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 2022
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    1177
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    620
  • Average
    205
  • Poor
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Recent Reviews:

  • Matthew D
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Wonderful
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 14th May 2022
    Behind the unremarkable exterior is a hotel where both the service and the decor are stylish, quirky and relaxed. The staff were all brilliant - cheerful, helpful and hardworking. Our room was a... Read full review
  • dob14
    London, United Kingdom
    A cosy and perfect short getaway on the Sussex coast!
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th May 2022
    We had a lovely stay. A very warm, friendly, comfortable and special stay. Wonderful setup for a short getaway. Food was excellent, we did not have time to experience the complimentary tea/coffee... Read full review
  • brettpR9182TO
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Birthday visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th May 2022
    From the moment we arrived we felt very welcome. Lindsay equipped us with water and essentials for the beach for the afternoon. We enjoyed sitting out in the garden with a bottle of bubbles before... 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. Explore mile after mile of scenic off-road cycle path from the stunning Camber Sands.

    0.78 miles away
  2. Try a new sport on the awesome beaches of Camber Sands.

    0.77 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 us on a sea safari from Rye Harbour and see how many seals you can spot.

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

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

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

    1.66 miles away
  6. Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is an important wildlife site set in an exceptional coastal…

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

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

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

    2.44 miles away
  10. The East Street Museum was originally a bottling factory but it now houses exhibitions…

    2.46 miles away
  11. Rye's delightful cinema, café-bar and function venue in renovated Victorian buildings.

    2.48 miles away
  12. National Trust's Lamb House is a portal into a world of literary connections.

    2.51 miles away
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