Blog Category: Accommodation and Leisure

Behind the scenes look at Hotel life

All Hotels strive to portray the image of a swan – with all aspects of their customer facing operations serenely and smoothly gliding along. Sometimes, what goes on behind the scenes can be worthy of Fawlty Towers but as long as the guests are well looked after, staff can cope with anything! Greetham Valley welcomes…

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Hotel reviews – Tripadvisor and co

Nowadays not many people book hotels or travel to unfamiliar locations without googling venues or checking other travellers’ feedback for their opinions and experiences. Broadly speaking, hoteliers welcome reviews with open arms – constructive criticism is always valuable as the majority of good hotels constantly strive to improve their service to guests and thereby increase…

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Rutland Water’s Ospreys

The last of Rutland Water’s ospreys have now arrived at their winter home in Northern Africa. The Osprey Project has been tremendous this year, with webcams catching every little detail of the summer lives of these magnificent birds. Their GPS tracking devices have produced some amazing data during their winter migration and the Project can…

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The Vitruvian Triathlon

Saturday 3rd September Voted best event of the year in 2009 by 220 Triathlon Magazine. The Vitruvian is a race that is even tougher to finish than it is to pronounce or even get into. It starts with a 1900 metre swim in Rutland Water, followed by a 84km cycle stage which includes two climbs…

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The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th September 2011 Situated in the stunning parkland surrounding Burghley House, this hugely popular equestrian and social event draws visitors from all around the world. With Dressage on Thursday and Friday, Cross Country on Saturday and Show Jumping on Sunday, it is a comprehensive test of horsemanship, and involves almost every…

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Rutland Day 2011

Rutland Day 2011 incorporating the 2nd Rutland Food and Drink Festival Sunday 17th September at Rutland Water (Sykes Lane, Empingham site) Free entry – Car parking: £3 per car A fantastic day out for all the family: live bands on stage – Big 10 Ska and The Hound Dogs children’s entertainment face painting bouncy castles…

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A Truly Superb Hotel near Rutland Water

Rutland is renowned for being the smallest county in Britain, and also one of the most picturesque. With the famous Rutland Water reservoir, gorgeous villages and rolling countryside, what more could you ask for? A hotel near Rutland Water of course, and that is exactly what you get from Greetham Valley.