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The Hope Anchor Hotel

#1 of 9 Hotels in Rye
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Watchbell Street, Rye TN31 7HA, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maidstone
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44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We spent our honeymoon here 40 years ago so visited again for the Ruby celebration. Rye is a fascinating town and a lovely place to explore, as well as being a good base to explore the Kent and Sussex border. We expected change after 40 years and were delighted with what we found. The hotel has updated and expanded but... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely room spacious clean room ,lovely views ,nice breakfast attentive staff will definitely stay again longer next time .Only thing that was not clear was the parking ,should we have had a parking permit,they said not ,husband bit worried as we did not want to get a fine .However it was okay .

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Dover, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took wife for a well earned break from the kids and not only was I so taken aback with the hotel and service, my wife was over the moon. Our room was immaculate and the view was lovely. We booked to have a meal at the hotel as well and again it was far above our expectations. The service... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay in a bedroom with a four poster bed and lots of atmosphere, and lovely views down over the river. The restaurant was very good, and the small bar full of character. It was very useful that the hotel gave guests a parking permit so that we could leave the car just outside as otherwise parking... More 

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london
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to book the Hope Anchor as a surprise break for my husband. We know Rye really well and live not too far away, so it was perfect, as we go that way often. Once we arrived in Rye, we had a walk round and ended up at the Hope Anchor where I suggested a drink and sit down.... More 

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Meopham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights on deal with Groupon. Excellent value for money with good amenities in room and parking on site which was a bonus! Good breakfast though not so keen on evening dinner. Wine was very reasonably priced. Would definitely return.

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good quiet location, easy access to the rest of the town, friendly and helpful staff, good value for money. Room was clean and comfortable. Lovely breakfast with good selection. Would definitely stay here again.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the weekend in the beautiful town of Rye in Kent meeting family for a family meal. If you are looking for a character hotel with unique rooms at an affordable price this is a perfect choice. Very friendly atmosphere and excellent amenities in a location with a view to die for.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a small double, bedroom 7, "The Porthole" . The room was small, as expected, but it had two steps down into a small lobby where there was a dressing table and wardrobe, then the bathroom was off the lobby. The rooms was very clean with tea/coffee/chocolate as well as two comfortable chairs. It was very hot when we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place itself is not spectacular, an old inn with oddly shaped and not-so-well maintained spaces. What makes the difference is the service. We were allowed to use the private dining room where we would be able to use the baby monitor. This and similar ideas by the staff made us feel at home. Still, this friendliness does not come... More 

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