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The Mermaid Inn

3.0 of 5 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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Ventura, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We LOVE The Mermaid Inn, and have returned again and again! We travel to the UK and Europe extensively and The Mermaid is one of our very favorite places to stay on earth. It's history, old world charm, beautiful rooms, comfort and fantastic service are top class. Each room is unique, and although the Mermaid was rebuilt (after fire) over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First stay at the Mermaid, although have eaten in both bar and restaurant previously as non resident and food was not great, although the breakfast was very good. The staff are very helpful and seem loyal as always the same faces when we visit a couple of times each year, over the past few years. The building is beautiful, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to the Mermaid was with our father in October 2010 where we had a lovely family lunch just prior to his death of pancreatic cancer. We now like to visit Rye every year to remember our wonderful weekend with our father and enjoy everywhere we visited with him. In 2012, my sister and I decided we would... More 

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

I spent the day in Rye last week and what a lovely town. We decided to have Sunday lunch in the resturant at the Mermaid Inn and was hugely disappointed. A beautiful resturant with the table laid to perfection. All was going so well until the food arrived! The roast potatoes were under cooked and the the roast beef was... More 

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly worth a visit. The drive-in is an experience in itself, narrow cobbled stone roads and old quaint buildings sets the scene for the old hotel. It is full of history and intrigue; the lounge areas were comfortable, but very busy during the day, yet after dinner this emptied out and was such a relaxing place to sit... More 

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Watford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Rye for the fireworks, staying at the Mermaid Inn, a lovely old hotel. Our room wasn't large but it was very comfortable and the style of furnishings were very much in keeping with the age of the hotel. Our room was to the side and very quiet. There was a lot of choice for breakfast and we... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Went a couple of times for a drink whilst staying in Rye. The place is OLD! Really fascinating spending time in such an old building, lots of character. The bar is small so you may struggle to get somewhere to sit, but the bar staff both times were friendly, and the prices are reasonable. The food look and smelt excellent,... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were lucky enough to host our Wedding reception here. From start to finish the staff couldn't have been more helpful, but in a lovely behind the scenes kind of way - we were given free rein regarding food and drink choices and really given the chance to make the day our own. Georgina kindly accommodated our requests and room... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is the second (Halloween) visit I have made to The Mermaid Inn with my family, first visit staying in Dr Syns bed chamber, followed by two nights this time around in The Hawkhurst Suite. I absolutely love this place, which is steeped in character and history. Uneven floors, bendy walls and crooked staircases, The Mermaid Inn offers everything for... More 

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Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were lucky enough to be invited to the Mermaid Inn as part of a family wedding. The stunning period Inn is situated close to the centre of Rye. It is a lovely olde English establishment with beams and a period ambiance. Service and catering were both excellent.

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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*
Number of rooms: 31
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