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The Gallivant

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   New Lydd Road, Camber TN31 7RB, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Camber
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Judith N Mirfield, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had looked at the website several times and finally managed to get there. The receptionist was lovely, as were all staff. The bedroom was comfortable but the bathroom in room 18 is very tired. The cost is the main grumble, the £230 per night we knew about but £10 extra for a full English breakfast! Continental breakfast was fine,... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent one night at The Galivant in the last week and although there were plenty of positives, our experience was a little marred by a couple of small but slightly irritating issues. We arrived shortly before 4pm to quite noisy building work in the reception area and then it seemed to take quite a while before we were eventually... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here in early June 2014. The room was nice, we were staying in a twin (room number 6) and was spacious, and modern. The location is good, the beach is just over the top of the sand dune (quite steep!!) but less than 3mins walk. The hotel is nice, but i feel the Bistro let it down... The... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking at the website we were so excited for our once a year night away.... When we arrived my heart sank! The outside looks like an American motel. We were showed our room and when the guy showing us around left I cried! It was dated, battered and old fashioned looking. Nothing like the website suggests and for paying £170... More

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Hamble,United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to have won the stay at the Gallivant it in their Facebook page competition. With the stresses of my husband's own business, two children, one full time employment and studying at the same time and just life in general, this was an exciting opportunity to come away for a break from it all. So we took... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a blissful and unexpected visit to the Gallivant this week, this sneaky chic bolthole nestled by Camber Sands was made all the more special when we discovered we'd booked over a guest chef period with Tom Aikens at the helm in the kitchen. Their already impressive menu created by head chef Ben became a colab between the two, an... More

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snagger, General Manager at The Gallivant, responded to this review

Dear tamsin s Thank you so much for your fantastic review and I am delighted that you joined us for our evening with Tom Aikens. Ben and Tom created an amazing menu and there will be many more evenings like this in the future. Looking forward to seeing you back at The Gallivant. Kind regards Mark General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to stay here on a working trip We were all welcomed with a huge smile and escorted to our rooms A comfortable bed meant I slept like a baby Dinner was incredible Breakfast was fabulous The staff a dream Can't wait to go back and spend a long weekend Very soon I hope

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snagger, General Manager at The Gallivant, responded to this review

Dear Doubleo03 WOW!!!!!!! 5 out of 5 all the way, thank you so much. Who says staying in hotels when working away is boring and repetitive? Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Mark General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would absolutely recommend this for a short beach break - it's a lovely, self contained hotel with a great atmosphere and a location (just across the road from a beautiful, long, clean and peaceful beach) that is second to none. We will be booking in again so that we can explore Rye properly next time. We arrived late after... More

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snagger, General Manager at The Gallivant, responded to this review

Dear darkbluemood Many thanks for your fantastic review and more importantly for taking the time to discuss your stay with me in person, therefore ensuring you left the Gallivant with smiles on your faces. Your comment regarding the dining times of children has been noted and we are introducing stricter guidelines for childrens dining times. I look forward to welcoming... More

Sarratt, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Take two weeks of early summer rain, drop a magical sunny weekend in the middle, bring 160 lifelong friends together for a stylist's gay wedding then book every room at The Gallivant and you get the recipe for one of the most romantic and stylish weekends I'm likely to remember. My wife and I spent fri-mon at The Gallivant and... More

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snagger, General Manager at The Gallivant, responded to this review

Dear John G Thank you so much for your amazing review following your stay for a wedding. It certainly was a weekend to remember and I along with my whole team were delighted to be part of such a special day. From an arrival dinner on Friday, followed by us catering for a party at a friend of the couples... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Having first stayed at The Gallivant almost 3 years ago we couldn't wait to come back. I was a little concerned about the description of the 'Small Room' but it was more than adequate. The room was very cosy, comfortable bed, beautiful decor, enough space to store our things for a 1 night stay, good sized bathroom, lovely toiletries. We... More

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snagger, General Manager at The Gallivant, responded to this review

Dear LouOH Many thanks for posting your review. Although you did enjoy your return visit, I am sorry that your most recent stay had a few disappointments. I am unsure when you last stayed, but I can assure you that there has not been (and never will be) such an unacceptable shortage of menu items again. We have also recently... More

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Address: New Lydd Road, Camber TN31 7RB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Camber
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gallivant 4*
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Also Known As:
The Place At Beach
Place At The Beach Rye

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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Times Newspaper - No 6, Best British Beach Hotels, 3/3/12.Welcome to our beautiful restaurant with rooms opposite the dunes. New England arrives in Camber. Delicious food, sourced within 25 miles of us, lovely people, amazing sandy beach. Relax and enjoy. Our 20 lovely bedrooms and beautiful restaurant are a relaxing coastal hideaway by the sea. Surrounded by the wildness of the Romney salt marshes and opposite the dunes we are a true escape from the stresses and strains of life, an hour and a half from central London. ... more   less 
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