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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The Gallivant room looking over garden, Camber Sands East Sussex

About

The Gallivant is a Restaurant with Rooms across the road from the dunes and the beautiful sandy beach beyond.  Inspired by the coastal motels you might find in California, the Gallivant is a relaxing hideaway from the stresses and strains of modern life where grown-ups come to dine, dream and relax.  There is great food, amazing beds and a lovely little spa treatment room in the garden.  The team are there to make you smile.

Jamie Guy runs the kitchen, serving modern British food that highlights the best locally sourced ingredients in our relaxing restaurant that has a Nordic/New England feel.  95% of the fresh ingredients are sourced within a ten-mile radius of the Gallivant.

There are twenty beautifully calm and relaxing bedrooms, decorated with an eye to the Hamptons, all with supremely comfortable beds featuring king or super-king Hypnos mattresses, plump goose/duck down pillows and duvets and the best 300 count-linen. 

The coastal gardens are for the exclusive use of our guests and home to the Beach Hut, a spa treatment room and peaceful oasis to enjoy a deeply relaxing massage or facial.  Prices for a room start for £95 and always include a lovely continental breakfast table of homemade items and 4pm tea and homemade cake.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    1080
  • Very Good
    605
  • Average
    202
  • Poor
    81
  • Terrible
    59

Recent Reviews:

  • amkdt
    london
    A superb property in the perfect location, with fantastic food and great service!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 20th July 2021
    Stayed only one night and regretted not staying longer. Hotel right opposite the beach, very tastefully decorated throughout. Absolutely delicious food at the restaurant and great cocktails at the... Read full review
  • colin h
    London, United Kingdom
    Short stay at Sussex seaside
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 21st July 2021
    Everything for my stay worked very well and all the staff were very helpful. In particular I would mention Nikita on reception and Anna at the breakfast service. I found the room good and the... Read full review
  • krishm2022
    Magical stay
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 25th July 2021
    This was our second stay - but the first was during the lockdown where we could only stay in our room and not sample the hotel fully - so this was our first 'proper' stay. It was perfect. We had a... 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.

Facilities

Catering

  • 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

Gradings

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

Awards

  • 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

What's Nearby

  1. Kitesurfing, kite buggy and paddle boarding courses. British Kitesports accredited school…

    0.77 miles away
  2. Ebikes and pedal cycle hire in Camber Sands. Camber sits on the National Cycle route…

    0.78 miles away
  3. This stunning stretch of sandy beach is home to the only sand dune system in East Sussex.…

    0.91 miles away
  1. All the family can participate in watersports at our beautiful lake situated between Rye…

    0.92 miles away
  2. Join our boat trips departing from Rye Harbour and head out to sea for an exhilarating…

    1.02 miles away
  3. Learn to kitesurf, kitebuggy and stand up paddleboard with the UK’s leading kite and…

    1.32 miles away
  4. Rye Bay E-bikes is a small, family run electric bike company currently based just south…

    1.66 miles away
  5. A large coastal nature reserve with a mosaic of shingle beaches, saline lagoons,…

    1.84 miles away
  6. Camber Castle was one link in the chain of forts built along the south coast by Henry…

    2.31 miles away
  7. Many displays on smuggling, military, police, coastal and maritime history and with…

    2.38 miles away
  8. Sometimes called the "cathedral of East Sussex", the Parish Church of Rye, dedicated to…

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