We stayed here several years ago when it was called 'The Place'. We were pleasantly surprised with the new decor. The receptionist was very welcoming and took us to our room straight away. it was well equipped and the bathroom, though on the small side, was immaculate and looked quite new. The furniture is made from recycled wood, and adds to the quirky feel of the hotel. The meal we had in the evening was very good, I had one of the biggest plaices I can remember and it was very well cooked and well worth the £18 it cost. However, my wife and I both had scallops to start, and while they were nice, we were disappointed to get only two each at at combined cost of £17!. At one of the good restaurants in West Malling where we live you get 4 or 5 scallops for half that. I mentioned this to the owner in the morning, who said he would talk to his head chef about it, so be warned.
Breakfast was very good as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our coastal restaurant with rooms, across the road from the dunes of Camber Sands and beautiful sandy beach beyond. Inspired by the coastal motels you might find in California, we're a calm and relaxing hideaway from the stresses and strains of modern life. We have 20 amazing bedrooms all decorated with an eye to the Hamptons and serve great food using almost exclusively locally sourced fresh ingredients. In 2016 we were included in The Times 'Coolest Beach Hotels - No. 4', The Mirror's 'Top 10 Seaside Hotels in the UK' and Squaremeal's 'UK's Best 100 Restaurants'. The private coastal garden incorporates mini secluded decks behind all the Garden and Luxury Garden rooms and is also home to The Beach Hut, where guests can enjoy relaxing massages and lovely facials after a day on the beach using ethical and natural health and beauty products that are exclusively blended in the UK. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Place At Beach
- Place At The Beach Rye