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Hampshire Hotel - Avenarius ★★★★

Dorpsstraat 2 - 7261 AW - Ruurlo, Nederland | |
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“A weekend of cycling and culinary enjoyment in the cycleprovence of the Netherlands”
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  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Green Key Gold
  • Parking (free)
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Enjoy the “Achterhoekse” hospitality

At Hampshire Hotel – Avenarius you will be received by hospitable and extremely passionate employees. Which is just what you’d expect in the Achterhoek. This romantic hotel on the edge of the delightful village of Ruurlo is ideally situated for cycling lovers. In the immediate surroundings you can find various routes along farms, country estates, castles and through idyllic places such as Lochem and Vorden.

Its location by De Meene forest area and the hospitality make it ideal. And Hampshire Hotel – Avenarius has another plus point: its fantastic restaurant with internationally-oriented cuisine. You’re welcome here the whole day for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can also enjoy dinner in the hotel’s Tapasbar, with Spanish snacks and wines. Culinary enjoyment combined with “Achterhoekse” hospitality. It’s that simple.

Dorpsstraat 2 - 7261 AW - Ruurlo, Nederland | Show on map
+31 (0)573 451 122

Walking and cycling in a forest environment

The surroundings of Hampshire Hotel – Avenarius are just perfect for a weekend of walking and cycling. But there's lots more to do: Kasteel Ruurlo is just a few minutes’ walk away.

Culture and museums
In the village of Ruurlo you can enjoy picturesque streets, the village church dating from 1350, Agneta windmill from 1851 and the Cuyperskerk from 1871. The Achterhoeks Museum 1940-1945 is in Hengelo, with a collection that includes uniforms and implements from the Dutch, German and allied armed forces. For something totally different, the Dickens Museum in Bronkhorst portrays the life and works of Charles Dickens.

Doolhof Ruurlo is both historic and fun. With its high, green hedges it looks exactly how a maze should look. The largest amusement park in the Achterhoek is in Lievelde and is called Megapret; the perfect place for outdoor fun, indoor fun, water fun and golf fun for the entire family. In Het Land van Jan Klaassen in Braamt children can be pirates on a ship, do somersaults on the trampoline and take a train ride through gnome village.

The Lochemse Golf en Countryclub De Graafschap is some 10 kilometres from the hotel. You can play on the 18-hole golf course in the Achterhoek bocage landscape. Golfclub ’t Zelle is also ideal for a great day’s golfing on an 18-hole golf course. You can practise putting at the Golfclub ’t Lohr golf course.

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Comfort Room Twin beds | 24 Sqm | Bath and shower | Free WiFi Check availability

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Deluxe Room Twin Bed | 24 Sqm | Bath and shower | Free WiFi Check availability

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Executive Room Twin beds | 31 Sqm | Jacuzzi | Free WiFi | Starry sky bed Check availability

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  Family Room Family room - 8/10 pax - terrace - kitchen Check availability

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  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Green Key Gold
  • Parking (free)
  • Golf course in the area
  • Terrace
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Cycle hire
  • Child-friendly
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-friendly
  • Room service
  • Meeting rooms
  • Laundry service
  • No credit card needed

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Extensive dinner or enjoy Tapas

Extensive dinner or enjoy Tapas

In the Hampshire Hotel – Avenarius restaurant you are welcome for an extensive breakfast (with home-made jam!), delicious lunch and extensive dinner. You can order à la carte or go for a menu. The internationally-oriented cuisine adapts to the seasons. Before settling down for dinner in the evening, we recommend starting in the Buffetzaal with drinks by the fireplace.

You’re familiar with the delicious Spanish snacks in earthenware bowls. At the Tapasbar you can order all the classics, hot and cold and with or without an Achterhoek twist. Such as shrimps in garlic sauce, Naegelholt tortilla from Ruurlo and antipasti with Iberico ham. When the weather's fine, you can also enjoy your Tapas outside on the terrace.

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95% of the travellers recommend this hotel. Based on 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars
“Great hotel”

To visit an old lady living in Ruurlo, we have stayed at this hotel quite frequently over the past ten years. While the staff is very friendly, we would have appreciated a more personal welcome from the owners. That said, we have always liked this hotel for its lovely atmosphere and wonderful food. We will definitely return here!
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Avenarius
Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving a review at this website. We truly appreciate it. We would like to see you again as our guest. You are more than welcome!
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 of 5 stars
“Good hotel, nice surroundings”

Good hotel, standard in all, however with friendly employees and in a very nice part of The Netherlands. Breakfast o.k. as well as the bar. As an extra an excellent restaurant, which can be combined often in friendly prices arrangements to make a stay perfect. Go there in autumn for the game dishes.
 of 5 stars
“Quaint and quiet”

In town on business and only stayed for one night but it was very enjoyable and an extremely comfortable stay. The Tapas bar attached is lovely and has a wonderful cosy atmosphere, the staff are pleasant and helpful and spoke very good English.
Laren, The Netherlands
 of 5 stars
“Cosy, intimate and friendly - Super TAPAS!!”

Hotel is located in Ruurlo in the so called Achterhoek. Idyllic in the woodlands and close to Lochem, Doetinchem and Arnhem. We stayed for a few days in this hotel to explore Ruurlo and surroundings. In the evening we had dinner in their Tapas restaurant, great food at reasonable prices. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. A true recommendation to explore the Achterhoek!! (ps free ample parking)
San Francisco, California
 of 5 stars
“Great place”

Stayed here after a wedding at the nearby kasteel and l'orangerie. It was a beautiful wedding and we were able to walk from the venue to the hotel (10 min walk) by candlelight at 1am. The hotel was very welcoming to all of the guests and we had a great room. The room was a bit small but it was very modernly furnished. The internet was not working so the front desk was kind enough to let us use their computer. They also provided a great breakfast the next morning in a beautiful room for all of the guests at no extra charge. A wonderful place and a small but charming hotel.

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Combine the useful with the pleasant

Combine the useful with the pleasant

No traffic jams, a peaceful environment and, particularly, no stress: Hampshire Hotel – Avenarius has extremely attractive characteristics for the business guest. And it’s not even an hour’s drive from various places across the country. Apart from the hotel’s good accessibility and peaceful situation, there are also attractive additional services: free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, free parking, possibility for a late dinner or early breakfast and the possibility to have lunch or dinner with a large or small group in a separate room.

Achterhoek-style meetings and training
Here in the Achterhoek we like to combine the useful with the pleasant, also when it concerns business events, such as a meeting, brainstorming session, seminar, workshop or presentation. As a meeting location, Hampshire Hotel - Avenarius is well-appreciated in the wider vicinity, because of its location on the edge of De Meene forest area, its perfect accessibility and free parking. But also particularly because of its comfortable rooms. There are three in total, with space for up to 30 people per room. All have air-conditioning, lots of natural light, a flip chart and a screen.

Meetings or parties in the gardens of Huize Ruurlo castle
You can make exclusive use of the Orangerie for a business meeting from 30 to 300 people. This stylish location in the gardens of Huize Ruurlo castle is just a stone’s throw from Hampshire Hotel - Avenarius. The Orangerie’s impressive party room, with beautiful chandeliers, is also the perfect location for a wedding, party or reception.

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Attractive Meeting Deals from €20,- p.p.

Hampshire Hotels has compiled a number of attractive meeting deals for you. All required services are included and the price is per person. Nice and simple!

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Celebrate the best day of your life in Ruurlo

Celebrate the best day of your life in Ruurlo

Your wedding day should be unforgettable and above all hassle-free. This is one of the most important days of your life and also one of the best. That’s why it's very important that all your wishes are taken into account, from the ceremony to the wedding night, so that, together with your family and friends, you can enjoy the day to the full. Hampshire Hotels are happy to help you organise your wedding right down to the last detail.

Official wedding venue : Yes
Maximum number of reception guests : 600
Maximum number of dinner guests : 220
Maximum number of party guests : 350
Outdoor party possibilities : Ja
Bridal suite available : Yes
Number of rooms : 29
Entertainment management service : Yes
Wedding cake service : Yes
Flower-arranging service : Yes

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