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The Hope Anchor Hotel

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#3 of 9 hotels in Rye
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Although famous for its past, the Hope Anchor is known locally for its stunning views across the Quayside, Romney Marshes, Camber Castle and beyond to the sea. Most of our rooms enjoy these panoramic views and to be honest they need to be seen to be believed. Although beautiful all year round the sunsets in summer bring locals and visitors, young and old to enjoy a drink and the stunning view.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Windsurfing
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
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Room features
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Roam797308 wrote a review Yesterday
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Perfect location perched at the top of the hill with stunning views, lovely atmosphere, staff couldn’t do enough for you, Danielle was brilliant, always so helpful. Rooms lovely, breakfast 10/10 everything you could want. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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kay p wrote a review 15 Apr
London, United Kingdom75 contributions15 helpful votes
Such fantastic staff at this small hotel. Rooms were rather dated but the bed linen and towels were all crisp and fresh. Small bar and lounge. Perfect location for exploring Rye. Breakfast was good and lots to choose from as you ordered the night before.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Nichol T wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
What a delightful hotel with old world charm. Wonderful views, cozy rooms and really the best staff in a hotel I’ve ever encountered. They are helpful and very pleasant. Walking distance from train station, shops and restaurants. Even walkable to the beaches if you don’t mind a 2.5 mile stroll. Busses run every hour if walking isn’t for you. All around a fabulous experience. Cannot wait to visit and stay at The Hope Anchor again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ADerrygirl wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom132 contributions54 helpful votes
Visited Rye for the first time in December and arrived after dark on a wet and windy evening. I didn't understand the the geography of the town and that the Hope Anchor was at the top of a hill and accessed by a steep cobbled street with a few sharp turns. We could park to unload our luggage but had to drive back down the same route to find a carpark, two way traffic! We were fortunate to find a space in a small one near the walking path back up to the hotel. We had to pay a small amount for the rest of that day but it is ESSENTIAL to go back later to pay for the following day unless you intend to return before 8 the following morning, the car parked beside us had a parking ticket by 9.30am. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful. We had a suite which was warm and cosy despite the awful weather. It was clean but some of the furniture is very worn, especially the armchairs - one had a hole in the leather upholstery. However the bed was very comfortable and next morning we could appreciate the lovely view over the harbour. We had two televisions, one had good reception, the other didn't. We ordered breakfast the night before and arranged a time to dine so there wasn't a long wait for the cooked food. There is a table with extra things on it if you fancy something cold you hadn't ordered. I am not sure if we would stay again because of the location.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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David J wrote a review Feb 2024
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions51 helpful votes
We booked a small double room for one night. The bed was very comfortable in a well-presented clean room with very nice views over the countryside. Our breakfast order was taken the preceding evening and was ready for us within minutes of our booked time. The location was quiet and we were able to park our car outside the hotel overnight although we had to move it a nearby, paid parking area in the morning. Parking throughout Rye is restricted. Staff were attentive and helpful with advice on all aspects of our visit. We would be happy to stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sheila M wrote a review Feb 2024
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Being local to Rye (Hastings) we often visit Rye & was looking forward to having lunch here .walked through the door & lady said sorry we don't do food.so how do they feed their hotel guests.seems strange .there must be a lot of tourists looking to eat.so if they come here they will be disappointed.perhaps we didn't look the (Right type) of customer
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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eyemouthboy wrote a review Jan 2024
Edinburgh, United Kingdom187 contributions132 helpful votes
A lovely and historical building. It’s dated and that shows hence not a five star rating but the key elements are there. Great staff, lovely breakfast and a welcoming place to stay. It’s pretty central to the town and if you get one of the rooms with a view you will love it. Thanks for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robert F wrote a review Nov 2023
Greater London, United Kingdom149 contributions55 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our recent stay at this pleasant hotel. Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Our room was very good, nice view, comfortable bed and good facilities. A few 'nibbles' on the paintwork, no doubt a job for the quiet winter months. We would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Guide09975181954 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Nice hotel at the top of the hill, good views. Nice room, comfy. Room overlooking countryside.very friendly staff, little bar and seating area. Breakfast buffet, cooked breakfast was good, buffet for tea and coffee. Would recommend. Shame about parking as have to park in town and walk up to Hotel, £5 per 24hrs.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Michael R wrote a review Oct 2023
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The Hope Anchor is an old and wonderful building that goes up and down in eccentric fashion. Very comfortable with friendly staff, a perfect position and an excellent breakfast. I thoroughly recommend it. If you're a Malcolm Saville fan then this is The Gay Dolphin and I'm fairly sure that I stayed in Penny's room with the entrance to the secret room now a fire door.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Like most places in Rye you can only park briefly. There is plenty of parking at the bottom of...
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£100 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEast SussexRye
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hope Anchor Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Hope Anchor Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St. Mary's Parish Church (0.1 miles), Rye Heritage Centre (0.09 miles), and Ypres Tower Museum, Rye Castle (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hope Anchor Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Hope Anchor Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a view of a nearby landmark, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Hope Anchor Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hope Anchor Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hope Anchor Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rye Waterworks Micropub, Fletchers House, and The Fig.
Is The Hope Anchor Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Rye.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Hope Anchor Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Hope Anchor Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Mary's Parish Church (0.1 miles), Mermaid Street (0.06 miles), and Lamb House (0.07 miles).
Does The Hope Anchor Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.