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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Wow what can I say.. it's an amazing place to stay. . The hotel itself was lovely are room was lovely ( not one of the haunted ones ) the bar is lovely and the staff friendly. .. The restaurant was fantastic the food was brilliant present beautifully great tasting we all had something different from the evening menu. .....the...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

What an amazing place. So much history to it. We booked this for my birthday. The food was amazing. Me and my other half really enjoyed it. Although my partner has said she will never stay here again due to things going bump in the night. The porter Glen is great and made our stay that much better. We heard...

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Key West, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Mermaid Inn is a true jewel in the historic ancient crown that is Rye. Of course, the timber-frame building itself is the star, but the support of an excellent, enthusiastic and charming young staff, the sumptuous lounges, the atmospheric bedrooms and the medieval restaurant make a stay here a true step back in time. The Mermaid has held its...

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Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid rebuilt in 1420 is truly unique, sitting at the heart of the medieval citadel of Rye. All these wonderful features can be seen on our website and on the many guest images on this site. We will share your fulsome praise with all the staff concerned, who strive to ensure the expectations of...

Sandwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The whole place is amazing, steeped in history and very inviting. Our room was incredible, we stayed in Dr Syns bedchamber (once stayed in by the queen mum!). Dinner was was sensational, each course beautifully presented and exceptional in taste. Would highly recommend.

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Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid is unique, rebuilt in 1420, and with so much to discover. We will share your wonderful comments with all the staff concerned. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Rye, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the 25th of November of this year,i held my annual oliver curd charity Christmas party at the mermaid inn,this being the 2nd time we were welcomed back by them and so pleased as the previous year was a success due to all the hard work everyone from the hotel put in.I have to say there is nothing I could...

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Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Congratulations that all your hard work raised over £2,000 for such an important charity providing respite care for families with children suffering from Cancer. We will share your praise with all the staff concerned, and we look forward to supporting you again in 2017.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well...we popped into the bar for a drink by the fire..what an amazing place. Seeped in history as we sat in the bar by the second largest open fire in the country drinking 18yr old single malt whiskey eating a platter of cheeses you could die for. A must..must visit even if it is just for an afternoon cream tea...

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Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid is truly unique, rebuilt in 1420, and with so many stories to tell, and so much to see. On a cold winter's day, no better place to be than by the roaring log fire.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely historic pub. Bubbly bar man with some very good historic knowledge very interesting. The inglenook fire is lovely (even better without someone sat in front) on a very chilly night. Shall be back. Maybe before returning home.

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Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Giants Fireplace Bar is the best place to be on a cold winter's day. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Hoylake, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I returned to the Mermaid last week, almost two years since my last visit. I found the experience delightful and a vast improvement over my previous visit. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, the room was excellent with a bathroom which appeared to have been recently refurbished and the breakfast was first class. A lovely old former inn,...

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Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We will share your fulsome praise with all the staff concerned. The Mermaid rebuilt in 1420, is truly unique. An independently owned hotel by the same owners since 1993, who continue to invest in this Grade II Listed building. That ongoing investment will continue apace this coming January. We look forward to welcoming you again...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Mermaid inn for one night for a mini weekend break. The inn was lovely and full of history. It was located in a cobbled street. The room was clean and tidy but the bath was a bit small. The room had a tv and tea/coffee facilities and a good view of the town. Breakfast was ok...

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Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid is 600 years old, sitting at the heart of the medival citadel of Rye. All of her charms can be seen on her website. We will share your praise with all the staff concerned. We hope we can welcome you again in the future.

Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been visiting and staying at the Mermaid Inn for over thirty years now to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays and Christmases. It is a very special place with the 'Giant Fireplace' bar, silver service restaurant and olde world charm... Staff are always helpful, welcoming and professional. Meals in either bar or restaurant are generally very good and...

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Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid is a unique place, and it always so gratifying that our guests find it as much as special place as we do. We will share your fulsome praise with all the staff concerned, both for the service and for the food. We note your comments and we will share with those concerned. All...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Originally, dating from 1156, the Mermaid was rebuilt in 1420, much as it still stands today, as the principal Inn of Rye. The Mermaid now caters for those who appreciate tradition and charm, coupled with the modern facilities required by today's guest. So, from a picturesque cobbled street; step back in time to experience the unique atmosphere of one of England's oldest and loveliest Inns. ... more   less 

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Address: Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7EY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye
Price Range: £145 - £233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mermaid Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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