A lovely location, friendly atmosphere and service. Great previous reviews seem to be a bit overblown although food was good but eggs over easy for breakfast were a call too far for the chef as they arrived solid.
The bar area is a good as you would expect from a lovely pub, good selection of Beers and wines.
My only complaint would be about the room we had, although we booked quite late, small and a very small double bed- more like a Queen size.
The room and bathroom were very well equipped and decorated. We did see the economy doubles and they were even smaller.
The biggest problem was the extractor fan from the kitchen right below our window so we were forced to keep the window closed and even then a smell of chips and the noise were ever present until 11pm and again at 7:30am.
At these prices we expected what was previously said about this hotel but as far as the room and noise was concerned we felt let down.
I would be very very wary about staying again with out cast iron guarantees about the room and its location. Shame really as everything else was good.
Why in this day and age do we have to put up with noisy extractors from kitchens designed to cause the maximum nuisance to guests in hotels across the country.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Ship Hotel Rye