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Garden, Terrace, Sun terrace
Golf course (within 3 km), Fishing, Windsurfing, Hiking, Cycling, Massage, Beachfront, Bicycle rental, Library
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the room, Restaurant (à la carte), Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Room service, Packed lunches, Vending machine (drinks), Vending machine (snacks), 24-hour front desk, Express check-in/check-out, Luggage storage, Shared lounge/TV area, Daily maid service, Meeting/banquet facilities, Fax/photocopying, Bridal suite
Newspapers, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Soundproof rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
Portuguese, Hungarian, English, German
Jempsons Market (5miles)
The Ship Inn (5miles)
Camber sands (83yrd)
15:00 - 19:00 hours
08:00 - 11:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 12 years are charged GBP 20 per person per night for extra beds.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 25 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
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Score from 223 reviews Very good
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Score from 155 reviews Fabulous
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Score from 179 reviews Good
This luxury, stylish hideaway is located in the centre of Rye and offers elegant, well-designed rooms, local wines and a restaurant menu infused with Mediterranean zest.
Score from 143 reviews Fabulous
Lovely food, friendly and helpful staff! Beautiful location. Would return!
Relaxed dining. Interesting & well cooked tasting menu. Slick service. Breakfast choices comprehensive even without cooked options. Comfortable rooms with unexpected touches.. Superb location but to be fair we knew that already!
Some paintwork in room could do with retouching.....
Quaint hotel, afternoon tea with cakes, location, food in restaurant
Small bed, small room,
The staff where very helpful and keen to make your stay enjoyable. The restaurant was lovely, good food service and decor.
The view fom
Staff were very welcoming on arrival as well as in the restaurant - although it was a bit over the top being asked at every course by 2 different staff if everything was ok. The food was very good and the wine pairing recommendations were spot on.
The accommodation was not on par with the service and food. The corridor leading to all the rooms was in desperate need of redecoration - paint chips and scuff marks and a very well worn carpet. The bedroom and bathroom were also looking a little tired and need of a lick of paint. So in sharp contras to the restaurant decor and reception.
They often stay in upmarket hotels and found The Gallivant of an excellent standard. We visited them in the morning for breakfast and found, as they had previously said, that the staff were extremely helpful. The breakfast was great - good quality local ingredients and we liked the 'Recovery station' with all the components of a Bloody Mary plus Alka Seltzer - we didn't need it but it did make us smile. Many thanks.
Closeness to the beach, informality.
It was a warm welcome at The Gallivant. The style of the room was original and although it was wet outside on our stay, we would've made use of the private garden.
Although it made for some great giggle material, we could hear the couple next door playing a game of very loud twister. I think they both won, the walls might be a little thin though.
Everything! Seems to have thought of everything. Afternoon tea and comfy seats with fleece covers and log fire lovely in the winter. Lots of thought gone into the way breakfast was served. Food magnificent - all local. Everyone really helpful. Across the road was the beach where we had a bracing Autumn walk. Loved every minute of it.
Minor point on an otherwise wonderful stay....Could have a sign on the underfloor heating switch. We turned it on by accident and the room got too warm. Didn't realise until the morning.
Restrauant attached and short walk to beach
Cooked breakfast was chargeable
The welcome, the ambience,the food, especially the breakfast. The staff here deserve the highest praise. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a fantastic break!
carpet dirty, no milk in shared fridge, plug broken had to take it apart and found lots of hairs attached to it blinds did not operate smoothly, nothing about the room was worth the £115. cost ...
The comfy bed and quality bedding. The afternoon cup of tea and cake gesture. The beach opposite.
If we were staying longer, there was no wardrobe or real storage space.
Have stayed here twice now and has been a great stay both times. Rooms are good size and comfortable. Staff are friendly and food is very nice. Also only minutes away from the beach!
Staff on the whole friendly, relaxed ambience. Great breakfast
At £170 per night b&b didn't expect stained carpets . A few errors on the evening meal which to be fair were corrected and apologised for however, kind of put a damper on things. Bed really comfortable but pillows poor.
Stayed a few times now and each time it's a joy. Wonderful boutique hotel with a rustic seaside feel to the rooms. Love the added extras - Noble Isle products in the bathroom, DVD player, free cookies. It all adds to the overall experience. Location is perfect - you walk out of the hotel, across the road and you are at the entrance to the beach (albeit up a tall sand dune!). The restaurant is lovely, even more so after the last refit. Very relaxing, good local produce and surprisingly good wine list. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again next year.
Was a little disappointed by the knowledge of the wait staff in the restaurant. We had a few questions about some of the dishes on the menu which they struggled to answer. But they were very friendly, and did try to help.
Location and friendly staff.
Service was fairly poor in the restaurant and we were rushed to our table so this was surprising.
The largest room was on the small side
Fantastic bed, the room was lovely, good to have a sofa too, luxurious toiletries in the bathroom. In fact lots of lovely little details in the rooms that showed real care. No-nonsense wifi was reliable too, a prerequisite as I was there to work.
The restaurant was exorbitantly priced for tiny portions, truly shocking!, and the service was poor. Eg: £3.95 for a side of sweet potato rosemary fries sounds great, but I couldn't quite believe it when 6 small chips arrived. £2.50 for 2 very ordinary (and cold) slices of bread with butter as an accompaniment to the over-priced terrine. The baby gem salad on the menu came as mixed leaves, but nobody thought to point it out - if I'm paying top dollar I expect these details to be observed! The restaurant just didn't seem to care about its customers in the way that the hotel side did. I overheard other people telling staff they'd been served the wrong food, or chasing food that had been forgotten, it wasn't just me that felt invisible. If it's living on the reputation of its predecessor The Place (which I loved) then it's on borrowed time. There was nothing wrong with the food, but the only thing that was memorable was the bill - and that I woke up hungry the next morning.
Friendly staff and excellant location
All the dirty laundry and hoovers in the hallway on walk down to room when we arrived and in the morning when we went to breakfast.
Very friendly staff who were eager to please. Nice seaside decor in the room. The complimentary beach towels and beach bag were very handy!
Our room faced the car park which wasn't very scenic and the you could hear the road noise. The room got very warm at night and we had trouble sleeping. Unfortunately to hotel doesn't have AC and when I went out to ask for a fan from the night porter they didn't have any available. The next morning staff told me they have fans on order so hopefully that should help the next guests.
The room, the location, the staff, breakfast, good selection of wine.
good menu but food not cook properly for the price. Sorry.
Great staff, excellent location very close to a beautiful beach, nice big room that fitted whole family and very good restaurant.
Could not get a table for lunch in the restaurant on second day (Sunday) as fully booked and also had a function.
Lovely hotel in a lovely location. Lovely staff who really looked after us. Adored the room with its private garden. The food was wonderful. We were only there for one night but will definitely be going back for a longer stay.
Could do with a little more storage in the bedroom but against everything that was so brilliant this is the tiniest minor niggle.
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