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The Mermaid Inn

#4 of 8 Hotels in Rye
Certificate of Excellence
Mermaid St., Rye TN31 7EU, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was in the area with friends and decided a trip down memory lane was in order, by visiting this wonderful old Inn. I stayed here for my 40th a - err - number of years ago (!). That was a fantastic evening and I am sorry the memories have been spoilt by my last visit, albeit only for lunch.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whilst away for the weekend with the family we stayed here, and were all very pleased we had done so! All the staff were helpful and very welcoming, from check in to check out! The building itself has lots of character and is really nicely done. Drinks in the garden in the sun were a pleasant way to while away... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our stay at the Mermaid Inn was a very pleasant and relaxing one. On arrival we were guided to hotel guest car park. Once we had checked in we were taken to our room and given a quick tour of the hotel. The room was of very high standard, and the bed was very comfortable. The facilities (the bar, the... More 

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel dates back to 1420 and has character by the bucket full. If you don't like creaky floors, then stay away, but if you want brilliant and attentive service, good food and a great location in Rye, you will not be disappointed. This was our second 4 night break at this hotel and we would definitely stay again. All... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Has all of the requirements of an old inn but none of the service. Lovely room but absolutely no frills and not cheap at all, for the amount paid it should be much better. Breakfast completely average with uninterested service. Am not expecting this review to have any impact because having discussed several issues with staff it made absolutely no... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My review is colored through history-loving glasses. A five-star resort this is not, but it is a quaint, clean inn with lots of character, including low doorways, hidden staircases, and creaky floors. Personally, I thought it was quite serviceable. I stayed in a single on the second floor, the bed was a twin (but comfortable with clean linen). Downside --... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a family room that lacked blinds for all the windows!! Bath/shower dribbled water and was either too hot or too cold. Honestly, really basic stuff for any hotel. Also had several lights with no bulbs which wasn't a big deal but overall really dusty. Car park total chaos...amazing there were no scratches.

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10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel for the weekend and dined there. Friendly and quirky. Excellent breakfast. Pretty good dinner (portions rather small). A real period piece. However the bed in our room was hard and too small. Anyone over 5'11" would be unable to lie flat. I am shorter so it wasn't a problem but my partner has a bad... More 

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Paris, France
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A very nice place in an historic old house. Very good diner experience. Room very small and very noisy. Cramped parking. Staff helpfull and attentive. Place crowded even on a Sunday night. A mixed experience as the average rating shows.

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

when booking I did not realise that the £150 per night for a room was for one of the basic rooms without a bath or one pictured in the adverts. also to add was the VAT had not been included. breakfast was disappointing with scrambled egg the colour never seen before! The restaurant was also very expensive with food that... More 

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