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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 2 weeks ago
megandog2014 Essex, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    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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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 weeks ago

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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Mermaid is a beautiful hotel and with a rich history and is a must visit whilst in Rye. I visited the hotel for lunch with high expectations of the food. The menu promises much, and is more expensive than neighbouring premises. The presentation was excellent. But the food was average. I had the fish and chips. The haddock was... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Agree with a previous reviewer: five star prices, one star service - especially at reception. Evening meal and breakfast also disappointing. Many better places to eat in Rye if you are looking for local fresh seafood.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Arrived in bar for lunch Wednesday afternoon . Bar man very nice and helpfull . Ordered food , burger and chips , rack of ribs and half roast chicken. Food arrived on hot plates , rack of ribs large and very nice , burger and chips ,ok ,salad very limp, not fresh. Roast chicken , what a shame a three... More

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Browns Summit, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This was by far our most favorite hotel in England. If you are looking for old world charm and atmosphere, The Mermaid Inn is perfect. The hotel is not luxurious. It is clean and charming and full of history. You will feel like you have stepped back in time. Do not miss!

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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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