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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Peter-Maureen Brighton, 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Chevy Chase, Maryland
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today I went for a trip to Rye and I made straight for Mermaid street to visit the Mermaid Inn. This Quaint Ancient Inn , is what to you would except a 17th century inn to be, masses of Beams a large inglenook fireplace and a place with lots and lots of history . this Inn was one of the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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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