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The Mermaid Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mermaid St., Rye TN31 7EU, England
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Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Rye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Much has been said and written about this inn, were smugglers sat with loaded pistols...... sadly no smugglers exist today but the pub thankfully still does. Cracking place full of character and history. The bar area is quaint with plenty of seating plus outside areas for lounging in the sun. Good choice of beers and a tempting food menu. All... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I could not fault the character and romance of the lovely quaint building that is the Mermaid Inn. We stayed for bed and breakfast over four nights. The downsides were as follows.... the car parking was very tight. The driveway to the carpark very narrow and my car is fairly small but the overgrown creeper on the cottage at the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here a couple of times for a drink and for food last night. Has lots of atmosphere, and the food was tasty and filling. Nothing too exciting on the bar menu, but the mussel starter was delicious, although the chips were a strange addition to a starter. Mains of roast chicken and barbecue ribs were alarmingly similar, but we... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really interesting historical building. Staff were very attentive and the breakfast which was the only meal we ate here, was delicious and very filling. If you do choose porridge request a small portion as I had thought the three bears had been overlooked with my serving! Unfortunately we did not sleep well. The bed and pillows were very uncomfortable.... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place, rooms are full of character as is the whole building. Rye town is the perfect place for cobbled streets, coffee shops and boutiques. Mermaid inn is perfect for anyone wanting a cosy romantic place to stay.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd been promising myself a return visit to this wonderful hotel since 1994 and hopefully it won't be twenty years before I get back because it's fabulous ! The tangled maze of rooms date from the 1400's and the snug lounges ooze history . . . which you can research online as the WiFi is excellent . We ate in... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great stop over in rye the hotel was wonderful very old building and had very helpful staff breakfast was very tasty also can't fault the hotel or the bedroom at all great for couples looking to spend the night in a historical place p.s look out for the creepy looking wood goat carved chair in the dining room!

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Clarenville, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Rye, England for a wedding and stayed 4 nights at The Mermaid Inn. Rye, itself, is a beautiful place with much to see and do. The staff at The Mermaid were always very polite, courteous, professional, and friendly - this includes everyone from reception, to the wedding reception servers, the doorman, to the room maid. The rooms... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for our wedding anniversary and got an upgrade. Some of the rooms are haunted but the one we stayed in wasn't. There is a lot a history in the hotel and lots of information can be found. The staff were very knowledgeable too. The food was excellent. We had a 3 course dinner and full English breakfast the... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here for valentines with my partner. Although a tad expensive, The staff were great, the room was lovely and the evening meal was to die for. I can recommend for a treat . Only downside .... Parking, the car park soon fills up.

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Address: Mermaid St., Rye TN31 7EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mermaid Inn 3*
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Originally, dating from 1156, the Mermaid was rebuilt in 1420, much as it still stands today, as the principal Inn of Rye. The Mermaid now caters for those who appreciate tradition and charm, coupled with the modern facilities required by today's guest. So, from a picturesque cobbled street; step back in time to experience the unique atmosphere of one of England's oldest and loveliest Inns. ... more   less 
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