For the length of our stay we did not experience any access issues and did not have to ask for assistance because staff anticipated the need. Staff were ready to carry food to our table at breakfast and were always ready to deal with doors.

As with every hotel it is the staff that make a guest’s stay special I found ALL your staff genuine and friendly they really did make our stay memorable. I would like to give a really special mention for Elizabeth she went over and above with her service before and during our stay. She remembered taking my booking and recommended a local Cake company for me. She went out of her way to ensure that my efforts to surprise my husband were kept confidential. She showed genuine interest in our stay and took the time to follow up on her efforts to make our stay special. She really is amazing!

Your restaurant is amazing too. I love the attentive unobtrusive service and the menu is wonderful. On our first evening we opted for the flambé menu. The manage and assistant manager ended up in competition with each other – we laughed so so much! and in the end could not tell the difference between the two dishes the were both delicious!

The Rendezvous is a really special place! Thank you to you all for helping us make some really special memories.

Yours Most Sincerely, Tina and David Heron

Just wanted to say a quick thank you for Saturday! Absolutely brilliant – perfect venue, lovely food and staff who couldn’t have been more helpful.

So glad I decided to pick the Rendezvous and not try and do the party at home – definitely the right decision.

Thanks again, Sally

We have had a wonderful weekend.  Many thanks for everything you did to make things run so smoothly for us.  Everyone was really impressed with both the hotel and the staff.

Janet, CCSO (Christ Church South Ossett)

I was most impressed with the attentiveness of your staff from the car park attendants to restaurant staff. Each person was most helpful and courteous and managed a large group very well. Congratulations to everyone.

Andrew Welsh

As booked, 35 of us came to the Rendezvous on 18th February for 4 nights and I must say that we had a thoroughly good time. Everything at your hotel was perfect and your staff exemplary, in fact it turned out to be the perfect venue for what I wanted.

Brian Link

Just thought I would let you know what a good night this was, we were the second to last table to be server the food was hot and very good the whole service was very well organised.

Room looked lovely and there was plenty of room to move between tables,the music was good and a decent sized dance floor,can we please have more mowtown nights I have told lots of people how good it was and lots would like to go .M

Many thanks, Jayne Rowley

Just a quick note to say thank you for looking after us during our stay at the Rendezvous Hotel last weekend.

Everyone enjoyed their weekend and all of your staff were very pleasant and helpful throughout our stay. Your ballroom was superb and we enjoyed our two nights dancing there.

Thank you all again for a wonderful weekend and best wishes for the future.

Malcolm & Andrea Marshall

On behalf of the Figaro Owners Club, I wanted to officially thank you for the great weekend you gave our members. I really appreciate the amount of extra work in handling a booking of this size, especially with all the ‘add-ons’ that were involved. It all seemed to run like clockwork and I have had nothing but positive feedback.

I was absolutely stunned at how beautiful the room looked for the dinner; a few of us all said the same thing; that we thought it was the room set up for the wedding the following day it looked so good. Thank you so much for that.

The food was tremendous; again numerous people told me how good it was compared with the usual experience of dining with large scale numbers. The beef was exceptional; I had it myself and genuinely thought it was the best beef I’ve had, it was so beautifully tender and several other people said the same to me. Please pass on our thanks to the chef.

I wasn’t there for breakfast, obviously (Amanda knows I don’t do mornings), but again I’m told this was excellent.

On Sunday night the pie n peas went down well, and again I was impressed that my gluten free option was actually a gf pie; I was over the moon as I usually get given a salad on such occasions – which is always depressing when everyone else is tucking in to pie n peas.

The members really enjoyed their stay and there were many comments on how superb and welcoming you all were; fantastic hospitality.

On Sunday night we asked and took a headcount of people to find out how many had never been to Yorkshire before; it was more than half of them, and so many have told us they definitely want to come back, so I think you have done us all proud for your part in that J

In an eshot to members going out tomorrow we have reminded people to post their testimonials on websites and TripAdvisor, and when we get organised with sorting photos we’ll share on social media.

Thanks again for your support; it was an absolute pleasure working with you all,




On behalf of my father and family I would like to thank you and your team at the Rendezvous Hotel for your professional and kind attention yesterday after the funeral service of my mother. On arrival we were pleased with the welcome that was given to all of our guests and the continuing attentive care during the course of the funeral refreshments. The buffet not only looked very attractive but was most delicious and many of our guests commented on the high standard of the venue and food. We would appreciate if you would kindly pass on our comments to the catering staff and would certainly have no hesitation in recommending the Rendezvous Hotel.

With many thanks
Pam Morgan


Good morning Lindsay

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help with out event last week. The food was amazing, the rooms and our function suite were fab and everything ran very smoothly. I’d like to thank Charlotte and Rob particularly, who were extremely attentive to us and helped to make our event brilliant. The dj was also brilliant and accommodated everything we wanted.

I would appreciate it if you would pass on my thanks and appreciation to all concerned.

I very much hope we will see you again.

Kind regards
Andrea Gray

Thank you for making our Christmas Day meal such a wonderful treat (as usual).

Mr Weaving kept our children entertained throughout the day. Once again a big thank you from the Porter family – 10 of us!
Happy New Year to both of you

Mr and Mrs Porter

It is a pleasure for me to write to you on behalf of my daughter Catherine, my son-in-law Jeff, my friend and neighbour Jean and myself. We have thoroughly enjoyed our three-night stay at this charming hotel.

Although the Rendezvous is a very big establishment, it has a delightful ambience. We felt at home the moment we entered the building, comfortable, warm and very well-appointed lounges.

The lifts are easy to find – so important for visitors with physical disabilities. The bedrooms are spacious with very comfortable beds and ideal en-suite facilities. We notice the bed-linen and the range of towels, all spotless and of excellent quality.

The restaurants are very inviting with attractive decor and lovely table linen. The menus cater for all tastes and the meals are delicious. The staff are a credit to you. There are young employees from Poland and Hungary in addition to the local staff. All are polite, helpful and gracious in their dealings with visitors.

We cannot praise the Rendezvous too highly. Its location at the side of the Leeds/Liverpool canal, its recreational activities – it has opportunities for ballroom dancing and quite remarkable conference choices. The proximity to the bonny town of Skipton and as the gateway to the famous Dales make your hotel an ideal choice for young and old, for walkers, cyclists, dancers and tourists from the U.K. and abroad.

The Rendezvous Hotel is our Number One choice from now on. We have had a very happy stay. Thank You!
Yours Sincerely,
Ken Binks

Good morning. What an amazing day we had on Christmas Day.

Everything was perfect. Thank you for all your help. Please pass on our thanks to Restaurant Manager and his staff and to Chefs and staff. Wishing everyone a Very Happy New Year.
From jill watts and family.


Dear Lindsay,  On behalf of Public Service Retired Members York, I would like to thank you and all your staff for the wonderful afternoon we had with you.

Everyone was more than happy with the meal and we were all impressed by the decorations in reception, all in all, a very successful Christmas lunch with you.
With best wishes, Jenny Darrell


I am writing to say a massive thank you for an absolutely fantastic time we all had up at Rendezvous Hotel Skipton.

Most of the older generation chose to come up Friday, enjoyed a chin-wag over lunch which carried on past Dinner in the Baby Swan Restaurant.

My generation chose to arrive Saturday and enjoy the Pool with our children. The Jacuzzi was a welcome break. We loved the pool area so much we were very nearly late for dinner! Lovely Function room, fantastically decorated! We were not expecting that – thank you! Food was lovely & well cooked! The only complaint was we had too much to eat! Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely.

Many thanks for the loan of a Projector. I used it to show Great Grandad’s Navy War Record. As a family we had reserved two nights with which we thought we could meet up. The 13th would have been 100yrs to the day Great Grandad was shot in the leg (the Battle of Ancre was the last Action of the Somme). The 19th (the day we actually met up) was 100yrs to the day his leg was Amputated. Watching the older generation demonstrate how he walked with his Pot Leg was quite hilarious!

The Bar was well stocked (though the Wedding Party & I tried hard to drink all the Guinness!). My apologies for asking for the late bar to be reopened. In my defence, the Wedding bar had closed & what was left of the Wedding Party joined us in sampling a nightcap or 3.

Breakfast was also fantastic! I was not expecting tables to be reserved for us all so soon after going to bed 😉 Everyone ate a hearty breakfast! Father exclaimed he now wants his tomatoes cooked this way.

We loved it so much, we will be back! Many, many thanks…


Many thanks for a wonderful week with Dance Mavericks. Your hotel is just lovely and all the staff so friendly and kind. Nothing seemed too much trouble.

I really hope I will see you all again before too long and will most certainly be trying to organise a holiday for my group to come and stay with you.

Thanks for absolutely everything

Kind regards

Jenny Barling


We just wanted to send you an email to thank you (and the rest of the Rendezvous team) for making our day so perfect.

We couldn’t have asked for more and we knew we’d made the right choice booking our wedding with you. The decorations looked lovely and we  so appreciate the time and effort putting up the miles of bunting!

The evening guests were so complimentary about the ballroom I’m hoping you get some other bookings from this. Our Honeymoon suite was fantastic! We never got chance to use the jacuzzi but I reckon you could swim in it at a push! 😉 Thank you for upgrading us, it was a wonderful touch.

I couldn’t recommend your hotel enough, it will always be a special part of our lives now.

Thank you

Mr and Mrs Barber (how weird that sounds!)


I just wanted to send you an note an say thank you. Thank you for everything!

Thank you for everything! You and the staff were nothing short of awesome. The reception hall, meal, service and everything were just perfect. It was the most amazing day for Tara & I and you made it beyond amazing.

I will never be able to properly thank you and all the of the staff at the Rendezvous for your hospitality and service, but please know it was very much appreciated by both of us.

Tara commented as we returned that Rendezvous was her favorite hotel of them all, and I could not agree more. It will always be a home away from home for me, and now for Tara as well.

Thank you for all you did for us.

Best regards, Mike


For Lindsay and your staff,

We brought 45 people in to celebrate in a special way Grandpa Ray and Grandson Joshua. You make our event extra-special! Everyone was delighted. Thank you so much!

Abi, Derren and Heather

Ward Family Celebrations, 23rd July 2016


I would just like to say thank you to you and  the chefs for a lovely evening.

The  food was absolutely  gorgeous. Everyone commented  on how nice the food was. The young girl  who served  us was lovely, pleasant and very efficient.  I would not hesitate to  come again and I will highly recommend  the Rendezvous hotel. Thankyou once again.

Catherine Gibbons
18th June 2016


I would just like to pass on my sincere thanks to all the staff at the hotel who made my dads birthday so special. The young man who was in the room whilst we were eating was very helpful, it felt like everyone couldn’t do enough to help and that made it very special. The food was also delicious, all the guests commented so please pass our regards to the chef! Will definitely recommend the hotel & all the staff for future events, and thank you to you for helping to organise and make it the success it was, also putting up with all my emails and questions!

Many thanks again,  Andrea

Three day conference for 123 delegates:

A huge thank you from myself and on behalf of the Sheep Veterinary Society for a fantastic conference in Skipton last week.

Everyone has commented on the friendly staff, fantastic food and great location – no complaints J.

Thank you again for all your patience and assistance with organising the conference. Very best wishes, Hazel

Hazel Rice, Secretariat, Sheep Veterinary Society

On Tuesday morning after a long overnight drive I arrived in Skipton and got to the Hotel at one minute to ten, asking if breakfast might be still available. Your staff’s response can only be described as magnificent!

The charming and cheerful Receptionist immediately phoned the Dining Room and invited me to go upstairs where Karl and colleagues had laid a table and I was able – very happily – to partake of a full English, all done with courtesy and cheerfulness and with no resentment at the unexpected turn of events.

This quality of service is not often found these days and I was very glad of it – and certainly be coming to the Rendezvous again.

 Prof. Frank Rhodes
21st April 2016

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I feel I must write to express my supreme admiration.

Having met your events co-ordinator when I made the original booking for my bridge holiday, I was fairly confident that all would be well.

I was wrong! Everything was amazing. The staff were friendly, efficient, and generous with their smiles. The room where we played bridge was ideal with excellent lighting so that even the most visually impaired of us couldn’t blame bad light for mistakes in playing the cards. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable. The food was delicious. Even the weather was good, though I suspect that was not under your control.

I am hoping you were equally happy with us as we shall definitely be begging to return.

Yours sincerely,
Helen M Barr (Mrs)
Helens Bridge Holidays
21st March 2016


I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you & everyone concerned for the fantastic Christmas break we had with you again this year.  I can’t quite remember if it is 7 or 8 years that we have been coming but every year is brilliant & the staff this year excelled themselves. The food as always remains excellent & it makes such a difference to have that & staff who were so lovely.  Please pass our sincere thanks to everyone as without their hard work it just wouldn’t have been the same.

Judith Smith
29th December 2015

Hi Lindsay, Just a quick note to say thank you for all your help. Lucy had a fantastic time on Saturday  night as did all our family and friends.

The room looked absolutely beautiful -especially the colour scheme !!!!!

Thank you so much for all your help.
Kind regards and grateful thanks, Jan Brown


What a night!  I just wanted to thank you on behalf of myself and all the staff from Wards 1 and Ward 2 for the fantastic Christmas party night on Friday.  The food was great and even the last minute vegetarian requests were done without a hitch!  The atmosphere was fab, as was the music.  All in all, it is unanimously the best Christmas party that we have had and we are already looking forward to booking for next year.

Once again, thank you.  We wish you and the rest of the staff at the Rendezvous a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Kind regards
18th December 2015


What a do!!  Well done and thanks to all the staff and particularly the organisers for making our Christmas party a very memorable and enjoyable occasion. Our dietary requirements were catered for seamlessly and everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The entertainment was spot on for a good knees up, we’re looking forward to next year already!!

Best regards
10th December 2015


Before leaving the hotel, Julie’s mother and I were not able to thank you personally for the outstanding efforts you made to give Julie and Tony, and all their guests, such a memorable day on 31st October.

Please pass our thanks on to the kitchen and waiting staff for providing a most enjoyable meal and impeccable and courteous table service. Everything was perfect, thanks to you.

With kind regards,

David Essex


What lovely night’s stay we spent at the ‘Rendezvous’ last Saturday when we met our old friends Frank and Angela Thornber for an exceptionally excellent Dinner, so well served by your wonderful staff.

They are all, surely, hand picked and they could not be faulted in any way.

Hopefully if and when we visit the area again; it is such a long way for us; we shall pay you another visit.

We repeat that your standards are exceptional and send you our best wishes for your and the Rendezvous’ continued success.

Veronica and Bernard Brownhill

23rd September 2015

…a light and airy feel as you walk into the atrium-like reception and lounge area, the inclusive, welcoming nature of the place comes across thanks to the friendliness of live-in owners Malcolm and Karen…

We enjoyed a tranquil view when we had dinner in the Baby Swan conservatory restaurant by the waterside, with a menu spot-on for Silver Travellers

David Graham, professional journalist and Silver Travel advisor
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Having stayed with you last week (19-21 May), my wife and I would just like to say how much we enjoyed our short break with you and that we shall be returning sooner rather than later.

We tried very hard to find something wrong with your hotel but the clean and comfy room, excellent cuisine and the cheerful, smiling staff made that impossible. Please convey our heartfelt congratulations to all staff members for making our stay happy and memorable.

Do keep up the very high standards that you are obviously so proud of. For our part we shall continue to sing your praises to all who will listen.

Chris and Sue McCairns
24th May 2015

On behalf of us all at Bury Leisure Club, I would like to thank you for giving us such lovely accommodation during our stay last week.

The single rooms were particularly impressive, and certainly some of the best in which we have stayed. Food and staff were also first class.

A wonderful hotel in a prime position, which despite the weather, made our stay of a few days very enjoyable.

Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the team.

Pam Galloway, Bury Leisure Club
24th May 2015

Just wanted to drop you a note to congratulate you and your team on a fabulous evening. So well orchestrated.

We had a great evening from beginning to end.

Makes me even more excited to be having my wedding at the Rendezvous in October.

Again many thanks to you and your team for an enjoyable event.

Julie Leeming
3rd May 2015

Just wanted to write and thank you and your fabulous team for another very smooth and successful weekend.

Your team are professional, courteous and extremely helpful – we couldn’t ask for more. And on a personal note, I can’t thank you enough for the hot toddy when it was most needed!!

Looking ahead to next year and the last weekend in January – we’re already getting a fair bit of interest, with about half our rooms allocation taken up! Can you let me know about costs for next year please.

Also, do you have any dates for an all-nighter like we did last year. I’m thinking of enlarging it a bit this year, if possible and running something like ’24hrs in Skipton’ to include daytime workshops, a gala dinner, overnight stay and all night dancing…

So if you do have any dates (Sunday into Monday if it is a Bank Holiday) could you break down the costs for me so that I can offer a ‘build-your-own break’ type package. One cost for the whole thing, without dinner, without stay etc… that way we might make it accessible to more people.

Once again, HUGE thanks for everything you guys do!


We have just returned home from the 3 night Xmas Break at Rendezvous and have had such a wonderful time I felt compelled to write a note of thanks.

Everything was absolutely perfect, the food was amazing and it was clear a lot of the guests came year after year, which is a testimony in itself. We felt a particularly good feature was the way the families xmas lunch was away from the adults only lunch and the pianist added sophistication.

The entertainment was good, the food fantastic, the room design well thought out and all the staff were extremely helpful. Please pass on my thanks to all involved.

This was the first time we have been away at Christmas and we are now trying to persuade the extended family to all come next year!

Thanks again

Sally Riley and Helen Newsome

Dear Mr Weaving,

We held our civil marriage ceremony, afternoon reception and evening celebration at your Hotel last Sat 3rd May. We had a perfect day.

This was not by accident – right from the outset, Lindsay, your events manager, advised and guided us through all the options available to determine exactly what it was we wanted.

Throughout the day itself she was at hand to make sure that everything ran smoothly, nothing was too much trouble.

The fact that she was in complete control meant that we could enjoy the day without a care.

A lot of our guests stayed at the hotel and they too were very complimentary.

Lindsay may have stood out simply because we dealt with her more, but ALL your staff were a credit to your business, from the reception staff to the unseen kitchen staff who served up an excellent meal for 200 people with quiet efficiency.

It was obviously an important day in our lives and neither of us can see, even in hindsight, how the day could have been better.

We will being putting a post on Trip Advisor as soon as we have a suitable photograph to attach.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Barrett and Jenny Davies

Sorry I have not had chance to send this earlier but I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your hospitality. It was an honour to attend such a lovely event. It’s no wonder your success grows from year to year as the passion from you and your petal team is a credit to you all.

Many thanks


How exciting to be so close to achieving your first million for Cancer Research UK. We have a monthly DD to them ourselves.

Our group very much enjoyed their visit and were very pleased with the Rendezvous – as they were on our last visit. We hope to come again – if not next year then perhaps in 2015.

Please convey our very best wishes to everyone at the Rendezvous

Best wishes

Valerie & Clive Silbiger

Just a quick note to pass on our sincere thanks from my wife and I to all the Team at the Rendezvous hotel.

We booked the Christmas lunch and must say it was superb. The team was so hard working and attentive, our table was in a beautiful position in the conservatory and the food was outstanding with perfect service.

This was our first time at the Rendezvous and can assure you it will not be the last…we had a full afternoon/eve in your bar and savoured every minute.

Thanks again and see you next year….but I suspect we will be visiting again before then.


Glenn and Val Costin.


Is this a modern Phenomenon or has it always been the case that grandparents have looked after their grandchildren from time to time? Well of course we have all cared for our grandchildren to differing degrees, either doing the school run, babysitting, feeding and watering or occasional days out. But for many the thought of taking grandchildren on holiday may not have occurred.

The Daily chore of `helping out` brings its own rewards, but too often the time is spent ferrying, cooking or watching tv or playing electronic games. On holiday the relationship between generations can blossom as quality time is spent sharing all the activities of the day.

The Rendezvous at Skipton provides a superb base for `Greystaycation` The hotel offers spacious family rooms, ideal for two adults and children, with all the usual facilities you might expect. There are two comfortable lounge areas, one with sky sports tv, a choice of dining areas and menus and a leisure club with a child friendly pool.

Skipton and the surrounding area offer many opportunities for young and older to spend quality time together including easy walking in the Dales, canal trips, farm parks and many others, with an annual programme of special events in the area, there is always something different to enjoy.

We have now enjoyed several visits to the Rendezvous both with our children and their families and just with our grandchildren. These have been special times which will hopefully continue for many years to come.

Mr Mike Britton

Hi Lindsay,

I would just like to say how much I appreciated the service given by both yourself and your staff for the meeting of the Trefoil Guild yesterday. Everyone involved with the planning and management of the event was impressed by your kindness and co-operation. It appeared that nothing was too much trouble for you – and I’m sure some things were! I have been the Region Chairman for the past five years and can honestly say that we have never experienced such good service at any of our previous venues.
Please pass on my appreciation to all members of staff who were involved in any way.

Dorothy Lazarus, Region Chairman, Trefoil Guild

Dear Malcolm

I write to record my personal thanks to you and your staff for the splendid efforts and results these achieved for me and my guests at the Yorkshire Day lunch that you provided at The Rendezvous.

The event hosted the largest grouping of civic heads ever gathered in Yorkshire including a Lord Lieutenant, four Lord Mayors, an Olympic gold medallist, innumerable Mayors and District and County Chairman and many other distinguished and titled guests. It was a resounding success.

I thank you for the keen attention to detail, the quality of the food and service and for the excellence of the fabric that surrounded us.

My best wishes to you personally and again my thanks.

John Kerwin-Davey – Chief Officer – Skipton Town Council – 7th August 2013

Hi Lindsay

Thank you for a fantastic weekend. The staff could not have been more helpful, the food was brilliant and facilities first class. Please pass on our thanks to everyone – Alan, Mal, Rob and I are intending to come up for a weekend once the weather is a bit warmer!! I will get in touch in the very near future. People were ‘buzzing’ with the thought of booking next March already so can you please confirm how many rooms you have provisionally reserved for us. Also you better pencil us in for the same weekend in March 2015 – yes, I am being serious! Sincere thanks and Regards

Also, I am sure Yorkshire Day 2013 is also going to be a great success with the input from all at the Rendezvous Hotel.

Gill – A Line Holidays – 25th March 2013

The members of the Ashbourne 41 club wish to say en bloc and very enthusiastically thank you for providing us with a superb venue, wonderful staff, great food and a relaxing atmosphere over the past weekend.

Rebecca, Bill and Joe in particular gave us special attention but not a one member of the staff did not smile, say hello, and help if asked.

We wish you every success with the operation of the rendezvous, we shall be recommending you to all of our friends and contacts.

Cliff Lewer
Chairman, The 41 Club of Ashbourne

A note, on behalf of all in our group, to thank the hotel for the efficient way in which you dealt with our stay last weekend. The rooms were comfortable and clean, and the food was first class. The one error with a canalside room was sorted out very quickly which was much apprecated. We were made to feel most welcome, despite a busy time for you. We try to visit different locations for our annual rambling weekends so may not be back as a group, but could well be as individuals, and we would certainly recommend the hotel to other rambling groups. Many thanks again, and to you Rebecca for all your work on the booking.

Peter Jones, Wingrave Ramblers

The room is delightful and the food was commented on by many of our friends and family a being a lovely spread. We have recommended you to our funeral directors (…). Our initial meeting was with Agata, she was sensitive, efficient and generally a pleasure to deal with, very helpful.

Val Barker

Thank you once again for a wonderful weekend. Staff are always helpful & welcoming, plus Bill in the restaurant makes us feel special.

Lesley + The Foxy Ladies

Thank you very much for a very enjoyable stay and successful rugby tour. The hotel was very comfortable and the staff extremely helpful, I would recommend the hotel to family and friends.

Angela Worsley

(…) I would like to thank you and your colleagues for making our stay at the rendezvous so pleasant and successful. Everyone agreed that it is the best hotel we have stayed at; the facilities were excellent as was the service, the cleanliness and the food.

No decision has yet been made about next year’s holiday but I have no doubt we will return to Yorkshire at some point and the Rendezvous will be our first choice for accommodation. We would certainly have no hesitation in recommending the Rendezvous to anyone.

Mike Berman, “Kings Lynn Ramblers”

I would just like to express my thanks and to all your staff for a truly wonderful stay at your hotel I am very critical of hotels having had a 10 year career in the industry. The room was immaculate, and trust me I look! Your staff on duty were just fabulous. Don’t tell the chefs as we need to keep them on their toes( I was Front of House Manager and never the twain shall meet!!)But I can honestly say you served the most fantastic breakfast I have had and I have had a few, Oakley Court, Windsor, The Swan Grasmere…..

Thank you and please let your team (as it clearly is) just how fantastic they are.

Catherine Howard

We have just spent 3 nights at the Rendezvous hotel over Christmas. As the weather was so bitterly cold, we were a bit concerned that the hotel might be cold, but we had no need to worry! It was nice and warm and we even had a fan heater provided in our room to use as we wished. The room itself was spacious and had a lovely view over the frozen canal and countryside. The food at the hotel could not be faulted especially the speciality porridge at breakfast times! The service too was excellent and the staff were always polite and helpful.

Trip advisor – Margaret

Hello everyone at The Rendezvous,

Thank you for your recent letter and I would just like to also thank you and all the staff there for making our weekend for the Hash House Harriers extra happy and special.

I have to say that all of the staff we encountered were cheery and friendly towards us, I realise we are a rowdy bunch but it seems to have been taken in the good spirit it is intended, no awkward faces but great and efficient service, everyone seemed to try very hard for us.

Food was very nice and the lovely waitresses kind and efficient.

We used the pool facilities too and found it very enjoyable, and the staff always willing to assist there.

We couldn’t fault your hotel and service and I just thought you would like to know that.

It isn’t all hotels who will put up with loud and very enthusiastic but well intentioned people, as all at The Rendezvous did, but you did it very well and we look forward to next years event with great excitement!

Many thanks and kind regards to all,

Lay Down Sally and Runaround Sue.

First let me say how much everyone enjoyed the hotel, everyone remarked on the friendly atmosphere and the facilities are excellent. Breakfast was 1st class and dinner was second to none.

As for golf, we played 4 courses on this trip, Rudding Park (Harrogate) are very professional and put on an excellent days golf and the course is top class. Two courses in your area, Nelson and Keighley, both provided us with well organised and enjoyable golf, although the weather had a bit of a negative effect at Keighley but both well worth a visit. Lastly Wetherby Golf Club, a very good course in good condition and again well worth a visit.

Finally, we are planning on a repeat for next year so I’ll be in touch shortly.

Peter H

The associated and partners of the Crewe society were delighted by their choice of your hotel (rendezvous hotel) for their annual dinner on April 16th 2010, together with an over nights stay for some. On behalf of the Society we thankyou for such excellent good in such sophisticated surroundings. The society exists for the Northern based alumni of Lincoln College, Oxford and our members have many years of events experience. They are thus very critical, but we did not hear one word of criticism. The staff were highly praised not only for their efficiency, but for the plesant manner in which they carried out their duties.

Joan Whitehouse

Just a quick email to thank you for all your help regarding the weekend my group have just had at The Rendezvous Hotel. The group enjoyed all of the walks I provided for them from the hotel on Friday, Bolton Abbey Estate on Saturday and yesterday from Grassington to Coniston and back.

Every one of the 23 (including my wife and I) had a great time at the hotel, special mention of thanks to the Restaurant team superbly lead by Lindsay.

All the hotel staff have a suberb attitude, I spoke to many from chambermaids, leisure club, restaurant and reception, without exception all were superb.

Finally a special mention of thanks to you, all that I required to organise my group was supplied with rapid response to any queries.

Please pass this email on to the hotel owner; he should be proud of you all.

Mike Stoney

Lidingo Motett Choir and I would like to thank you very much for being part of making our choir trip to Yorkshire such a lovely and wonderful experience.Your hotel was absolutely great, the food fabulous, the service good and the staff very friendly. We would never think twice about visiting you again the in future.

Pernilla Watson

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening on Saturday, so many of our guests have commented, saying The Rendezvous Hotel service and staff were fantastic. Also our thanks to the kitchen team, the food was delicious.

Sarah Kirwin, School admin officer, Bradley School

I am writing to thank you and your staff for a superb lunch on Thursday 20th May 2010. The meal was excellent. As always Lindsay was brilliant!

We do always appreciate your generous support, and look forward to our next event with you in November.

Carole Fay

I am writing to you to formally thank you and the Rendezvous Hotel for recently supporting my Annual Police Charity Quiz and Auction Night. The fantastic auction prizes you donated were was excellent.

I must give special mention to your Assistant Manager Chris Rushton, who worked really hard in helping me prepare the venue and make the event a great success. He is a genuine credit to your business.

If it wasn’t for your fantastic generosity of businesses such as yours then my annual event just would not be successful.

On behalf of myself, North Yorkshire Police and the two charities, I give you our sincere thanks.

Steven Menzies, Skipton CID

I would like to add Euravia’s thanks to you, Malcolm and your team for looking after our customers. They have told me that they were delighted with the service, food and accommodation at the Rendezvous Hotel.
Thank you and best regards.

Dennis Mendoros on behalf of Euravia

We want to say ‘Thank You’ for allowing us to use the Rendezvous Hotel to meet guests and to board the boat on Thursday for the Polish Memorial Service. Thanks also for providing a room for the tea and sandwiches. It was great for people to have refreshments and be able to meet and chat after the service.
Many thanks.

Cath and Jim

We (my wife and I) would like you to know how much we enjoyed our stay last weekend in your hotel. The hotel is very confortable and welcoming, your staff very efficient and courteous and the function room you gave us was really good for our purposes. We would like to thank you all for making the weekend one of the very best we have had in the 20 odd years we have been going. if I may single out one for a special mention may it would be Michael Stubbs in the restaurant. He dealt with a problem (of our making not the staff’s), and which affected just me, so well even though he was obviously concerned about it. I appreciated that. But again all your staff were very good.
Kind Regards,

Phil and Eileen Morgan
(Hope to be back next year)

I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic evening on Friday night. Everyone has been very complimentary and some people have asked if we can do the same again next year. I thought your staff were excellent and very professional, particularly the manager on the night. The cabaret was great fun and really added something different to the event. Well done to the people who set the room up too, it looked wonderful.

I guess there’s always something we forget, could you let me know if you have our remote control which we used with your projector equipment, we left it behind!

Thank you so much again for all your coordination in the planning of the event and on the evening. I felt very confident that everything would run smoothly because you are so in control of every detail.
Kind Regards,

Lisa Kelly | Executive Assistant | Systagenix

May I take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for what was an excellent weekend, everyone who attended said they had a wonderful time.
As you can imagine we have held these events at many hotels over the years, but we can honestly say that this year rates as one of the most enjoyable, the service and friendliness of all the staff was excellent.
Once again on behalf of everyone who attended, a big thank you to you and all the staff.

Ken Garside, Albert Lodge of Freemasons, Shaw.

Hi Lindsay

I would like to thank you and your staff for their hard work yesterday. Hope we didn’t cause you too many logistical problems.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.


Susan Overson

School Business Manager

Now that my life has calmed down since the wedding Just want to say thank you so much for absolutely everything.
You and your staff are amazing
I felt at ease from the moment we booked till the day after the wedding nothing was too much trouble at all.
Thank you so so so much.


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