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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 5 days ago
Anthony M Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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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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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A return visit eagerly anticipated; stayed two nights, comfy beds and friendly staff but felt let down by evening menu choice on offer in restaurant compared to previous visits. Adjacent table served with food from Bar menu but we were not offerred this option! At breakfast on second morning coffee and tea supplied to the table with just one basket... More

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15 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Mermaid Inn for 3 nights as a very specia romanticl anniversary treat - long time since our honeymoon there! We were lucky to have Dr Syn's Bedchamber - massive historic room with the most comfortable bed and pillows ever! The bathroom was certainly 'quirky' - big step down and nearly fall into the bath - but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely town, the Mermaid hotel is situated on a steep cobbled street in the town centre. Plenty of parking, narrow access. Stayed overnight in a standard room, great size , lots of beams, cosy if a little dark . Great restaurant. Thoroughly recommended.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to play at being tourists in our own county and although only 1 hours drive from home we came to stay the night and have a very nice dinner at the Mermaid. This really is as good as it looks in the photos , and the views down Mermaid street are just as Iconic as Hovis hill down... More

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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mermaid Inn is one of the most interesting places we've ever stayed. The street is cobblestoned. The inn was re-built in 1420. The interior has wooden beams and stucco. Our room was on the 3rd floor and bed was under an interesting eve. The restaurant was excellent for dinner and breakfast. I would highly recommend this hotel for the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Mermaid Inn bar for drinks on the first evening of our 3-day stay in Rye. The atmosphere at the bar was so captivating and relaxed that we returned for an evening bar meal the next night. Good food, relaxed friendly atmosphere, with locals alike. Friendly bar staff. Really enjoyed the aura of these surroundings. Look forward to... More

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Atlanta, Ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About as historic a place you can stay. It's been an inn since the time of the smuggler gangs who used to stay. Floors are tilty, carpet needs replacing, bathrooms very basic, but there's atmosphere. Sit in the bar in the seat once occupied by the Queen mother, eat (good food) drink and chat with the friendly and entertaining barmen.... More

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14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went up to the Mermaid for a quick drink as we had heard a great deal about its past. We went in through the reception desk and were shown into the small bar at the back of the hotel. The bar was very Cosy and full of charm. The barman was extremely nice and helpful. All in all a... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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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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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