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“Stepping Back in Time”

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The Hope Anchor Hotel
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Rye
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
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“Stepping Back in Time”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

This Hotel is in a great quiet location in the Historical town of Rye. Close to all the attractions but the bed and pillows (in our room) need upgrading. Meals and staff were excellent. The heating was too hot in our room but we managed to open a window which helped.

All in all pretty good value.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

Well what can we say! The food from the restaurant is faultless and very good indeed ! If like us you like your French fries thinly cut ! then ask for skinny chips. The staff are very friendly and can not do enough to make your stay very special indeed. All the rooms we have stayed in are clean and comfortable and if like us you want something a bit special then either the cottage or the admirals apartments are first class. The manager(Chris) is always on hand to add the extra touches where required to make your stay a memorable one !!! Thank you everyone and see you next year !!

Room Tip: All rooms have unique character !
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dartford Kent
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Having enjoyed a two night stay last year my wife and I decided to go again this year so have just returned from another two night break, we paid £110.00 per night for dinner bed and breakfast including a decent bottle of wine with dinner each evening.

Dinner and breakfast were both excellent and all the staff and very helpful and friendly.

This time we stayed in the Hidden Treasure Cottage, but to be honest we were a bit underwhelmed, quite small even for two people and no views of Rye to speak of.

We would return to this hotel for it's excellent value but would choose a different room next time.

Room Tip: We would try a room in the main hotel next time as we weren't keen on the cottage but some other...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

We have just returned from our four night stay at The Hope Anchor, my husband and I love this place we go at least twice a year. The midweek special includes a 3 Course Dinner and a bottle of Wine each evening. The restaurant is first class, the food outstanding. All the hotel staff make you feel so welcome. We stayed in the hidden treasure cottage which is at the side of the hotel, it is really quirky a totally amazing stay and great value all round. If you are going to Rye this is the place to stay at, you wont find better value.

Room Tip: Try the cottage for plenty of space, not suitable for the elderly, as the stairs are awkward. Also b...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Deal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

After a very busy week, we had a two day break here and it was just what he doctor ordered.

The staff were helpful and friendly, it felt like they really want to look after you and make your stay a comfortable one.

We had room 7 which was small but very nice. The room is equipped with a flat screen TV and comes with complementary tea coffee & Biscuits. WE found the room to be very clean and comfortable. There is an En-Suite Bathroom with a lovely deep bath that has a shower attachment on it. There is also a selection of complementary toiletries there.

On our first night we ate in the Bar, choosing from the bar menu, there was a good selection and the food was delicious, good value and decent sized portions. The bar itself has a wide selection of drinks, including a couple of local real ales.

On the second night we dined in the restaurant enjoy a superb 3 course meal. With drinks. Again there was a nice wide selection on the menu and a range of specials. Delicious!

Breakfast is served 8 til 10 and there are cereals , rolls, croissants, fruit along with the option of a cooked breakfast, all was fresh and delicious!

The Hotel itself is situated at the top of Rye at the end of a quaint cobbled street, there is no dedicated car park as such. There is plenty of car parking space but it is on street and if you are late arriving then it might be fun finding a spot. The Hotel will give you a parking permit so there are no worries about traffic wardens.

In conclusion all I can say is we will be back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Booked at table at Hope Anchor for Saturday night. Based on reviews on TA. Was not disappointed. Made very welcome as we checked in. We went for a 3 course meal for two which included bottle of house wine. All for £60. Excellent value. Great service worth there number one rating

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Hope Anchor is an excellent example of what a good, small, independent British hotel should be like.

We have recently returned from a 2-day mid-week break — which was excellent value. As it was a Special Offer one might have expected the staff to not bother too much but nothing was further from the truth. The staff — each and every one of them — were incredibly friendly, welcoming, helpful and professional. The food was excellent and could not be faulted in any way. Rye is a delightful old town with some really lovely individual shops and well worth a visit.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Hope Anchor Hotel

Property: The Hope Anchor Hotel
Address: Watchbell Street, Rye TN31 7HA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Rye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hope Anchor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Although famous for its past, the Hope Anchor is known locally for its stunning views across the Quayside, Romney Marshes, Camber Castle and beyond to the sea. Most of our rooms enjoy these panoramic views and to be honest they need to be seen to be believed. Although beautiful all year round the sunsets in summer bring locals young and old to enjoy alfresco dining accompanied of course with a glass or two of wine! ... more   less 
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