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The Hope Anchor Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Watch Bell Street, Rye TN31 7HA, England
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Ranked #1 of 7 hotels in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
LMK63 Guildford, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
29 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On Travel Zoo deal. Not sure why they need to do this as the seemed to be full though only specific rooms were available and ours did have disadvantages as our bathroom had limited headroom. Bedroom small but adequate. Breakfast good. We also used the restaurant for dinner one evening and that was excellent. Staff friendly and helpful.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked one night dinner bed and breakfast in room 25 for 2 adults, 1 child and a dog. Set in a beautiful location, we had been warned that there may be an issue parking as filming was taking place in the road outside, however on arrival the receptionist issued us with a parking permit and pointed us in the... More

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East Malling, Kent, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dad and I stayed at the Hope Anchor in Rye, and whilst I agree that the parking was limited it is very clear on the hotel's website that this is the case-therefore guests should factor this in when choosing this hotel. We arrived about 1pm and there was a space which was great. We had room 21 up in the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Why this hotel is No1 ranked by Tripadvisor is a complete mystery. The location is a nightmare for travellers arriving by car, parking close to hotel for late arrivals is virtually impossible, necessitating parking below hill and negotiating circa 50 steps overgrown with bramble. 2nd floor room was stiflingly hot and stuffy, traffic noise was constant thru night. Waiter at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel lived up to its reputation, good food and excellent service at all meals over the four nights we stayed. We were upgraded to the apartments across from the main building, plenty of room, bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and dressing room, good choice if your budget allows it. The bed, breakfast and dinner option which includes a bottle of house... More

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night. Our room was very quaint - sloping ceilings etc. but had some lovely views and was very comfortable EXCEPT that one part of our bedding - either the bottom sheet or the mattress - had not been dried properly and smelt badly. We were too tired to do anything that night but mentioned it in... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my wife stayed at the Hope Anchor for one night, we stayed in one ofthe apartments which are situated just across the narrow cobbled street. The apartment was large luxurious and had its own patio area with gorgeous views. It is close to the town, we enjoyed the stay very much and found the staff very helpfull. breakfast... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Malcolm & Rosemary enjoying two nights at Hope Anchor Hotel, Rye. Lovely dinner last night with Rosemary's parents, Jonathan and our children (all staying at Camber Sands) to celebrate Peter's 84th birthday. Relaxing walk through medieval streets of Rye this morning. Charming mini suite with view across water meadows to the sea.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great rooms, and bathrooms complete with all those little extras that make it feel special, our room no 25 had views over the town countryside and out towards the sea. the room had excellent Wi-Fi for which there is no charge, we had breakfast, sandwiches, room service and dinner all of which were excellent quality meals. Service was attentive without... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My wife and I have just returned from a lovely two night stay on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis staying in room 6 The Harbour View (four poster bed and en-suite with a bath and shower). The hotel is located at a top of a hill and short walking distances to the the Rye town attractions and shops. Excellent... More

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Address: Watch Bell Street, Rye TN31 7HA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hope Anchor Hotel 3*
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Although famous for its past, the Hope Anchor is known locally for its stunning views across the Quayside, Romney Marshes, Camber Castle and beyond to the sea. Most of our rooms enjoy these panoramic views and to be honest they need to be seen to be believed. Although beautiful all year round the sunsets in summer bring locals young and old to enjoy alfresco dining accompanied of course with a glass or two of wine! ... more   less 
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