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Old Borough Arms Hotel

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#13 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Rye
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in the family suite above the dining area. It was clean enough and suitable for a young family. Breakfast is not included with the suite, but the proprietor was very accommodating and offered to include it. Two small children aren't going to eat that much anyway! Their homemade croissants and pain au chocolat were to die for. Everyone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In July my husband and I had a short break in Rye and stayed at The Old Borough Arms on the recommendation of a friend. We were not disappointed. This small hotel is situated perfectly within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Our room was clean, very well appointed and extremely comfortable and all staff we met were friendly and... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with my 2 daughters. We had a very comfortable family room. We were made to feel very welcome and found the service throughout our stay was excellent. Breakfast was delicious, with a wide choice. I'd definitely recommend!

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Thank 4Ponytails
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tend to overlook reviewing places that I stay in due to sheer lack of time. But I felt compelled to let people know how nice the Old Borough Arms is. We stayed at this lovely quaint hotel for a long weekend. The staff were very friendly and really made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The weather... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My whole experience at Old Borough Arms Hotel was lovely. I had room 9, was lovely for a solo traveler. Clean room, clean shower, tv, tea,coffee making facilities, cupboard, dressing table, chair. Breakfast was yummy both days. Staff friendly and efficient. Look after well. I would highly recommend the veggie breakfast, was lovely. Hotel very accommodating, I arrived late on... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for one night while passing through the UK. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The place was easy to find and had some parking out front. For the rest it was quite dated, various items needed maintenance (toilet button falling out, windows had some issues) and cleaning (stains on duvet and fungus in the bathroom) and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have never left a review before but  was left embarrassed by the manager Sarah I feel duty bound. On check out I was asked by the receptionist if I enjoyed my stay. I answered honestly and said it was ok. I explained i stay in Rye about 7 times a year and in the same price bracket i receive... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Old Borough Arms yesterday,and the room was very clean and comfortable.We was allowed to bring our dog with us,which was a great bonus.The management and staff were very friendly,and the breakfast was superb.Very nice play to stay,and we will return again before the end of the year.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We had a booked a stay at this hotel as a romantic weekend getaway and had heard many good things about Rye, so were really looking forward to this. At the time of booking this hotel was one of the last places left with availability and the photos looked nice on the website, so thought this was a good bet.... More 

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OldBoroughArms1, Manager at Old Borough Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and I have to say that you have been extremely fair in your review. On inspection, there has been a build up of damp and mould in the rooms downstairs and this is not good enough. We will do all that we can to eradicate this. In our defence, I think there is a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This hotel is very cute and very historical. They updated all the bathrooms and the rooms are very cozy. No a/c but it is usually cool here. You can walk to everything. Breakfast was also extremely good. The staff was very welcoming and nice. I would go back in a minute. Our only regret is that we didn't book two... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Borough Arms is a charming and welcoming bed and breakfast, situated at the foot of the famous Mermaid Street in the centre of ancient medieval Rye. We have nine comfortable and individullay decorated bedrooms, including four poster and family/ twin rooms, all ensuite. The Old Borough Arms offers a friendly atmosphere, delicious breakfasts to suit all tastes and is the perfect location for a relaxing break.We can also offer parking on a first come first served basis. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Borough Arms Hotel

Address: The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye
Price Range: $98 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Borough Arms Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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