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We’re national tourism award winners – for the fourth time!

Our Yorkshire hotel wins again in the British Coach Tourism Awards 2019

We’re delighted to announce that the Rendezvous Hotel, the ‘Yorkshire Hotel by the Canal’, has been recognised as the UK’s leading independent hotel for groups at the British Coach Tourism Awards 2019. It is the fourth time since 2014 that we’ve won the award.

The prestigious event, held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on
Wednesday 20 March, and attended by more than 400 tourism professionals, recognises
excellence across the coach tourism community.

The event was hosted by television presenter and best-selling author Carol Vorderman.
Presenting the award to Rendezvous Hotel owners Malcolm and Karen Weaving, she said
the judges were impressed by the way the hotel goes above and beyond to deliver first-class customer service.

The Rendezvous Hotel was also a finalist in two other awards categories: ‘Dining Experience of the Year’ and ‘Coach Tourism Innovation of the Year, both recognising the launch of a new dinner cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in 2018.

Commenting on the awards success, Malcolm Weaving says: “This is the fourth time we’ve
won this award since 2014, taking the honours in 2014, 2016 and last year. Once again we
were up against some very stiff competition from hotels in Cornwall, Hampshire, Cheshire
and Lancashire. The success is very much down to the hard work, professionalism and
commitment to first-class customer service given by all the staff at the hotel. Later this year
we will be launching ‘Eco Swan’, our brand new, purpose built dining and function boat.
Winning this award now is just the start of what promises to be an exciting year for all of us
at the Rendezvous Hotel.”

To find out more about our tailor made group travel services in Yorkshire, please visit our website.

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Easter holidays in the Yorkshire Dales

Book your Easter break at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton

Easter is just around the corner and if you’re looking for the perfect place to stay in the Yorkshire Dales, who not book a short break with us? The Yorkshire Dales are, of course, beautiful throughout the year but spring is a particularly lovely time. Our hotel is located in the market town of Skipton on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park making it the ideal base for exploring this stunning part of the country.

From action-packed adventures to relaxing short breaks in Yorkshire

Whatever you like to do on holiday, the Yorkshire Dales National Park has something for everyone. From castles, museums, market towns and villages, through to cycling, mountain biking, hill walking and climbing, this area really does have something for everyone.

Our family-run hotel offers a warm Yorkshire welcome to families, couples and single travellers with a wide range of high quality accommodation including family rooms, suites, luxury doubles, studio rooms, a serviced apartment and an accessible room for disabled guests.

Dining at the Rendezvous Hotel is always a treat as our stylish Baby Swan conservatory restaurant looks out onto the picturesque Leeds Liverpool Canal with sweeping panoramic views across the hills of the Yorkshire Dales. Serving mouthwatering home cooked food made from locally sourced ingredients, our ever-changing menus have something for everyone.

Contact our Yorkshire Dales hotel to find out more or make a reservation

Booking a short break or holiday at our Yorkshire Dales hotel is easy: simply call 01756 700100 or email

Rendezvous Hotel hosts Low Carb Skipton group

Low Carb Skipton regularly holds its monthly meeting at The Rendezvous Hotel. The meetings cover everything that newcomers to the Low Carb High Fat diet will need to know, including why the low carb diet is essential for diabetics but is also highly advantageous to people with other serious conditions as well as those who want to lose weight.

In the most recent meeting on 11th March, Verner Wheelock, who is the founder of the voluntary group, delivered a talk exploding many of the myths surrounding cholesterol and statins. Verner strongly challenges the Mail on Sunday’s recently launched campaign which backed the use of statins for those at risk of heart disease.

Also at the meeting, Sarah Thomas gave a very interesting talk about weight loss, looking at why we gain weight, what controls appetite and why a low carbohydrate lifestyle is the best option for those want to shed the pounds.

Meetings are open to everyone, and are held twice a month – one evening meeting, and one lunchtime meeting. Please see the Low Carb Skipton website for more information.

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Make Mother’s Day extra special

Mother’s Day lunch at our Yorkshire Dales hotel

With Mother’s Day just a few weeks away the chances are that you’ve been thinking of how to make your Mum feel extra special. This year, rather than giving her the usual flowers or chocolates, why not treat her to a delicious Sunday lunch instead?

Starting Sunday 31 March which just happens to be Mothering Sunday, we’ll be starting our unbeatable Sunday lunch offer. With 1 course available for £14.95, 2 courses for £19.95 or three courses for £24.95, this introductory offer will only be available until the end of April and is a great way to let your Mum sit back, relax and enjoy delicious food whilst letting someone else worry about the cooking! Served in the delightful surroundings of our canal-side Baby Swan restaurant which has views across open countryside to the Dales beyond, enjoying Sunday lunch with us is guaranteed to make Mother’s Day extra special.

Including a range of delicious menu choices including vegetarian options, our Sunday lunch menu has been carefully created to include traditional favourites such as prawn cocktail, roast beef and sticky toffee pudding. Our talented chefs aim to source locally produced ingredients where possible, ensuring the mouthwatering flavours we know you expect.

Please download our Sunday lunch menu to find out more.

Contact us to make a reservation

Booking in advance is strongly recommended so to reserve a table, please call 01756 700100 or email

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Please share and help Tia celebrate her 10th birthday

Tia Taggart is a very special little girl who is about to celebrate her 10th birthday. Her family would like to make it as special as possible for her as she’s been through so much over the last  couple of years since she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2015. Although she doesn’t want a party, her family would like her to receive as many birthday cards as possible. This is a great idea and the more people who send cards the better so please feel free to share!

Tia’s address is:

25 Herbert Street



BB12 8RH

A massive thank you to everyone who helps Tia’s family with this. If you’d like to find out more about Tia, please see for further information.

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