Reigate Manor hotel reopens

David Grantham, 10 August 2020


Reigate Manor reopens today, Monday 10 August, having been closed for five months as a result of the coronavirus restrictions.

The hotel, on Reigate Hill, is part of the Manor Collection, a group of three hotels.

The company has described the past months as “very challenging for the hotel”, with weddings, celebrations and other events, including those booked in the Cellar Rooms, having to be rescheduled.

To prepare for reopening, staff have undertaken a certified Covid-19 training programme, and will have their temperatures checked before each shift.

The company said: “While it is ‘virtually impossible’ to remove every risk, we have implemented a new policy and have reviewed our risk assessments throughout.”

New cleaning procedures have been set up including the use of a disinfectant ‘fogging’ machine.

Distancing measures have also been put in place, and hand sanitising stations  installed.

Food buffets have been removed, with all meals now being served to order.

Giles Thomas, operations director for the group, said: “I am delighted that we are ready to re-open Reigate Manor.

“It has been tough being shut for such a long period of time, but the team have been working hard behind the scenes ensuring everything is ready for Monday 10th.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests, partners for the support during this difficult time and look forward to welcoming you all back at the hotel shortly.”

Reigate Manor is now taking bookings for staycations, Sunday lunch, afternoon teas and dining in the restaurant.

The hotel has signed up to the ‘Eat out to Help out’ scheme, and this will be available from the reopening.

“Booking in advance is essential and can be made with one of the team in events or reception,” the hotel said.

The hotel’s website and contact details are here.

Sister hotel, Hartsfield Manor in Betchworth, reopened in July.