The Gallivant

New Lydd Road, Camber, East Sussex, TN31 7RB
3 Visit England Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars Small Hotel

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bright hotel room with large double bed and doors out to garden


The sand between your toes. Sky and beach as far as your eyes can see. The Gallivant is a Boutique Hotel across the road from the dunes and the beautiful beach of Camber Sands. 

A blast of fresh air. A breathtaking beach. Wonderful food made with love. Only bettered by sinking into a sensational bed, in a beautifully thought out room. And an invitation to find inspiration through daily yoga, talks and workshops.

Choose the Complete Gallivant (from £395) if you want us to take care of absolutely everything or Essential Gallivant (from £315) if you are looking for a simpler stay.

Eating and drinking should be a celebration. That’s why you’ll find fresh ingredients from the surrounding land and sea, a wine list stocked with stunning English wine, and a style of cooking that celebrates where we are and what we have around us.

Nico and his team serve wonderful food made with love for you to enjoy. Virtually all British and very locally sourced when possible.

You can enjoy it in the Dining room, Bar, outside on the Terrace and even on the beach. No pressure on space. No pressure on you. 

Yoga and Wellness classes and experiences are open to all levels of ability; no previous experience is required. Classes are held in our beautiful studio, The Open Space. When the weather is kind, we take our practice into the dunes for wild yoga overlooking the beach in the warmer months.

Our mini spa, The Bamford Cabin, is a relaxing little oasis nestled in a corner of our coastal garden.The place for soothing facials and relaxing massages – it’s a little bit of heaven, a hop and a skip from the beach.

Your Home from Home by the beach; Gallivant membership gives you priority booking, special member rates, access to exclusive member only events and much more. Happiness is a place you can join.

Whether you live locally or further afield, enjoy priority access to our beautifully considered spaces, exquisitely prepared food, sensational beds, calming treatments, inspiring classes and special events.

But above all else, a team that are here to make you smile. So you leave not only happy but inspired and restored too.

We welcome everyone 16 and over.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • nigelandjaneg2017
      Arundel, United Kingdom
      Lovely boutique hotel with excellent yoga sessions
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 26th November 2023
      Well designed very comfortable and attractive rooms and communal spaces, lovely location near the beautiful beach at Camber Sands, good service with friendly helpful staff. Excellent yoga sessions... Read full review
    • MarieB7777
      Paris, France
      Best getaway by the beach
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 26th November 2023
      Great stay and lovely hospitality from Crystal, who was very attentive to making sure my stay was the most pleasant The rooms are cosy, the lounge is so welcoming with books around and snacks Thank... Read full review
    • Mellymatt
      London, United Kingdom
      Pre Christmas treat
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 8th December 2023
      Had a lovely pre Christmas stay to get us in the mood for Christmas. The Gallivant didn’t disappoint…. As always the hotel was decorated beautifully. We sat by the fire with our 2 dogs and relaxed... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From Junction 10 of the M20, follow the A2070 to Brenzett. At Brenzett take the A259 to Rye. ½ mile before Rye there is a left turn to Camber. Take this road and follow for 2 ½ to 3 miles past Rye Watersports and the golf course. As you enter the village of Camber you will see The Place 250 yds further on the left hand side.



    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Outdoor eating area
    • Packed lunches by arrangement
    • Private dining areas
    • Restaurant - Locally sourced - Modern British Bistro menu
    • Special diets catered for

    Children & Infants

    • Babes in Arms
    • Children's Meals
    • Cot(s) available
    • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
    • Highchair(s) available

    Establishment Features

    • Beach / Coast within walking distance - opposite Camber Sands - 8 mile dune beach
    • Conference facilities - Private conference/dining/sitting room available.
    • Event venue - On site marquee which is available to hire for events and weddings
    • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
    • Marquee Space Available
    • Night porter
    • Pets welcome
    • Wireless Internet Access

    Leisure Facilities

    • 18 hole golf course - Rye Golf Club is nearby
    • Beauty Spa - The Beach Hut is our treatment room, take a deeply relaxing massage, restoring facial, manicure or pedicure.
    • Water sports facilities - The Kitesurfing Centre is nearby

    Parking & Transport

    • Off-road parking

    Payment Methods

    • American Express
    • Delta
    • Maestro
    • MasterCard
    • Visa

    Provider Preferences

    • No smoking

    Room / Unit Features

    • Colour Television all rooms - Flat screens
    • Ground Floor Room(s)
    • Hairdryer all rooms
    • King sized bed some rooms
    • Showers all rooms
    • Tea and coffee making all rooms - including homemade biscuits

    Specialist Features

    • Cyclists welcome
    • Short breaks available
    • Walkers Welcome


    • 4 AA Stars Inn
    • 3 Visit England Stars Small Hotel
    4 AA Stars Inn 3 Visit England Stars Small Hotel


    • Visit England Awards -Cyclists Welcome Cyclists Welcome 2014
    • Visit England Awards -Walkers Welcome Walkers Welcome 2014
    • Visit England Awards -Pets Welcome Pets Welcome 2014
    • Visit England Awards -Families Welcome Families Welcome 2014

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