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The Mermaid Inn
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We went here on Saturday for an impromptu birthday lunch - having always heard about it and its reputation.
The place is stunning inside, with old charm and much history. The service was good and friendly - they warned us there was a big party so our food might be delayed, but this was not the case as the party was quiet, and the food was all good and prompt!
The lamb cutlets were some of the tenderest I have ever had.
We had a seat by the window which was really pleasant on a summer's day.
A real treat!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank bananaramaKent
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This Mermaid hotel is full of old world charm but with modern day Service.
The staff appear to be local to rye a refreshing change so there local knowledge was very good.
The restaurant at the hotel is first class as is the menu, the level of service again from the staff was top rate.
The rooms are full of history as you would expect from a hotel re built in 1420!! having said that they are all very well appointed and extremely well looked after.If Nothing else if you are in Rye go visit and try a pint and a bar meal also very very good.

Room Tip: Ask for room 16 great aspect and sun
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank outrunmal
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Arrived after long journey so went to bar,the bar man did not once speak to me but gave me my drinks in utter silence and didn't once acknowledge me actually thought he may have had a speech problem,but no he spoke quite well to his colleague.At breakfast our companion came down a minute before breakfast ended and was told chef has said he is not doing any more cooking,another couple were told the same,after much discussion the chef had a change of heart and decided to cook,our friend said don't bother.The young waiting staff although friendly were slow,we waited and asked for tea and toast several times.
Rooms are lovely,very clean and well appointed,however this hotel being very old has uneven stairs and steps so be careful,both my husband and I fell.
Menu for breakfast was excellent,good choice and quite delicious,I had the haddock and egg,which was cooked to perfection.
My mobile phone ran out of power,asked the receptionist if she had any chargers,she said she hadn't and that others had asked for one,so perhaps would be a good idea for the hotel to keep some for emergencies,they don't need to ha d them out but people could leave their phones with reception,just an idea.
All in all historic hotel,with fascinating decor.

Room Tip: Superior room with four poster bed
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank carol j
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is such an olde worlde place, but if you want a good night's sleep, get a room which is not above one of the sitting rooms. The staff are very helpful and will do what they can to stop the noise, but the walls are so thin. This is, after all, a wattle and daub building and they are in the process of putting in panels to cope with noise problems.

Room Tip: Choose one that is not above a sitting room.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Vicky225
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

First time here for 2 nights 19th/20th July (on friends recommendation), if you like historical, olde world charm, you'll love this. Rebuilt (!) in 1420, smugglers pub, squeaky floorboards, rabbit warren of a place, wow, loved it, staff & food very good.
B.... seagulls were very noisy all night long, and it was a bit warm so windows were open.
The only slight drawback was the smallish car park out back.
Rye is a delight, cobbled streets, ancient buildings etc etc.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rod B
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