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The Mermaid Inn

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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.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-smoking rooms
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Quirky Hotels
Classic
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Grade: 100 out of 100
61Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
32Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Lovely hotel but wonderful staff that made the stay. They couldn’t have been more welcoming from the second I arrived with my 95 year old mother who had this hotel on her bucket list. Thank you so, so much - special thanks to Kat and Glenn for looking after her so well - she
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I have stayed at The Mermaid on several occassions. It is a favourite of mine. I love its quirky olde world charm, its lovely rooms, bar and attentive staff. My room was the Bean which looks out onto Mermaid Street. Later in the evening, I thoroughly enjoyed a few beers in the
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Response from E5262ZYmartinb, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for your review. We will share your praise with the staff. The Mermaid is a unique building, with so much to discover. All of which can be seen on our website. Our apologies regarding the incident.....caused by a guest showering in Room 18, and leaving the shower door ajar. We look forward to welcoming you again to The Mermaid next Spring, when we forecast no showers, just another "Great Stay."
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What an amazing place to stay! We had two nights at the Mermaid to visit the lovely medieval town of Rye and staying there was a most enjoyable experience - it now has to be one of my favourite places to stay. The Staff were very friendly, helpful and informative. The Hotel
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Response from E5262ZYmartinb, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid Inn
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your review. We will share your praise with the staff. The Mermaid is a unique building, which has retained all her historic charms thanks to the loving stewardship of the present owners since 1993. Rye is a wonderfully unique place to visit, with so much to discover. We hope we may welcome you again for another "wonderful short break".
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This is now our third visit in about three months as my family just love the location, the building, the staff and of course, the food. This time, we took my Wife's elderly parents and they really loved the Mermaid as much as my parents. I can't recommend this more highly.
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Response from E5262ZYmartinb, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid Inn
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your review. We will share your praise with the staff, and especially Lucy. We hope we can welcome you again for another "great" visit.
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If I compiled a list of favourite inns across the Globe - the Mermaid at Rye would be at the pinnacle of my list. All the old worlde glamour and charm combined with a welcoming roaring open fire within a 15th Century setting. Impeccable service, finely stocked bar, with a wide
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Response from E5262ZYmartinb, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid Inn
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your review. We will share your praise with the staff, and with the present owners, who have since 1993 sought through loving stewardship, to ensure The Mermaid loses none of her historic charms. We hope we may welcome you again to the "Classy Mermaid".
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Someone said they had a tour of the cellars how can you book this?
We offer a brief peek into one of our cellars if a member of staff is free. However, from Jan 6th - 11th we are closed for annual refurbishment. During that time we offer tours of The Mermaid, to allow her stories to be told, and the secret passageways and cellars and rooms to be explored. If you would like to book, please contact reception on 01797223065. We only ask for donations to our charity.
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Could you please tell me if The Mermaid allows guests to bring a dog? Thanks
Hi, I believe they don't unless it is a service dog.
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We allow dogs to stay in the hotel by prior arrangement. Guests must provide bedding and there is a charge of £5 per dog. Dogs are not allowed in any public spaces in the hotel. So when booking inform reception and they will ensure all goes smoothly.
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What is the best way to get to your hotel from the train station?
Sorry we drove
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"Single room facing Mermaid Street"
"Tall guests: take care not to bump your head on the low beams. Much of the building presents challenges for those with limited mobility."
"Rooms appear to be in various sizes . Stairs are quite steep and narrow on the upper floors."
"Ask Glenn (staff) for a tour of the Cellars!"
"Try to avoid a room over the bar, or reception if possible."
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PRICE RANGE
$182 - $433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the mermaid hotel ryemermaid hotel ryemermaid inn ryemermaid rye
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandRye
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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