With Norman cellars dating back to the 12th century and secret passageways in some of its rooms, this inn offers historic accommodation in Rye. It has a huge open log fireplace in the bar, and an award-winning restaurant.

Rebuilt in 1420, The Mermaid Inn has been visited by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and Prince Edward, as well as celebrities and artists. It retains many beautiful, traditional features, including a secret stairway hidden behind a bookcase.

The restaurant has been awarded two AA Rosettes for its fine French and British cuisine. The lounge bar was once frequented by local smugglers, and has a large wooden beam supported by stone pillars.

Each room at The Mermaid has charming features, like wooden panelling or carved beds. Rooms all feature a TV and en suite bathroom, and some have picturesque views over Rye.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Mermaid Inn has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 29 Jun 2008.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose Mermaid Inn

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Camber Castle
    1 miles
  • Rye Golf Club
    1.7 miles
  • Camber Sands
    3.6 miles
  • Great Dixter
    7 miles
  • Bodiam Castle
    9 miles
  • White Rock Theatre
    9.6 miles
  • Battle Abbey
    11 miles
  • Battle Golf Club
    11.4 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Rother
    0.5 miles
  • Sea/ocean English Channel
    3 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Camber Sands Beach
    2.1 miles
Closest airports
  • London Gatwick Airport
    41.8 miles
  • London Southend Airport
    42.8 miles
  • London City Airport
    48.4 miles
How to get to Mermaid Inn from London Heathrow Airport
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    Free parking is available.
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1 restaurant on site

    Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of Mermaid Inn
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Live music/performance
  • Themed dinner nights Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Windsurfing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages spoken
  • English
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Check-in

From 14:00 hours

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Cot upon request
Extra bed upon request
Free
2 - 5 years
Extra bed upon request
Free
6 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
£30 per child, per night
13 - 17 years
Extra bed upon request
£60 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo American Express Mermaid Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about Mermaid Inn

  • Check-in at Mermaid Inn is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Mermaid Inn offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Live music/performance

  • The prices at Mermaid Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Mermaid Inn is 100 yards from the centre of Rye.

  • Mermaid Inn has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Mermaid Inn by:

    • Car 2h 30min

  • Guests staying at Mermaid Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Room options at Mermaid Inn include:

    • Single
    • Double
    • Twin