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“Rye's Loveliest Inn” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Ship Inn
Ranked #16 of 38 Rye B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Rye's Loveliest Inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

My partner and I headed down to Rye from London for a quick getaway for the weekend. We stayed at the Ship Inn and had a great experience. The staff was excellent, the food was impeccable for an Inn and the rooms were lovely cottage style. The old inn has all the nuances which you would expect in a medieval town. Woods floors, large fire place, low hanging beams in the dinning room etc etc. Very relaxing and in a great location. Breakfast AMAZING.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Erica B
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Super breakfasts e.g. homemade granola, amazing fresh orange juice. Nicely styled rooms. Good water pressure for showers. Very friendly staff. One thing that could be improved - better black out blinds.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank B_and_V
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

My Husband, myself and our two year old daughter stayed at the Ship Inn on 5th & 6th of September along with my Father who also booked a room here. We all stayed here as were we attending my Brothers Wedding in Rye. We had a lovely comfortable stay at The Ship. We had room 8 and my Father had room 10. Our room was very spacious and clean. The Decor in The Ship is very Quirky, we loved it. However the fist night was a little noisy from outside, but the second night was much better. The staff were friendly and the breakfasts were lovely. We would highly recommend the Ship. Also it is not too expensive compared to the other hotels in Rye. We would love to go back again sometime soon.

Room Tip: Room 8 was a good sized family room however it was a little noisy at times.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TurtleBear
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

4 rooms for a party of 7 plus baby plus dog for 2 nights. An old pub but v well presented (shabby chic so I'm told by my adult children). Very helpful (young) staff, good food (evenings and inc huge, huge, wide variety breakfasts), clean rooms with a "seasidy" feel, and all in all very relaxing. Will book again should we want to stay in Rye. The only downside is the lack of free parking, but with cheap all day parking at the station, about 10 mins walk away, and other parking nearby, it is not a problem. Also liked the Burt's Bees bathroom products - I'm a sucker for good quality "smellies".

Room Tip: The 8 of us had rooms 5 (small), 8, large with bath, 9, large with bath and 10 (small). Room 9 is t...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephen W
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

recent one night stay with our two young boys (both under 5).

cant fault the place, staff were all very freindly and helpfull.

room was fine and clean (room 8) with enough room to take the extra bed for our eldest.

Breakfast was great.

all in all very good value for money

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank richard w
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Brussels, Belgium
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40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Rye is such a picturesque town and really worth a visit - the place to stay that we would recommend is this 16th century Inn. While the building is old, the staff is (mostly) young and (all) friendly and through the way the place is decorated and furnished, it represents a good mix between old and modern. A lot of consideration has been given to details, such as the excellent selection of shampoos and bath gels as well as the 'punk' rubber duck that you can purchase. The same goes for the food - we had a small bite in the afternoon: it uses natural and fresh ingredients but is not presented in typical pub but rather modern style. For example, for the breakfast (which is included in the room rate of 75 pounds), you can choose between the traditional English breakfast but they also offer a variations like scrambled eggs with chili and chorizo! We will come again ...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jwettig
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Maidenhead
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Although the staff and management are helpful and friendly,and the restaurant provides excellent food unfortunately we couldn,t sleep properly and had to leave the Hotel after one night of our weekend stay.The rear rooms are plagued by an incessant low but very audible hum from the kitchen/cellar chiller fan unit,and there is a fair amount of traffic noise from the nearby road. Would not recommend staying if you are a light sleeper!

Room Tip: Front rooms are quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Ian W
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Additional Information about The Ship Inn

Property: The Ship Inn
Address: Strand Quay The Strand, Rye TN31 7DB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Rye
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ship Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ship is in central Rye, at the bottom of Mermaid Street. Built in 1592, it was originally a warehouse to store contraband seized from smugglers. It is now a characterful pub, with beams, wooden floors & log fires. Open from eleven every day for freshly prepared food, local fish, Bloody Marys, real ales & organic cider. 10 comfy modern rooms - all with en-suite bath or shower. Children, dogs & would-be pirates are all welcome. ... more   less 
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