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“Basic but clean and tidy”
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River Haven Hotel
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Rye
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Stayed at the Riverside hotel for a 2 week period with work. Like the title says its basic but the staff are friendly, the rooms are clean and the food in the restraunt is of a good standard. I ate breakfast every morning and it was always a good standard and the evening meal was very nice as well. Ideal location for a cheap weasy weekend or accommodation for work

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Lee W
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We decided to hold a family 60th Birthday party at River Haven and it was a great success. We were able to decorate the party room during the afternoon and the staff were all really friendly and helpful, especially Linda and Pete?(I hope I've remembered his name correctly!).
The party was a great success and the buffet good too. My only complaint was that the food was taken away too early, it should have been left longer as after a few drinks people were getting hungry and it had gone!
As we had to book 4 bedrooms with the party booking we decided to stay the night along with other family members. Our room was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast was perfectly cooked, tasty and there was a good choice.
All in all a great success!

Room Tip: Rooms the river side would be quieter
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank htrue
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

What can we say, from the moment we booked by phone to the time we left we couldn't ask for anything more. Such a warm welcome from Linda who gave us the lovely room 3 with views of the river. The room was very pretty and large with a very comfortable bed. The new year's party was great, a welcome drink of Buck's Fizz, hot buffet which was very good quality, dancing, fireworks and champagne at midnight. Very good value too.

We met some lovely people also celebrating there.

Slept very well and was grateful for the full English breakfast, the produce of which was excellent quality.

Cannot fault our stay, would love to return. Thanks to all the staff who were very friendly and fun.

Room Tip: Request room 3 but not when we are going:)
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank PaulLorri
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

I thought this hotel was totally over priced. The only good thing about this hotel was the friendly and helpful staff.

The carpets had been worn and dirty throughout the hotel, room was dated and again old carpet with stains.

Breakfast was running with fat, table and chairs reminded me of School dinners.

The only good thing was it had parking and a short walk from the town centre, maybe it would have been better in the summer!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Jacqueline S
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

My wife and I needed to be in the rye area for a funeral on Monday 23rd December. As we live some distance away, we decided to travel down on the Sunday and stay overnight. I made an internet search, found the River Haven at a reasonable price, and booked a room. When we arrived the hotel seemed quite busy, as several staff were tidying up following a busy Sunday lunch session.
We were made welcome, booked dinner for 7.30, had a drink at the bar, then went to our room for an afternoon nap. The room was attractive, spotless, and had the most comfortable bed I have ever found in a hotel. When we arrived in the restaurant, we found a single table laid up. What we hadn't realised is that the hotel was winding down for Christmas, and that we were the only diners that night. (There was only one other guest occupying a single room, and he wasn't dining in.) The chef was working an evening shift just to serve us. We had an excellent meal, and then slept soundly. Next morning we received our morning call and newspaper, and went for breakfast in an otherwise empty restaurant. All the staff we met were friendly and welcoming, and there was never a hint that we might have been a nuisance to them.
This is an attractive modern hotel by the river. I was pleased to note that the whole of the ground floor, which includes several bedrooms, is wheelchair accesible, with slopes built next to any steps. We will certainly stay there again, and I would reccomend it to anyone.

Room Tip: For a small premium, book a room with an extra large bed and a river view. We did, it was lovely.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

We arrived on a Friday night to a warm welcome from Linda and had a beautiful 3 course meal. The lamb shank and the Irish cream profiteroles were particularly delicious and the service was great. We had room 3 which was very pretty, a good size and over looked the river. The internet access was good, it was spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was wonderful. I am quite particular about quality of sausages and the ones served were delicious ! There was so much choice and served at your table and help yourself to juices , cereal and toast . We found all the staff to be friendly and helpful. We are returning customers and will be looking forward to our next stay and would recommend both the hotel and restaurant and location.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Maria H
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Stayed for the one night to attend a function in one of the other hotels in Rye and did not want to pay their excessive tourest room rates for our B&B requirement. Turned out to be an excellent choice in that both the rooms were decent, clean and everything worked, including the heating which was most appreciated that night. Breakfast was just perfect and the best of all we found eveyone working there very pleasant and friendly.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Anthony A
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Additional Information about River Haven Hotel

Address: Winchelsea Road, Rye TN31 7EL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Rye
Price Range: $114 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — River Haven Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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