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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 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the Mermaid Inn for two nights from the 5th to 7th April with my sister. We stayed in room 2. We were welcomed by lovely staff and the porters showed us to our room who were also very helpful and friendly. Our room was clean and all of the facilities worked fine. The creeking walk ways and low... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As soon as we arrived we were greeted with a very warm welcome. The staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was a lovely four poster room and was very in keeping with the age of the building. Room was also very clean and tidy. Enjoyed looking around this very historical building. The... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Found this restaurant within the hotel on a hot and sunny afternoon. Asked the barman if we could order food to which he replied yes. I looked the length of the bar and couldn't see a menu so walked past diners to find my way to the far corner for the only empty table in the place. Came back to... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just stayed overnight at the Mermaid. This is a return visit for us although the last visit was 10 years ago. The Hotel itself is fantastic with the history behind it, the room we had was wonderful and the bathroom had been refurbished so was great. What let this hotel down was the staff who we came across. As we... More

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here in March to celebrate my partners Birthday. This is a very old and atmospheric hotel which was the main reason we wanted to stay. From the minute we arrived we were not let down and really enjoyed checking out all the nooks and crannies this hotel has to offer. Our bedroom was clean, warm and cosy with a... More

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Byfleet, England, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the most modern hotel, but what do you expect, it was rebuilt in 1420. Very friendly staff, very clean, room comfortable even though my husband had to walk around stooping, due to low ceilings. Given the age of this building the interior was very spic and span. A hotel with a lot of character. Did not eat in the... More

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've just spent a couple of nights at the mermaid hotel. Very impressed, excellent service, first rate food, just need to be aware that some of the quirky bedrooms have very low beams which don't suit anyone who is 6'3

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East Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could not fault this hotel, lived up to all expection and beyond. Charming, good food, comfortable bed, excellent service, professional and friendly. Good value for money. Not an ideal place for someone with limited mobility but it was rebuilt in 1420 and would be impossible to to update. I managed quite well with two replacement hips and replacement knee.

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Lyneham, Wilts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel as it was near the hotel where our friends were getting married. We stayed 28th & 29th March. It is a very old Inn and is fantastically preserved keeping the character but still provides a fantastic stay. We had not problems with our room whatsoever and the view was fantastic from our window. Yes it's not... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No WIFI, No mattress protectors..,yuk, No pillow protectors, No bathrobes, No bedside cabinets, No candle light, full bright lights everywhere day and night. No music in restaurant = no atmosphere, No privacy, can hear everything from room next door, room below and above..... Expect no sleep due to noise from thin walls and cheap thin curtains let the light through... More

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Also Known As:
The Mermaid Hotel Rye
The Mermaid Hotel
Mermaid Hotel Rye
Mermaid Inn Rye
Mermaid Rye
Address: Mermaid St., Rye TN31 7EU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Rye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mermaid Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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