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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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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 | Coffee and tea Check availability

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Family Room Family Room | Up to 10 pax | Terrace | Free WiFi | Two bathrooms | Living room 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
  • High Tea

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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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93% of the travellers recommend this hotel. Based on 60 reviews
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Noventa Padovana, Italy
4 of 5 stars
“Nice and comfortable Hotel in the quite Dutch Countryside”

I had a stop of a couple of nights in Avenarius Hotel and I remained very positively impressed. Hotel has all kind of basic comfort with large rooms, well equipped bathroom, very good breakfast buffet and great Restaurant. Look is very nice, well maintained and ambience is really quite, no noise and you have great sleep, while all personnel is really nice and always available. Price is good and frankly speaking I recommend strongly if you want to stay in a pleasant place within 1-1,5 hr. By car from largest Dutch or even German towns.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Avenarius
Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words. We would like to receive you again as our guest. You are "More Than Welcome!"
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Perth Australia
 of 5 stars
“Charming hotel in quiet country town.”

Stayed several days at this charming little hotel in Ruurlo. Reception staff was aways very helpful and all speak English. Our room was in the newest extension at the back of the original building It was was a reasonable size with space for a large wardrobe, office desk and chair, a lamp table and two easy chairs. The two single beds together is about queen size. The mattresses were comfortable, though springy rather than spongy. Doonas rather than sheets and blankets. Big soft pillows. Lots of lights, but the bed-side ones not quite bright enough for reading for any length of time. Only one suitcase stand, so our other case had to go on the floor. On the desk is the phone, a 3-way Euro power board and two USB charging sockets. Also a capsule coffee machine with lots of capsules, but if you need milk, contact someone at reception or in the restaurant. Other equipment includes a stocked fridge under the desk and a safe. The TV has about 40 channels with six in English. The free WiFi was very much appreciated as we needed internet and Skype connection every day. Very easy to connect. The ensuite is quite large and the shower is a walk-in. No steps or bath to climb over. The bench top is huge. Perfect for spreading out all our stuff. A big + . It was very quiet at night, but some traffic noise can be heard during the day. The only little things I missed were a clock radio and a night light. Breakfast is included and is a very good self-serve in the restaurant. All the usual one expects from mid-range Dutch hotels. From cereals to bread varieties, cheese and sliced meat, yoghurt, juices and fresh fruit. Hot dishes include bacon, sausages and scrambled and hard-boiled eggs. The push- button coffee machine has a good number of choices. We also had several evening meals in the restaurant. An interesting menu of up-market tapas-like meals. Order them one at a time until you have had enough - or reached your budget. Overall, the Avenarius is strongly recommended if you happen to be in this area of the Netherlands. Seems to be popular as a stop-over for cycle tourists and family visits. The hotel also has bikes for rental. Several rooms are available for business/club meetings and parties. If you have a car there's lots of parking (except maybe Saturday evenings).
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Avenarius
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your nice words! We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your time in our hotel. We would like to receive you again as our guest!
 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!
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.

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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.

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Attractive Meeting Deals from €22,50 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 : 150
Maximum number of dinner guests : 100
Maximum number of party guests : 150
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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