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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a spontaneous night away for our wedding anniversary and staff were great with my last minute requests :) Our dogs loved staying too and the beach was simply beautiful! Dinner was lovely, we choose off the bar menu and breakfast was perfect and we loved the local apple and orange juice!

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a couple of nights (last August, sorry for the delay!) and were impressed by the quality of the food and the way in which, completely unprompted, the manager emailed me afterwards to ask for feedback. That’s never happened before! After I responded he replied saying both issues had been addressed. Breakfast was excellent as was dinner. No...

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Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The moment we walked in the door we were made to fell so welcome at this beautiful gem tucked close to the lovely sandy beach. The garden room was outstanding ,large and delightful with its free standing bath that could easily be sectioned off if necessary. The added bonus of this hotel is it's standard of food served in the...

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1Thank Denise D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could very easily drive past The Gallivant without realising. Basically the outside could do with a rethink. But once you are inside and once you've tasted the food you'll forgive them. We stopped for lunch on a Saturday. It was excellent. We couldn't fault it. Good healthy food, sensible portions, excellent service and reasonable. The Hotel was fully booked,...

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welwyn garden city
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a deck room. The room was spotless, nice touches of luxury to make you feel like your on the coast. We ate twice, the food was stunning and pride themselves on food provanance and supporting local suppliers. The staff went out of their way to make our visit outstanding we will be returning in the summer with...

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1Thank matt h
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had a little hiccup in the beginning in that I booked the Gallivant as a birthday treat for my wife who was expecting a town centre hotel so she wasn't impressed when we arrived - my bad! With the help of the amazing and incredible gem that is Kelly she totally changed my wifes mind and we both had...

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a little gem. A wonderfully relaxing place to escape the world. The food and accommodation was exceptional and beautifully crafted without being pretentious, I felt right at home straight away. It's location by the beach tops off the experience. I will definitely be coming against.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stayed one night at the Gallivant, enjoying afternoon tea, an evening meal and breakfast. The food was superb, beautifully presented, very tasty and locally sourced. The location is excellent, just opposite Camber Sands, a beautiful wide expanse of beach. Our room was tastefully decorated with wooden panels and a wet room en suite and was named the 'winter room'...

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A pleasant family outing;wife;son; & granddaughter. We ate well: Parsnip soup, sea bream, Xmas parfait/ pate, cod, chocolate delice/ bread/olives, steak, sticky toffee pudding/ fish cake; partridge, Xmas parfait. All much enjoyed, except for fish cake, which was minute (?stickleback)- no potato filling, but still difficult to identify contents. i was only wine drinker: NZ sauvignon blanc & sangiovese (house...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The food is top notch. Reception staff very welcoming but bar and waiting staff slightly offhand. Rooms are expensive for what you get but then they are close to the restaurant! Some of the 'finishing' in the room could do with improvement. Wardrobes had lights but the doors didn't close properly so the lights were on all night. A large...

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Gallivantcamber, General Manager at The Gallivant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review T0ad. I was sorry to read your note about our waiting staff and very much appreciate you sharing your thoughts. We'll get onto the other points right away.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our coastal restaurant with rooms, across the road from the dunes of Camber Sands and beautiful sandy beach beyond. Inspired by the coastal motels you might find in California, we're a calm and relaxing hideaway from the stresses and strains of modern life. We have 20 amazing bedrooms all decorated with an eye to the Hamptons and serve great food using almost exclusively locally sourced fresh ingredients. In 2016 we were included in The Times 'Coolest Beach Hotels - No. 4', The Mirror's 'Top 10 Seaside Hotels in the UK' and Squaremeal's 'UK's Best 100 Restaurants'. The private coastal garden incorporates mini secluded decks behind all the Garden and Luxury Garden rooms and is also home to The Beach Hut, where guests can enjoy relaxing massages and lovely facials after a day on the beach using ethical and natural health and beauty products that are exclusively blended in the UK. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gallivant

Address: New Lydd Road | Rye, Camber, Rye TN31 7RB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye > Camber
Price Range: £93 - £193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gallivant 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
The Place At Beach
Place At The Beach Rye
The Gallivant Camber, East Sussex
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“WiFi coverage gets weaker, and traffic in the corridor less, as room numbers increase”
  • Neighbouring holiday camp
  • Deck
  • Carpet stains
  • Doors to deck
  • Mucky surface
  • Loose shower head
 of 5 bubbles Trafford34, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pick room with at back of hotel with french doors and garden table and chairs.”
 of 5 bubbles LucyG05, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If booking for the summer ask for a room that overlooks the court yard”
 of 5 bubbles Deborah140658, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Luxury garden rooms have doors onto a small deck with table and chairs.”
 of 5 bubbles JanesLondon, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Garden rooms have a small outside area, which would be great on a summer evening.”
 of 5 bubbles 400lynn, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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