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The Mermaid Inn

Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7EY
3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars 3 AA Stars Hotel

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1388 reviews1388 reviews
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From £90.00
The Mermaid Inn

About

From a picturesque cobbled street, step back in time into one of England’s oldest & loveliest inns

The Mermaid's quiet, unassuming facade looks down on famous cobbled Mermaid Street and although the sign outside the olde worlde black and white timbered hotel says ''rebuilt in 1420'' the cellars are some 300 years older, dating back to 1156.

Its Giants Fire Place Bar with its mighty inglenook and hidden priest hole is a favourite of guests and locals alike offering a choice of wines and well kept Old Speckled Hen and London Pride on hand pump.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
31
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double en suitefrom £150.00 to £220.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Family en suite£210.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Single en suite£90.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Twin en suite£150.00 per room per night (breakfast included)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    822
  • Very Good
    362
  • Average
    131
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    30

Recent Reviews:

  • B2013TRjaneh
    Hitchin, United Kingdom
    Lovely quirky friendly hotel
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th August 2019
    Recently had a couple of nights stay and this lovely old hotel. A short drive up a cobbled street to this little piece of history....a warm welcome and a then taken to our room by a friendly and... Read full review
  • Galvers77
    Broadstairs, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Just popped in for a drink.
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th August 2019
    On this occasion we just popped in to the Mermaid for a drink or few. We did stay overnight and eat here a couple of years so which was fantastic. The bar area is very quaint and historic going back... Read full review
  • dickerpot p
    Eastbourne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Disappointed
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th August 2019
    Lovely setting . We had the Elizabethan room but never were visited by any ghosts although the television turned itself on during the night. Disappointing food,both first courses we tried were bland... Read full review

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)

Catering

  • Additional Meal Details - Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Bar
  • Bar meals
  • Cater for vegetarians - and other special dietary requirements
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Serve breakfast - 0800-1000. Full English also continental available.
  • Serve evening meal - 1900-2115, main restaurant, bar meals. Not sun.
  • Serve lunch - 1200-1430, main restaurant. Bar food also available.
  • Special diets catered for - Prior notice may be required.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - 0
  • Cot
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • 24 hr return laundry service
  • Accept coach parties
  • Available for wedding receptions - Beautiful Tudor room. Maximum 90 seated. 80 buffet. Dance floor also.
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem) - We can provide business facilities, i.e. fax, send/receive e-mails.
  • Central heating throughout
  • Children aged 5+yrs welcome
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Night porter
  • Open Christmas - Inclusive package 2, 3 or 4 nights.
  • Open New Year
  • Pre-school children welcome (0-4yrs)
  • Public Telephone
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties
  • Wireless Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Fitness facilities close by
  • Golf Course close by
  • Swimming Pool close by

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Room for a limited number of cars in car park at rear of hotel. Public car parks nearby.
  • Free parking
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Celebrity connection - Visited frequently by celebrities.
  • Film or TV location - Many times. Especially by Prince Edward. Many ghost programmes and cookery programmes shot from here too.
  • Haunted - Reputed to be several ghosts. Visitors have witnessed fights in period costume with the loser being thrown down an old hidden staircase.
  • In town/city centre
  • Inn
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - Grade II Listed building. Rebuilt 1420. Cellars 1156.

Room / Unit Features

  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Baths some rooms
  • Broadband - WiFi available free of charge.
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Four poster beds available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Shaver Point/s
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings
  • Marketed as gay friendly
  • Special provisions for cyclists - safe car park
  • Special provisions for walkers

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

Gradings

  • 3 AA Stars Hotel
3 AA Stars Hotel

Awards

  • AA Awards - 1 AA Rosette 2007

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