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Alison Simmons, General manager, Rye Lodge Hotel

Alison Simmons, General Manager


Do come and stay with us at Rye Lodge – it would be our pleasure to pamper you for a few days whilst you re-charge your batteries!

I have an enthusiastic and dedicated little team here. My Assistant General Manager is Carol Caister, who has been with me for more than a decade and is well versed in offering great hospitality.  Together with our staff, we will ensure that you always receive friendly and caring service – not to mention delicious food and fine wines!

Along with our resident owners, the de Courcy family, we all look forward to welcoming you to Rye Lodge.

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                                                               Alison Simmons MIH
                                                               General Manager


de Courcy family

Left to right, Kerry, Jean and James de Courcy

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From the moment you arrive you will notice the special atmosphere which is Rye Lodge – an enjoyable experience rather than just a place to stay.
Resident owners, Jean, Kerry and James de Courcy are all experienced hoteliers dedicated to their art, pride themselves on offering all that is best in hospitality – absolute comfort – good food - fine wine and really caring personal service in elegant surroundings. Their General Manager, Alison Simmons, has many years of experience and a truly excellent staff. You really will feel pampered, cosseted and indulged at Rye Lodge!

A History in Hotels

Kerry de Courcy has owned and run leading hotels for fifty years in England, Scotland and the Isle of Man. After aquiring Rye Lodge he undertook a major programme of refurbishment. In addition to personally redesigning the bedrooms and hall and lounge, Mr de Courcy created the Venetian Leisure centre with its pool and spa from the former ballroom and added balconies to several of the Superior deluxe bedrooms. "I loved the challenges presented by transforming Rye Lodge into a really exceptional small hotel, and feel we have created something really special for the enjoyment of our guests", said Mr de Courcy.


After many years of dedicated work with professional bodies for the hospitality industry, Kerry de Courcy was awarded the MBE in 2008.


Peter WarneUnderstanding Fine Wines

Rye Lodge has an exceptional wine cellar to rival that of many leading restaurants and city hotels.

Rye Lodge is fortunate to have as its Cellar Master Peter Warne. His experience ensures that you will be able to enjoy both the lastest and rarest vintages in perfect condition. You may like to arrange a wine cellar visit as part of your break at Rye Lodge, or join us for a Champagne appreciation break when you can learn about the history and manufacture of the King of Wines.


Service with a Smile

At Rye Lodge we pride ourselves in the efficiency and professionalism of our staff. The comfort and personal requirements of our guests is of utmost importance to us, Most of our team have been with us for many years and so understand the difference that good old fashioned service can make to your stay. From breakfast in bed to helping you to plan a day out - we'll go the extra mile to ensure you feel truly pampered.





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