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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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3 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my husband to saty at The Mermaid nearly 2 years ago as you can see from my previous review. I had a lovely letter back from the hotel agreeing with what I had said about the facilities in the rooms etc and that they were aware of it and it was under review for a make over..................well it... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called in to the Mermaid bar for a nostalgic drink, and found no change to the decor since our honeymoon in 1981 - as may be expected for a character inn. The two barmen were initially too busy arguing about who should make the coffee for diners to take our drinks order. Amusing, but not the service that we expected... More

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welwyn garden city
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looks a lovely place, good selection of whiskeys food smelt and looked good. Right in the centre of town. It has a car park. Maybe we will stay here on another visit. Rye is a lovely historic old town.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had arranged to meet friends in the bar, they had travelled from Burgess Hill and we had travelled from Hythe in Kent. This being the perfect half way point to meet for both couples. We arrived at 11.45a.m. and were told that we could not be served with drinks before midday as the barman had no float with which... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband treated me to a stay at The Mermaid for my birthday, We had a fantastic time in this quaint period hotel. The staff were very friendly and efficient and went out of their way to make my birthday special. On entering the restaurant for our evening meal we were immediately seated and were surprised to be presented with... More

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

I have stayed at the Mermaid twice in the past two months and have been unimpressed on both occasions. The first time I had to complain about the service at Breakfast and, in fairness, received a reduction. This past week I stayed again and, although the service was better the quality of the breakfast on both mornings was poor. The... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night in may to celebrate our 25th anniversary. It was a beautiful day & we enjoyed a lovely pre dinner drink outside. The food was fantastic with excellent old fashioned service. We had the Elizabethan room which was massive, & very atmospheric. It was above the bar & you could hear the chatter from below but no... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a regular visitor to Rye and to the Mermaid, this year I decided to arrange a weekend get-together with seven friends to the Mermaid. Some years ago I wrote a review about the poor service but, as I love the building and location, I wanted to give it another chance for a very special occasion. I was very happy... More

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

We stayed in the Mermaid for one night to celebrate our friends' 60th birthday. Beautifull building, full of quirky passages, antiques portraits and pictures. We had a lovely room and so did our friends. The staff were friendly and helpful. We would definately come back

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Sandgate, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Mermaid Inn oozes history from every beam and creaky floorboard. Some rooms have secret passages, others four-poster beds. From the second floor the spacious rooms look across the valley, others look out on to the famed cobbled Mermaid Street. The bar boasts one of the country’s largest open log fires. This is a fantastic slice of real English history.

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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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