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This mid-18th century former inn offers unique rooms, free Wi-Fi, and excellent views of Rye. Built around 1750 for local sailors and ship builders, The Hope Anchor is thought to have once sheltered the Tenterden Gang, who used its old secret passages for smuggling. Relax beside the log fire in traditional snug bar, and enjoy the individually styled bedrooms, some of which have a four poster bed. In the morning enjoy a delicious traditional full English breakfast or if you prefer a lighter continental breakfast of cold meats and cheeses, yogurt and fresh fruit salad or maybe even have both!! all served in our breakfast room. (Please note we do not serve lunches or evening meals) Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip. We speak your language! The Hope Anchor has been welcoming guests since 18 May 2010

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

The Hope Anchor has been welcoming guests since 18 May 2010.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast info

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

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Room type
2 single beds
1 double bed
1 double bed
1 double bed
1 single bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Brian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    It was clean, everything to hand that was needed. We were impressed with how the coped with the Southern Water problem. We obviously weren’t able to shower through no fault of theirs
  • Jean
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location middle of old town, so lots of cobbles. Parking could be problem during the day.
  • Miles
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Breakfast was good. Room was excellent. Cleaned to a high standard.
  • Anthony
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Room was great Breakfast was excellent Location was good but a bit tricky to get to in a car along the cobbled streets
  • Geoff
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely hotel. Beautiful views. Great breakfast with good variety. Airy room. Staff very helpful. Nice white sheets and towels that dried well. Bath with shower head. Room was small with bathroom down two steps with table and wardrobe in betetween...
  • Paul
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely place, staff were very helpful and friendly. The location is perfect at the top of Rye.
  • Jana
    Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    A beautiful hotel in a beautiful medieval town. A typical English hotel, nice rooms, very nice place. Excellent english breakfast.
  • Layla
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely place with even lovelier staff. We had a great stay and would definitely come back again
  • Julie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Traditional Rye property, peaceful, warm and comfortable.
  • Johanna
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Breakfast was very good, freshly cooked and better than expected .

Property questions and answers
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  • Can I park there?

    Good morning, Unfortunately we no longer have parking outside of the hotel, however you are able to drive up to the hotel to unpack, we will be able to send you details of parking in the local area along with a map. I hope this helps Rebecca
    Answered on 6 January 2022
  • Can I park there?

    We do not have parking at the hotel. Guests may park on the roadside near hotel overnight during the hours of 6pm until 9am but during the day it is restricted to local permit holders only. Hotel guests have to use any nearby pay & display carparks
    Answered on 27 June 2022

Hotel surroundings *

Facilities of The Hope Anchor
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Beach
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

The Hope Anchor takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 22:00


From 07:00 to 11:00



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 - 2 years
Cot upon request
£10 per stay

Prices for cots are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash The Hope Anchor 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.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Please inform The Hope Anchor in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Hope Anchor

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

  • Guests staying at The Hope Anchor can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

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

  • The Hope Anchor offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Happy hour
    • Horse riding
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Beach
    • Walking tours

  • The Hope Anchor is 150 yards from the centre of Rye. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at The Hope Anchor is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Room options at The Hope Anchor include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Suite