A HOTEL has been rewarded for its outstanding service to customers.

Alexander House, in East Grinstead, has been awarded five AA Red Stars, the highest accolade that can be awarded to hotels.

The hotel joins 49 others in England on the list of hotels to have the achievement.

Other Five Red Star hotels include Claridge’s, The Dorchester and The Ritz in London.

Peter Hinchcliffe, owner of Alexander House, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Alexander House has been awarded the prestigious five Red Star rating, joining just 31 other hotels outside of London.

“It is a wonderful recognition of all the hard work and dedication given by each member of the team at Alexander House.

“It has only been a few years since we were first awarded a five star rating, so we are thrilled to receive another acknowledgement of our outstanding service.”

In 2012, AA awarded Alexander House with five star status, making it one of the highest rated hotels outside of London and now they have taken it one step further with a Red Star rating.

Dating back to the 17th century, the hotel’s history can be traced back to when a Roman road ran past its western boundary.

The house holds connections to poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and was purchased in 1909 by former Governor of the Bank of England William Middleton Campbell.