Hotel of the Year 2013

Riverhaven is Les Routiers Hotel of the Year

Les Routiers
Les Routiers

Rye man, Stuart Pope, builder, owner and proprietor of the Riverhaven, was full of praise for his staff on learning that his popular riverside establishment had won the coveted Les Routiers ‘Hotel of the Year’ award for 2013.

This Friendly comfortable 3 Star Hotel of 22 en-suite rooms in the Ancient town of Rye is situated on the Strand Quay over looking the River Tillingham.

They have Superior garden rooms with private patio for double occupancy, these are also disabled friendly. All Superior rooms have a river view. The Hotel also offer standard double, twin or family rooms. All rooms have hospitality trays, Flat Screen TV with Freeview, telephone and Free Wifi in lounge & restaurant area.

The conservatory Waterside restaurant provides breakfast, lunch and dinner, from an interesting and varied menu, using local produce and suppliers. Al-fresco dining is available.

Riverhaven Hotel & Restaurant
Riverhaven Hotel & Restaurant

The Hotel is very disabled friendly, with easy accessible

Les Routiers
Les Routiers

accommodation and ample parking.

Room service and ‘breakfast in bed’ is also available.

The Riverhaven is an important local venue for entertainment, annual dinners, wedding receptions and conferences. Its delightful riverside setting with views of Rye no doubt influenced Les Routiers in their decision.

Becoming ‘Hotel of the Year’ is a marvellous boost for the business and a shot in the arm for Rye in these tough times


Les Routiers are delighted to announce the winners of their Les Routiers Awards 2013, as follows:

Bed & Breakfast of the Year – Blackcock Country Inn & Restaurant in Kielder Water, Northumberland

Hotel of the Year – The River Haven Hotel & Restaurant in Rye, East Sussex

Boutique Hotel of the Year – Chez Vous in Warlingham, Surrey

Country Retreat of the Year – Glangrwryney Court in Crickhowell, Powys

Venue of the Year – Aylestone Court in Hereford, Herefordshire

Guest House of the Year – The Spindrift Guest House in Anstruther, Fife & Villa Marina in Torquay, Devon

Pub of the Year – The Red Cow in Chrishall, Cambridgeshire & O’Neill’s Bar & Restaurant in Dublin, Ireland

Café of the Year – Terrace Café Bar & Bistro in Bradford, West Yorkshire

Restaurant of the Year – Mojac’s in Cowes, Isle of Wight

Newcomer of the Year – My Great Grandfather’s Restaurant in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Inn of the Year – The Phoenix Inn in Hartley Witney, Hampshire

Sustainable Restaurant Association Award (SRA) – Colmans of South Shields in Tyne & Wear

Competition has been fierce this year but the judges believe that the winners of this year’s awards have consistently demonstrated exceptional service, hospitality and quality of food throughout the year.

Les Routiers UK & Ireland said, “This year has been so competitive! We’ve has such good feedback from the many fans of our nominees, together with outstanding performance by all, that is has made the judging process this year one of the toughest we’ve ever encountered.”

Recognised by Les Routiers, the industry and their customers for being the ‘best in their class’, we extend our warmest congratulations to all of our worthy winners!

Rye’s Own March 2013

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