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Ellie’s mission to become more ECO-friendly
The Rendezvous Hotel has always been at the forefront of exploring ways to become more eco-friendly. Our programme of environmental sustainability has seen the introduction of a waste paper and rubbish compressor that has reduced the general waste collection from three times per week to just one. A biomass boiler system that runs on renewable energy provides all the hot water for the hotel, and an in-house water filtration system delivers improved efficiencies. Outside lights are set on timers and a light control system has been installed in ground floor bedrooms. But there’s always more that can be done.
Ellie Cooper, who has been a receptionist at the hotel for two years, has recently been appointed as the Rendezvous’ official eco representative.
“I’ve always been someone who sorts out my recyclable items at home,” she says. “I wash cans and generally make sure that anything than can be recycled is separated out from what goes into landfill. I’ve been watching the extensive media coverage about the damage being done to the environment by plastic, and started wondering what could be done at the hotel to help improve our eco credentials further.”
Ellie’s mission started with what has become a topical issue nationwide, plastic straws.
“I realised that we were getting through a lot of straws so I’ve been investigating cost-effective alternatives that are bio-degradable. I’ve identified paper-based alternatives and these are being introduced.”
As the Rendezvous’ official eco representative, Ellie is now looking at what else can be done across the hotel.
“We use a tremendous amount of little plastic bottle for toiletries,” she says. “I’m looking to see what alternatives are available. We know many of our guests prefer the little bottles, but it might be that we move to wall-mounted dispensers.”
But it’s not just the bedrooms and public areas that Ellie has her eye on.
“I’m keen to make sure our offices and reception areas are eco-friendly too, she explains. “More recycling and more light sensors are on my to-do list. I’m also trying to enthuse my colleagues to be more eco-friendly. There are some quick-wins, and there are other things that we do that will take a little longer to change. But I’m really passionate about this, so change they will!”
Grassington Festival 2018
Visiting Grassington Festival? Why not stay at our Yorkshire Dales hotel?
Grassington Festival is one of the highlights of the Yorkshire Dales’ events calendar and if you’re planning on enjoying one of the great events on offer, why not make the most of your visit and stay at the Rendezvous Hotel?
This years festival boasts just over two weeks of music, comedy, guided walks, talks, film showings and more. Featuring well-known acts such as the comedian Jason Manford and talk show host Michael Parkinson, through to up and coming acts, this year’s festival promises to be the best yet. The 2018 festival will run until Saturday 30 June so if you haven’t bought tickets yet, there’s still time! For further information, please visit the Grassington Festival 2018 website.
The perfect place to stay in the Dales
Our hotel is located on the bank of the picturesque Leeds-Liverpool Canal, on the outskirts of the attractive market town of Skipton. We’re also within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, helping to make our hotel a great place to stay, whether you’ll be visiting the Grassington Festival or are planning on exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
We offer superb quality hotel accommodation for single travellers, couples, families and groups, with a wide range of rooms to suit all budgets and requirements. Our Baby Swan canal side restaurant is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy a delicious meal, whilst all guests have full access to our leisure facilities. With plenty of on-site customer parking and a team of friendly, welcoming staff, what more could you want?
Contact the Rendezvous Hotel to book your Yorkshire Dales hotel accommodation
To find out more about our Yorkshire hotel, or to make a reservation, why not get in touch today by calling us on 01756 700100?
Celebrate with us: parties and celebrations at the Rendezvous Hotel
Plan your party or celebration at our award-winning Yorkshire hotel
Here at The Rendezvous there’s nothing we enjoy more than a party or a celebration and over the years we’ve hosted everything from birthday parties and wedding anniversaries, through to school reunions, christenings and baby showers. Our team have the expertise to ensure everything goes smoothly, leaving you free to let your hair down and enjoy yourself!
The perfect place to party in Skipton
There are lots of places to hold a party in this part of the world but what is it that makes the Rendezvous Hotel stand out from the rest? First and foremost is the friendly Yorkshire welcome we extend to all of our guests and regardless of the size of your party, we’ll go the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need and that your special event is a success.
We offer a range of function rooms, from small, intimate spaces ideal for family functions, through to our ballroom which offers the capacity to seat up to 400 guests and boasts the largest privately owned hotel dance floor in the north of England. With a private bar, VIP indoor balcony, cloakrooms, outdoor balcony and flexible staging, our ballroom is the ideal location for large events such as school reunions or business conferences.
Our event packages include a range of dining options and we’re incredibly proud of the high standard of our menu choices. Many of the dishes on our menus feature locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and our team of talented chefs are continuously developing new and innovative choices. We’ll work with you to create a menu which meets your requirements, whether you would like a simple buffet or an elaborate dinner menu.
In addition, we can also provide a range of additional extras to help your celebrations go with a swing, from chair covers and sashes, through to floral arrangements, coordinated table linen, host/MC, red carpet, resident DJ and special rates for hotel accommodation.
Contact the Rendezvous Hotel to find out more
If you’re looking for a welcoming Yorkshire hotel with the space and expertise to ensure your event or celebration is a success, why not get in touch to arrange an appointment to view our facilities?
Groups of all sizes are welcome at the Rendezvous Hotel
The award winning Yorkshire hotel for group travellers
In last week’s post we talked about the warm welcome we extend to unaccompanied travellers. This week we’re covering the other end of the spectrum by giving you some information about our group travel service.
We understand that arranging group travel and holidays is time consuming and can be stressful! This why customer service is so important to use and we’re committed to going the extra mile to give our group travel guests all the support and assistance they need.
Location is also important when choosing a group travel hotel and as we’re on the Leeds Liverpool Canal, just one mile outside the pretty market town of Skipton, widely known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’, our hotel is the ideal base for exploring this part of the world.
Yorkshire hotel for travelling groups of all shapes and sizes
Our hotel boasts over 90 comfortable, well-furnished bedrooms, enabling us to accommodate groups of all sizes. We’re also lucky enough to have two spacious lounge areas; our Hospitality Lounge seats 70 guests, whilst our Bar Lounge has capacity to seat 65 guests, offering plenty of space for your group to relax and socialise.
We also offer a range of meeting and function rooms – ideal for group talks, social events etc. – and a large square ballroom which is one of the largest in the north of England. Our ballroom is incredibly popular with our guests and one of the main reasons we host so many large group events.
The group travel hotel with a difference
Of course there are many hotels able to offer you a range of rooms, social spaces etc. but what makes us stand out from the rest is commitment to providing a warm welcome and exceptional customer service. As winners in the British Coach Tourism Awards 2018 and the National Coach Tourism Awards 2016, our team have the insight and experience to ensure your group holiday is fun, well-organised and planned to perfection.
Contact the Rendezvous Hotel for further information
To find out more about our hotel’s group travel service, why not get in touch today for further information?
Travelling alone in the Yorkshire Dales has never been easier
Find out more about our Yorkshire hotel accommodation for unaccompanied travellers
Skipton is the perfect place for a Yorkshire holiday and thanks to superb transport links and excellent facilities, a stay at the Rendezvous Hotel is perfect for anyone who travels unaccompanied.
Whether you fancy tackling the challenge of one of the Dales’ long-distance walks, or a visit to Bolton Abbey or Howarth and the Bronte Parsonage Museum, our hotel is the ideal base for enjoying all that this beautiful part of the world has to offer. Skipton itself boasts a picturesque town centre with a wide range of independent shops and cafes, whilst the town’s impressive medieval castle is also well worth a visit. Our hotel is located on the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal – the towpath is great for walking or cycling – whilst Skipton Golf Club is just a short distance away.
A warm welcome for unaccompanied travellers
If you’ve never travelled alone before, we understand that the prospect of your first holiday alone can prove daunting. However, here at the Rendezvous Hotel you can be assured of a warm Yorkshire welcome and our helpful, friendly staff are available to give you any advice or assistance you might need. All of our rooms are en-suite and are equipped with everything you need for a relaxing, enjoyable holiday including tea and coffee making facilities, a chain on the door, peephole and bedrooms available close to the restaurant or reception area.
We offer a range of room types, from luxury bedrooms overlooking the canal, to open-plan front-facing studios. Our helpful reservations team will happy to provide advice on the best room for you.
We take great pride in the range of dining options we offer; from mouthwatering afternoon tea in our canal side restaurant, through to delicious dinner menus in our restaurant, with many dishes made from locally sourced ingredients where possible. We also offer a wide range of vegetarian and vegan dining options.
Contact the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire to find out more
The perfect place for a short break or longer holiday, our Yorkshire hotel is proud to extend a warm welcome to lone travellers. If you would like to find out more, or to make a reservation, why not get in touch today?